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Things to Look for When Hiring a Commercial Roof Repair Company

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Things to Look for When Hiring a Commercial Roof Repair Company

If you’re in the market for a new roof you probably already know what a big investment it can be. You don’t want to let just anyone handle the job. Here are some basic things to look for that will help you narrow down your selection and choose the right commercial roof repair company for your project.

Company Quality
If you’re taking bids for your roofing project, don’t immediately accept the lowest bid. A low bid may be an indicator of poor quality materials or sub-standard work. At the same time a roofing company may be able to offer a low bid because he has low overhead or a source for quality materials at lower prices. If in doubt ask the company how he was able to arrive at his bid.

Company Experience
How long has the roofing company been in business? A company with an established business is likely to be around when you need them. If you have a warranty, you want to make certain someone is around to honor it should there ever be a problem.

Company License
Make certain the roofing company is licensed and insured. In most states it is illegal for a roofing company to work without a license. This protects consumers from companies that aren’t experienced in the industry. Ask about insurance, particularly liability and worker’s compensation. A roofer without insurance coverage can leave you open to all sorts of risk, from damage to your property to liability for personal injury.

Company References
Ask for references. A reputable roofing company will be happy to provide you with a list of previous customers. Just be aware that you’ll most likely be getting a list of satisfied customers. It’s not in any company’s best interest to give you the contact information for unhappy customers.

Company Guarantee
Make certain you hire a commercial roof repair company that offers a guarantee on the project. The roofing materials manufacturer will usually include a product warranty but this does not cover the installation. If there is a problem with the installation or materials, you want to have a written guarantee from the roofing company that he will be there to take care of the problem.

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