If you own a commercial or industrial business and are in need of a new roof, there are several important factors to consider. Structures such as restaurants, office and medical buildings, condominiums, apartment complexes, beauty salons, warehouses, and retail stores may require specific types of roofs depending on location, occupancy, weather trends, and other factors. As a business owner, you do not want a roof that has leaks, holes, missing or loose shingles, or other imperfections. Your building should be structurally sound, safe, and pleasant looking, without a roof that is falling apart.
Most licensed, reputable roofing contractors should be experienced in commercial roof installation, replacement, repairs, and maintenance. Be sure to check their references, and ask for testimonials from business customers before moving forward. Here are a few other questions to ask:
· Do they offer a wide variety of roof styles, colors, and sizes?
· Do they offer a no-leak guarantee?
· What type of warrantee is offered?
· Do they have an owner that is willing to answers questions, and observe the job site?
· Do they take care of city permits and inspections?
· Do they offer "green" roofs that feature recyclable materials, and leakage solar energy?
· Are they licensed, insured, and certified?
· Do they use GAF, CertainTeed industry approved roofing materials?
It is important to be armed with knowledge before deciding on which roofing company to use. Make sure they offer free interior and exterior commercial roof inspections, and will provide you with a detailed report of their findings so you can make an educated decision. The roof atop your business is the "crowned jewel" of your building; therefore it should be free of any unsightly damage or deterioration. What kind of statement would it be if there were curled, damaged, or falling shingles on the ground near your business? Like your home, your business is an asset you should protect and maintain. A licensed roofing contractor will have the expertise, materials, heavy duty equipment, and safety gear needed to tackle a larger commercial roofing project. Be sure to check out their company website and look for photos of previous roofing installations that have performed to get an idea of their workmanship and quality. Once they have installed your new roof, you and your customers will notice a change for the better in terms of keeping cool during the summer and warm during the winter. Do not wait; schedule a commercial roofing inspection today.