There are lots of Austin roofers to choose from when the roof on your commercial building needs maintenance, repairs, or a replacement. Not all roofers are created equal, though, so use this list of key qualities to help you choose the best company to keep your roof in top condition in order to protect the value of this costly asset.
A roofer worth hiring will have considerable experience and a portfolio of completed work in the Austin area. They should also provide a list of previous clients who you can contract for references. You should ask whether the contractor charged a fair price, if the job was completed satisfactorily and on time, whether the client has had any warranty issues arise with the work, and if they’d hire the roofer again.
Since state licensing for contractors isn’t a requirement in Texas, you need to perform ample due diligence to check the reputation of any commercial roofer you’re considering hiring. Reliable roofers will have a verifiable physical address, an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, a good reputation with the local Chamber of Commerce, and recognition and positive reviews with online sites like Angie’s List and Yelp.
Accidents can happen while a roofing contractor is completing work on your commercial building. Therefore, it is important to make sure they have sufficient general liability insurance and workers’ compensation coverage to protect you against damage to your property and injury claims from the public or their employees due to the roofer’s negligence.
Certifications from leading commercial roofing manufacturers such as GAF, IB Roof Systems, and Versico make it easy to identify a contractor who is dedicated to staying current on the latest training and best practices. Certifications also tell you that a contractor meets the manufacturer’s high standards for installing and performing warranty work on their products.
The roofer you hire should be experienced with repairs, maintenance, and installation of the specific type of roofing material on your property, whether it’s a thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) membrane, EPDM rubber, metal, or shingles. Additionally, a roofer should know to perform a thorough inspection that includes evaluating the roof field, flashing, decking, insulation, and drainage system. Your roofer should notify you of structural problems or issues with inadequate slope that need to be addressed.
When you’re comparing Austin roofers, contact us at Quality Roofing to learn why we’re one of the best commercial roofing contractors in the area.
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