If you’re investing in a new commercial building, you must have the right contractors on your team. Whether you’re embarking on a new construction project or renovating an existing building, it will be a significant investment. Plus, an incorrect installation will cost you more money in repairs and replacements down the road. That is why choosing the best roofing contractor for your commercial roof is vital.
Xtreme Roofing offers commercial roofing in Vancouver. They share some tips when it’s time to choose a commercial roofing company for your project:
Check for insurance and licensing
You’d be surprised how many ‘contractors’ operate without a proper business license or liability insurance. Before you hire any commercial roofers in Vancouver, ask to see proof of both. Roofing can be a dangerous job, and a small mistake can lead to injury or damage to your property. Protect yourself and your home by hiring a roofer who is appropriately licensed and insured.
Hiring a RenovationFind Certified contractor like Xtreme Roofing ensures they have a business license and liability insurance. It also means they carry WCB coverage and that they’ve passed legal and financial background checks.
Experience is critical
You do not want to hire a company that doesn’t have extensive experience in commercial roofing. While experienced, quality roofers might bid a little more for the job, it is worth the money. A low-ball bid usually comes from inexperience, and you’ll always get what you paid for.
Because many commercial roofs are flat roofs, experience is even more critical. Torch-on flat roofing in Vancouver requires experience, knowledge, and practiced skill. A small mistake could mean a leaky roof in the future, or worse. An inexperienced flat roof installer could end up scorching your building or catching it on fire. Always ensure that any commercial roofer you hire has experience. It’s worth paying for in the long run.
Make sure they have happy customers
Before hiring a commercial roofer in Vancouver, make sure they have a good reputation in the community and industry. While online reviews can give you an idea, you shouldn’t rely on those alone when making your decision. Unfortunately, there are fake reviews in the construction and renovation industry out there. Instead, ask the company to provide their three most recent customers as a reference. These references will give you a better idea about the company and how they treat their clients. Ask lots of questions, and make sure that other clients and businesses in the industry trust the company you choose.
Trust your gut
If you’re getting a strange vibe from a potential contractor, trust your gut. Anyone you hire should be open, honest, and offer transparency in quoting and timelines. In addition, they shouldn’t hesitate to answer all your questions. They should explain the process to you, and educate you on your project’s roofing products and installation methods. You’ll get all these things and more when you hire Xtreme Roofing for your next commercial roofing project.