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6 Reasons Why Not All Roofing Companies Are the Same

6 Reasons Why Not All Roofing Companies Are the Same

When it comes to your business, your facility is one of the most important aspects of your operations. With something this crucial, a second-rate roof isn’t going to cut it. But second-rate is what you’ll end up with if you’re not careful. Roofing companies might offer similar services, but that doesn’t mean the end result will be of a similar quality every time. You have to do your research before making your decision in order to find the best commercial roofing contractor for your needs. To let you in on a little industry knowledge, here are six reasons why not all roofing companies are the same.

1. Experience

Before choosing any old roofing contractor listed on Google Maps, there are a few considerations to make, including experience. Nothing against new companies, but as a standard, a company that has been around for years and has done the roofs on a wide variety of commercial buildings is more likely to have the know-how to replace the roof on your unique facility. When you’ve been around as long as we have, you learn a thing or two. 

2. Location

True enough that in many situations—grabbing dinner, looking for a plumber, etc.—you’re going to go with a business that’s fairly close by, rather than one across town. The fact of the matter is, though, when it comes to commercial roofing contractors, it doesn’t matter where they’re located. 

Just because you search for a contractor “near you,” doesn’t mean you’re getting the best solutions and services. The best roofing companies will travel to you no matter the distance and give you a much better overall roof and experience. 

3. Safety

While there are regulations that every roofing contractor has to follow to be OSHA compliant, that doesn’t mean that every company is going to go above and beyond to ensure the safety of every person in the vicinity of the job site. 

Before you choose your next commercial roofing company, take a look at their safety measures. Do they require intensive training for every person that will be up on your roof? Do they have physical measures in place to prevent falls and other injuries? 

4. Solutions

You may think that it is better for a roofing company to offer you a lot of options, but it is actually more beneficial to find a contractor that specializes in only one or two roofing solutions. This indicates that they are the expert and know that product forward and backward. 

First, research the best type of commercial roofing material for your property, and then you should look for a contractor that specializes in that solution.

5. Quality

The problem with looking for the most convenient roofing contractor is that you may be discounting much better companies. If you only look within a certain radius, you could end up with a sub-par roof that needs repairs or replacing after only a few years. 

The best roofers have been in business for decades and have served hundreds of happy customers. When this is the case, you know that the quality of work is going to be far superior. Combined with experience, high-quality roofing solutions like spray foam, are going to give you long-lasting results that save you time and money in the long run.

6. Core values

Now, it may sound cheesy, but a company that can’t put words to their mission, vision, and core values isn’t a company you want to work with. Having shared values means that a company is dedicated to putting their best foot forward. For the customer, this means superior service and customized solutions, high-quality products and expert workmanship, and a better overall roof experience.

If you’re in the market for a new commercial roofing contractor, IRC is here to help. With over 40 years in business and customers all over the country, we know this industry inside and out. 

Our job is to exceed our clients’ expectations with superior service and a high-quality, long-lasting roof. When you need the best, we offer the best. Whether you have one building or one thousand, IRC has you covered. No project is too big or too complicated for us to handle.

To learn more about what IRC can offer you for your next commercial roofing project, request a quote.

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