LOOK FOR A COMMERCIAL ROOFING CONTRACTOR WITH EXPERIENCE
When looking for a commercial roofing contractor, one of the first things you want to look for is whether or not they are experienced. Being around and “in the game” for a while indicates that they provide a good product (otherwise people would complain and they would go out of business), and they take care of their customers (same explanation as before). Because no company has a monopoly in the roofing industry, these facts are true. So how important is experience with a commercial roofing contractor? Well, it should never be overlooked.
Experience is Important
As stated above, experienced commercial roofing contractors earned that experience because they have been around for a while and it is therefore reasonable to assume that they provide at least an acceptable product. If they were constantly installing roofs that leaked, people would complain and stop buying from them. Experience means that working with the contractor in question is satisfying enough (either through good service, good product, or both) that customers don’t tell all their friends to avoid the contractor at all cost.
Experience isn’t Everything
With that being said, experience isn’t everything in the commercial roofing contractor search, and just because a contractor has little experience does not mean they aren’t a good contractor. Every commercial roofing contractor that has 50 years of experience once had 0 days of experience. The lesson here is that you have to start somewhere. If you like everything about a contractor that just got started, the fact that they don’t have much experience may not be a big deal. Everything else about them is good, so go for it.
Experience is generally a great indicator of whether or not a contractor is dependable and provides good service. It’s not the only indicator, though, so you can’t instantly make a decision for or against a commercial roofing contractor based solely on experience. It should be taken into consideration, but there are certainly other factors involved.