5 Secrets You Should Know About Commercial Roofing
Whether you’ve been managing your company’s facility for years or are just getting started, there is always something new to learn about commercial roofing. When you’ve been in the business as long as we have, you pick up a few things, and today we’re here to share a few secrets with you to make your roofing contractor decision a little easier.
1. Not all commercial roofing contractors are the same
You may think that any commercial roofer will do, but the fact of the matter is that commercial roofing varies widely by company. You want to work with a contractor you can trust and to find the best fit for your facility, you have to do a little digging.
Some factors to consider when vetting commercial roofing contractors include: customer reviews, how long they’ve been in business, how much experience they have, the products they offer, and the areas they serve.
Customer reviews often speak to the quality of service a commercial roofing company provides, and they can also provide helpful insights into what it’s like working with the roofer. How long a commercial roofer has been in business will key you in on their longevity and experience, but you’ll also want to look at how many projects they’ve completed to give you the full picture of their expertise.
Once you take into account all of these, you’ll significantly narrow down your list of options.
2. Safety is a huge factor in commercial roofing that often gets overlooked
You want a company that goes above and beyond to ensure safety for their employees and their customers. Safety training and practices should be ingrained in a commercial roofing company’s culture and process. But too often it gets bypassed for productivity and speed.
At the end of the day, both the customer and the commercial roofing company’s employees benefit when proper safety procedures are followed by all.
3. Commercial roofers rely on referrals for business
Commercial roofers shouldn’t just be out to make a buck; they should want to provide an excellent experience for two reasons: one, they are dedicated to providing the best roof and the best experience for their customers, and two, they rely on referrals to get more business.
The best chance a roofing contractor has of finding more business in the community is by doing their job to the highest standards so that their current customers are more likely to pass their name off to other companies who are in need of commercial roof repair.
4. A commercial roofer that specializes in one or two things is better than one that covers the gambit
While it’s always good to have options, what you’re really looking for when searching for your next roofing contractor is a company that will do a great job, give you the best service, and ensure that you have a high-quality roof to last you for years to come.
It is better to find a roofing contractor that specializes in one or two things because you know that they’re experts in those options. For example, if you think that spray foam roofing is going to be the best option for your roof, then you don’t want a contractor that does ten different roofing styles just “okay,” you want one that specializes in spray foam so you know you’re getting the best.
5. To find the best commercial roofers, you have to look beyond your neighborhood
Searching for the best commercial roofing contractor to fix your roof is a little more complicated than searching “commercial roofers near me” on Google.
You don’t want the most convenient contractor, you want the one who will do a better job than all the rest.
If you’re only looking at the contractors in your neighborhood, you could end up with a sub-par roof. Don’t discount national companies that may have more experience, have better products, and do a better job.
If you’re in the market for a new commercial roofing contractor, IRC is here to help. 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.