As a business leader, you probably feel like you could also qualify to work as a circus juggler. After all, if you are overseeing a large company, you have probably learned to juggle three or four major projects while overseeing your company’s day-to-day operation.
And if your commercial building needs a new roof or you are trying to find a commercial roofing contractor to complete repairs, you may be worried about “dropping the ball” by hiring the first company that comes up on your Google search.
Let us help you find a commercial roofer to oversee this major project. Here is a list of questions to ask commercial roof repair companies to help you find the best people for the job.
- 1 Questions for a Commercial Roofing Contractor
- 1.1 Do you specialize in commercial roofing services?
- 1.2 What is the safety record of your commercial roofing repair company?
- 1.3 What kind of roofing materials do you specialize in?
- 1.4 Can you repair our commercial roof to extend its life?
- 1.5 What manufacturer certifications do you have?
- 1.6 How much experience do you have in the industry?
- 1.7 Can you show me an example of your roof evaluation reports?
- 1.8 Are you licensed, insured, and do you have the necessary work permits?
- 2 Commercial Roofing Companies Aren’t All the Same!
Questions for a Commercial Roofing Contractor
Reputable commercial building roofing contractors would be happy to answer any questions you have regarding their service. Here are some questions to ask.
Do you specialize in commercial roofing services?
Hiring a commercial roofing company is not the same as hiring a company to replace the roof on your building.
If you are replacing the roof of your commercial building after a recent rainstorm, it’s important to seek the help of a local roofer with a stellar reputation in the industry. That way, you know that you can reach out to the company if something goes wrong.
When you need to hire a company to repair the roof on your warehouse, retail space, or office building, it is imperative that you hire commercial roofing specialists to complete the job. This may be a local company in your community, but you may have to expand your search for commercial roofing contractors in neighboring states.
AAA Roofing is headquartered in Riverside, California, but we also have offices in Fremont, California, and near Boise, Idaho. We are also licensed to work in Arizona, Nevada, and Washington.
We know you would like to give business to your buddies who own local “commercial” roofing companies, but they might not have the necessary experience to complete a project of your scope.
What is the safety record of your commercial roofing repair company?
You don’t have to be a commercial roofer expert to understand that roofing and construction can be dangerous industries. Before you hire a commercial roofing service for your job, ask about the company’s safety record.
Of course, you want to work with a company that cares about its employees. You also want to protect your staff, who may be onsite during the roof repair process.
AAA Roofing uses safe practices to prevent falls and other physical injuries. In addition, we enforce all OSHA mandates and do our best to train and protect all workers on roofing jobs.
Learn more about the AAA Roofing safety regulations by visiting our website.
What kind of roofing materials do you specialize in?
The roofing needs of a grocery store in Maine may be different than the needs of a warehouse in Los Angeles. After all, the weather patterns are slightly different in those two regions.
That’s why you need to hire a roofing company that understands the roofing materials used in your region.
AAA Roofing is one of the leading industrial roofers in the Western part of the U.S. We specialize in the following roofing systems and membranes:
TPO and PVC are single-ply membranes that are typically used on low slopes and flat roofs.
Built-Up Roofing (BUR) refers to using alternative layers of roofing “felt” and asphalt. The layers protect against mechanical damage.
A modified bitumen system is similar to a BUR system, except that the asphalt used in this roofing method includes synthetic rubberized polymers.
Tile and Shake
It’s important to understand that commercial building roofing contractors can work on roofs that enhance the beauty of your structure. That’s why AAA Roofing also can work on tile and shake roofing systems for your retail location.
AAA Roofing offers a large selection of metal roofs in various styles and colors. These architectural metal systems have a reputation for longevity.
If you wish to extend the life of your industrial roof, AAA Roofing can recommend a coating solution that can be applied to any roofing service. This method can also bring your roof into reflectivity and heat emissivity compliance.
Of course, we don’t expect that you are a commercial roofing expert. Our team will visit your site and walk you through the options for repairing or replacing your commercial roof.
Can you repair our commercial roof to extend its life?
When it comes to roofing maintenance, it’s better to take a proactive approach. Catching problems in their early stages results in longer roof life cycles.
We at AAA Roofing understand that many people are a part of the decision-making process regarding roof repair and replacement. Therefore, we work with property managers, facility owners, building owners, and maintenance supervisors to find and implement the best possible roofing solution that will meet everyone’s needs.
We also offer three AAA Roofing Maintenance Plans in some of our service areas. Please contact us for more information on our annual maintenance packages.
What manufacturer certifications do you have?
Whether you are hiring commercial building roofing contractors for new construction, replacement, or repair, ask about the manufacturer certifications that the company has earned. These certifications tell a lot about the type of training the employees have received on the leading roofing systems.
AAA Roofing has received certifications from the top roofing manufacturers, including:
- Johns Manville Pinnacle Council
- GAF Master Contractor
- Firestone Master Contractor
- and more!
How much experience do you have in the industry?
It’s essential that you hire commercial roofing specialists for your job, so don’t be afraid to ask the roofing company about the type of work they usually do.
Ask for customer testimonials and references. Research the company to see how long it has been in business and look at its online reviews.
AAA Roofing has replaced thousands of roofs and installed over 150 million square feet of roof surface over the last 30 years.
Can you show me an example of your roof evaluation reports?
When it comes to hiring a commercial roofing contractor, the proof is in the details. That’s why you should never hire a commercial roofing service without receiving a detailed roof evaluation report.
A roof evaluation report gives the full scope of the project, including a detailed list of all the work that will be completed, the clean-up and waste removal plan, the warranty provided by the roofing company, and the details of the manufacturer’s warranty.
The roof evaluation reports that you will receive from AAA Roofing will also include detailed photographs showing the current condition of your roof. You’ll also be given several options for repairing or replacing your roofing system.
Are you licensed, insured, and do you have the necessary work permits?
It should go without saying that you should never hire a commercial roofing contractor without the necessary licenses or insurance.
Take the time to look up your city and state’s licensing boards to see if the company that you wish to hire has met all the requirements to provide service in your area.
Commercial Roofing Companies Aren’t All the Same!
We know that you might be feeling out of your comfort zone when you are tasked to find an industrial roofing company. While you can learn a lot about a company from doing online research, we also would like to be given the opportunity to sit down and talk with your team of decision-makers.
Call AAA Roofing now at 833-467-6632 or fill out the contact form on our website. We will walk you through the process of our step-by-step approach to each service request we receive.