A reputable commercial roofing company works hard to earn and keep its reputation. And although all small business owners know the importance of a good brand and reputation in the age of Yelp reviews and social media, the roofing industry in particular is rife with sketchy roof repair laborers putting the “con” into “contractor.”
Finding the right commercial roofing contractors can help maintain the value of your building, cut down on energy costs, and protect your building from pests, water damage, and inclement weather. But putting your faith (and money) into the hands of lazy or dishonest roofers can lead to financial disaster. So how can you be sure that you’re hiring the right commercial roofing company for the job?
Simple, just ask three simple questions before hiring a commercial roofing company this year…
Do They Have A Professional Website? Are They Well Represented On Online Directories Like Yelp Or Angie’s List?
Although both the moving and roofing industry are known for less-than-reputable dealings, there is one key difference between them — professional moving companies have been cited for fraud and criminal activity, but commercial roofing companies have a reputation for quality service. Most of the home improvement and roof repair scams are perpetrated by door-to-door contractors or “mom and pop” operations advertising on Craigslist.
If you need to hire a commercial roofing company, investigate their web presence before you place a call. Are they a reputable company with a physical storefront? Are they involved with the Better Business Bureau or other trade groups? If not, then you should find another commercial roofing company to work with.
What’s The Commercial Roofing Company’s Specialty?
You don’t want to hire a company that specializes in siding for homes to replace your roof, and you don’t want to hire a company that specializes in home roof repair to replace the roof on a massive commercial building. Some companies have experience with all commercial roof types, some don’t. Make sure the company has the relevant experience to do the job right the first time.
Do You Provide Free Quotes?
When you have a shortlist of commercial roofing contractors to work with, the last thing you’ll want to do is compare quotes. Many people make the mistake of accepting the first quote they receive. Instead, try and get at least two or three quotes to compare. And remember, the cheapest price isn’t necessarily the best deal.