You need to ask several important questions when deciding on a contractor to handle your commercial metal roofing, whether you need repair, restoration, or a whole new metal roof. Are they licensed and insured? How experienced are they? What metal roofing projects have they done in my area?
Answering these questions will lead you to find a roofing contractor you can trust to do the job well—one that you can depend on to professionally install, maintain, and repair your commercial metal roofing.
Here at Silver Creek Commercial Roofing, we are that metal roofing contractor for Kentucky and the Nashville, TN area. In today’s article, we’re going to help you identify some of the biggest questions you need to ask your contractor before signing any contracts.
Are They A Licensed Commercial Metal Roofing Contractor?
There are different sets of licensing requirements in every state, so you need to confirm that the roofing company you hire has the required licenses for your area. Verify that the license is valid and that there aren’t any violations on it. And be sure to find out how long they’ve been licensed and in business. It’s always better to hire a contractor with extensive experience.
Are They Insured?
If they aren’t insured—DON’T work with them. You’ll need your roofing contractor to provide you with proof of insurance.
You’re looking for a contractor who carries two types of insurance: general liability and worker’s compensation. The former covers any property damage, while the latter would protect you from liability should a worker get injured while working on your property. And while you’re checking on their insurance, make sure the company is bonded, so you’re protected and can ensure that the work is completed and done satisfactorily.
Do They Provide a Written Estimate for Your Metal Roofing?
When it comes to receiving a bill, nobody likes surprises. So, be sure your contractor provides you with a detailed written estimate of the job. The contractor should walk you through all parts of the estimate.
Be sure to ask any questions you may have. If at any point you’re not comfortable with the answers they give to you, consider getting a second estimate from another contractor.
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How Experienced Are They With Installing Metal Roofing?
Different roofers have different levels of experience. And not all of them are going to be skilled or knowledgeable with metal roofing installation. Be sure the contractor you hire has direct experience installing, maintaining, and repairing commercial metal roofing. Ideally, the contractor that you hire should have at least three years of metal installation experience. Ask for a list of past references.
At SCC Roofing, we have more than 15 years of experience in commercial metal roofing!
Do They Offer a Warranty for Their Work?
Ask your contractor what their warranty covers and get it in writing. The warranty should cover both the work and the materials. After all, if your metal roof prematurely begins experiencing common problems, improper installation is often more likely to blame than faulty materials.
At Silver Creek Commercial Roofing, our industrial roofing techs are all warranty-certified installers with in-depth knowledge of roofing systems. We also work exclusively with Conklin Roofing Systems to provide proven roofing systems backed by solid multi-year material warranties and guaranteed leak-free protection.
Does Your Commercial Building Need Metal Roof Repair or Restoration?
At SCC Roofing, we pride ourselves on being the commercial roofing company you can trust, and it’s why we offer commercial building owners and managers a no-cost on-site metal roof inspection. We will evaluate your metal roofing’s status and determine if you need repairs or restoration, all while keeping your budget top of mind.
Our metal roof restoration services help stop leaks, reduce energy bills, and add superior protection for all weather climates. We’ve partnered with Conklin Roofing Systems, a leader in the roofing industry since 1977, to bring you the most reliable, cost-effective roof coatings available. If you’ve got an aging metal roofing system in need of restoration or repair in Kentucky or the Nashville area—we’re the ones for the job!