Choosing a commercial roofing contractor is one of the most important decisions you can make as a building owner or property manager. We’ve put together a list of key qualities to look for to help you choose wisely:
History and Reputation
The commercial roofer you hire should have a sizable project portfolio in the Tampa area and supply you with a number of references from satisfied customers. When you contact a reference, ask about the roofer’s overall performance, how any warranty issues were, and whether they’d use the company again in the future.
Before you hire a commercial roofing company, verify that they’re properly licensed through the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation. On the State website, you can also check whether any complaints have been filed against the company or any unlicensed activity has taken place.
A reputable roofer carries ample general liability and workers’ compensation insurance in case of property damage or injury claims from employees or the public due to roofers’ negligence. Here at Aderhold Roofing, we have full liability and workers’ compensation in place to protect our customers if an accident occurs.
Recognition from leading brand manufacturers tells you that a commercial roofer has demonstrated skill in working with their products and meets or exceeds their standards for installations and repairs. At Aderhold, we stay up to date on the latest products and applications from all the best material manufacturers. Additionally, we’re an Owens Corning Preferred Roofer, a Master Contractor for GAF and Firestone, and certified by our other manufacturing partners, including Gaco, CertainTeed and Carlisle.
A roofer who is focused on providing top-notch workmanship and customers service over the long-term will be affiliated with national and area trade organizations such as Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., the Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association and the West Coast Roofing Contractors’ Association.
Your commercial roofer should have experience working with the type of material on your property’s roof, whether it’s single-ply, Thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) membrane, shingles, tile or metal. A roofing company should also have the expertise to assess the condition of the deck during a tear off, check for adequate insulation and identify slope or structural problems that need to be dealt with.
If you need the services of a reputable commercial roofing company in the Tampa area, contact us today at Aderhold Roofing.