Commercial RoofingPicking the Right Commercial Roofing Contractor

November 24, 2020by American Roofing

The most important aspects to research about a contractor

Picking the right commercial roofing contractor may seem like a daunting task; however, asking the right questions and doing your research can help calm the uncertainty. When choosing a commercial roofing contractor, following are the factors to consider.

Experience Level is one of the first factors anyone should consider when vetting potential roofing contractors. Selecting a company with a history of work in your geographic market is crucial. A company with decades of experience is one that you know will survive the test of time, and will be to do the job and to follow up once it is complete. With 20+ years of knowledge, experience, workmanship and expertise, American Roofing and Waterproofing is a prime example of a reputable contracting company operating in the Valley of the Sun.

Past Projects are a great tool in determining the reliability of a roofing contractor. Before committing to any contractor, ensure you’ve done your due diligence by researching reviews and references. Often, past customers provide the best trove of knowledge regarding the experience of working with a contractor. At American Roofing and Waterproofing, you can find updated customer reviews directly on our website; never shying away from customer reviews is a sign of a credible contractor. We will happily provide a list our completed projects and relative details upon request.

Subcontractors, often used by commercial roofing contractors, present a number of positives for the contractor, but sometimes the end product can suffer. Subcontractors can lower costs by subcontracting a more flexible workforce for extra hands on a project during the busy times, and less often during down times. This promotes high levels of efficiency. One of the downsides of subcontractors often cited is inconsistency in workmanship, and sometimes less accountability. We recommend asking your potential roofer the percentage of subcontractors they plan to use during the course of the project.

Manufacturer Certification is the highest honor a manufacturer can give a contractor, and certainly some criteria to consider when you are appraising potential roofing contractors. Manufacturer certifications indicate that a contractor is skilled and experienced with products and/or brands. In other words, the more manufacturer certifications, the better.

All of the factors listed above should help you in your roofing quest. We believe that the roofer you select should mark the beginning of a meaningful relationship—which speaks to trust and transparency, from the first call to the duration of a building’s roof.


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