Choose a commercial roofing contractor for quality and competence
Roof maintenance for commercial buildings is not as simple as slapping a couple of shingles on the top of the building and calling it a day. Every building is different and therefore has different roofing needs. An experienced commercial roof repair contractor will be able to analyze your particular building, whether you need a commercial roof leak repair or a completely new roofing system.
It is common that a commercial roof repair company will provide you with a complimentary roof consultation. This serves three main purposes. First, it gives you a chance to meet with and screen the commercial roofing contractor before agreeing to any services. Second, it gives the commercial roof repair company a chance to send a licensed estimator to evaluate your roof so that they have a better idea of what type of roof maintenance will work best. Lastly, it allows them a chance to provide you with a fair and accurate quote for the services.
While a lot goes into commercial roof repair, here are several things a qualified and competent commercial roofing contractor will know:
- Pitch and roofing system type
Pitch, which refers to the steepness of your roof, is different for every commercial building. Some buildings have steep slopes. Others have low slopes. Qualified commercial roofing contractors will understand how to install, maintain and repair both steep and low slope roofing systems.There are also a wide variety of different roofing systems that meet the different environmental, stability and functional needs of your specific building. Different roofing systems require different levels of maintenance. An experienced commercial roofing contractor will be able to repair everything from a metal panel roof to a polymer-modified bitumen sheet membrane.
- Regulations and standards
There are many regulations and standards handed down from the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA). Where the NRCA doesn’t explicitly state a standard they will often defer to another standards organization, such as the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), which carries standards for every type of roofing material, from spray polyurethane foam-based roofing systems to built-up roof membranes. An experienced commercial roof repair will be well-versed in NRCA and ASTM standards. This will allow them to guide you toward the roof maintenance products for your roofing system.
- Insurance and safety certification
Often, if you receive many different bids for a commercial roof repair project and one of the companies is providing a significantly lower bid, it’s likely they’re underinsured and not up to OSHA safety standards. Not only illegal, this is a strong indicator that the company will provide you with second-rate work.Reputable roof maintenance companies are OSHA certified for the safety of their workers, as well as for the safety of their clients. And, in the long run, carrying proper insurance allows a commercial roofing contractor to avoid high costs from accidents, passing the savings onto their clients. Before choosing a contractor, it’s important to ask about their insurance policy as well as whether they are OSHA certified.
At Wildwood Roofing & Construction, we’ve been installing, maintaining and repairing roofs for years. We’re well-versed in every type of commercial roofing system, so we’re confident we will be able to repair your roof at a reasonable price. We hold ourselves to a higher standard, meaning we’ll provide you with excellent service and open communication from the free consultation to the completion of the project.
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