How to Find the Right Roofing Contractor

How to Find the Right Roofing Contractor

Finding the right commercial roofing contractor for your roof repair or replacement is very important to the integrity of your roof. Commercial roofs are an entirely different animal from residential roofs. What sets commercial roofs apart are the larger size/scale, the available roofing systems and materials, and the surfacing, weatherproofing and reinforcement. As a commercial building owner, you really need to do your research before choosing a contractor for repairs or replacements. Due diligence is very important to assure that the company you hire has proper licensing, experience, insurance, and safety protocols.

Licensing

The commercial roofing industry demands highly-qualified contractors who meet minimum standards and requirements. Firstly, they must be properly licensed for the state of TN and the surrounding area. In order to become licensed, contractors must pass rigorous testing to prove that they know the essential elements of installing and maintaining a variety of types of roofs.  The test covers both commercial roofing and residential roofing. Do your due diligence before you hire any roofing contractor including a thorough check of their licensing and insurance. 

Experience

Working with any type of trade professional who is not well experienced can end up costing you more money in the long run. The worst mistake you can make is to hire a commercial roofing company that doesn’t have enough experience. When vetting contractors, ask for references, projects that they have worked on, and testimonials. Commercial roofing contractors who have been in the business for 10 or more years are your best bet.

Insurance and Bonds

Roofing contractors must also pass a background check to ensure that they have a history of operating their business in a proper manner.  There is a list of requirements to which they must adhere to including liability insurance, obtaining performance bonds, and workers compensation insurance for all of their employees.  

Safety

At LaFerney Commercial Roofing safety considerations are an integral part of the planning process for each commercial roofing project. Each site is evaluated for potential hazards including environmental, exposure, ventilation, and excursion limits. LaFerney Commercial Roofing is a strictly drug-free workplace and follows OSHA requirements and strict safety policies. All roofing crews adhere to safety policies including safety equipment such as hard hats, safety glasses, steel toe boots, barricades or fences if required. Upon request, special insurance requirements like fire spread and wind uplift are also met. LaFerney Commercial Roofing also has the resources to address any engineering requests. 

Built upon the fundamental principles of expert craftsmanship and integrity, Don H. LaFerney started his roofing business in 1976. With an in-depth understanding of the ever-changing roofing industry, LaFerney grew his company over the past 42 years to become a leader in commercial roofing. Staying on the cutting edge of technological advances and up-to-date on all safety standards, LaFerney continues to deliver excellence in performance, safety, and customer satisfaction. To learn more, visit our website or call (800) 633-3119.

Sources:
http://blog.constructionmarketingassociation.org

 

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