What to ask when you need a commercial roof replacement

roof replacement worksWhat questions to ask when considering a commercial roof replacement

If you need to replace the roof on a commercial building, selecting the commercial roofing contractor is one of the most important decisions you will make.  This is typically a big project, so you want to be sure and hire a professional, high quality contractor to perform a commercial roof replacement.  Advanced Roofing and Exteriors in Concord and Charlotte NC can install a high performance roofing system to protect your premises, as well as your inventory and equipment.  They will also provide you an accurate estimate and ensure the project is completed on time and within budget.

Ask these questions before hiring a contractor to perform your commercial roof replacement

  • How long as the roofing contractor been in business? Check out their reputation with the Better Business Bureau and with other local sources.
  • Is the roofing contractor insured and licensed to do roofing work in your jurisdiction?
  • How many commercial roof replacement projects have they completed and what type?
  • Is their staff trained and certified in commercial roof replacement? Is their staff certified in the particular commercial roof replacement system you want?

What to discuss with the commercial roofing contractor

It is important to discuss several items with any company you are considering for a commercial roof replacement.  First, tell them what you intend to do with the property.  Will the roof be required to support anything besides the roofing matieral?  For example, will you want to create a green roof garden?  Will there possibly be heavy foot traffic on the roof, such as dining in a rooftop café or bar?  Next, what materials do you plan to use during the commercial roof replacement?   Will they require any specialized expertise?  How long do you plan to own the property?  The answers to these questions can make a big difference in the type of commercial roof replacement system a roofing contractor may recommend.  Advanced Roofing and Exteriors in Charlotte NC will be happy to meet with you to discuss these and any other questions you may have.

Other important considerations are your local weather.  In Concord NC, for example, we experience heavy rains and winds from hurricanes.  Your commercial roof replacement system must be able to withstand these types of weather events.  Also be prepared to provide the commercial roofing contractor with a budget number and your deadline for completion.  You should also inquire about warranties and guarantees and if they are in writing.  Generally, there will be a warranty on the roof replacement materials and another one on the labor.  Also ask if the commercial roof replacement includes any annual inspections or maintenance, and if so, for how long.  This can be important, depending upon how long you want to keep the building.

Advanced Roofing and Exteriors in Charlotte and Concord NC are the best in the commercial roof replacement business.  Give them a call to discuss the details of your commercial roof replacement.