Even the best-installed commercial roofs may have one or more leaks in its lifespan. Although some companies try to put off repairing these leaks for as long as they can, not addressing the problem immediately can lead to more damage (and thus, more expensive repairs.)

If you’ve decided it’s time to call an expert, you shouldn’t just hire the first company you find on the Internet. You should also be wary about hiring a roofing contractor based on their bid alone. Yes, while saving a few bucks on the front end may seem attractive, if you don’t hire a reputable service provider, this could backfire on the back end.

When it comes time to repair or replace your commercial roofing, you’ll want to hire a company that’s reputable, knowledgeable and experienced. Below are just a few tips you can use to interview potential roofing contractors.

Ask for recommendations

If you’re able to get one or more word-of-mouth recommendations, fantastic. If not, you can always search for companies that have positive online reviews. Websites such as Angie’s List, the Better Business Bureau, Yelp, Google+, Facebook, and even Instagram can be an invaluable resource.

Questions to ask during the interview

Once you’ve compiled a short-list, you’ll want to call them one by one. There are several questions you can ask during the call that can help you narrow down your list. Examples include the following:

  • What type of warranties do you offer? How long does the warranty period last?
  • Can you provide me with a list of references?
  • Do you have a portfolio you can share?
  • What’s your company’s full name and address?
  • Are you licensed and insured? What’s your state licensing number?
  • What’s your projected timeline to start this type of project? How long has it taken your company to complete similar projects in the past?
  • How much experience do you have in working with the type of roofing system that I have on my business?

Once you’ve narrowed your short list to three or four potential contractors, you can begin to set up in-person meetings. If any of the contractors you meet with engage in high-pressure sales tactics, consider this to be a red flag.  Lastly, once you determine which company you’re most comfortable working with, read the contract. If you’re comfortable with the clauses, it’s time to sign.

Contact our SWFL Commercial Roofing Company Today

If you need help repairing or replacing your commercial roofing system, we can help. Call Kleinberger Corporation today to get started.