Hiring the wrong contractor to maintain, repair, or replace the roof on your commercial building can have serious and costly consequences. The work may be sub-par, new leaks and deterioration might occur, you could void the material manufacturer’s warranty or you could end up facing legal repercussions from accidental injuries or property damage. When you’re vetting commercial roofers in Miami, you can avoid these headaches by looking for one with the following qualifications.
Longevity, Reputation & Expertise
Skilled and dependable roofers stay in business year after year; they have a portfolio of completed projects in the area and references from property owners and managers they’ve done work for in the past. When you contact a roofer’s references, you should inquire about their performance, timeliness, and responsiveness. Ask about the customer’s overall satisfaction with the workmanship and how any warranty issues have been handled. To judge a roofing company’s reputation, check for positive online reviews and their rating with the Better Business Bureau. It’s also vital to look for a roofer with expertise installing and repairing your specific type of roof system, and with the skills and experience to properly assess all of its different components, including the decking, insulation, and drainage system.
Licensed, Bonded and Insured
In Florida, commercial roofers must post a bond and obtain a license from the Department of Business & Professional Regulation. You can check on the state’s website for current licensing, as well as any unlicensed activity and complaints filed against contractors you’re considering hiring. Reputable roofers also have workers’ compensation and ample general liability insurance coverage to protect you against financial responsibility for accidental injuries or property damage caused by their negligence. A contractor should willingly provide copies of their insurance certificates when asked.
Certification from leading commercial roofing manufacturers like Carlisle, GAF, Hydrostop, Johns Manville and Soprema tells you that a contractor has received factory training and has experience working with a manufacturer’s products. It also assures you that a roofer’s workmanship will meet or exceed the manufacturer’s installation and repair standards, that they can perform warranty work on an existing roof system, and also offer you the best warranties on a new installation.
At A-1 Property Services, we’re certified by the industry’s leading manufacturers and have extensive experience maintaining, repairing and installing all types of commercial roof systems. Contact us today if you’re searching for reputable and qualified commercial roofers in Miami.Read: Repair or Replace – How to Decide