8 important things to consider when hiring a Roofing Contractor

If you are shopping around for a new commercial roof, you probably already know what a big investment it can be. Naturally you don’t want to hire just anyone to handle a job of this scale. But with so many roofing companies in Sydney, how do you know which one to choose to deliver you the best possible results, with the budget and time frame that you have.

Below we have listed 8 important things to consider when hiring a commercial roofing contractor which will help you narrow down your selection and pick the right roofing contractor for your project.

Installation warranty

You’ll need a roofing contractor that will guarantee that your new commercial roof will be problem free for many years to come. Any company that is confident in the work that they provide will not have a problem in backing their product and service by attaching a warranty and workmanship guarantee to it.

Do they have experience?

With the sheer size of an industrial, large residential or commercial building, it is important to make sure the roofing contractor that you are considering has the relevant experience in completing projects of this size. An experienced contractor will have the knowledge to know the type of materials, equipment and man power that will be needed and be better equipped to handle any issues should they arise.

If possible ask them for testimonials of previous clients that they have worked for in order to get an insight into past work completed.

Are they a local company?

Having a roofing contractor that is close by can mean that things run that little bit smoother. The roofing contractor is better able to arrive on site on time, is able to get materials and equipment there quicker as well as being able to assess any areas that you may have concerns about on short notice.

Is the Roofing Company Insured?

Remember that if the roofing company isn’t insured for injuries and accidents and one of their workers injures himself on your property then you could possibly be held liable. Pop this question in to the discussion at the start to insure piece of mind.

Certified Installers

Make sure the people working on your roof have the proper qualifications and required certification from the proper authorities. This will allow you to make sure that the quality of workmanship is a high standard.

Building Codes

It is important to know that the roof that is going on your building meets the National Building Code. This is imperative and could possibly render your building useless if some part of the construction is not completed properly.

Weather Protection

Ask if the roofing contractor has the facilities to cover up areas of the roof that are unprotected from the elements if the weather changes during the repair or replacement of your roof. Unfortunately you never know when a sudden storm can occur so you want to make sure that your company’s products are safe or services can continue to operate.

Are you happy with them?

When you meet a potential roofing contractor, whether it be the owner or employer, how did it go? Were they able to answer all of the questions that you had, did they seem to have the level of knowledge that you were expecting, were they professional in both appearance and manner?

At the end of the day you are making a big investment in not only your roof but also in the contractor. So feeling like you are hiring the best roofing company for the job is a must.

We do all of these things!

There you go, they are our 8 most important things to consider when hiring a commercial roofing contractor.

We would love the opportunity to prove to you that we meet all of the above criteria’s and then some. So if you are responsible for a large residential, industrial or commercial building in the Sydney region, call one of our friendly staff members for a Free No Obligation quote on (02) 9660 5937 or by sending us a message through our contact page.

Thanks for reading,

Russell Steel
R.O. Steel Roofing
(02) 9660 5937