Questions to Ask a Commercial Roofer Before Hiring One

Choosing the right contractor for your project can be stressful. Making the right choice makes all the difference when it comes to getting your job done on time and on budget. Before you hire a commercial roofing contractor for your next project, it’s important that you get to know a little bit about them before you hire them.

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Kautz Roofing is an industrial and commercial roofing company that has been in the business for more than 45 years. Our roofing experts can answer all your questions and help you determine your roofing needs. Because of our decades of experience, Kautz Roofing knows the important questions to ask before hiring a commercial roofing contractor. Next time you’re in the market for a roofer, ask them these questions:

1. Are You Licensed and Insured?

Only work with contractors that are licensed and insured. Be sure to ask if the contractor has general liability insurance and worker’s compensation insurance. Ask to receive a copy of their Certificate of Insurance for both.

Also, ask to view a copy of their contractor license. Record the license number so you can verify their status with your state’s regulatory office.

Verifying these things will ensure you’re protected should anything go wrong on your project or work site.

2. Do You Offer Free Estimates?

Customer care is important. Find a roofer who offers free assessments and estimates before bringing them onto your job. If they don’t provide free estimates or are unable to determine your roofing needs on-site promptly, find a contractor that has a proven track record of quality customer service.

Kautz Roofing always offers free estimates. Also, because we don’t take on more projects than we can reasonably handle, our schedule has room for your job and allows us to assess your needs at a time that works for you.

3. Do You Guarantee Your Work?

A good roofing contractor will stand by their work with a full guarantee of their labor and installation services, no matter what. If they don’t, this may be a sign that they provide sub-standard work or cut corners. Product manufacturers guarantee their materials, and we as contractors should guarantee our work.

4. Can You Provide References?

If a roofing contractor can’t point you to a client who can speak to the quality of their services, you should remove them from your list of potential service providers immediately.

Ask for references or find reviews of the contractor based on the particular type of roof or service you need. Even if they are skilled in one area doesn’t guarantee they have the expertise to take on your unique project. You can also check for online reviews and verify a company’s rating with the Better Business Bureau. Kautz Construction has an A+ rating that helps you verify our high standards.

5. Is the Company Part of an Association?

Always ask a commercial roofing contractor whether they’re a member of any reputable roofing trade associations that hold its members accountable to high standards. The National Roofing Contractors Association is one well-known group that shows a company’s commitment to quality.

6. What Kind of Certifications Do They Have?

Many commercial roofing companies have certifications under the materials manufacturer. Ask a company you’re looking at hiring for examples of their certifications before you work with them. This will ensure the contractor uses the right materials for your specific roof type, and won’t cause any damage.

Consider Kautz Roofing for Your Next Roofing Project

Kautz Roofing, a division of Kautz Construction, has decades of experience in commercial and industrial roofing and construction. You can count on us to get your project done the right way.

And when you hire Kautz Roofing, you become part of the Kautz Construction family. We value our customers, and we’ll do everything we can to ensure you’re 100 percent satisfied with our work.

We are your single-source construction solution. Give us a call today at 717-290-7077 or 800-475-4127 or contact us via our online form to let us know how we can serve your commercial roofing and construction needs.