Regular roof maintenance is essential for any type of roof, flat roofs included. While you can surely perform the maintenance yourself, you should be aware that any kind of roof work, including maintenance, can be dangerous, especially if the person performing them does not feel entirely comfortable moving around at heights and that even the smallest crack or puncture can become a big problem almost overnight, therefore no issue should be disregarded or neglected. The best way to ensure that every issue, even the tiniest one, gets noticed and that the maintenance is performed safely is to hire a professional Atlanta commercial roofing contractor. Here are some tips to find a contractor that delivers the expected quality.
Look for Roofers with the Right Credentials and the Right Type of Expertise
Roofing is a vast and complex field, therefore most roofers specialize in certain tasks. To ensure that your roof is in the best hands, look for a roofer that specializes in commercial structures, more precisely, in the type of roof that you have on your building.
The other very important thing to check is the contractor’s licensing and insurance status. To be allowed to provide legitimate roofing services, contractors need to carry a state-issued license and they also need to have a general liability insurance as well as a workman’s compensation insurance.
The easiest way to look for contractors with the right credentials and expertise is to perform some online research. Most roofers today have websites on which they provide relevant information about their work, including field of experience and credentials.
Look for a Local Roofer with Good Reputation
Reputation is another important aspect to check – you need a Atlanta commercial roofing contractor that will do a thorough job each time and that you can trust. Fortunately, reputation is also easy to check online, especially if you are planning to hire a local contractor – if there have been any complaints filed against the roofer you are checking or if there have been any unhappy clients, you can find out on local review websites and forums.
Schedule Meetings with the Roofers on Your List
After you have found three or four roofers who seem suitable, contact them for a face to face meeting. During the meeting, ask the roofers to tell you a bit more about their company and about their previous work – it is a good idea to ask them to show copies of their credentials as well as their portfolio, maybe with a few verifiable clients that they have worked for before.
Find out the details of how the roofer performs regular maintenance, too. Ask about the steps of the process, the recommended frequency as well as about the size of the roofing team you can expect to work on your roof during maintenance sessions as well as about the price.
Get a Contract
You should only work with a roofer who is willing to enter a contract. Before you sign the contract, make sure to read it attentively that all the details of your agreement are included.