If you only own one or two commercial properties, you probably didn’t know what you were getting yourself into until long after the fact. Owning a commercial property means that, regardless of whether it is you or tenants occupying the space, you are responsible for all maintenance and upkeep. There is a lot more to that with a commercial property than with a residential home.
Commercial roofing experience
Because your commercial property has unique needs, you need to make sure you are hiring a roofing contractor that has extensive commercial experience. You should also choose a roofing company that makes sure their roofers are properly trained specifically in commercial properties.
Locally owned and operated
We should all be shopping local, even more so now than ever. Giving your money to locally owned and operated businesses allows you to contribute to your local economy, benefiting your immediate community. You’re also helping the little guy survive during a pandemic when small businesses have been hit really hard.
Professional credentials and appropriate insurance
Any reliable roofing company is going to be able to provide you with certain documentation. This should include:
- Business license or other proof that they are legally operating a business in the area
- Workers compensation insurance certificates to show that they are following related employment law and protecting the homeowner from liability if there is an accident while the work is being completed
- Liability insurance that will cover any damage to your home, property, or person during the performance of the contracted work
These should be nonnegotiable. Depending on your community, HSA or other local ordinances or organizations could require you to get more documentation than this to make sure that the roofer is on the up and up.
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