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Roofers: They Get It You want a safe home. You want a warm home. And of course, you want an energy-efficient home. Do you know what can help you achieve all of these goals? Your roof. That's right, if you call up a roofer and tell them about your desires, they can recommend some roofing repairs or materials to help you achieve those desires. They may recommend a metal roof, or they might recommend adding zinc strips to the roof peak. It all depends. One thing we can promise, though, is that learning more about roofing is a good idea. This blog is a good resource, but we recommend looking for other ones, too.





3 Questions To Ask Your Roofer

When you need a new roof on your business, you want to be sure that you are hiring the right contractor to do the job. Not all roofing contractors work on commercial buildings. Some only do residential buildings, and they won't meet your needs. You will have to talk to a few contractors to see which one can do your commercial building. What are some things you should ask the contractor?


One thing you should ask them about is their experience level. And not only how much experience they have in roofing but how much experience they have working with various kinds of commercial roofs. Not all commercial roofs are created the same, and the contractors may not be familiar with specific roofing materials. So, ask the contractor how many years they have been in business and what roofing materials they are most familiar with.

Installation Time

Another question you should ask a potential contractor is how long it will take to install the roof on your building. Different materials will have other installation times simply because they require additional installation. Timing also changes depending on what kind of roof you have. If you have a peaked roof on your business, it will take a different amount of time than it would if you had a flat roof. Talk to the contractor to find out how long it will take to install the roof, including how long it will take for them to get the materials for your roof.

Crew Size

You should also ask how big the crew that will do the work on your roof will be. The crew size influences how much you pay because you have to pay for labor and how long it takes to install the roof. Depending on the size of the company, they may have just one crew or run multiple crews. They can pull in extra people to work on your roof if they have multiple crews. If you are in a rush to get your roof installed, the contractor will need to bring as large a crew as practical. Too many people doing the work can get in each other's way, making it take longer to get done.

If you have a business needing a new roof, you need to talk to contractors specializing in commercial roofs. Ask a few questions before you make the final decision as to which contractor you want to work with.

For more information, contact a local company, like Pella Roofing.