A commercial roofing project can cost millions of dollars. With such money on the line, company executives need to make the correct call when hiring a commercial roofing company for a new roof installation. Continue reading to discover the mistakes that new or inexperienced roofers make when attempting to break into commercial roofing.
Lacking Proper Industry Knowledge
Commercial roofing and residential are not the same. Many new roofers with only residential experience often bite off more than they can handle when venturing into the commercial space. It requires far more understanding of roofing and building construction to effectively quote and get the job done to install new commercial roofs.
Beware Of The Underbid
There are two primary reasons a new commercial roofer will bid so low. The first being they lack the experience to account for all that large commercial roofing projects entail. Second, when trying to score the project over more experienced and reputable contractors, they will vastly reduce what they submit their bids for. This begs the question: Are you comfortable with your roofing project being the lab rat for a new roofer?
Insurance & Licensing
You’d be surprised how many companies get awarded bids to do commercial roofing work that does not hold the correct license and insurance to do so. This can become …