Are you considering a commercial roofing installation or repair? Does your business’s flat roof need a complete replacement? North Shore Roofing has the reputation and knowledge that you need to help you through the decision-making process. We also have worked in the roofing industry for several decades, so our reputation and excellent customer service speaks for itself. So, if you are wondering how this information aids business owners to overcome a challenge, we can help you avoid these five common mistakes when choosing a commercial roofing installation or repair.
1. Postponing Commercial Roofing Repairs
Some business owners tend to postpone repairs when they think they are minor. Even a small hole can lead to serious interior damage in your business. When left alone for months or even years, what would have been a quick repair then turns into a costly replacement. You will also reduce the lifespan of your roof by a few years and void a warranty and insurance claim.
2. Performing A Poor Inspection
A commercial roof has many components in a roofing system, so it’s important to look beyond its exterior condition. A roofing specialist must take the time to check the health of items like the flashing, rafters, underlays, trusses, beams, joists, and decking during an inspection. A reputable roofing contractor will perform a thorough job and provide an accurate estimate.
3. Hiring Unethical or Unqualified Commercial Roofing Contractors
You’ll find that some roofing contractors and companies are either unethical or unqualified. They also often lack the tools and equipment to get the job done right. We get this story a lot from consumers. We have been hired quite a few times to either redo a commercial roofing repair or replacement because the previous roofing company or contractor under performed. If a roofing company or contractor lacks an online identity, be wary of hiring them. Choose one with a high customer referral or service provider rating so that you have a positive experience.
4. Installing New Tiles Over Old Ones
Some unscrupulous roofers tend to think it is fine to lay new shingles over deteriorating ones. This is the last thing you want to do for your business as damaged shingles will still cause a breach of the interior of your business. Removing the damaged or aged shingles ensures your roof is protected. It also increases the overall level of commercial roofing performance. Some of the more durable roofing materials are also quite heavy, so two layers of shingles will put undue weight on a building, which is going to affect its structural integrity over time.
5. Miscalculating Costs
Unethical roofers like to miscalculate costs to win roofing repair or replacement contracts. They then add “unexpected” costs to the bill after the work began. This is a catch-22. While it is possible to find additional damage after the job begins (such as flashing damage or mold growth), it shouldn’t be a normal routine, which you will find with some companies. Take the time to perform Google searches or check BBB and Consumer Affairs. Even if a business lacks an online presence, people who have bad experiences tend to post about business practices.
As an experienced commercial roofing specialist, we have decades of experience that you will benefit from. We are also highly reputable. So, what are you waiting for? To avoid these five commercial roofing mistakes, give us a call at (978) 977-3816. You can also send our office a direct message on Facebook by visiting us at https://www.facebook.com/NorthShoreRoofingMA.