3 Factors Property Managers Should Consider When Choosing a Roofing Contractor
There are a number of factors that Property Management Companies should consider when hiring a roofing contractor for their roofing needs. Whether it’s ongoing maintenance, spot repairs or full roof replacements, Property Managers should highlight the following three factors when deciding on a roofing contractor.
Multiple Service Offerings
Is the roofing contractor offering up several different roof evaluation options? A trustworthy roofing contractor should offer you at least three different proposals: A) A repair and maintenance proposal for spot leaks and an ongoing game plan for maintenance, B) A Roof Restoration proposal which can extend the life of a current roof for another 10-15 years. There are several coating and rolled roofing options that can maintain the integrity of the roof without having to completely replace a roof which can be expensive, and C) a Full Roof Replacement proposal if needed.
An experienced roofing contractor should be able to evaluate your roof and determine the best course of action. If you are provided with simply a replacement option, we would recommend to keep exploring your options.
Licensing and Certifications
A reputable and trusted roofing contractor should be able to provide you with proven licensing and insurance as well as certifications from top manufacturers to illustrate that they are actually certified to install various roofing systems. There are several different type of low slope options for roofing needs including EPDM, Modified Bitumen, TPO, PVC, membranes, coatings and rolled roofing solutions.
Make sure they have certifications with top manufacturers to ensure that they are educated in how to properly install certain roofing systems.
Core Contractors, Roofing Systems are Versico Authorized and GAF Master Commercial certified for low slope systems and Owens Corning Platinum Preferred and GAF Master Elite certified for steep slope solutions.
Locally Owned and Can Provide References
Make sure you select a contractor who is locally owned and operated and has at least ten years of commercial and multi-family unit experience. Hiring a contractor who is still getting their feet wet, may lead to your tenants and their properties doing the same. The roofing contractor you select should have multiple property experiences and several references to back it up. Call their references; ask them how their communication was throughout the process, their ability to provide detailed proposals, how they were able to deliver the project within expected timeframes and ultimately, their workmanship quality.
These decision practices can help to ensure that you will have a smooth experience and have vetted out the best options for your roofing needs.