Five Things to Consider Before Your Commercial Roof Installation

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So the time has come for you to replace the roof on your commercial property. Commercial roof installation should be thoughtful and planned with the greatest attention to detail, as it protects your business, employees, and customers.

Five Things to Consider Before Your Commercial Roof Installation

Here are five major considerations to make prior to your commercial roof installation:

  1. Assess your specific needs. Start by evaluating what your priorities are. What challenges have you encountered with your current roof? What is the lifespan that you hope to obtain for your next roof? What is your anticipated timeframe for completing the project? Do you have specific insulation concerns? Taking the time to understand what you want will help provide clarity when you consult a contractor.
  2. Know your budget. Commercial roof installation is a major cost and an investment in the future of your commercial property. One must consider the cost of labor, materials, necessary permits, etc. Talk openly with your contractor and seek to understand each component of the overall cost. Determine a comprehensive plan that accounts for each of these costs and make sure to allow room for flexibility within your budget.
  3. Find a contractor that meets your needs within your budget. You will need to work closely with your contractor on your commercial roof installation, so finding the right fit for you is paramount. Research and consider contractors based on their references, credentials, past projects, and workmanship.
  4. Prepare your business operations with a plan and realistic time frame. Commercial roof installation will not be quiet or subtle. It is important to understand the anticipated time frame for completion. Understand which steps in the process are noisiest and how they might interrupt your day-to-day workflow. Make a plan to navigate the noise to minimize disruptions.
  5. Ask about maintenance. After the time and financial investment that comes with commercial roof installation, understand what needs to be done to take care of your new roof. Ask about warranties for materials. Talk with your contractor about regular commercial roof maintenance. Ultimately, commit to a preventative plan before the roof has been installed.

Adequate preparation is essential to any commercial roof installation. Set yourself up for many years of success and confidence in the roof you choose to put over your commercial property. With over 25 years in the industry, we at TQM Roofing Inc. are here to help support and guide you through this process and preparation of commercial roof installation. Contact us today so we can help guide you to the optimal, durable, long-term roof you are seeking.