Commercial building owners don’t always have experience dealing with roofing projects. They don’t always have established relationships with quality contractors, either. In cases like these, it could be advantageous for a building owner to seek advice from a third party expert.
A roof consultant can determine, without bias, the best roofing system and scope of work for your particular situation based on budget constraints, existing construction, sensitivity of the building’s tenants, and so on. These concrete details often help to give bidding contractors a solid understanding of the roof system and scope of work on which to bid.
Roof consultants are playing an ever-larger role in the construction of commercial buildings; in both new and retrofitting projects. As roofing technology advances, so must roofers, builders, and building owners. The roof consultant plays a valuable role in incorporating all the trade work that goes into creating a watertight building envelope.
5 Situations Where Having A Roofing Consultant Can Be Helpful
If you aren’t sure if the estimate or proposal you got from your contractor is the right way to go, bringing in a roof consultant can give you peace of mind and ensure that you get the best quality work for your building and your budget.
If you are under the impression that you need a complete tear off and roof replacement, a roof consultant could possibly point out ways to extend the life of the roof and save you from spending unnecessarily.
If you’re having trouble choosing a roofing contractor, a consultant can help you find the most qualified roofer for your particular project.
If you’re tempted to award your project to the lowest bidder, a roofing consultant may be able to point out concerning issues (such as being uninsured or under-qualified) and save you from making a grave mistake.
A consultant can also be your supervisor, ensuring that an appropriate roof system is installed with good workmanship and according to industry standards.
On the other hand, working with an honest, knowledgeable, and qualified contractor can mean avoiding the need for a third party expert.
When you’re considering various roofing contractors in the area, do your homework. One of the best ways to find out if a contractor has the qualities you desire is to get feedback from their previous customers. You can search local directories for reviews or even get a list of references from the roofer. See if anyone who they’ve worked for in the past had a project similar to yours.
It’s also a good idea to get an understanding of the company’s warranty and insurance information, their standing with the Better Business Bureau, what associations they are affiliated with, and their preferred material suppliers.
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