Although many commercial buildings have flat roofs, not all do. Many churches and small businesses have steep slope commercial roofing. Because you can see the roofing material on steep slope buildings, you want it to look good like this church in South Milwaukee who chose Owen’s Corning Duration Shingles in Amber.
Your Facility’s Roof if a Reflection of Your Business
When a roof is in disrepair, it reflects on the business inside. It sends a sign that the outside isn’t important enough to take care of. Your customers may not consciously realize that but they will notice. There are three things you should do as an owner of a commercial building with a visible roof:
- Visually inspect the roof after every major storm and at least once a quarter for things like missing, bent or curled shingles, or misaligned shingles. If you notice any of these, call your commercial roofer.
- Have a commercial roofing company you trust inspect your roof at least once a year. Only a commercial roofer knows what to look for as far as early signs of damage or roof failure.
- Call for immediate roof repair if you notice signs of a leak like staining on the ceiling or visible water in your facility.
When you proactively take care of your roof, it will cost you less over its life and last longer than a roof you reactively maintain.
How to Choose a Commercial Roofer
There are many types of commercial roofing companies. Some deal only in flat roofing while others only handle steep slope roofing and some do both. You should make sure that the commercial roofer you’re considering hiring has experience with your roofing material. You also want to make sure they carry any necessary licenses to work on your roof and that they have both workman’s compensation insurance and liability insurance.
Once you know they have the basics covered, ask for references of other businesses who can attest to their abilities, workmanship, and service. Check with the BBB or other non-biased review site to learn what those in the community think about the business.
If you’re the person at your business in charge of hiring a commercial roofer, call Frank-Dale Roofing and Exteriors. We’re more than just a roofing company, we can help with siding, replacement windows, and masonry repair. Our estimates are free so call 414-519-1260 or fill out our contact form today.