Finding the right Atlanta commercial roofers to perform any work on your facility’s roof, whether for repair or replacement, can be tricky. The roof is an important investment as it protects not only the building’s structural integrity, but also everything inside your building. So, what’s the best way to go about getting quotes from trusted, reputable companies and comparing them? We have a few tips.
First, consider the “rule of three.” It’s a good idea to request quotes from three commercial roofing companies at a minimum. In doing this, you have several different contractors inspecting your roof in order to determine the best course of action. One may see a problem others miss, or have different ideas about how to approach the work. Having at least three contractors give you quotes will also give you a ballpark idea of how much you should be prepared to spend, as the quotes should be pretty much in line with each other. It’s to your advantage to get several quotes as contractors often give you a price that’s a bit more competitive when they’re bidding on a project.
Once you have at least three quotes from reputable, trusted commercial roofing contractors, how do you compare them? It’s natural to compare costs first, but this shouldn’t be the only factor determining your decision.
Compare materials, and make sure you’re comparing apples to apples. You can’t get a good grasp on which company to go with when one gives you a quote on a metal roofing system, while another includes the costs of shingle roofing materials. Also make certain the materials section includes any sealants or other materials/components necessary for the type of roof installation.
When it comes to labor, cheapest isn’t always best. This is an area where quotes may vary significantly, as some companies believe strongly in ongoing training or hiring only those roofing professionals with extensive knowledge, skill, experience, etc. If the labor cost for one company is a bit higher, it could result in a better quality job. Keep this is mind, and don’t automatically go for the lowest labor costs.
Is a solid warranty included? If one of the companies you’re getting a quote from doesn’t provide a warranty, mark it off your list. Whether it’s a manufacturer’s, contractor’s, or other type of warranty, read it closely to make sure it’s satisfactory. Cost is typically based on the warranty length, for example 15 or 20 years.
Does the quote include costs for removing debris, freight for materials, cleanup, and other incidentals? Make sure it does, otherwise you could be looking at substantial added (and unexpected) costs.
As one of the most trusted Atlanta commercial roofing contractors in the state, Kelco Roofing provides a wide array of services including repairs to flat, rock, and tile roofs; leak and hail damage repair; new roof installation; and more. When you’re collecting quotes for your commercial roofing project, be sure to give Kelco Roofing a call!