Questions to Ask Your Commercial Roofing Contractor

Questions to ask your commercial roofing contractor from Republic Roofing. When it comes to commercial roofing, the difference between a good job and a bad one can be the difference between making money and losing it. That’s why it’s important to do your homework before hiring a commercial roofing contractor, as you should only entrust your property to a contractor with experience, expertise, and an outstanding reputation. 


To help you navigate the process of hiring a new commercial roofing contractor and make sure you find the best solution for your needs, we’re sharing 5 questions you must ask when evaluating commercial roofing contractors. 

5 Questions to Ask Your Commercial Roofing Contractor

  1. Are You Licensed, Bonded, and Insured?

Another important question to ask when evaluating commercial roofing contractors is whether they are licensed, bonded, and insured. A licensed contractor is one who has been trained in their field of work and is authorized by their state to perform certain activities within their industry (i.e., roofing). Having an insurance policy means that if something goes wrong during or after the project, your building won’t be left unprotected from financial loss due to the negligence of another party involved in the project (i.e., your new roof).

Ask them for proof of their license number (which should be on their website) and insurance information — if they can’t produce these things, then move on to the next guy on your list.

  1. How Long Have You Been in Business?

The longer a company has been in business the better their reputation will be in the industry and more likely they are to provide quality workmanship. A good rule of thumb is if they have been established for at least 10 years or longer (20 years or more if possible).

  1. What is Your Warranty Policy?

A warranty provides protection against unexpected damage caused by faulty materials or faulty installation. It gives you peace of mind that should something go wrong — and it happens — there will be no delays in getting it fixed. A good warranty also tells you that the contractor believes in his work enough to stand behind it through thick and thin (or at least until he gets paid). 

  1. Can You Provide References?

When choosing a contractor, ask for references from other customers so you can call them up and get an honest opinion about their workmanship and customer service skills. If they don’t have any references, that’s a bad sign — especially if they can’t name anyone else who uses them or has worked with them before. You want someone who can give you real-life stories about how happy their customers were after working with them. 

  1. What Steps Will You Take to Protect My Property?

Commercial roofing contractors go through a multitude of steps to protect your property from damage. A reputable contractor will have signed documents that detail how they keep your property safe, what protection is required for things like landscaping and other structures, how the removed material will be stored and removed from the site and more!  Thus, it is important to ask them what clauses are in the contract that protects yourself and your property from any damages that may occur.

Are You Looking for a Commercial Roofing Contractor?  

If you need commercial roof repair in Tennessee, the Republic team is here for you!  

Here at Republic, we offer a wide range of commercial roof repair services. Our team of experts has been providing quality workmanship for years, and we’re dedicated to providing only the best service possible. Our goal is to keep your business running smoothly by ensuring your roof is always in its best condition. 

If you are interested in learning more about our commercial roof repair services or would like a free estimate on your upcoming projects, please contact Republic Roofing at 901-437-5278. We service areas in Lakeland, Germantown, Bartlett, Memphis, and Collierville, TN. We look forward to working with you soon!