8 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Roofing Contractor

On this snowy morning in the Green Mountains of Vermont, we’re very excited to announce that we have a guest blogger to introduce! Adam Capps from UB Commercial Roofing in Columbus, Ohio shares 8 reasons why you should hire a roofing contractor to replace your business’ roof.


Adam, meet our readers, who we absolutely adore!

Adam illustrates the reasons (8 to be exact) you should hire a roofing contractor when replacing the roof on your business. Since we’re a part of the roofing industry, either through our snow management systems / Alpine SnowGuards, or through our solar roof mounts and components, from EcoFasten Solar, we have a vested interest, and I thought it would be such a great experience to bring in Adam’s expertise….I mean, who ever really gets ENOUGH outside expertise? Not me, that’s for sure.

Now that you’ve “met” Adam, I’ll let him take it away. And Adam, I hope you come back again and share more soon!

8 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Roofing Contractor to Replace Your Business’ Roof

1. Reviews


Hiring a professional roofing contractor should allow you to read reviews about their previous work online.

2. Warranties

The ability to get a manufacturer’s warranty is one of the greatest protections for business owners. This means that the manufacturer inspected and approved the work and you can rest easy.

3. Insurance

Professional Roofing Contractors are required, in most states, to carry large policy limits. This helps add a layer of protection for your business should something go awry.

4. Experience


No roof project is the same and the challenges they present require knowledge that is, more times than not, only attainable through experience. You should know that your roofing contractor can handle any situation that arises.

 5. Working Capital

Commercial roofing can be very expensive and require a lot of capital on the front-end. It’s important that the company you choose has money in the bank to pay suppliers and employees in order to complete the job without lien’s being filed and employees quitting.

6. Billing

As a business owner, you have a specific way you need to be billed. Roofing Contracting Companies should be able to accommodate those needs as long as they are stated on the front end.

7. Options


There are many different types of roof systems on the market today. Some of them may fit your needs better than others. Make sure you speak with a company that can explain those options to you and help you make the best decision.

8. Communication

You need a professional organization that you can communicate well with throughout your roofing project. Make sure to hire a company that will designate a Project Manager to your build, so you always have a point of contact.



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