5 Tips to Help You Find the Perfect Roofing Contractor for Your Business

by | Feb 18, 2024 | Blog, Commercial Roofing Company, Commercial Roofing Contractor, Texarkana


Finding the perfect roofing contractor can feel overwhelming, but there are tips to help you navigate the sea of potential disaster roofing professionals. There are certain things you can do to find the best contractor for your Texarkana business.


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Tips For Finding A Commercial Roofing Contractor

Be prepared for a larger-scale project than you expect

It is always better to “prepare for the worst, hope for the best” – roofing projects are no exception. You may have caught the problem early enough that a total roof replacement won’t be needed, but that is not always the case. Be prepared to need a full replacement from the beginning of the conversation.

Use a local contractor, whenever possible

Local contractors, especially those with a great reputation (see below,) are going to work hard for your project and post-project review. Their life is directly connected to their business, so they will try to go above and beyond in most situations. Plus, supporting local businesses is good for your community as a whole. 

Ask for licenses, insurance, and certificates

Another important tip is to make sure your contractor is licensed and bonded. This will ensure that the work gets done and that it gets done well. Depending on the kind of insurance the company has, you and the contractor are covered against damages, accidents, and other project problems. Being bonded ensures that the contractor gets the full project done. There are other certificates, like NRCA (National Roofing Contractors Association) Certificates, which provide proof that this potential roofing contractor is certified to work in specific situations.. 

Look at reviews/reputation and ask for referrals

This may be one of the top factors in choosing a contractor: Check. Their. Reviews. There are many places you can go to check into your potential contractor, but Google would be a place to start. Ask your friends and family about your potential contractor or post in community forums. Any type of review should be taken as a piece of the whole story. Once you hear back from a few, you should be getting a clearer picture of the company, and if you want to work with them.


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Ask Questions!

There is no dumb question when we are talking about a major business renovation project that will cost you thousands. Make sure you understand what will be done, the timeline, the process, and any other areas you need clarification. Here are some questions to get you started:

  • Have you handled projects like this before?
  • What is the timeline for the project?
  • What disruptions to my normal life should I expect?
  • Will you be using any subcontractors? If so, who?
  • How do you handle delays?
  • Who pays for delays or changes to the overall project?
  • Will we need a permit for this project? If so, do you have experience with the permit process?
  • What kind of warranties do you offer, if any?

Hostetler Roofing: A Trustworthy Choice for Texarkana Businesses

As you are probably starting to see, choosing a roofing contractor is a large and important part of the success of your roofing project. There are, unfortunately, many contractors that are out to try and take advantage of potential clients. Doing your due diligence will help steer you toward honest companies. Here at Hostetler Roofing, you will find one of those honest, hardworking, local contractors. We are here to make your money work hardest for you while also providing top-notch workmanship and an excellent customer experience overall. Contact us today, so we can go over all of these tips, as well as walk with you through the whole roof renovation process.