If the roof on your commercial property has reached the end of its useful lifespan, you’re likely facing a new installation. Learning what to expect and how to you can best prepare for the installation can ensure that the project goes smoothly with minimal stress and inconvenience. Here’s some helpful advice on how to make your Amherst roof installation a success:
Choose the Right Roofing Contractor
Your choice of commercial roofer directly impacts the performance and longevity of your new roof. Only consider contractors who are properly licensed, fully insured, and have OSHA-certified crews and a verifiable reputation for quality workmanship and customer care. Checking for manufacturer certifications can help too since leading material manufacturers like DuroLast and Carlisle have strict standards for their certified contractors.
Decide on a Roofing Material
Once you’ve chosen a contractor, get their expert advice on the best material options that match your building’s particular roof design and your budget. An experienced professional can tell you the pros and cons of each material, such as the expected lifespan, warranty coverage, and maintenance requirements, so you can make an informed decision.
Communicate With Your Roofer
Ask your contractor about what’s involved in the installation process so you know exactly what will take place. An experienced roofer should tell you about the time frame, what to expect in terms of noise and mess and keep you apprised of unexpected changes or delays and the project’s day-to-day progress.
Plan Ahead to Limit Inconvenience and Ensure Safety
Once you know your project start date and expected time frame for completion, you can put a plan in place to minimize disruption to your business activities or inconvenience for your tenants. You can also make your employees, tenants and customers aware of the project dates in advance, and take steps to ensure their safety, such as cordoning off certain areas of your property, or providing alternatives for parking and access.
Develop a Maintenance Strategy
Your new roof is a major investment and developing a maintenance plan that starts immediately after installation is vital to get the maximum ROI. The roofer who handles your installation can provide valuable advice on routine maintenance you can have your staff handle, as well as a schedule for regular inspections going forward.
To schedule an inspection and custom roof replacement estimate for your commercial property, contact us at Vanguard Roofing, your Amherst roof installation specialist.