When comparing proposals, scopes of work and even the installer, we all try to compare apples to apples. In a perfect world, that theory certainly makes sense. In the real world, maybe it doesn’t turn out the way you expected. It’s best to always be practical and use common sense when you decide to use any contractor for any project.
In the photo above, they’re all apples. However, which one is for baking and which one should be eaten as is? Do you know which one has a worm in it or is rotting in the inside? A simple mistake picking an apple is a lot cheaper than picking the wrong roofing contractors. Ask questions. You’re about to spend a great deal of money. To steal a line, “an educated consumer is our best customer”.
Take a moment to find out who you’re dealing with. Here is a checklist of questions you should research and inquire about when choosing a commercial roofer:
- Check his references, visit a roof completed by them, find out if there are consumer complaints from the Better Business Bureau.
- Ask for a list of suppliers. If he isn’t paying his bills, the supplier can lien your building and stop the warranty from going into effect.
- Check his insurance and get a copy of the warranty. Know exactly what will be covered under the manufacturer’s warranty and make sure it covers his workmanship!
- Finally, who exactly will be installing your roof? Will the contractor you’re dealing with be the installer or will he use a subcontractor that just happens to pick up with ragtag crew in front of a building supply house?
Information that will help you is readily available; All you have to do is ask. If you’re interested in using MJT Roofing, you’ll be glad to know that we are open and honest about the whole estimate and bidding process. That’s how we operate, and that’s how we keep our customers coming back. As one of the leading New Jersey commercial roofing contractors, our focus is on providing a personalized experience with unmatched workmanship every single time.