When you own a business and your office building, you'll often have to think of matters beyond the business itself, such as those relating to the health of the building. If you're beginning to see signs that the roof will soon need to be replaced, it's a good idea to invest some time in finding a commercial roofing service, like Osmus Roofing, as soon as possible. While you can read reviews for various roofers online, it's beneficial to also talk to a few candidates to discuss your job, get a price quote and ask a series of questions to help you decide which contractor to hire. Here are three valuable questions.
Can You Do The Work Around My Business Hours?
While you might be able to handle a crew of workers replacing the roof on your home while you're at home, it's a different situation in a commercial setting. Roofing work can be loud -- in addition to the crew walking around above you, they'll also be driving hundreds of nails into the roof to secure the new shingles. If you're concerned that this work will be disruptive to your staff or to your customers, see if the crew can work in the early morning, after business hours or on weekends to avoid this disturbance to your business.
How Will You Keep As Low A Profile As Possible?
Whether the crew has to visit your office during regular business or you just want to ensure that the roofing job is minimally disruptive, it's important to ask how the crew can keep a low profile. Many commercial roofers can ensure that the dumpster they use for the old roofing shingles is placed behind your office so it's not an eyesore. Additionally, look for a crew that will place its ladders to the rear of your building so that they aren't in the way of your front entrance, walkway or parking lot, for example.
Do You Have Liability Insurance?
Roofing can be a dangerous job, and you can't risk an injury to a member of the roofing crew jeopardizing your business if a lawsuit arises. It's of paramount importance to ensure that any roofing service you hire has liability insurance to cover all of its employees -- and, if the service uses subcontractors, make sure that they also carry liability insurance. It's a good practice to ask for current proof of this insurance before you hire the roofing service.
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