This blog was originally published 6/11/2018, and was updated 2/21/2022.
The search for a commercial roofing system can be difficult, especially if you’re not sure where to start. At Harmony Home Improvement we’ve been using our knowledge to help Connecticut with its commercial roofing projects for 20 years, and we have answers for you too.
Generally, commercial roofing systems will last longer than their residential counterparts. Despite this, they are far from invincible. Once you’ve secured a new roof, it will require regular, professional workmanship to maintain its condition. With proper installation, quality materials and routine attention, a commercial roof can last for decades.
We’ve put together a quick list of four essential questions to ask your commercial roofer before you agree to work together. Keep this handy when you interview prospective commercial roofing contractors during your bid and quote gathering process
- What Commercial Roofs Do You Offer?
Always ask your potential commercial roofing contractor what roofing systems they offer. In some cases, your old commercial roof type isn’t the most appropriate choice for your property anymore, and simply replacing it with the same system might not make sense. Flat roofs are the most common type of commercial roofs, due to lower construction costs and the necessity of installing HVAC modules — although “flat” is a bit misleading as these roofs have a slight pitch to them.
Different materials have different lifespans and construction costs. Your budget will essentially determine which materials you choose. A contractor that can offer you more options gives you a greater degree of flexibility on design choices and utility. At Harmony Home Improvement, we can install a range of commercial roofing systems such as metal, SPF, EPDM and Modified Bitumen. We only use materials made at the highest quality that comes with manufacturer-backed warranties. We urge you to consider longevity over upfront cost savings when allocating a budget for a new commercial roofing system.
- Are You a Licensed Company?
We recommend that you only work with licensed and insured contractors when it comes to any project, residential or commercial – but for commercial roofing systems, being licensed and carrying liability insurance should be a determining factor. It’s a contingency no one likes to consider. The average scale and associated risks involved with the installation of a commercial roof all but demand carrying insurance. Worker’s compensation and liability insurance are important, especially the latter, as it protects you from potential damage caused by your prospective roofer’s crew. We are proud to be both licensed and insured. You get peace of mind when you work with us knowing that your roof is in capable hands.
- Do You Use Subcontractors?
Subcontractors play a crucial role in keeping projects on track. Often, talented teams are assembled to help deliver large-scale projects within a projected timeline, or because the demand for work makes it difficult for a single contractor to physically appear on every site. Subcontracting work to extra hands – so long as they are licensed, insured, and professional – is a common practice. Verifying these details before a subcontractor works on a project is a good idea.
When Harmony Home Improvement selects subcontractors, we choose vetted professionals that mirror the standards we’ve established around the state and frequently work with the same groups for many years. We share a common goal: use the best materials available to provide the highest quality experience for every client, on every project..
- Do You Offer Maintenance Plans?
A long-term maintenance plan will keep your commercial roof in top condition throughout the year, so it’s a good idea to work with a contractor that offers this as part of their service. A reliable maintenance plan is built into the quote and should reflect regular opportunities for on-site assessments. Maintenance plans are a series of inspections, cleanings, and general maintenance activities that are aimed at making your new commercial roofing system lasts as long as possible. At Harmony Home Improvement, we have sensational warranties: the strongest, longest-lasting, 100% manufacturer-backed labor and material warranties in the industry. Our capable experts will provide routine attention to your commercial roofing system so that even when the job is finished and we’ve parted ways, you’ll never feel like you’re on your own.
Expert Commercial Roof Installation in Connecticut
The decision to replace your commercial roof is one of the large, essential steps in maintaining the value and performance of a property. We encourage you to consider all of your options, your budgetary constraints, and your timeline before choosing a commercial contractor. Harmony Home Improvement has a demonstrable history of success and list of wholly satisfied customers who we helped with their commercial roof replacement project.
We’ve been helping businesses get new roofs with better materials and an unbeatable level of service for 20 years now. The consensus from communities around Connecticut is clear: if you want local commercial contractors that stand behind their work, you want Harmony Home Improvement.
Call us today at 860-645-8899 to learn more about our commercial roofing services. We are local commercial roofing contractors serving property owners throughout Hartford, CT. Our team of expert roofers is trained, insured, and licensed and GAF Master Elite® certified. With a variety of roofing materials to choose from and two decades of success stories, consider Harmony Home Improvement for your next commercial roofing project.