Contractors for Commercial Roofing
Back in February 2011, San Francisco experienced the lowest temperature on record since 1962. As it is always best to be prepared for any eventuality, building administrators like yourself should ensure the optimal operation of heating systems and the effectiveness of the building’s insulation. If you feel your roof isn’t prepared for unusual weather conditions, have it checked by contractors for commercial roofing. Here are the things you should look for in roofing contractors:
Formal Training and Experience
Not all certified roofers are created equal. While most roofers can take care of basic roofing requirements of homeowners, requirements of office buildings and commercial centers call for experts who can work on your roof with minimal disruption of your daily business operations. It goes without saying that only target specific training and experience can qualify a roofer to take on the more complex challenges of commercial roofing.
To earn a license, roofers would need to pass the necessary licensing examinations in their respective states. The exams include questions of various types of roofing systems, and the technical processes of installing and repairing them. Only licensed roofers can apply for liability insurance to protect their customers in case they meet an accident while on the job.
National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) Membership
As in most disciplines, nothing is permanent in the roofing industry. Roofing material which worked effectively in the past may already have been superseded by some new materials. It is, thus, important for roofers to keep pace with industry trends, and strive for continuous improvement. Roofers with NCRA membership have access to the latest information in roofing, as well as amendments in safety regulations.
U.S. Green Building Council Credential
Earning these credentials shows true commitment to environmental efforts. If you’re looking into energy efficient roofing, choose a roofer with a U.S. GBCC tag. This way, you can reduce expenses for heating and cooling, as well as for HVAC maintenance and repair.