How to Find a Commercial Roofing Contractor in Salem, Oregon

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Choosing the right commercial roofing company in Salem is vital. Choosing the wrong one can be a much more costly mistake than choosing the wrong residential roofer. Follow these guidelines to ensure you pick the right roofer.

We have covered similar topics for homeowners in the past, but the process of finding a commercial roofing contractor in Salem, Oregon is often an even more important topic than finding a residential roofing contractor. The reason being, the average size of a commercial roofing job is significantly higher than that of a residential roofing job. With more money on the line, and a larger project in general, the potential for things to go horribly wrong increases substantially. In this post, Slate & Slate Roofing is going to break down some advice for how to find the best commercial roofers in Salem.

  • Look for a roofing company that is big enough to handle your project, but not so big that you won’t be a valuable customer to them. This will ensure that you receive top-notch customer service, and that a smaller roofing company isn’t biting of more than they can chew. The last thing your company wants or needs is a project that isn’t completed by its deadline, or worse yet, one that bankrupts a smaller company if weather hits prior to the roof being watertight. This brings us to our next point.
  • Make sure your roofing contractor is licensed, bonded, and insured. This means you will be financially protected in the event of a disaster. We can’t stress the importance of this enough, especially in Oregon. Rain can cost thousands of dollars if your roof isn’t watertight. Imagine all the equipment in your office or warehouse being unprotected from water during a storm. How much damage would there be? Could your business sustain that? If your roofer is insured, you will have a claim and your business will be safe from the financial devastation.
  • Seek out reviews for roofing contractors in your area. Sites like Buildzoom provide customers with contractor rankings on a statewide basis. Yelp and Google Place pages also provide reviews from previous customers, so be sure to check those before hiring a contractor.
  • Shop around. You definitely don’t want to jump into your decision to hire a roofing contractor without getting several quotes and doing thorough research on each of the prospective contractors. With that in mind, remember that the cheapest contractor isn’t always best, and the most expensive isn’t necessarily the best either. Ask each prospective contractor to walk you through their contracts, teach you about the warranties they can offer you, and ask for references from owners of similarly sized businesses that the companies have done work for.

We would love to help walk you through your commercial roofing project. If you’re in the Salem area and want to work with one of the top commercial roofers in Oregon, give us a call today at (503) 585-2338 for a free roofing estimate.

Written by
Terry Slate
Terry is the Vice President of Slate & Slate Roofing and has over 28 years of experience with both residential and commercial roofing. He specializes in metal roofing, composition roofing, and PVC membrane roofing.