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Roof It Forward - What factors should I consider when selecting a roofing company for a commercial roofing job?

May 25, 2022

When looking for a roofing company to service the roof of your commercial building, you need to make sure they are a trusted and experienced contractor. Below are several factors to keep in mind when choosing a roofing company:

Insurance and Licensing

Before looking any further into a roofing company, you need to be sure they are insured and licensed. Every roofing contractor needs to be licensed in their state of operation. Licensing shows that the contractor is a real company that must comply with codes within the state and municipalities.

It's smart to work with a contractor that has both liability and worker's compensation insurance. Liability insurance is meant to cover any property damage in the event that the roofers cause damage to your building. Worker's compensation insurance will cover any medical expenses of a roofer who is injured on the job, so you are not held liable for those expenses.

Depending on the scope of a commercial job, you also want to make sure a roofing contractor is bonded for it. The term bonded means a bonding company has funds set aside for the roofing contractor's customers in the event a customer files a claim against them.

A great way to check their licensing, insurance, and bonding is by looking at their rating with the Better Business Bureau. You can also ask the roofing contractor directly for proof of licensing and insurance prior to signing a contract.

References and Reviews

A well recommended and reputable company is one of the best ways to go when looking for a roofing contractor. If you research reviews for restaurants, you definitely need to do the same for roofing contractors. If you know anyone else responsible for commercial buildings, ask for any references for roofing companies so you can get a few ideas of who to research or who to steer clear of. To find reviews, look on the roofing contractor's website for customer testimonials to get an understanding of their customer service quality, workmanship, and pricing. Google Reviews is another excellent source for seeing specific reviews.

The Roof It Forward team loves receiving feedback from customers to ensure we are providing top-tier service. Check out our customer reviews and testimonials on our website to see what our customers have to say about us.


You want to be sure that your roofing contractor will know what they're doing so you do not end up with a low-quality repair. First, be sure that the roofing contractor offers commercial roofing services. Residential roofs and commercial roofs are very different, meaning the materials, process, and repairs are not easily transferable skills. By having a roofing contractor experienced in commercial roofing, you will get a well-equipped contractor that can handle your repair.

ARAC Roof It Forward has been providing high-quality residential and commercial roofing services since 2005. We aim to provide exceptional workmanship and service to our customers, no matter the job.


If the roofing contractor does not offer any warranties, this can be a major red flag. Many roofing material manufacturers offer warranties on their products if they are installed by a qualified roofing contractor. Also, the roofing company itself should offer a level of warranty on their workmanship.

Free Inspections and Quotes

You want to hire a roofing contractor that is willing to earn your business. By offering a free inspection or quote, the roofing contractor shows they are more than happy to take a look at your building's roof and let you know what repairs need to be done before any contracts are signed or any money is paid for the job.

ARAC Roof It Forward urges commercial building managers to stay on top of their roof's condition. Damage can easily stay out of sight and out of mind, so it's important to complete routine inspections to ensure your roof is doing its job. Our knowledgeable commercial service technicians are more than happy to provide you with a free inspection so you can get an understanding of your roof's condition and if any repairs are necessary. Schedule your free inspection today.


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