Things to Consider When Choosing a Commercial Roofing Contractor

Every office building needs a roof. After all, the roof is what will protect your business from the elements. If your roof has been damaged and needs to be repaired or replaced, you should find a commercial roofer immediately. If you’ve never had to hire a commercial roofer before, here are some things you should consider:


Albert Einstein said, “if you can’t explain something simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” Your commercial roofing contractor is there to guide you through the roofing process, help you make the decision that’s right for you, and then to deliver you a quality product with exceptional value. In order to do this, they must have a thorough understanding of different flat roof systems and be able to help align your budget with your goals. Beware of fast-talking salesmen who don’t see a project through from concept to completion.

Experience and specialties

Experience is very important when it comes to commercial roofing. So, ensure the roofer you choose has been working on commercial roofs for at least a few years. You will need to ask about their areas of specialization as well. For instance, a roofer who specializes in metal roofs is probably not the best roofer to hire to work on an asphalt roof.

Licence and insurance

Before you hire a commercial roofing contractor, ensure they are licenced and insured. And don’t simply take their word for it. They should be able to show evidence of certification and worker’s compensation and liability insurance coverage.


In your search for a commercial roofing contractor, look for references on different online forums. When you make contact, the roofer should also be able to provide a list of businesses they have worked with in the past and what those customers had to say about their service.


At the core of every strong commercial roofing relationship is excellent service. Having the manpower to deliver projects on time and on the budget is crucial for the transaction, but it’s important to select a company with a strong service core, to ensure that you will have help when you need it. From mechanical upgrades and renovations affecting your roof to courtesy call roofing consultations, make sure that you are forging a bond with a contractor who answers the call whenever you need them.


While it is important for you to compare quotations to get a good deal, cheaper is not always better. If a roofer’s price is set way above or below other contractors, be wary. Try to find a company that offers a reasonable price for quality service.

The details of the job

Once you’ve found the right commercial roofing contractor, ensure they present you with a written description of all the work they agree to complete as well as the price for these services and how you will be charged. They should also include an estimated timeline for the work to be completed and any warranties that will be included in the service.

Do you have a commercial roofing project we can help with?

If you are looking for a commercial roofing contractor in Vancouver or Port Coquitlam, contact us at Robinson Roofing and Sheet Metal. At Robinson Roofing, we take pride in our knowledge of commercial roofing needs in our West Coast climate and specialize in torch-on/flat and metal roofs. We are a licenced roofing company that is fully insured for liability and always in good standing with WorkSafeBC and all our staff members are experienced and trade certified. From maintenance to replacement, we will get the job done right, every time.

Furthermore, our company is built on a foundation of trust, integrity and communication. That is why when the work has been completed, we will send a clear and concise electronic document including pictures and detailed descriptions outlining what we found, what we did and what comes next. So, what are you waiting for? Contact us today to request a quote.