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Why Are Commercial Roofing Bids Drastically Different?

It’s that time, you need the roof on your business repaired or replaced. First, you contact a few roofing companies for commercial roofing bids for your property. Shockingly, the prices offered for the same job come back entirely different. How and why does this happen? At R.I.G. Construction & Roofing, we know you can’t afford to choose the wrong roofer. That’s why we want to help you understand the bidding process and why commercial roofing bids are often drastically different.

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Not All Roofing Companies Operate The Same.

We’ve said it before, but we’ll say it again. All roofing contractors are not equal. Different roofing companies offer different services, warranties and customer service. Not to mention, different reputations and workmanship. It’s important to consider all of the specifics of your commercial roofing bids when choosing to complete your commercial roofing project.

Factors That Make Commercial Roofing Bids Different

  • The scope of service. (i.e. the work to be completed for the price stated)
  • Quality of workmanship 
  • Reputation and reviews 
  • Experience 
  • Quality of materials
  • Timeframe for completion 

Questions You Should Ask

When Your Commercial Roofing Bids Come Back At Different Prices the following information is great to know.

Any professional roofing company will give you an accurate bid for the work to be completed. This bid should be the amount of money the company plans on charging and list any variables, upgrades, etc. You have to be meticulous when reading and discerning each company’s options. That said, there are questions you need to ask every roofing company providing a bid:

  • Will they be obtaining the proper permits? (It is a red flag if a roofer asks you to obtain your own permit)
  • Are they removing the old roof or building over the existing roof?
  • Are there any COVID-19 restrictions or guidelines they are following?
  • What happens in the event of a security oversight?
  • Can they add a slope to your roof? (if you have a flat roofing system)
  • Is insulation being added to protect your business from extreme temperatures? 
  • Are laborers (roofers) hired as employees of the business or are they contracted employees on an as needed basis. (Employed roof laborers accidents/injuries will be covered under the roofing company’s insurance)
  • What are the start and stop dates for the job?

If any roofing company avoids answering your questions, please seek a different company to handle your project.

Simplifying Commercial Roofing Bids

As mentioned, finding the right roofing company is a big decision. At R.I.G. Construction & Roofing, we understand that. That’s why we recommend you review each individual line item in any bid you receive, instead of just looking at the total cost. Remember, certain companies will offer different options and you will need to compare your quotes accordingly.  In addition to providing high-quality work at reasonable prices, our Central Florida roofing experts at R.I.G. Construction and Roofing can conduct a free analysis, comparison, and explanation of any other commercial roofing bids you have received.

R.I.G. Roofing Is Your Commercial Roofing Expert

If you have a commercial roofing project in Central Florida, then you need to contact the professionals at R.I.G. Construction & Roofing. We will gladly walk you through your opinions and help you make the best choice for your business. For your free estimate or answers to any questions you have about your commercial roof repair or replacement email or call us at (863) 294-4477

R.I.G Construction & Roofing proudly serves commercial and residential customers in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Tampa, Brandon, Plant City, Kissimmee, and the surrounding Central Florida area.