There’s been a lot of buzz about finding legitimate tradespeople in recent times, especially with the surge of online information property owners have access to. In fact, we recently advised our customers how to find a Surrey roofer, after trading standards and Surrey police cracked down on rogue traders in a campaign last year. If you’re a business or organisation, it can be tempting to hire the first roofing company you find, but it’s important to find a roofer who understands the needs of those with commercial properties.

Follow our top tips for choosing the right commercial roofing company in your local area.

Commercial roofing guides - how to find the right roofer for your business in Surrey

Understanding Commercial Roofing

Look for a roofer who understands the needs of commercial properties as while some businesses work from residential buildings, many others don’t. For those in office blocks and other types of building, a roofer should have knowledge of the best materials for commercial roofs. They should be able to provide advice on high quality materials such as silicone and fibreglass. They may even have access to one of the most innovative roofing solutions – RubberBond FleeceBack™ EPDM which is an ideal material for those building projects which require a short turnaround on roofing work. Ask potential roofers about the types of product they supply for commercial properties to provide insight into their expertise.

Local Trade Relationships

Work carried out on commercial buildings can involve several trades from an array of disciplines, so it’s important to choose a commercial roofing company who have built up strong links in your local area. Do they offer services to builders, for example, helping with projects such as scaffolding or extensions? Using a company with this type of ethos is beneficial to yourself as a customer. By selecting companies who regularly work with other trades, it means less liaising time for you as a ‘go-between’ which can be a common complaint when dealing with several companies on one project.

All in One Roofing Companies

Commercial roofs may require a different amount of work than residential roofs, and you may even be bound by your responsibilities as an organisation and employer to ensure you provide a safe working environment. Another consideration is that minor issues on your roof may be more difficult to detect if in a larger building. If these problems become bigger, catastrophes such as severe leaks or floods could even harm your business operations. Therefore, it’s important to have a regular maintenance schedule in place and find a roofing company who cover all your needs. This means they can undertake anything from the installation of leadwork to urgent roofing repairs.

Looking for commercial roofing services?

Here at South Thames Roofing, we offer a comprehensive range of commercial roofing services across South London and Surrey. From providing roofing advice to businesses in Knightsbridge to repairing guttering on commercial buildings in Mitcham, our specialists understand the roofing needs of each type of property. Ask for a free quotation now.