Roof replacements can be expensive. Often it’s the largest expense you run into outside of actually buying the building. So why let your tenants choose who works on your roof? Tenant contractors can end up costing YOU more than you might think.
Here are 4 reasons to consider having a preferred roofer for your tenants to contact.
Reason #1: Repairs/modifications to a Warranted Roof
Reason #2: Improper Roofing Materials and Repairs
Reason #3: Roof Manufacturer Training
Manufacturer training makes a huge difference in the quality of work and how long it lasts. Experience certainly goes a long way, but there are certain materials and instances where specific training is required.
Having a preferred roofer that is trained by the manufacturer means the repair or install will be done right and done right the first time. We spend a lot of time and money making sure our employees are trained correctly for all the manufacturers we represent. We also invest in the proper equipment needed for all the roof systems we install and service. A commitment to training and investing in equipment by your contractor will always save you money in the long run.
Reason #4: Documentation
Another really important benefit to controlling who accesses your building is project documentation. When you limit the contractors that can work on or in your building, it’s much easier to know who installed something and when it was installed. This can save valuable time and money should something go wrong down the road.
Reputable contractors should maintain records of every service call, install, warranty issued, and when they took place. Many times this information can be obtained by the building owner or property manager through the contractor’s online client portal. When the tenant controls the contractor, most of this information is never passed on.