"Do judge a roof by it's cover"
October 2, 2017
When the roof on your commercial property requires attention, you need to have complete confidence that the roofing company you hire has the knowledge and experience to repair it properly. One way to know for certain that your costly roofing asset is in good hands is to seek out a contractor with manufacturer certifications.
Choosing a certified roofer can help you avoid serious and costly consequences for your roof and the building it protects. Repairs made by an unqualified contractor can leave your roof in worse condition, shorten its service life, lead to structural and interior damage, and potentially void your material warranty.
By vetting any contractor you’re considering hiring to ensure that the company and their crews are trained and certified by leading material manufacturers, you can rest easy knowing that your roofer:
There are a number of different roof systems currently in use on commercial buildings. The repair methods and procedures can differ significantly depending on whether you have an EPDM, modified bitumen, PVC or another type of roof. It takes training and expertise to identify the type of material you have, as well as a thorough knowledge of how to work with it to make effective repairs.
Manufacturers know from experience that a single inept repair can cause serious harm to a roof system, so their warranties stipulate that repairs must be performed by a contractor they’ve certified. If you have repair work done without checking for this crucial certification first, the manufacturer can refuse to honor your future warranty claims.
To obtain certification, a contractor must meet the manufacturer’s training requirements for the proper installation, maintenance and repair procedures of their products. To stay certified, manufacturers typically require that a roofer completes periodic training updates as well.
At Jewett Roofing, we’re certified to install and repair roof systems from top commercial manufacturers including Firestone, Duro-Last, Johns Manville, Versico, and others. Additionally, each of our technicians must complete the in-depth certified roof repair program we’ve designed to ensure that our workmanship not only meets the manufacturers’ requirements but also our own high-quality standards.
If you’re seeking expert, certified roof repairs for your St. Louis commercial property, contact us at Jewett Roofing.