The 3 Biggest Factors for Hiring the Right Roofing Construction Company

Hiring the right commercial roofing construction company is a significant decision for a general contractor or construction manager. While it’s important to hire a commercial roofing company that meets your time and budget requirements, those aren’t the only factors. In fact, failing to consider other macro-level factors will likely increase the chances that your time and budget goals aren’t met.

The 3 Biggest Factors Factors for Hiring the Right Roofing Construction Company

Here are the three most critical factors for hiring a roofing company to ensure your commercial roofing installation is completed on schedule, on budget, and in ways you can be proud of:

1. They Have a Trusted Reputation in the Industry and Experience Meeting Your Specific Needs.

Reputation matters when it comes to commercial roofing. It’s important to choose a roofer that has at least a decade of proven work experience under their belt. Be sure they have operated under the same business name during that time.

At the same time, you want to ensure they have experience in meeting your specific needs. Whether you’re looking to construct a green roof or another more modern energy-efficient roof, it’s important to choose a commercial roofing company that has completed a project like that before. This ensures that they have the experience needed to handle your issue.

2. They Always Approach the Job Having Your Long-Term Best Interests in Mind.

A company with integrity will not only stand by their work, they’ll also have your best interest in mind during each stage of a project. This is a principle we take seriously at Maxwell Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc. From the very beginning, we offer free design services during the planning phase to help avoids mistakes and potential problems once the construction phase begins. We fabricate our own metal in-house to help you reduce costs. We also work with manufacturers to get the most out of your warranties.

3. They Have Proven to Be a True Partner Throughout the Entire Process.

Want to ensure your roofing project is completed on schedule and on budget? One of the most important factors for accomplishing this goal is to select a contractor who has proven to be a trusted partner. If you’ve ever worked with a roofing contractor you were constantly having to chase down, you know exactly what we mean.

At Maxwell Roofing, we realize that inefficient communication can be one of the most frustrating problems when working with a construction contractor. We don’t want any of our clients to be surprised or confused about any of issues or potential delays in the project.

Learn Why Maxwell is the Right Roofing Company for You

Hiring the right commercial roofing contractor in Middle Tennessee or Northern Alabama isn’t something that should be taken lightly. By taking the time to find a trustworthy company, you can rest assured that the job is going to be done right the first time.

Maxwell Roofing has been in the business for over 60 years—and that didn’t happen by accident. If you’re looking for new roof construction help, we’d love to show you why we’re your best option. Just click here to contact us.

Roof Recover Systems: How to Know if Your Roof Meets the Criteria

What’s the difference between roof replacement and roof recovering?

Here are the basics:

Roof Recovering is when you install a new roof over the old roof. However, it’s only a viable solution in certain situations. (We’ll share more on that later.)

Roof Replacement is when you tear off your old roof and install a completely new one in its place. In certain situations, this is the best solution to roofing issues.

Why Choose Roof Recovering Over Roof Replacement

Unsurprisingly, roof recovering is cheaper than roof replacement. You won’t have to pay for the cost of removing and disposing of the old roof. You’ll just have to pay for the installation of a new one.

Beyond that, when a roof is torn off, it exposes your building to the elements, the most dangerous of these being rain and moisture. When your facility undergoes a roof recovering, it is never exposed to the elements, making it a less risky option than a complete replacement.

You may be thinking, “Why would I pay to tear off the old roof if I could just install a new one over it?” Well, because roof recovering is not always a viable option. If the existing roof has excessive moisture within it and has not been properly repaired, installing a new roof over it could trap the moisture and cause problems in the future.

Additionally, your existing roof may have been a recovering job itself, meaning— your existing roof may have been installed over the roof before it. Facilities are generally only allowed a limited number of recoverings before the roof must be torn off and completely replaced. Beyond that, there are certain requirements a roof must meet in regards to wind up-lift resistance and fire protection. A roof recovering is not a viable option if it would not meet those requirements.

When You Should Choose Roof Recovering Over Roof Replacement

In an ideal scenario, your “old” roof would be in perfect condition, aside from being a bit worn-out. It’s unlikely your roof will be in “perfect” condition, but your roof is a good candidate for recovering if damage is minimal and could be repaired before beginning a recover.

When You Should Choose Roof Replacement Over Roof Recovering

If you’re not following a preventative roof maintenance plan, you might hardly even notice your roof until something is wrong—which could prevent recovering as an option. Quite often, it’s a leak that gets your attention. If that’s the case, you’ll need a professional to assess the condition of the roof and help you determine the extent of the moisture present in the current roof. If there’s too much moisture trapped, the damage may be too extensive for repair to be cost-effective. In that case, a complete tear-off and replacement would be the best option.

Two Checklists to Help Determine if Your Roof Should be Replaced or Recovered

A complete roof replacement may be best if…

  • The existing roof is too damaged for repair to be a cost-effective option
  • The existing roof is too damaged to support a recover
  • Your current roof is a recover
  • Building codes do not permit recovering (or do not permit another recovering)
  • A roof recover would not meet wind up-lift or fire protection requirements

A roof recover may be viable if…

  • Your current roof is NOT a recover
  • Your current roof is structurally sound and could support a recover
  • Recovering is permitted by building codes
  • Little or no moisture is present in the current roofing system
  • The current roofing system is only minimally damaged or undamaged and can be repaired before beginning the recover

Regardless of your situation, make sure you get a professional commercial roofer’s assessment before deciding on a recover or a replacement. Click here to get in contact with us. We’d love to help you make the best decision for the future of your facility.

What to Consider with New Commercial Roof Construction in North Alabama

The North Alabama area is growing rapidly. According to the latest census, the Huntsville metro area is the second fastest growing area in the state. With all the new growth comes new development. Many businesses that are growing or relocating in Huntsville are looking to build. As a local commercial roofing contractor in Huntsville, Maxwell Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc.’s local presence is just one of the important benefits we provide businesses searching for new commercial roof construction in North Alabama.

Maxwell Roofing—A Leader in New Commercial Roof Construction in North Alabama

Here are a few reasons why businesses in North Alabama trust Maxwell Roofing as a partner for their new commercial roof construction and repair needs:

1. Our Trusted Reputation

There are a lot of factors that go into our A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau. Not only do we strive to make sure every project is completed on time and on budget, we truly approach every project as a partnership. We help our clients think through the various roofing options, including the latest roofing systems, to maximize the lifetime value of their roof. Maxwell is not a “storm chaser” roofing company that goes wherever the latest need is. We are an established company with more than 60 years committed to excellence.

2. Our Commitment to Quality & Service

Quality and service are more than values on a page, they are words that drive every decision we make as a business. Whether it’s our MAXCare® solution or our in-house fabrication department, we’re constantly looking for new ways to make the service we provide one in which our clients feel like they’re getting more than what they paid for.

For our team, service means facilitating relationships to understand client needs and provide an exceptional customer experience. It’s something we prioritize in every project.

3. Our Approach to Partnership & Communication

We realize that inefficient communication can be one of the most frustrating problems when working with a construction contractor. From the very beginning, we wanted to be different.

But, don’t just take our word for it. Here are a couple of Huntsville area businesses who highlighted this specific attribute about our service…

“Maxwell lets us know when they are on the way, when they are on-site, and what the issue is before a repair is done. All this is done in a timely fashion, and the invoice is accompanied by photos of the repair area and description of work performed.”SVN | Avat Realty

“What made our experience so much better with Maxwell Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc. versus other companies is their excellent photo reports of problems they find and fix. If larger repairs are necessary, they also prepare a detailed photo report, along with their recommended solutions and quotes. For us, that is perfection.”John Blue Realty

Can Maxwell Roofing Help with Your Commercial Roofing Needs?

If you’re looking for a commercial roofing construction or repair contractor in Northern Alabama, we’d love to talk! You can learn more about our commercial roofing solutions or contact our Huntsville-based team with a specific question.

Employee Spotlight: David Maxwell

Background:

A true Nashville, Tennessee native (which is rare these days in the bustling and growing city), David Maxwell lived in St. Louis, Missouri and Austin, Texas for extended periods before moving back home to Music City shortly after the city’s notorious flood in 2010. David graduated from Saint Louis University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. After realizing that job options were limited in the psychology field without an advanced degree, he began working in restaurants to pay the bills. He quickly fell in love with the fast-paced action and customer service oriented business. With a new found passion for the food service industry, he enrolled in culinary school, where he graduated with a culinary arts degree. Prior to David’s venture into the commercial roofing world, he put his culinary skills to work by serving as a cook and chef at various restaurants in both Austin and Nashville. “My tenure in the hospitality and service industry prepared me well for our service-forward and customer satisfaction-driven business model at Maxwell Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc.,” explains David, who ended up leaving the restaurant and hospitality industry to adopt a more regular work schedule. “In thinking about my future and family prospects, I began to mull the possibilities of such a career change, and the family roofing business entered my mind, deliberately, for the first time in my life,” says David, who’s now entering his seventh year with the company.

Current Role:

As Vice President of Services at Maxwell Roofing, no single day looks the same for David. Serving alongside a dedicated and talented service team of around thirty people from office administration to management to service sales and estimation to technicians, David works most closely with Maxwell’s operations and account management team members. When it comes to client interaction, David says, “On any given day, I may work directly with building owners, contractors, property managers, building engineers, and facility maintenance employees.”

Why Maxwell Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc. Stands Out:

What does David appreciate most about the family business? He says, “I value that our company takes time to invest in people. We understand that, ultimately, we are in the relationship business. Our focus is to manage and exceed expectations with all employees and customers.” David is also appreciative of his team, saying “My team is very good at what they do, and they have responded well to some significant organizational changes throughout the past year. They have been positive, upbeat, and able to surpass our most recent annual goals amid noteworthy changes and departmental transformation.” David believes that the culture of the Maxwell team revolves around mutual trust and respect. With a relatively young department that has a diverse range of strengths, David knows he can count on team members to fulfill their roles and responsibilities. “We are experiencing some ambitious growth initiatives and adapting to the accompanying changes with professionalism and enthusiasm. I’m very proud of the fact that our team daily raises the bar and refuses to settle for mediocrity,” affirms David.

Personal:

Outside of work, you can find David doing just about anything outdoors, especially swimming, hiking, and running. A huge fan of the Nashville Predators since the team’s inception, David always looks forward to attending hockey games at Bridgestone Arena. He’s the proud father of two very active young boys, Henry (age 3) and Gilbert (age 2) and enjoys every moment of quality time he gets to spend with them. A lover of the Appalachian Mountains, one of David’s bucket list items is to hike the Appalachian Trail from start to finish at some point. David also enjoys day trips to various local and state parks with his sons. They particularly love the Fall Creek Falls area, as well as the Smoky Mountains. As a former chef, David surprisingly doesn’t hit up Nashville’s growing culinary scene much anymore, however, he and his sons enjoy visiting some of Music City’s best lunch spots, and they’ve become quite fond of both Hugh Baby’s and Hattie B.’s these days.