Tips for Bidding for a new Commercial Roof

As a facility manager or commercial building owner, the cost of a new roof can be a significant expense. To ensure your investment is sound, it’s essential to budget for a new roof adequately. Once your budget is in place, the next step is to get the best bids possible to make an informed decision. Here are 5 tips to help you bid smartly after budgeting for a new commercial roof.

Find a contractor who has been around longer than the life of your roof

It’s crucial to have a contractor who has a long-standing reputation and experience. You need a company that you can trust with this crucial investment. Make sure to look for contractors who have been around longer than the lifespan of your existing roofing material. These professionals have the experience and know-how to deliver quality work that lasts.

Invest in the Best

A new roof is a considerable expense, and it’s understandable that you would want to save as much money as possible. However, it’s essential to invest in the best roofing material and maintenance services that you can afford. Buying cheap roofing material will end up costing you more in the long run, as it will not last as long, and maintenance will be more expensive.

You get what you pay for

If you’re getting a new roof bid that is less than $8 a square foot roof and it includes tear-off , beware and question the accuracy of the price. Cheap bids can mean cutting corners, low-quality materials, and poor installation. Cheaper roofing jobs may also have fewer warranty protections, exposing you to more risk.

Form a long-term relationship with a roofing contractor

This is advice worth repeating. A trusted roofing company and the professionals within it will be the eyes on your roof for inspection and maintenance. Regular maintenance can help prolong the life of your investment and prevent unexpected repairs.

Look for a Missouri or Illinois State-Approved CPV Contractor

(for city, state, county agencies, schools, or non-profits)

If you work in the public sector and are looking to hire a contractor for your commercial roof, look for a CPV contractor. These contractors have been vetted through a rigorous process and have demonstrated that they have the necessary experience and qualifications through various standards and certifications.

In conclusion, getting a new commercial roof is a significant investment, and it’s important to bid smartly after budgeting for it. Look for contractors who are reputable, invest in quality materials, question low bids, form long-term relationships with roofing professionals, and look for approved CPV contractors. These steps can help you get the best return on your investment and enjoy a secure and healthy commercial building for years to come.

For more information, contact Matt Bade of Bade Roofing at 314-892-1331 or visit

Bade Roofing Company. Founded in 1954, Bade Roofing Company, Inc. is one of St. Louis, Missouri's premier family-owned and operated commercial and industrial roofing specialists. Bade Roofing installs roofing systems on major retail centers, grocery stores, hospitals, schools, warehouses and office buildings.

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