Single ply roofing
Tomlin roofing professionals has certified professional installers of single ply roofing systems. The re-roofing market in Texas has become immersed in a variety of single ply products for flat roof systems. Tomlin roofing will make a field assessment of your building and design a roofing assembly that will protect your building for years to come. Our certified roofing systems have optional warranties of up to 20 years coverage.
Standing Seam Metal and sheetmetal
Standing seam metal roofing is an excellent accent or coverage for store fronts and awnings. it lasts a lifetime and adds a wonderful architecture to your building. Tomlin roofing also has sheet metal fabrication abilities, to produce wall coverings, caps, gutters and downspouts for your building
Tomlin roofing works alongside some of the finest commercial contractors in the state to produce long lasting roofing on your new construction project. We use state of the art estimating programs to provide prompt estimates to our contractors. Tomlin Roofing has been performing commercial roofing services for 18 years to the construction industry. Single ply roofing systems have taken over the market in waterproofing. Continuing education keeps our installation teams on the forefront of applications and methods available in the market today.
Inspections & repairs
If your find your building in need of repair or a roofing inspection prior to a real estate transaction, Tomlin roofing professionals can help. We can provide a comprehensive report of areas that need attention, as well as an estimate for the necessary repairs.
Tips for Chosing the Right Commercial Roofing Contractor
A new roof system is a big expense — it is one of the largest exterior building components — and it is also one of the few building elements that is primarily built on-site and reliant on proper application for long-term success. The roof system is constructed of a number of separate components — deck, insulation, membrane, and flashings — that must interact with total synchronicity. Improper application of any of the components within the system contributes to premature failure. For this reason, the selection of the contractor is critical to the service life success of the system. Here are 10 factors to consider to help vet and choose the right contractor for your roofing situation.
1. Actual Cost
Cost is often the determining factor in choosing a contractor for a project. It remains one of the top considerations in the roof purchase process. In the traditional process a number of contractors are solicited to provide bid estimates for the completion of the work. In this scenario, the awarded contractor is selected based on lowest price. This format is often used in public bids — state, local, or federal government projects — where the rules stipulate that low bidder must be awarded the project unless there is cause to disqualify the bid.
The drawbacks to the process are inequality of bidders, inequality of materials and systems bid, and the reality that the low-bidder may have made a mistake in the bid process that could ultimately jeopardize the quality of the work. If the contractor made a mistake in the bid, the firm may try to cut corners so that it does not lose money on the job. In that scenario, the contractors’ mistake will end up costing the building owner and facility manager in the long run. As a best practice, the only time that price should be the ultimate consideration is when you have equally qualified contractors bidding on the same materials, system, and application procedures. You should also qualify the low contractors’ price to ensure that they did not miss anything in the bid process.
2. Scope of work
There is a plethora of roof materials and systems available on the low-slope commercial market. There are also different application methods — recover or replacement — that will have an impact on the cost of the project. It is best to provide a scope of work (preferably design specifications) that provides materials, systems, and application methods so that the contractors are all bidding equally.
If a scope of work cannot be provided, make certain that the contractors’ estimates include a detailed scope of work that provides materials, systems, and application procedures. The goal is to compare apples to apples. Have the contractor provide a proposed schedule with the bid estimate that includes estimated start time and estimated project duration. The schedule may become a top consideration if the low-bidder cannot start the project based on your needs.
3. Insurance and Licensing
Any contractor working on your roof should have proper insurance and licensing documents that they can present to you. Without them, you could face a major problem if one of their employees gets injured on your property. Verify your commercial roofing contractor carries city and state licensing, if applicable, and ask for copies. General Liability policies should also be presented, with the building owners name represented on the policy.
4. Warranty and Certification
Tomlin Roofing carries certifications from commercial roofing manufacturer's that offer warranty periods up to 30 years on materials and labor. Our installers have been through certification courses to ensure the installation techniques used are that of the highest quality. When installing commercial grade roofing, we follow a series of specifications outlined by the manufacturer. Following these specifications allows the manufacturer to warranty or "insure" the installations for periods from 10 years to 30 years.
5. Job site operations
A commercial roofing project has many on site variables. From pedestrian traffic, to parking and material staging, the task at hand is greater than just replacing a roof. When Tomlin Roofing installs commercial roofing, you can rest assured knowing you have a foreman on site at all times. OSHA safety standards and regulations are an important part of our work process and we adhere to these standards on every job.