FAQ: CONSTRUCTING NEW ROOFS
Bill Lomel answers some common questions. Have others? Give us a call!
1. WHAT TYPES OF PROPERTIES HAS SENTRY WORKED ON?
Sentry has installed roofs on new construction projects in nearly all commercial and industrial sectors over the past 35 years. From strip malls and office parks to airplane hangars and private clubs, our team works closely with GCs to make sure the roof construction is completed according to the project requirements and earns the warranty it needs. The type of property is less important to us than the quality of the management team and professionalism of the crews involved. We’ve had the pleasure of working with some of the best GCs in the southeast.
2. WHAT TYPES OF ROOFING SYSTEMS DO YOU INSTALL?
Sentry installs standing seam, shingles, TPO, PVC, and cold-applied modified roofing. Along with the roof installation, we also install gutters, downspouts, soffits, insulation systems, underlayments and other accessories.
3. WHAT IS SENTRY’S EMR?
Sentry’s EMR is consistently under 1.0, which means we’re safer than average (1.0 is average). We take safety and training extremely seriously — it’s part of our DNA. We have an in-house training department led by an OSHA 500 trainer. All of our personnel are OSHA 10 or OSHA 30 certified and also have Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED certifications. Our up-to-date EMR and OSHA certification information is part of our prequalification statement, which also includes important facts like the biggest project we’ve worked on, our ability to bond our projects, how many people are on our crews, and the names and backgrounds of our most experienced staff — the kinds of things GCs want to know to learn about us quickly. If you’re a GC looking for a roofing contractor, feel free to contact me for our prequalification statement.Sentry installs standing seam, shingles, TPO, PVC, and cold-applied modified roofing. Along with the roof installation, we also install gutters, downspouts, soffits, insulation systems, underlayments and other accessories.
4. WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOUR ESTIMATES COME UP SHORT?
Our estimates don’t come up short! We give fixed prices and take responsibility for our proposals. That’s because we spend as much time as needed to work through every detail of the document — our estimates are complete, comprehensive and clear representations of what it will take to build the roof you want. The final estimate is sometimes achieved through an iterative process that includes incorporating recommendations we make after having submitted the initial bid. But we always begin with an initial bid that covers exactly what was requested, and we make sure the final bid reflects the final project requirements accurately. We stand by the final bid estimate.