Things to Look for in Your Next Contractor for Commercial Roofing in Dallas, TX

July 27, 2018 5:01 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

When you’re looking for a new contractor for commercial roofing in Dallas, TX, a good sign that the contractor is going to care about your job is that they actually care about the health, safety and happiness of their workers, as well.

Here are a few signs you can look for in your commercial roofing contractor that will indicate they care about having happy employees who do great work:

  • Incentivizing good health: Any employer that rewards employees who make healthy choices is clearly invested in its workers’ wellbeing. This could include supporting fitness and wellness programs, offering free fitness trackers or doing general health screenings and testing in the workplace.
  • Supporting family leave: Look for contractors that go above and beyond what they’re legally required to do under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) when it comes to family leave and healthcare leave. This includes providing maternity and paternity time, and supporting breastfeeding for female employees.
  • Offering sick days: Paid sick days protect other workers (and clients) from germs and can boost morale in the workplace. But it’s not just enough that the company provides its workers with sick days—it should actually allow workers to use them without giving them a hassle about it. There are too many companies that offer sick days but then seem to get offended when workers actually try to take advantage of them. These sick days are there for the employees’ benefit.
  • Offering time off: Contractors shouldn’t have their workers on job sites for ridiculous hours during a given week. Hours should be reasonable (as should pay), and workers should have the ability to take time off without having to worry about losing their jobs or getting docked pay. This is the sign of a high-quality operation.
  • Compliance with important protections: Look for contractors that maintain full compliance with all important worker protections, including FMLA, worker’s compensation, OSHA workplace standards and more. This doesn’t just matter for health and safety purposes—if you discover a contractor is cutting corners with regard to these important areas of compliance, it’s likely they’re also skimping in other aspects of their business, meaning they’re not particularly trustworthy.
  • They provide thorough safety training: This is something that’s especially important for construction jobs and other types of general contracting. Workers should never set foot on a job site without having been properly trained in the processes used at the site and all the equipment they will use when working on the job. A lack of training is a safety hazard not just to the untrained worker, but to all other workers they’ll be with on the site and the building they’re working on.

In Texas, it’s not actually required for roofing companies to carry worker’s compensation insurance. However, we carry general liability, auto and worker’s compensation insurance to make sure our clients and our workers are all properly protected.

For more information about commercial roofing in Dallas, TX, we encourage you to contact the team at Roofmaster Maintenance & Roofing, Inc. today.

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