How to Check if a Roofer Has a License
Looking for the perfect roofing contractor to work on your roof, can be an overwhelming task. It’s definitely not a good idea to call the closest or cheapest one you find. A Florida roofing contractor ought to be experienced and friendly, and they also should be able to show you examples of past roofing jobs they’ve done. Perhaps the most important criteria your roofer must possess though, is a roofing license.
A roofing license basically means that a particular contractor possess the skills and experience necessary to adequately deal with issues related to roofing construction. Without a roofing license, a roofer cannot legally get paid for work they do to your roof. Beyond that, it is also illegal for a roofer to say that they possess a license, when they don’t.
As a consumer, it’s your job to find out whether or not a roofing contractor is actually licensed.
* Obtain 3-4 roofers’ names and contact your local county courts, as well as the Better Business Bureau to find out whether any complaints have been filed against that business or individual roofing contractor.
* Contact your county clerk’s office to check whether a particular roofer has a license.
* When you meet with the roofing contractor in person, make sure that they provide actual proof of their license.
* Make note of the state and county that issued the license, and be sure to check for expiration dates.
* Contact that issuing office to make certain that the license is still active and has no negative checks on it.
You might seem a bit paranoid going through this thorough process, but it’s really for your own good. Once you finally confirm that your roofing contractor is indeed licensed, it’ll leave you reassured that they’ll do a professional job when working on your home.
If you’re in need of some roofing maintenance Florida, don’t hesitate to contact Hercules Roofing, your top Florida roofing contractors!