Whether you’re looking into having minor roofing problems repaired or getting a brand new roof, choosing the right roofers can guarantee its success. Asking the right questions during a consultation can help make the selection process easier.
Are You Licensed and Insured?
Roofing contractors in the State of Florida are required to have a license issued by the Construction Industry Licensing Board (CILB). Applying for a license is a long and strict process. There are even distinctions between certified contractors (which can operate throughout the entire state) and registered contractors (which can operate in specific, local jurisdictions). For you as a homeowner, this is more than just proof of a contractor’s legitimacy; it is your assurance that their work will comply with all building codes.
Insurance is one of the requirements for a license; however, you should ask for insurance details nevertheless. Roofers should have insurance that provides coverage for accidental property damage (general liability insurance) and workplace injuries (workers’ compensation). Your prospective roofer should have no problems providing a copy of the insurance certificate.
What Is the Scope of Work?
Your prospective roofing contractors should be able to explain the amount of work that they will do, in clear and uncomplicated terms. The scope of work should describe what type of work will be performed, what materials will be installed and how many installers will be needed to do the job. Make sure that the quote or estimate reflects all of this – and have it corrected when it doesn’t – before you apply your signature.
How Will You Protect My Property?
Roof repairs and installation generates a lot of dust and debris, so you need some form of guarantee from your prospective roofing contractors that your property won’t be damaged while they work. As described above, general liability insurance provides compensation for property damage. However, a good roofer should have plans that help prevent damage in the first place as well as plans for cleaning up after the work on your roof has been completed.
Need roofers for your repair or installation needs? Call Roofing by Curry at (941) 921-9111. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve customers in Sarasota, FL, and surrounding communities.