Emergency Roofing Repair? Hire Professionals

Professional roofing service crewman on the roof

Professional roofing service crewman on the roofYou always hear advice all the time to get a licensed roofing specialist always. Often, property owners imagine that the referral of an acquaintance of a family member for a contractor guarantees an excellent job. They do not imagine a license to be important especially if they can save money in the process.

Here is why it is wise not to hire an unlicensed professional to do the job, especially when it comes to roofing.

If there are legal problems, your solutions are limited

A licensed roofing contractor faced with a dispute can easily enlist the services of their licensing agency to mediate and if possible, help in recovering incurred losses. With an unlicensed contractor, you would have to file a lawsuit if they are not interested in resolution.

In addition to the costs, you are unlikely to succeed. What is more, unlicensed contractors easily go out of business. You could win the case, but would never be able to collect. If an unlicensed contractor did not finish your roofing and ran off, your legal action choices are limited.

Inadequate insurance

Liability and workers compensation insurance is expensive for contractors. Due to this, unlicensed contractors will not have policies that could make or break your deal. If a member of their team gets injured, for example, you are likely to be held responsible.

Instead of just paying for roofing costs, you end up also paying medical bills, and they are no walk in the park.

Inadequate bond

A “bond” is insurance that compensates you if the contractor, for whatever reason, does not complete the job you contracted them to do. You end up having no legal moves to make in addition to non-compensation if you hire an unlicensed contractor.

Most of these contractors do not even offer a contract before beginning the job. It is harder when the result is not what you were looking for, but what can you do?

An unlicensed roofing contractor will not even know what you can expect from them in terms of competence. But you can expect increased risks of low-quality and uninsured work that may translate to additional costs. Always choose licensed ones when it comes to roofing.