In most states, the law requires that anyone who does work on roofs must possess a license that certifies that they are competent in installing, maintaining, and repairing roofs. Here are some reasons to use a certified roofing company.
Liability Of Not Using a Certified Roofing Company
The risks associated with hiring a roofing company or individuals without a license are severe. Chances are quite high that an unlicensed roofing company does not have liability insurance or workers compensation which means that if something should happen to them while they’re working on your roof, you could be liable to pay their medical bills. Nothing would be worse than hiring a roofing company to repair your roof, only to have one of the workers get hurt and sue you in court for damages. You would be out of the money that you paid them, plus the money for the lawsuit and you could still be sitting there with a roof that needs repair! Of course, it is possible for problems to arise even while working with a certified, licensed roofing company but when you work with a certified roofer, the risks are mitigated which shows that they meet the recognized industry standard. Additionally, many licensing agencies require that a company has workers compensation insurance and liability and property damage insurance.
Using a Certified Roofing Company Protects You
Another significant risk of working with an uncertified roofing company is that they usually don’t provide an enforceable warranty with their work. Having an unenforceable guarantee is especially worrisome when it comes to installing a new custom roof such as slate or tile since the cost is so high. A roof is a significant investment, and it is foolish to try to cut corners by using an uncertified roofer. It does not make any sense to spend money on such an expensive roof that may be improperly installed and probably will not offer any of the benefits that you expect. For example, slate roofs require tedious technical skills that take a long time to perfect. What is the point of paying for an expensive roof that may not perform? Trust us you do not want to be up at night worrying about whether or not the roof will fall apart in the next few years.
Some people overlook the fact that it can be just as damaging to hire an uncertified custom roofing company for cleaning and repairs as it can be for installation. Slate is very delicate, and slate tiles are easy to damage during cleaning or repairs. It is also important to note that if there is an issue with the work of a licensed roofing contractor their licensing agency will be able to act as a point of contact. It is essential to make sure the company you are working with is well-established and won’t disappear tomorrow. A clay tile roof can last from 50-75 years. If you hire an unlicensed roofer and something goes wrong, well, good luck trying to find them!
Van De Hey Refined Roofing is a certified roofing company that installs, maintains, and repairs roofs in Appleton, Little Chute, Fox Valley, Sheboygan, Oshkosh, Madison, Milwaukee, Shorewood, Sheboygan, Oconomowoc, Verona, Waukesha and Green Bay and De Pere areas in Wisconsin.