Many homeowners see roofing projects as easy to do and straightforward. The truth is, it’s far from simple, which makes it one of the many projects you should entrust to a licensed roofing contractor. Now, the contracting license of the roofer in question is a detail most homeowners forget about, even though it’s vital to your choice.
Genesis Roofing discusses the benefits of working with a licensed and insured roofer for your next project.
License Is Proof of Competence
The licensing process for the state tests basic competence and allows the board to screen and root out dishonest contractors that don’t have your best interests in mind. The updated license is, essentially, proof of competence that the roofing company you’ll be working with can stand by the work they offer and has your project’s success in mind.
Additionally, keep in mind that only contractors with an up-to-date license are the ones that can pull a building permit, an important detail when doing new roof construction.
Insurance goes hand in hand with licensing; the license is, in fact, a necessary requirement to get relevant roofing insurances. One of the most important forms of insurance is liability insurance, which protects you from being liable for any damage your home may experience during your roofing project.
Manufacturer insurance is equally important and protects you from things that are out of your and your contractor’s control, such as defects in the roofing materials.
You Avoid Storm Chasers
Finally, working with a licensed and insured roofer means you avoid unintentionally working with storm chasers and fly-by-night companies. These are the contractors that don’t have your best interests in mind and in fact, are actively looking to exploit you and your insurance company.
At Genesis Roofing, we are licensed and insured and have years of experience providing homeowners with what they need during their roofing project. We offer complete repair and roof replacement services. Call us today at (515) 200-1973 to learn more about our company. We are a licensed roofing contractor in Clive, IA.