As a homeowner, it’s important to stay aware and informed on who is working on your home and if they are a licensed roofer. So, if a problem arises, you’ve got the best of the best to handle it.
Most states require a license in order for someone to repair or replace a roof. To get a license, a contractor has to prove the knowledge and capabilities in their field to work by passing certain tests.
This license ensures the homeowner that their contractors knows the latest techniques and best practices for roofing repair, maintenance and replacement, including all relevant rules and permit requirements.
Having a licensed roofer work on your home ensures that your home will be fixed properly, the first time. This is a benefit to any homeowner. The same can be said for insurance.
Roofers who are licensed will also carry insurance to protect employees, company, equipment, vehicles and you, the homeowner.
If a roofing contractor does not carry insurance, than if the unexpected happens and someone gets hurt or equipment gets damaged, then the liability goes to the homeowner.
There is two types of insurance you want a licensed roofer to have:
- Liability – to cover property damage and injuries caused by the roofing contractor’s work
- Workers compensation – provide for injured laborers, regardless of who is at fault, lost wages or medical.
When you are looking for a roofing contractor to repair or replace your roof, make sure you use one who is licensed and insured. After all, your roof is one of the most important elements of your home. You don’t want to leave the care of it to just anyone.
If you are looking for a licensed and insured roofing team, Down Under Roofing is local to Kansas City, has a proven track record and is licensed and insured. Contact the team today to see how we can help you with your roofing needs.