If you own a home, chances are it’s your most valuable assetl. With that in mind, homeowners shouldn’t just entrust their homes to the first roofing contractor they can find. Before you inquire about their services and rates, you need to ask first if they hold a license.
The Importance of Having a License
The rules vary for every state, but in general, roofers need to be registered before they’re given permission to operate. Having a license means they’ve passed the requirements and standards set by the local jurisdiction. As such, they can be held liable in case the quality of their work falls short of what is expected.
Working with an unlicensed contractor can also get you in trouble with building inspectors. Building projects often require building permits, which are only issued to licensed roofers. Failure to show one to a building inspector can halt or postpone the work being done on your home. More importantly, licensed contractors come with insurance—in case an accident takes place in the workplace or a problem arises after the project is completed, you will not be responsible for the unforeseen expenses.
Finding a Licensed Roofing Contractor
If you’re unsure of whether the roofer you’re about to hire is licensed or not, you can check out the listings of verified roofing contractors on Angie’s List. Most states also have an online database or a hotline that can guarantee the validity of the contractor’s license. You can also check if they’ve received complaints or disciplinary actions in the past.
Barnhouse Exteriors, LLC is one of the leading licensed roofing contractors in your area. We are a GAF Master Elite® contractor, an accolade bestowed to only 3 percent of all roofing companies in the country. Give us a call at 763-493-5851 if you have questions about our licensing and insurance. You can also fill out our contact form for a free estimate. We serve clients in Minneapolis, MN and nearby communities.