Whether you are looking for a cheaper option to fix your roofing requirements or the roofer has been referred by a trusted friend, always ensure that you hire a certified contractor for your roofing services.
Companies that have met requirements for roofing accreditation guarantees various benefits like quality products, solid warranties, and professional services. Here is why hiring non-certified roofing contractors can have disastrous consequences:
You May Receive Poor-Quality Work
Licensed contractors must comply with the code set by federal and local building regulations. Therefore, uncertified contractors have not tested their skills and knowledge of building codes and quality requirements. These companies cut corners to save on costs. Ideally, uncertified contractors have no motivation to do good work because they know they can get away with it.
Limited Options In Case Of Broken Contracts
Unlike their licensed counterparts, it is difficult to enforce the contract or get a refund in case of a problem that may not be resolved. Most uncertified roofing contractors may go out of business if they face serious litigation.
For licensed or certified roofing contractors, legal enforcement is simply easier because one needs to contact the department of licensing body to suspend or take the appropriate disciplinary actions. Therefore, contract enforcement with licensed roofers does not end in a long, dragging civil suit.
Paradoxically, the low-cost unlicensed roofers may become more expensive due to hidden costs or poor-quality work. A certified and experienced roofing company is more expensive due to hidden fees or poor-quality work.
A common risk associated with uncertified roofing contractors is their tendency to disappear when the work is done. All certified contractors will have insurance and warranties that offer the homeowners protection for a more extended period.
For example, GAF-certified contractors have the best warranties and security for homeowners. But if you hired a non-certified contractor, and they cut corners, leading to severe damages, you may find it hard to get them back to fix their mess. As already mentioned, these contractors do not put their reputation behind their work and do not take any interest in customer reviews.
No Insurance And Liability For Injuries
A non-certified roofing contractor is always uninsured and thus cannot cater for financial and personal injuries to workers or liability insurance. Therefore, you are liable for any accident involving the roofing contractor’s employees or other third parties when working on your roof.
In most cases, you cannot claim compensation for damages caused to your home during the roofing by the contractors. Also, lack of insurance implies that the contractors are not bonded. Bonded contractors have an insurance cover that offers compensation to the client if the contractor does not finish the job as per the terms of the contract.
Looking For A Certified Roofing Company?
At Solar Optimum Roofing, we are a certified and experienced roofing company with certification from various autonomous governing bodies. We are a GAF Master Elite certified contractor, an honor shared by only 2% of roofing companies in the USA. Don’t just trust your roof to anyone else. The contractor’s state license board in California will help you check the certification of your preferred roofing company.
If you are within California and Nevada, contact us today and enjoy various roofing services, including preparing your roof for solar.