When you need a new roof, whether from major leaks, storm damage or just age, it’s crucial to hire a licensed and insured roofer. You may be tempted to hire the first roofer you see or even a family member or friend. While they may be physically able to put a roof on your house, we’re talking about a major component of your home and the wrong equipment or lack of experience could end up escalating the issue and costing you a lot of money due to detrimental failure down the road. USA Roofing is licensed, insured, and bonded. We have the experience, tools and equipment to complete almost any residential roofing job in Birmingham, AL and surrounding communities. We want to point out the absolute necessities for hiring a professional to handle something as serious as the roof of your home. Here are 5 reasons why you should go with a licensed, insured, bonded, and reputable roofer:
- Qualification and Knowledge
It is important to understand the contractor license requirements, state license requirements, and the roofing contractor license requirements. Training and licensing requirements vary from state to state, but you can be sure of one thing, a certified and licensed roofer is more qualified than an unlicensed one. An Alabama Roofing License requires the approval from the State Board to legally perform work in the State of Alabama. The license is just one aspect of being qualified as a contractor to perform quality work. Experience and certifications are another aspect of qualifications. Knowledgeable and reputable roofing companies constantly train to stay up-to-date with the newest products and technologies as well as the latest roofing installation methods. So it’s clear to see that a licensed, insured and reputable roofer is more qualified and is a much safer choice when choosing who to hire to perform any roofing job. At USA Roofing, we are also members of the Alabama Homebuilders Association who sets the standards and provides continuous education and training in the construction industry.
- Legal Permission
A roofing or State of Alabama Home Builders license certifies that the roofer or contractor is legally allowed to provide those services. To be completely frank, it is not worth the risk to hire someone if they couldn’t pass the requirements to get their license.
Insurance coverage is an absolute necessity! An unlicensed roofer or roofing company, or your friend or family will most likely be uninsured. Uninsured equals liability. You may be liable to pay medical bills and lost wages if they get injured while working on your property. Similarly, if something happens to your roof or home due to the uninsured party during or after the project…well… hopefully you have good insurance coverage. On the other hand, reputable and licensed roofers should be insured and carry liability coverage so you won’t have to worry about anything, should something happen to your property or to the contractor. Typically, licensure requires a minimum general liability insurance for roofing contractors. USA Roofing has both Workers Comp and General Liability Insurance, so that you’re covered and we’re covered on the job! It’s always a good idea to ask for proof of insurance before work begins.
Trust Our Licensed Team for Roofing in Birmingham, AL
Since whoever you’re going to hire for roofing work will be responsible for taking care of one of the most important components of your home, you can’t ignore the importance of hiring a reputable and licensed company. The benefits of hiring a licensed roofer over an unlicensed one are clear. When making the important decision on who to hire, consider license and insurance first! You’ll know you’re making a wise choice when you go with the experienced residential or commercial roofing team at USA Roofing. We’re licensed, bonded, insured and certified so you can have peace of mind when we get on your roof for a repair or replacement. We have earned the rare and prestigious status of Platinum Preferred Contractor with Owens Corning. We are one of only a few companies in Alabama and one of about 500 in the entire country with the highest certification in the industry. Contact us today for your roofing needs!