How To Check A Roofing Contractor’s License And WhyApr 27, 2022
Roofing Company Licenses: They’re More Important Than You Think!
Thinking of hiring an unlicensed contractor to work on your home? You may want to rethink that! Today, Istueta Roofing in Miami FL is sharing what you need to know to protect your home, your family, and your bank account!
Unfortunately, some homeowners care very little about a roofing professional’s verified license status because they care more about pricing, reviews, and recommendations.
Because of that, the consumer reviews and prices outweigh the licensing factor for many of them, especially if they are unaware of the hidden dangers that can result from using an unlicensed contractor.
You may be tempted to work with one of the roofers your family members or friends recommend instead of a licensed roofing contractor in FL. In some cases, their costs will appear to be lower, they appear to have done good work in the past for someone you know, and you can’t find anything about them when searching online.
However, take a moment to consider:
- Are they properly insured?
- Do they have a valid roofing license?
- How much verifiable experience do they have?
- Do they have a crew?
- Why can you not find anything – positive or negative – about them online?
If any of these questions are unanswered, consider them to be red flags. Every roofing contractor in Florida must hold a valid roofing license and specific insurance to conduct business. Those contractors who meet the stringent qualifications are happy to advertise their services and post online reviews (both negative and positive).
Those contractors who are not properly licensed but claim to be the best roofer in the area, have no online presence because they are not legally allowed to install or repair a roof.
This is barely scratching the surface of why roofing licenses are more important than you think. Continue reading if you want to learn more about this vital requirement put forth by the state in order to protect you and your home in the future.
IMPORTANT: Why You Should Avoid Using an Unlicensed Roofing Company?
When you knowingly hire an unlicensed roofing contractor in Miami, not only are you breaking the law, but you are putting your entire project at risk.
Because the roofer does not have the funding available to purchase the necessary materials, your roof may not be completed on time (or ever). And while this may not seem to be an issue now, the last thing you want to do is work with a roofer who goes bankrupt before finishing your project.
Then you’ll have a very difficult time finding any roofing contractor who will pick up where your previous roofer left off because the work they did was illegal. You’ll not only be out of the money for the unfinished roof, but you’ll also have to pay your new (licensed) roofing contractor to complete the project. In some cases, they may have to remove everything and start from scratch.
How Do You Verify the License of a Roofing Contractor in Miami FL?
To verify that a roofing contractor is licensed, just complete these 3 simple steps.
Step #1: Log into www.MyFloridaLicense.com/DBPR/ and
click on ‘Verify a License’.
Step #2: Select ‘Search by Name’ and then click on the ‘Search’ button.
Step #3: Enter Last Name and First Name and/or
That’s it…you’re ready to view your results!
The bottom line is that it doesn’t matter how many years of experience an unlicensed roofer has because it’s not worth the risk. Any roofing contractor you hire needs to have a valid license so your home, your assets, and you will be protected from serious damages.
Contact Istueta Roofing today to schedule a professional roof consultation by calling us at (305) 671-9190. You can also schedule online here. We are licensed and insured, so you can have peace of mind when we begin your roofing repair or installation. For some examples of our work, view our online portfolio.