Taking a risk and getting inexpensive roofing can seem worth it for the money that you will save upfront. Getting unlicensed roofing work done can present you with a number of issues especially after the installers have left. An unlicensed worker could put you at risk for many of these bad situations.
Your Liability And Injury
When you invite an unlicensed worker onto your property and they are injured, there’s always a chance that they could sue you for negligence. Working with a licensed contractor ensures that the contractor has access to business insurance that will protect their employees on the jobsite. Working with an unlicensed contractor will not offer the same protection and if someone is injured on the job they may be forced to sue you in order to get funds for their recovery.
Because a licensed company will carry insurance to cover damages and poor workmanship, you will be able to recoup costs if the company does a bad job on your roof. Working with an unlicensed contractor instead might force you to open up a civil lawsuit that could go on for years and cost you a ton of money. Unlicensed contractors may not have the same level of experience and poor workmanship could lead to problems with missing shingles, damaged roofing tiles and more.
Voiding Any Warranties
Working with an unlicensed contractor for any type of repair or installation will often void manufacturer warranties on roofing materials. This can lead to the chance that you have no guarantee for replacement on any materials!
This post was written by Reggie Reed! Reggie is a state-certified roofing contractor and co-owner of Reggie Reed Roofing, the best Clearwater Commercial Roofing. He is a 4th generation roofing contractor. RR Roofing offers a wide variety of roofing services for residential homes, apartment complexes, condos, commercial buildings, churches, and more. Reggie enjoys dedicating his spare time to helping underprivileged youth in his community and traveling with his family and friends.