If you’re looking to replace your roof before winter comes, chances are good that you are going to hire a licensed roofing contractor like Tedrick’s Roofing Inc., your trusted Des Moines roofing company. A license proves that the roofer is permitted by local authorities to work in the area. If an unqualified contractor works on your roof, they may do more harm than good as there are fly-by-night roofers in the area who work without licenses or certifications. These scammers claim that they’re experts and experienced in roofing, but they may be just out to rip you off.
Furthermore, the process of obtaining a license can be meticulous and the contractor should have vast knowledge and experience in the roofing industry to get it. Even the materials used by the contractor are regulated for safety requirements, construction laws and more. Aside from the workmanship, a licensed roofer should know that securing a permit from city Planning Building and Public Works Department is a requirement if you’re going to be replacing your roof. As the 2006 Residential Building Code (IRC), Chapter R105.1, states:
“Any owner or authorized agent who intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish, or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system, the installation of which is regulated by this code, or to cause any such work to be done, shall first make application to the building official and obtain the required permit.”
One other reason why you should choose a licensed roofing company is because local authorities require licensed roofers to be bonded and insured. Having your roofer bonded means the roofer has secured funds, which are available to pay for damages if you should take him to court and win. Having insurance means that if a worker is injured on the job, the compensation will come from the company and not from you. And these are, of course, important if you want peace of mind while the home improvement project is in progress.
Because your roofing in Des Moines is one of the most integral parts of your house, you should never cut corners when it comes to its upkeep, repair, and replacing. That is why you should always hire a licensed contractor for your re-roofing project; and one of the most trusted licensed roofers in the area is Tedrick’s Roofing Inc. Call us today for a free estimate on your roof replacement.