Your chosen contractor can make or break your roofing project. Whether it’s for minor repairs or major replacements, residential or commercial property, you should hire the company with the best credentials.
Joe Ward Enterprises shares the things you should look for to separate the reputable roofers from the unreliable ones:
In Florida, you can’t inspect, repair, or replace roofs without a license. The state has strict trade requirements to ensure roofing professionals know the latest building codes for the safety of both clients and workers. Licensed contractors are also committed to continuous learning to maintain their status.
Moreover, if your prospective roofer can’t show a license, take your business elsewhere. Chances are that company doesn’t play by the rules or lacks the qualifications to work in your location.
Discerning property owners always hire an insured roofing company. Insurance spares you from possible litigation in the event of accidents. A business with inadequate liability and workers’ compensation coverage can leave you liable if someone gets hurt or something gets broken during construction.
Not all licensed and insured contractors have a long record of experience. There are things training sessions can’t teach. Experienced roofers have a wealth of practical knowledge to manage and overcome extraordinary structural challenges. Since roofing tasks involve a steep learning curve, inexperience can compromise the quality of work.
Certified roofing contractors are those recommended by the manufacturers they represent. Roofing brands have certification programs not just to train professionals on how to install products by the book, but also to protect property owners against scams.
At Joe Ward Enterprises, we take pride in having the strongest roofing credentials in the region. With over 30 years in the business, you can count on our solid local reputation to handle your project right. We also pride ourselves on being one of the few Owens Corning® Certified Energy Expert® and GAF Master Elite® roofing contractors in the country.