Why Are Roofing Contractors a Great Idea? When it comes to replacing the roof on your home or business you basically have three options. Your first option is to do it yourself. Your second option is to hire an unlicensed local roofer do the work for you at a discount. Then your third option, the one that most people go with, is to call in a professional licensed roofing contractor and have them do the job. So why do the vast majority of people opt for a licensed roofing contractor? By far the most popular reason given is that the roofing contractor will be bonded and insured. Now this may not seem like a huge deal to you right now, when balanced against the savings that you could reap by having a local unlicensed roofer do the job for you. However, it will be a "huge deal" if he falls off your roof and gets injured on your property. So then just how dangerous is roofing anyway? Would you believe that the US government ranks it just after coal mining in terms of risk of occupational injuries? Well you'd better believe it because it's true. So if you would think twice about spending a few days working in a coal mine you should also think twice before you hire someone who's unlicensed and uninsured to work on your roof. Then something else to consider here, is that if you do the job yourself or hire a local unlicensed independent roofer to do the job, there's no guarantee on the finished project and today more than ever your roof should be guaranteed. The reason is that, today's newer roofing products and systems are lasting longer than ever before, so it's conceivable that you could end up having a roof put on that's engineered to last up to three to five decades, and even longer. Now those extra years do come at a price, so with more invested in and more at stake on a roof that you're expecting to last decades; it's more important than ever today that it be put on properly and that all workmanship and materials be fully guaranteed. Also, do be aware that if your local unlicensed roofer offers to guarantee his work you have no legal recourse if you should renege on the guarantee or move away from the area. A roofing contractor will also get the job done so much quicker; and this is something to consider because your home or business will be left uncovered until the new roof is put on. You see, because your local roofing contractor is in fact licensed, bonded and insured he can have an entire crew of workers on your home. Then finally there's always quality of workmanship that has to be taken into consideration, when anything is done to your home or business, and here again this is just one more reason why a licensed contractor is the #1 preferred choice. You see, your local contractor was working as a roofer for years before he became eligible and applied for his contractor's license, so he for sure brings the most experience to your job. Also checking up on your local roofing contractor's reputation with previous clients is as easy as going online and contacting your state contractors licensing board.
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