We know there are a lot of roofing companies in your area, and you might be overwhelmed with all of your choices. Besides looking at the company’s reviews and comparing quotes, make sure you only hire a bonded roofing contractor for your job.
What is a bonded roofing company? And how do you know the difference between a bonded contractor and one that is not? Let’s answer those questions so you can be sure to get the right company for your roof replacement or repair job.
What is a bonded roofer?
To be considered a “bonded roofer,” the roofing contractor must form a relationship with a bonding company. In addition, the roofer is usually asked to submit a business plan, financial statements, and proof of a solid reputation.
In return, the bonding company will create a legal contract, called a surety bond, which means that the customer is protected against monetary loss if the certified roofing contractor fails to perform the agreed task. Bonding also protects the homeowner if the contractor fails to pay for the needed permits or the supplies needed for the job. Bonds can also cover any damage that workers may cause to the property.
So, suppose the homeowner is unhappy with the work performed by your roofing contractor. In that case, they can contact the surety company directly to have a third party complete the project, so it satisfies the terms of your contract. A property owner can also contact a surety company if the roofing contractor fails to pay subcontractors as promised.
Surety bonds are much more common in commercial and industrial roofing projects because of the expense associated with these large projects.
How can you tell if a bonded roofing contractor is backed by a surety bond?
One way to tell whether your roofing contractor is bonded is to ask for the bond number and certification. Then, you can contact the bonding company to confirm that the company is appropriately bonded for your project.
Please understand that the roofing contractor has to pay a premium to be considered a bonding roofing company. For larger projects, the premium is a percentage of the total estimate, and these costs are typically passed on to the consumer. However, most homeowners are happy to pay a bit more for a licensed and bonded contractor because they like having this insurance that if anything goes wrong, they will be covered.
Contact AmeriPro Roofing Because Our Standards Are “Through the Roof”
We know that you have many choices of roofing companies in your area. But when it comes to residential roof repair, roof replacement, siding, and gutters, please consider AmeriPro roofing. We have locations in Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, and Wisconsin.
We at AmeriPro are known for our outstanding customer service and quality craftsmanship. AmeriPro has also been named a Top 100 Roofer by Roofing Contractor Magazine.
And, of course, one thing that makes AmeriPro stand apart from the rest is that we stand behind our service. Schedule a free roof inspection with AmeriPro by using the appointment scheduler on our website.