How To Protect Yourself When Choosing A Roofing Contractor

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You cannot be careless when it comes to the safety of your home, your finances, and even yourself. So, when you are dealing with contractors in any field, you need to take your decision carefully to protect yourself and your property. 

Nowadays, everyone thinks of one's profit and benefit. Same for Roofing contractors, there are many incidents where many roofers bent their rules. And they do so to make things easy for themselves only. They change the rules according to the circumstances and think for their profit. 

In such circumstances, only you can think of yourself by considering some simple things. Here are some things that you should consider so that your roofing projects go as smoothly as possible. Without any hindrance and tricks of contractors. 

Workers Compensation

Roofing projects are very risky and often leave the contractors and workers at risk of injury. As they have to do the work at height handling dangerous and heavy tools in their hands. Let's suppose, you leak into your home roof and you hire a roofing contractor to repair it. And if a Roofing contractor slips and falls, injuring himself while working at your place. Then he may ask you to pay for the medical expenses and hold you responsible for his condition. As he was working at your place you cannot get out of this situation easily. 

To stay out of such circumstances and save yourself from paying unnecessary bills, you should check something before hiring a contractor. And that is the only solution for such circumstances, this is the 'workers compensation. 

Roofer’s compensation is a type of insurance, they give protection against injuries during roofing jobs. If the worker has this insurance, then, they are provided with assuming emergency roofing protocols. They pay all the medical expenses if a worker falls injuring himself, and they authorized the time off while recovering.

Before hiring any contractor, always check for the worker's compensation. To save yourself from paying for unnecessary hospital bills for injuries that can occur anytime.

Business License 

A roofing contractor repairs and fixes something in your roof. And after a week, you notice a leak in your roof. Then you hold on to them and call them but they are not responding to your calls. Then you search them on the internet to contact them but they are nowhere.  After searching for so long you come to know that they did not have any business license. And now you have to pay full price for the repairs yourself. This is how some contractors entrap you in their plan. 

If a company is unlicensed and has no registration on the government's website, then it is difficult to find them. As they can escape after doing a poor job and leave you at risk to pay more money in the future. But you can avoid these incidents if you do proper research before hiring a contractor. Do your research and never hire a contracting company or individual contractor who has not gone through the complete process of getting a license. Only hire a contractor when he or she shows you, his registration. In this way, you can have reliability and contact them in the future too, if you need any maintenance or repair in the future.

Lien Waiver

You hire the best roofer, they do their job perfectly, your roof looks fantastic and everyone is happy with their work. You paid for the roofing. However, after a few days, the contractors call you and request you to pay for the material that they use for your roof installation. And then you came to know that the contractor has not given the payment to the suppliers too. Now you are supposed to pay for everything because you did not sign the lien waiver. 

Due to this, you have no other option than to pay for this. If your contractor does not show you the lien waiver when they complete their job. Then you must ask them to give you a lien waiver on the completion of their job before you pay them.  

If you sign the lien waiver before paying them then there is no need to pay any extra money. Like if the contractors fail to give payments to suppliers or employees, now you are not responsible for this. In this way, you can save yourself from any horrible situation or roofing estimate where a contractor forces you to pay double for no reason.


In a nutshell, you should always do research and hire a company that has a license and the employees have workers compensation. Although you have to give some time to do so. But it gives you long-term satisfaction and protects you from future problems. Make sure to check reviews so that you get a good job. And always sign a lien waiver to avoid any problems in the future.

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