Are you aware that it is against the law to knowingly use an unlicensed roofer? Did you know that Florida requires all roofers and roofing companies to be certified and licensed? Who are you going to turn to if something goes terribly wrong and you chose to use an unlicensed roofer?
Florida requires roofers to be certified and licensed to help
protect you from being ripped-off. They are required to be recertified every 2 years and the State as well as your local building department keeps this information up to date for your benefit. The license establishes a foundation for the competency of the roofer in his trade and business skills. Roofers are required to perform as professionals as well as running a professional operation.
A roofer is
required to display their license number on any advertisement that they use. It must be printed on their business card, web site, on yard signs and on their vehicles if they display their company name.
The best and easiest method to verify if the license is in good standing as well as whether it is assigned to that particular roofer or company is to "Google It". Just write it down and enter
it in the search bar on Google and you can learn all you need to know about that license number. Now you know if you are ready to accept a proposal from them about the necessary work you need done regarding your roof.
If none of this is important to you, then beware. In the event that the roofing work is improperly done, you sustain damage to your property during the process; or both, your local building
department and State will not help you with your complaint. You should also know that the local building department is always on the lookout for illegal activity being performed in the way of roofing or any other trade work. They will stop the work immediately by way of police assistance if necessary regardless of whether the work is complete or incomplete and leaving you with a potential disaster.
help, in always verifying that only licensed contractors are used, makes it safer for you and easier for everyone else to do the same.