California has 300,000 licensed contractors, according to the Contractors State License Board (CSLB). Eight times out of ten, a contractor that’s pitching a sale will tell you that the company can be trusted because it is “licensed, bonded, and insured.”
When you hear the same claim from 200 other roofers though, the words start to lose their meaning. What does the phrase really mean and why is it good to hire a Sacramento roofing company with these qualifications?
You can expect a licensed contractor to be fully knowledgeable about his craft and about roofing systems. The requirements are stringent.
Apart from having four years of documented full-time experience in roofing, the applicant must test for and pass the Law and Business Exam and (when applicable) a trade exam.
A requisite for the issuance of a license, a bond is an amount levied against the contractor for the benefit of the homeowner and the work crew. Set at $12,500, the bond will compensate you for damages wrought by licensure violations and construction/roofing mistakes.
Roofing companies that have five personnel or more also have to post $100,000 as surety bond to cover for unpaid wages.
For companies, the minimum liability insurance required is $1 million. This is often based on the size of the business and the amount is used to cover damage to your roof caused by the builder or by faulty workmanship.
Together with the workmen’s compensation certificate, this will protect you from lawsuits in case a roofing accident occurs on your property.
As you can see, a Sacramento roofing company that’s bonded, licensed, and insured doesn’t just comply with California laws; it also has your best interests in mind. If you have questions about how our policies can serve your needs, don’t hesitate to give us a call! We can even give you a free quote. Reach us at (916) 455-7730.