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The Importance of Licensed and Insured Roofing Contractors

The roof is an important part of the house as well as a big investment. That’s why when it comes to repairing or replacing your roofing in Maryland, one of the most important steps is choosing the right contractor for the job.Yes, there are probably hundreds of roofing contractors in the area but for a big investment,such as installing a new roof, you have to make sure that you’ll be working with a professional roofer who runs a legitimate business and has a spotless reputation in the home improvement industry.

So, how would you know if a roofer runs a truly legitimate roofing company? Easy.Ask if they are fully licensed and insured.

Contractor licensing requirements vary in each state. The procedure for securing a license for roofing companies in Maryland and Virginia, for instance, is very strict. In Maryland, you have to have at least two years of experience in the roofing industry to be able to secure a license. This will surely be beneficial for homeowners because this means that the licensed contractor you’re about to hire has the experience to tackle any roofing problem you may have. One other requirement worth mentioning is that the roofing company must provide proof of financial solvency. This means that the roofer must be financially stable in order to secure a license in the state.

In addition, don’t hesitate to ask a roofing contractor if they are fully insured, and to make sure that they cover worker’s compensation and liability insurance as well. The insurance for worker’s compensation will help protect you against lawsuits if a worker gets injured while working on your property. As for liability insurance, this will protect you should an accident occur during the project and if other parts of your home and/or if your neighbor’s property are damaged.

DryTech Roofing
DryTech Roofing is a fully licensed and insured roofing company in Maryland. Since 2000, we have been providing top-notch roofing services and products for homeowners in Annapolis, Bel Air, Columbia, Ellicott City, Laurel, Silver Spring, and the surrounding communities. If you want to know more about us, feel free to give us a call.