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Would you believe that the US government ranks it just after coal mining in terms of risk of occupational injuries? Well you’d better believe it because it’s true. So if you would think twice about spending a few days working in a coal mine you should also think twice before you hire someone who’s unlicensed and uninsured to work on your roof.
Then something else to consider here, is that if you do the job yourself or hire a local unlicensed independent roofer to do the job, there’s no guarantee on the finished project and today more than ever your roof should be guaranteed. The reason is that, today’s newer roofing products and systems are lasting longer than ever before, so it’s conceivable that you could end up having a roof put on that’s engineered to last up to three to five decades, and even longer.
Now those extra years do come at a price, so with more invested in and more at stake on a roof that you’re expecting to last decades; it’s more important than ever today that it be put on properly and that all workmanship and materials be fully guaranteed. Also, do be aware that if your local unlicensed roofer offers to guarantee his work you have no legal recourse if you should renege on the guarantee or move away from the area.
Then finally there’s always quality of workmanship that has to be taken into consideration, when anything is done to your home or business, and here again this is just one more reason why a licensed contractor is the #1 preferred choice.
You see, your local contractor was working as a roofer for years before he became eligible and applied for his contractor’s license, so he for sure brings the most experience to your job. Also checking up on your local