|You are about to make a very large investment into your property. Ensure that you are dealing with a legitimate roofing contractor before signing an agreement to perform work on your home or property.
2 things to check before choosing a roofing contractor:
Have you SEEN a copy of the contractor’s insurance certificate?
Many illegitimate contractors will tell you they have Liability and Workman’s Compensation insurance. But, to protect yourself against loss or lawsuit, should someone get injured on your property, you need to ask to actually see a certificate of insurance before signing anything. Any legitimate, insured contractor will be pleased to present theirs. The Roofing Company, Inc. will even have their insurance agent mail or fax you a personal copy upon request.
Have you SEEN a copy of their contractor’s license?
Illegitimate contractors will claim to be properly licensed, but you need to ask to physically see a copy of their Virginia Contractor’s License. Getting a Class A contractor’s license in Virginia is no easy task. It is not necessary to have a Class A rating to be a licensed roofer in Virginia, but to receive a Class A the contractor must pass the highest standards of testing and a CPA review to be considered by the Board for Contractors of the Department of Professional and Occupation Regulation. You may check on the validity of any contractor’s license in Virginia by calling the Board for Contractors of the Department of Professional and Occupation Regulation’s licensing.