November 22, 2021
When you need a custom roof in Hollywood, FL, it’s better to go with a bonded roofing company vs a company whose contractors are not. Bonded means that you have hired a company that guarantees its work. When the roofing contractors are bonded (licensed and insured), they are easier to trust on this important, expensive task.
If you are a homeowner, depending on the roofing material being used, you are likely to install one or two custom roofs in your lifetime. Even asphalt, which is considered the roofing material with the lowest lifespan, can last up to 28 years depending on the quality of material and installation. Maintenance and routine inspections are also factors that can extend the life of your roof.
Roofs are by no means a permanent investment, but some materials can and do last a family’s lifetime. Therefore, you should only hire the best to ensure the job is completed correctly the first time. At J&K Roofing, our contractors are licensed, bonded, and insured for your protection.
Benefits Of A Bonded And Insured Company?
You may experience roofing problems, even if you hired a professional and reputable contractor. Living in South Florida, most homeowners know by now that hurricane season can take a toll on any roof. For such situations, it helps to know that you are financially protected, as a bond is a promise between homeowner and contractor. Essentially, the contractor promises to do the work stipulated within the contract, which ensures quality work that is completed in a timely manner.
What about insured? Good question. We have discussed the importance of a bonded contractor, now let’s explore the necessity of hiring a contractor who is also insured. Construction is a dangerous industry, and, on the job, accidents are not uncommon. If the contractor has an accident while working and is not insured, this could put you at risk since the accident occurred on your property. The claim will be filed against your home insurance, forcing you to foot the bill. However, when an accident occurs and the roofer is insured, the claim will go to his insurance, and he is covered for any injuries or damages that occur on your property. As you can see, it’s extremely important that you make sure the roofer is bonded.
What About Licensed?
You probably hear the three of them get thrown around often: licensed, bonded, and insured. These are the three pillars of guarantee that the work will be completed efficiently and in a reasonable timeframe. It also protects you from liability. Finally, a licensed contractor means high-quality work, as licensed contractors have the necessary skills to complete the job and their state license is proof of that. They are
- Fully trained and certified by the state
- Knowledgeable in various roofing materials
- Knowledgeable in safe roofing practices
- Honest and reputable
Essentially, it indicates that the company cares about the needs of the homeowner and will do its best to ensure these needs are met. Hiring a roofing company that does not have these three attributes not only puts you at risk but is usually more costly in the long run. They may have affordable upfront costs, but if the contractor is dishonest and uses cheap materials, cuts corners, and drags out the project because they are supplemented by the hour, you are going to pay in multiple ways.
Cheap materials and shoddy craftsmanship will lead to the need for several repairs. If you are the type of owner who puts their roof out of their mind after the installation and neglects to inspect it routinely, neglected problems can turn into costly repairs. Eventually, you may end up having a new roof installed much sooner than you anticipated. This example may seem extreme, but it is far from unlikely. As a result, we always recommend our clients stick with a company they know and can trust.
Contact J&K Roofing
Make your dreams of a new roof a reality with J&K Roofing. All of our roofing experts in Hollywood, FL are licensed, bonded, and insured. We are a full-service roofing company with over 30 years of industry experience. Our skilled workers have experience installing new roofs and repairing existing ones of all types of roofing materials including shingles, gravel, and tile. We aim to make the construction process as stress-free as possible while ensuring your needs are met. For a custom roof in Hollywood, FL, contact J&K Roofing. Call (954) 961-9879 for a free quote.