A new roof is an important investment that your shouldn’t entrust to just anyone. When it’s time to replace your roof, make sure you hire a licensed roofing contractor. Creative Construction Group shares an overview of why this is an important part of your decision.
What Does “Licensed and Bonded” Mean?
As in most states, New Jersey requires registration with the Division of Consumer Affairs for all contractors in the building, remodeling and similar industries. This and other requirements are fulfilled before a contractor becomes licensed. For homeowners, a license is assurance of the contractor’s legitimacy. Contractors are “bonded” when they have purchased a surety bond, which works as an insurance policy for the homeowner in the event the contractor fails to complete a job. In case this happens, the homeowner will receive partial or full compensation.
Why You Should Hire a Licensed Contractor
Before engaging a contractor for their roof installation services, ask for their license information (along with other credentials such as a copy of their insurance certificate) and verify this with the Division of Consumer Affairs. If you have a long list of potential contractors, doing this early on can narrow your list down considerably. For your convenience, our license information is published at the bottom of every page of the Creative Construction Group website.
Another benefit of hiring a licensed contractor is the assurance that every installation will comply with international and local building codes. Correcting noncompliant installations costs time and money and avoiding such corrections by choosing a licensed contractor can save you from a lot of future headaches.
Manufacturer certification is another indicator that a contractor is duly licensed. The GAF Master Elite® and Owens Corning Roofing Preferred Contractor programs, for example, require all members to submit a valid license, among other requirements to qualify as a member. Creative Construction Group is proud to carry both designations and you can rest assured we’ll be doing right by you when we work on your next roofing project.
To learn more about our services, including assistance with insurance roof claims, call Creative Construction Group today at (815) 339-0550. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a free, no-obligation quote. We serve Crystal lake, IL, and surrounding areas.