If you are in need of a roofer to inspect, repair, upgrade or replace your roof, how do you determine who is the best choice to handle the job? Many consumers decide on their choice based on price alone. This is probably not the wisest decision because even an unskilled laborer can strip the old asphalt shingles off and replace them with new ones for usually less than a competitive price. But to an untrained eye or a business only interested in making a dollar now, many issues can arise that they might not be around to handle later. Comparing this type of service to having an experienced, professional roofing contractors on the job is like comparing apples and oranges. If you are in need of a roofing company in Jacksonville Beach, FL or any of the surrounding communities, Sunrise Roofing has over 25 years of experience, first as a licensed General Contractor and then as a Roofing Contractor.
Below is Sunrise Roofing’s, Jacksonville Beaches premier roofing contractor’s advice on choosing the right roofing contractor for your next project.
LICENSED, BONDED AND INSURED ROOFING COMPANIES
Many companies doing business in Florida are not licensed, bonded or insured. They present themselves as having these credential and because most consumers don’t ask for them to present the documents, they get away with doing business without. Not having the proper licensing means that the company’s owners did not complete the required State testing requirements to certify that they are knowledgeable to perform roofing company tasks. Bonded companies means that the company has acquired a third-party bond to ensure it will complete the required, contracted project. Of course, contractors that carry insurance for their workers, like workers compensation, means if the worker get hurt on your property the company is responsible. If workers are hired to work on your property and are not properly insured, then if they get injured, you and your insurance company become responsible for compensating them in the event of any injuries or even death. Many insurance underwriters will not compensate unlicensed workers injured and the property owner can be sued for just compensation. Companies that perform work in the public domain should be completely licensed, bonded and properly insured. Never be embarrassed to ask for proof of these articles before any work is attempted on your property.
GENERAL CONTRACTOR CREDENTIALS
What does it mean for a roofing contractor to be a certified and licensed General Contractor. Many times, roofs sustain damage, underlining rot or decay due to water infiltration, storm damage, fallen tree limbs and/or debris. When any of these conditions exist, the underlying sub-structure has probably been compromised and weakened. This structure in homes is usually made out of plywood and underlying support beams. Unless there is leaking the homeowner and roofer has no way of knowing if damage has been sustained until the old roofing materials have been removed revealing the sub-structure. If damage has occurred for whatever reason, the roofing contractor needs to have experience removing and replacing these materials. Roofers holding a General Contractors license, like Sunrise Roofing are the best equipped to deal with repairs. Also, if a homeowner wants to replace a shingled roof with say a tile roof, a contractor needs to be able to evaluate whether the current substructure is strong enough to handle the increased weight and load. Unskilled and inexperienced workers are not proficient enough to make these types of decisions.
FULL-SERVICE MEANS EXPERIENCE
All full-service roofing contractors perform more than just the a residential shingled roof replacement. Some only specialize in residential and small commercial asphalt shingle repair and replacement. These types of roofers can not be considered a Full-Service Roofing Company. At Sunrise Roofing we do it all: for both residential and commercial roofing in Jacksonville Beach and beyond. We specialize in the most technical roofing materials being used today, tile roofs; their maintenance, repair and replacement. But we also repair and replace Metal and Asphalt Shingle Roofs for residential and commercial projects. We even perform on elaborate, flat-roof commercial re-roofing surfaces.
WHY CHOOSE SUNRISE ROOFING COMPANY?
If you are looking for the most experienced, reliable and competitively priced roofer in the Jacksonville area, your search just ended. At Sunrise Roofing we love what we do. Our roofing technicians are highly experienced and trained professionals and we always assign a project manager to every roof we repair or replace. Give us a call for a free, no-obligation written quote for your next roofing project at 904-323-1929.