Although it may not experience the wind battering that regularly happens to states along the eastern seaboard of the United States, California is by no means immune to high winds. A homeowner who is considering roof repair or replacement should make a careful selection, and be sure to hire a licensed professional who carries appropriate California contractors insurance.

What should a good roofer be able to provide?

  • Look for a roofer who is well established in business and can show you evidence of being licensed and bonded. The state of California has rigorous licensing requirements for roofing contractors, who must obtain a performance bond before a license is issued.
  • Ask to see a potential contractor’s certificates of insurance for workers’ compensation and liability insurance.
  • Ask the contractor for details of the materials and techniques to be used in your project, including warranties from the manufacturer and labor warranties offered by the contractor.

Take your time in selecting a roofing contractor for your project. Be sure to sight a potential contractor’s credentials and check that California contractors insurance is carried so that you can make an informed decision. In the event that you are upgrading your roof, or adding a roof to a new extension, don’t forget to upgrade your home coverage if necessary too.