When it comes to having work done on your home, the qualifications and legitimacy of the company doing the work are sure to be at the forefront of your thoughts. Any homeowner wants to be sure that the company they choose has all their ducks in a row. Roofs Restored wants to make that process easy for you. In other words, here are our ducks, *ahem* licenses and insurance.
The first thing you’ll want to make sure with any contractor is that they are licensed. Specifically, in the state they have to perform the work.
For the state of Louisiana, you’ll want to go to the State Licensing Boards website. There you can perform a contractor search by name, license number, city/town, parish, type, or qualifying party.
(A qualifying party is a term for the person who holds the exam scores for the license and maintains responsibility for the operations of a licensed business.)
Below are the links to the contractor search page, as well as the link to Roofs Restored’s contractor details.
If you follow the link, you'll see each license our company carries, license numbers, statuses, effective and expiration dates, and the dates those licenses were first issues.
With our current licensing, Roofs Restored can perform any work other than:
- Or that requires the removal of asbestos, hazardous waste, lead-based paint, or underground storage tanks
However, some contractors may obtain workers’ compensation so they can acquire a license and then drop the policy once they have their license in hand. It’s not legal, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen. It is best to check that every contractor you hire has a current worker’s compensation policy in place.
You can verify coverage by using this link to the Worker's Compensation Coverage Verification page and performing a business search.
SIDE NOTE: It's also a good idea to ask for proof of auto insurance if the contractor will have any vehicles on your property, as a general liability policy will not cover damage. For instance, should a limb fall on one of the vehicles while it is on your property. The comapny should also be able to provide you with a copy of their Certificate of Insurance that reflects each of their active policies.