Why Hiring An Unlicensed Roofing Contractor Can Be Disastrous

You are a recent victim of roof damage. A big storm hit and the entire interior of your home is vulnerable to the outside. You hired a contractor to get the roof fixed, however, they just caused further damage. Also, he happened to be an unlicensed contractor. Now you are in an even deeper hole. Luckily, with My Florida Roofing Contractor, we are here to help you avoid that situation in the first place. Trust us as one of the best flooring companies in Vero Beach FL.


If They Are Unlicensed, They Gotta Go!

Let’s say you find a contractor online that you want to try out. You can simply run their name through this website and you can easily find out if they are licensed. The website is myfloridalicense.com. From this site, you are able to verify a license. This will save you a lot of stress down the road.


Another way to avoid the chance of hiring a contractor who is unlicensed is to work with My Florida Roofing Contractors. All of our professionals are licensed and will provide the best service. You can trust us.


The Dangers of Hiring an Unlicensed Contractor

  • You have limited legal actions against an unlicensed contractor
    • If you have an issue with a licensed roofing contractor, just call their licensing agency and they can help mediate between you and the contractor. They can also help recover any losses you have had. But if you have an issue with an unlicensed contractor that you can’t resolve, you’ll have to file a civil lawsuit.
    • Litigation expenses are pricey and you may never be able to collect because unlicensed contractors often go in and out of business. When it comes down to it, an unlicensed contractor has less incentive to do quality work because it’s easier for them to get away with it. And if you want to take legal action against them, your choices are limited.


  • No license could mean no insurance
    • Because it is not cheap, unlicensed contractors rarely have worker’s compensation insurance or liability insurance. No worker’s compensation means if a roofing contractor’s worker gets injured while working on your roof, you’ll be responsible for paying for their medical bills.
    • Since there is no liability insurance, you’ll be responsible for paying for damages caused to your home by the uninsured roofer.


  • No license could mean they’re not bonded
    • Basically, a “bonded contractor” is a contractor that has purchased a type of insurance that provides you compensation if the contractor does not complete a job as you’ve requested or contracted. Unlicensed contractors typically won’t even offer a contract, much less be bonded. So if the final outcome of your roof isn’t what you agreed upon, that’s tough luck!


  • Work may not meet local building codes
    • Licensed Contractors are tested on their knowledge of local building codes and are a test on their knowledge in order to obtain licensure.
    • If an inspector (perhaps one inspecting the home when you’re selling it) sees that your roof is not code compliant, you’ll be responsible for any repairs needed to get the roof to code.
    • And disclosing to an inspector that an unlicensed roofing contractor worked on your roof can decrease the property’s value.


  • Could settle for low-quality work
    • A license tells you that a roofer has met minimum industry training standards and work experience. It’s meant to protect you.
    • So if a contractor is unlicensed, you have no idea about their level of competency. Any low-quality roofing work can backfire on you later and at the worst possible time!!


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Choose us when you are shopping for roofing contractors. We are the top roofing companies in South Florida. My Florida Roofing Contractor, which was formerly known as Reyes Group General Construction, was established in 2003. Our top roofing companies in South Florida are committed to using quality products, providing excellent service, and delivering the best customer care possible. We provide all clients with a warranty for all completed projects. Located in Vero Beach, we are here for you! Please give us a call today and see for yourself.

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My Florida roofing is an amazing company to deal with. The recently redid our roof from shingles to standing seem metal roof. It looks amazing. I got roughly about 10 quotes from the top roofers in Indian river county and they help educate me and showed me different options of material's for the new roof. Their team came in and stripped reroof the entire home in about week to do great weather. They strip and relapse before any rain could hit the exposed material. Rene and Maxine are such a pleasure to deal with. The are very upfront about everything and every detail that you speak with Rene about is backed up with written documentation so you know and see exactly what you are paying for. They also show and explain the different options to add on if you choose to. They are very quick to respond and answer any questions you may have in a timely matter. No doubt in my mind did I make the right decision going with My Florida Roofing. I recommend and would you use them again for any future projects. Again thank you Rene, Maxine and all of the team at My Florida Roofing for making a new roof process so quick and painless

Ren RobbRen Robb

The Reyes' were very friendly, accommodating and professional. Rene visited the site often to check on the work. The crew was professional friendly and efficient. We had our roof replaced, asphalt shingles to metal, almost a year ago now and still marvel at the look. The color matches perfectly with the house trim. I highly recommend MyFloridaRoofing.

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