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It’s vital to remember that state regulations regarding roofing contractors vary from one state to another. In some states, roofing contractors are required to be licensed while in other states roofing contractors are only required to be licensed if they are performing work in that state.

Surety Bonds

Likewise, in many states, roofing contractors must be fingerprinted and take a training course that is approved by the state. Obtaining a roofing contractor license is actually a fairly common licensing requirement.

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Although you may not be entirely new to surety bond procedures, the concept can be a little bit difficult to understand at first wausau roofing. A surety bond is essentially a bond between a contractor and a client. That person must pay for the job upfront in return for which the contractor will pay to hold the client’s interest in performing the job correctly. If something goes wrong, that bond ensures that the client is protected. Obviously, the more likely it is that the bond will be violated the higher the cost of the surety bond because of the increased risk of loss.

There are also quite a few states where roofing contractors are not required to be licensed or fingerprinted and in such states, they are not required to have insurance or bonding agent licensing. Some states will even allow a roofing contractor without a license to work on a roof on a building as long as the work is done on his own property.

Make sure that if your contractor is not properly licensed that you get in writing that they are indeed allowed to work on the roof and that there is insurance covering the work. Be sure to double-check the legal documentation pertaining to the particular state that you are working in before you commit to a roofing contractor.