If a major storm hits your area like a big hail storm, tornado or hurricane; do you think that there are enough roofing contractors to take care of the damaged roofs in a timely manner? Actually there are not if substantial damage occurs after a major event. This is the time that unqualified and unlicensed roofers hit the streets in search of a
quick buck. These self-proclaimed roofers are called "fly-by-night" roofers.
These “fly-by-night” roofers promise to fix your roof damage, get paid for what appears to be an adequate job when observed from the ground and then they head to the next house or out of town leaving you with a bigger mess. Don't let the threat of additional damage to your home because of backlogged schedules
with the local roofers cause you to make a hasty decision. Do not use a "fly-by-night" roofer.
All they want to do is to prey on your fears and take your money. Stay with local roofing contractors!
All of the previous hurricanes have brought with them a slew of would be roofers from all around the country in search of quick dollars for nothing more than the performance of bad work. The State of Florida does not recognize individuals claiming to be roofers unless they have successfully gone through
the licensing process and earned the right to be called a Certified Licensed Roofing Contractor.
Even if a very good roofing company from another state was to come to Florida to help people with their roofing needs, it is against the law for them to perform work without a license. The codes for roof installations in Florida are different and more stringent than they are in other states. It is a good
bet that "fly-by-night" roofers are unaware of the specifics about the installations,
permits and the inspection requirements. Even local communities can adopt and enforce tougher installation methods than what are defined in the State building codes. These are specific to certain communities, cities and counties. The "fly-by-night" roofers will not know the details and they won't even care.
Don't make a mistake by choosing a "fly-by-night" roofer just out of expediency.
Stay with your local professional roofing contractor.