Beware of Roofing Companies That Changed Their Name
As was being discussed earlier, doing a license check and knowing the age of the company, you will know if the roofer is just operating under a different company name. This can be very important to you and your decision making when trying to pick the right roofer.
Why would a good roofer suddenly change the name of their company? The answer is that a good roofer should not be found in the position of having to change the name of their company in order to continue to be in business. If a roofer has a company that he allows to get into trouble with his creditors, all he has to do is file as a new company, attach his license to it as the qualifying certification and he is ready for business. Checking on his license through the State's Department of Business and Professional Regulation, My Florida License, you will learn of all the companies the license has qualified.
If a roofer has had to change the name of his business because of poor business practices, you might get stuck with a lien on your property if he didn't cover his tracks well. Don't be caught unaware of what is about to happen. If you ask for our help, the first thing we will do is to advise that you use another roofer. If you want to stay with this particular roofer, then we will impress upon you the importance of acquiring a lien release for all the work and materials that are used on your property. The lien release is to be issued by every supplier for the materials they deliver to your home. One will need also
to be issued by your roofer for all of the work being performed on your property that confirms everybody was paid in full for their services. The lien releases should be in your hand before you pay any money to the roofer to be valid. The lien releases alone will give you legal recourse in the event that others want to come after you because they were cheated out of payments.
Knowing whether a roofer has had to change the name of their company doesn't always mean that they are unscrupulous but it does give you a history of the license uses and what questions you should ask to satisfy any continued concerns. We will be happy to be of assistance so you can decide on the right roofer for your roofing needs.