Do you know if you are hiring an unlicensed roofing contractor and that by doing so you are exposing yourself to some really big risks?
Don't make the mistake of hiring a roofer just because you think he knows what he is doing or that he is cheaper than others. If he is not licensed or insured and you experience any problems whatsoever like getting completely ripped-off, there is no legal agency local or state-wide that will help you. You were in violation of the codes and the regulations that make up the laws that protect you.
The single most important thing to know is that the State of Florida requires any person doing work as a roofer is required to be certified and licensed as a Roofing Contractor. This is the law and it is for your benefit. If you knowingly disregard this regulation, then you are in violation of the law.
Florida codes requests you to report any person performing work as a roofer if he does not have a license issued by the State of Florida. Anytime you seek a roofing contractor to work on your home always ask for their license number. If they show you their license, then write the number down and you can verify it online at: myfloridalicense.com
This is an easy process and the instructions are simple to follow. You may prefer to contact your local building department instead and ask if the individual you wish to hire has a current license. They will also tell you if the roofer is up to date with all the licensing requirements such as their insurance coverage's as well as if they can pull a permit for your roofing job. Small
repairs do not require a permit but large repairs, additions, remodeling and reroofs require your roofer to pull a permit for the work. This too is the law.
Feel free to contact any of these authoritative agencies or allow us to provide the service:
Sanibel Building Department – 239-213-5020
Collier County Building Department – 239-252-2400
Sanibel Building Department – 239-949-6262
Marco Island Building Department – 239-389-5058
Lee County Building Department – (239)533-8329
City of Ft. Myers Building Department – 239-321-7940