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Raising the Roof: Important Considerations for Professional Roofers

As a professional roofing contractor, it’s important to understand that bad roofing decisions can cost you and your business. Whether you let an employee scale a roof without any fall protection or you breach a contract through negligent actions, there’s no shortage of ways for a roofing contractor to undermine their own success. Fortunately, a roofing attorney can help you maintain compliance with all relevant roofing rules and regulations and provide you with the legal defenses you need to dispel bogus claims and avoid costly citations.

In this brief article, a roofing attorney will discuss several important considerations for professional roofers, including:

  • Insurance
  • Warranties
  • Experience
  • Professional Legal Help

Insurance

Every contractor needs general liability insurance and workers’ compensation insurance; otherwise, they’ll be unable to bid on lucrative public and private projects. This is one facet of construction business ownership that simply cannot be ignored. Your future clients will inevitably request proof of insurance. When you fail to provide this evidence, your contract will be toast. If you’ve been accused of working without the proper insurance coverage, consult a roofing attorney.

Warranties

It’s important to record all warranty information for the various materials, products, and labor being utilized on your projects. Whether defective materials are discovered midway through a project or latent defects appear years after project completion, you need to have evidence proving that, despite your role as a contractor, you aren’t responsible for any damages. 

Experience

When bidding for projects, there’s hardly a more compelling piece of evidence indicating that you’re the right contractor for the job than clearly documented experience on projects of a similar ilk. How long you’ve been in business, the experience level of your workers, and your project portfolio will all weigh into an owner’s decision to employ your services. Never present lies or falsehoods about your experience or credentials; otherwise, you could be charged with fraud.

Professional Legal Help

A contractor need not brave the wild as they grow their business in the construction industry. With the assistance of a roofing lawyer, you can rest assured that you have access to general counsel services when you need them most. This includes OSHA defense, employment law, litigation, arbitration, alternative dispute resolution, contract review and drafting, and more. 

If you would like to speak with a roofing lawyer, please contact us today.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.

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