While JN Roofing is a roofing company, it doesn’t make us oblivious to one thing. Few if anyone enjoys having their roof redone. We get it.
But what can make the experience worse is having a bad experience with your roofing company or even finding yourself in a long term nightmare. Today we’ll share two major issues anyone considering re-shingling their roof will undoubtedly want to avoid.
- Does the roofing company you hire use actual employees or subbed out contractors?
You may be wondering why this matters?
A great way to understand why we say this is to hire a company who uses subbed out or temporary employees and you’ll quickly understand. The roofing industry is notorious for using short term jobber employees, or even sharing employees with other roofing companies.
The problems that can come from this are many.
First, these temporary employees can be inclined to have bad attitudes who liberally use profanity and leave a royal mess behind them. They can have a tendency to show up late, and then leave this early. Their work ethic is more often than not far from ideal (hence the reason they don’t have a permanent job anywhere), which means that your roof job could be rife with corners cut or just a generally poorly done job.
Then there is the safety standards issue. Do they know what those even are, much less do they follow them?
At JN Roofing, our staff are all permanent employees. They even have benefits! This makes a huge difference not only on the quality of workmanship on your roof, but also the attitude and behaviour of the people.
- Peace of mind and protecting yourself.
What many people fail to recognize is that when you have people on your roof, you as the homeowner can be liable for any injuries. If someone was to fall off your roof, it is entirely possible they could be severely injured if not killed.
In either of those scenarios if the roofer company doesn’t have liability insurance, you can and most likely will be responsible, personally.
You should never allow any company to work on your property without liability insurance and WSIB.
The next thing you need to ensure is whether your roofing company bonded? If it isn’t and you need to pursue them legally you could very well find that difficult if not impossible.
So if your roofing company doesn’t use permanent employees, have liability insurance, WSIB and and not bonded we would strongly recommend against hiring them.