We’ve been in business for 10 years serving homeowners and business owners with high quality roofing at great prices. Elite Roofing’s motto is ‘Roofing Done Right’. Randy chose that motto because he looked around at the quality of some roof repair companies, and became determined to gear his business around much more than what the others were offering. Continue Reading
Your roofer should pull a permit before performing any work on your roof and here’s why.
We have blogged about the importance of finding a quality roofing contractor, and some tips for finding someone trustworthy. Something that is highly important is ensuring that the roofing contractor you choose has pulled a permit with the city you live in before beginning construction on your home. Essentially, when a permit is pulled, it protects you as the homeowner.
Why are permits important?
Permits ensure that a 3rd party entity such as the city or town you live in, will perform an inspection of your roof and verify the quality of work performed by the contractor. A permit ensures a city inspector will come to your home, once the contractor states that the work is complete, and they will verify that the installation meets all city codes. City Inspectors are experts and know what exactly to look for to ensure your roof is a quality installation.
Permits are also important because they keep a record of the type work performed on your home and when, which can be important when it comes to selling your home and proving what work has been done.
The Permitting Process
The roofing contractor performing the work is responsible for obtaining a permit from the city before work begins. They notify the city once they have completed the work and the city will come and inspect the work once they have been notified that the work has been completed by the contractor.
A failed inspection from the city simply means that one or more elements of the city’s building code has not been met, and must be corrected before the city approves the work completed by the contractor(s).
The average cost of a permit is around $130 but keep in mind that the cost varies city by city, by size of the job, and what work is being performed.
What does it mean if a roofing contractor doesn’t pull a permit?
In order to get a permit, your roofing contractor must prove that they are licensed with each city, and prove that they are insured. As a homeowner this should be hugely important to you as it protects you should an unforeseen catastrophe occure during construction.
Some roofing contractors don’t pull a permit simply to cut costs but often times there are more serious implications when a contractor is not pulling a permit. Potentially, it could mean that your roofing contractor is not registered with the city or town you live in–remember, if they are not registered with your city the contractor has yet to become licensed and prove that they are insured with your city officials.
The biggest take away we want you to have is that permit pulling protects both you as the homeowner, and us as the roofing contractor. With a 3rd party (the city) inspecting our work (or any roofing contractor’s work) you can be assured that your roof was installed properly and is within your city’s code.
Curious to see if a permit has been pulled on your home? It’s easy to check! Simply click on the link below on your city or county and follow the instructions on their website. For those not listed below, you will have to call your city or county’s Building Department. Want some help? Feel free to give us a call! We have all numbers handy!
We recently replaced this roof in Highlands Ranch with tile roofing materials, learn more about the benefits of a tile roof.
Recently, Elite Roofing completed this concrete tile roof in Highlands Ranch. The type of tile the owners selected is called Boral Split Old English Thatch and the color is called Western Trail. Many home owners elect to go with tile roofs because of the discount some insurance companies offer for doing such in hail regions. Boral Roofing is a premier provider of concrete tile, clay tile and other roof tile products throughout the United States. Here’s a bit more information of Boral Roofing’s products:
Boral Roofing’s concrete roof tile products are synonymous with enduring protection from the elements – in all climates. Now, with recent certification through the Roof Covering Impact Certification Program sponsored by Architectural Testing and recognition from Insurance companies in hail prone regions, homeowners will have even greater peace of mind choosing Boral Roofing. Boral tiles received the highest ratings possible using the Factory Mutual (FM) testing methodology for hail impact. And, Boral Roofing certified products withstand hail testing using up to 1-3/4” ice balls with no special clauses related to denting as with metal or asphalt shingle roofing products. Homeowners may now qualify for insurance reductions when choosing one of the following certified Boral Roofing hail rated products: Split old English Thatch, Villa, Saxony Slate, Saxony Shake or Madera 900.
To qualify for insurance reductions, your roofing contractor must verify that one of the certified Boral Roofing tile products was installed. Significant premium discounts may be offered in the states of Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin and Wyoming. Contact your local insurance agent for premium discounts offered.
Elite Roofing is highly experienced in the installation of both concrete tile roofs and clay tile roofs. If you are considering a tile roof of any sort, contact us today! We can inspect your current roof to see if there is hail damage and potentially have your insurance company cover a portion of the roof replacement. Fill out the form below to schedule your free inspection today!