The Orlando construction attorneys of Cotney Construction Law are well-versed in construction roofing law. We have defended countless roofing professionals in construction-related disputes. We know how vital it is for roofers to be professional as well as competent when conducting business publicly and privately. Before your next client meeting, be prepared to answered the following four questions.
1. Are You Qualified?
Qualified roofing contractors are licensed, bonded, and insured. Never conduct construction business without a license, unless exempt. Contracting without a license puts you at risk for hefty fines and penalties. Get familiar with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR), the agency that handles licensing and registrations for businesses and professionals. It is also important to have a list of credible references that can vouch for your qualifications.
2. Can You Provide a Written Estimate?
Be prepared to give written estimates. A detailed breakdown of the work you will do is critical. You will need to specify the terms and conditions, total project duration, cost, and the materials you will use. You should know what your fixed and variable costs will be which includes labor and supplies.
3. Will Subcontractors Help You Complete the Work?
Transparency is the key to avoiding unnecessary disputes. If other construction professionals will be helping you complete the project, you should be ready to disclose who they are. Owners will want to know who your subcontractors and suppliers are since they can be held responsible if the contract is breached.
4. Do You Provide Warranties?
Providing warranties is a wise way to do business. With the rise of defect claims, clients want to feel secure about what they are investing in. They want to know that you are willing to back up your work for a period of time should anything go wrong. Determine if you will offer short-term or long-term warranties to backup your workmanship, materials, and labor.
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.