The great State of New York is an extreme weather state. And with so many residents throughout New York, you can be sure there are more than a few residential and commercial buildings. The roofs on these buildings play an extremely important role in protecting the interior workings from Mother Nature. New York (NY) residents are no strangers to heavy rains, strong winds and big snow storms so it’s necessary to keep roofs in perfect working order. Problem spots can lead to more serious problems quite quickly if left unattended. That’s why it’s so important to contact a local roofing contractor the second you notice an issue with your commercial or residential roof.
Here at Roofing-Directory we are proud to provide New Yorkers with the information they need to be well educated on their next roofing project. We also know that it’s tough to find the right roofing contractor with so many to choose from throughout the state. That’s why we have created our easy to use roofing company directory. Our knowledgeable staff will match you with up to four of your area’s most reliable, trustworthy and experience roofing companies for all of your needs. These highly qualified local roofers are skilled in roofing repair, replacement, installation and inspection so fill out the short form here on your right and get started. Compare free estimates from New York roofing contractors and save big!
Obtaining a roofing license in the state of New York requires a few specific steps but allows contractors to provide a variety of services within the context of home repairs, not just repairing or replacing roofs. A home is one of, if not the most important investment, that a person will make in their lifetime, so regular, quality maintenance is essential. Choosing a reputable roofer is an important process and the license is the first place to start.
Anyone operating a business that engages in the construction, repair, remodeling or addition to any piece of property used as a residence must possess a Home Improvement Contractor license. This includes any construction - remodeling a basement, resurfacing a driveway, replacing a fence building on a garage, any type of major landscaping, adding porches or patios, swimming pools, and any other improvement or structure that is attached or adjacent to a home or residence.
A contractor may not begin any type of work until he actually possesses a valid, active Home Improvement license. To obtain this license, one must do several things. Before beginning the process, several documents must be produced.
First, an applicable business certificate based on the legal structure of the business must be filed with the clerk of the county in which the business is conducted. Sole proprietorships (DBA - doing business as) do not need a business certificate, while those operating under a name other than their own must file a business/assumed name certificate. Corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies or limited liability partnerships must register and remain active with the New York State Department.
Once this has been completed, a sales tax ID number and proof of business address must also be supplied. A $75 processing fee is paid as well. Contractors owning at least 10% of the business must be fingerprinted and provide proof of workman's compensation insurance. You have the option of enrolling in the Trust Fund Surety Bond or providing your own proof of $20,000 surety bond ownership.
All applicants who wish to become contractors, even if just for the purpose of roofing, must pass the Home Improvement Contractor Exam, provided through the state of New York. The exam consists of thirty questions and the test taker must answer at least twenty one correctly in order to pass the exam.
You can complete all of these steps either in person or online. The license is valid for two years and allows contractors to advertise and work in any capacity described above. For more information, or if you have questions, please call the Licensing Division in your area of the state of New York.
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