Florida, the Sunshine State, the fourth most populated State in the country and home to booming cities, beautiful beaches and warm weather. Florida residents know two things better than anyone else in the USA, and thats hurricanes and gators, both as University mascots and realities of the culture.
Florida Residents Must Fix Roofing Problems Fast!!
As mentioned, Florida residents enjoy gorgeous sun soaked skies, tall palm trees and beautiful wildlife. They also get to deal with the high winds and heavy rain of the hurricane season. This can cause some serious problems with local roofs, causing shingles to be ripped off, allowing water to puddle and clogging and breaking gutters.
When roofing issues arise in Florida, it’s crucial that you attend to them as quickly as possible. Unattended problems will lead to larger, more serious problems, which can mean serious money and stress. Be sure you use a skilled, experienced and Florida fully licensed and insured professional roofing contractor for your roof project. Roofing-Directory has pre-screened Florida's best roofing repair and replacement companies for whatever your needs may be. Get started today and fill out the form on the right to find the perfect FL roofing contractors local to you, for completely free estimates!
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People and businesses that want a roofing contractor's license in Florida must meet certain education and/or experience requirements and prove they are financially stable as part of the application process.
Applications for a general contractor's license with a specialty in roofing are filed with the Construction Industry Licensing Board, which is under the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
The procedures for getting a roofing contractor's license are spelled out in a 17-page application packet that is available from the state agency's website.
Education and experience are top requirements to apply. A person needs a combination of at least four years education and/or work experience. A four-year college degree in a construction-related major and at least one year experience working in the roofing business. More work experience can be substituted for college classes if the applicant has worked as a foreman for at least one year.
Financial stability is also a requirement. An applicant is required to submit a credit report that shows a score of at least 660. If the applicant's credit score is less than that, he must submit an irrevocable letter of credit from his financial institution or a bond of up to $20,000. If the applicant takes a 14-hour state-approved financial responsibility class, the bond will be reduced by half. Applicants cannot have any outstanding liens or judgments against them at the time of application.
The licensing process also includes a background check, which includes fingerprinting. The state says it will only accept fingerprints that are submitted electronically. Applicants must also be at least 18 years old.
An examination is included in the licensing process. The test is administered in sections, and the licensing board gives an applicant four years from the initial exam to take all parts. Failed sections may be retaken as many times as necessary to achieve a passing grade within this four-year time period, but an exam fee must be paid for each time a test is taken. The agency publishes the "Candidate Information Booklet, Reference List, Examination Content Information," a 16-page booklet that explains the testing procedure. Applicants may bring approved reference books to the exams, but not notes or other materials.
Applicants are required to prove they have liability and property damage insurance. They also need workers' compensation insurance coverage or proof they are exempt from needing their insurance. Proof of the exemption must be obtained within 30 days of receiving the roofing contractor's license.
We have prescreened roofers all across Florida. All of our Florida (FL) Roofing Contractors have been prescreened by a third party company. Here are some of the counties we serve on a daily basis:
Alachua County, Brevard County, Broward County, Collier County, Duval County, Escambia County, Hernando County, Hillsborough County, Indian River County, Lake County, Lee County, Leon County, Manatee County, Marion County, Miami-Dade County, Okaloosa County, Orange County, Palm Beach County, Pasco County, Pinellas County, Polk County, Saint Lucie County, Sarasota County, Seminole County, Volusia County, And All over!!