Frequently Asked Questions

 

Does Martin & Son’s Roofing Inc. provide free estimates?


Yes, we provide free, no hassle quotations.


The roofing company I am considering does not have a valid license. Is that a big deal?


Any roofing work done requires a license unless the homeowners are doing it themselves. Hiring an unlicensed contractor puts the homeowner at risk. As warned by the Dept. of Business & Professional Regulation, “Any person working on your home who is unlicensed must be employed by you, which means you must deduct F.I.C.A. and withholding tax and provide workers’ compensation for that employee. Without workers’ compensation insurance, you could be held liable for injuries received on your property and typically, your homeowners’ insurance policy will not honor your claim if the work being performed required a licensed contractor.”


How long does a roofing project take to complete?


For an averaged size home, a shingle roof usually takes 2-3 business days and a tile roof takes approximately 5 business days, depending on the weather and amount of carpentry replacement required. Don’t worry – we don’t leave your job until it's finished. Your Roofing Specialist can give you a more accurate estimate on your particular project length.

 

How do I know if my roofers insurance is valid?


Always call the producers of his or her policy, the number should be located at the top left of the certificate. Without insurance you are responsible for the medical care of the workers if an accident occurs and for any damage to your property. Also check the coverage amounts, typically a 1 million dollar liability policy is standard for a roofing company.

 

Does Martin & Son’s Roofing Inc. have insurance and workers compensation coverage?


Yes we carry general liability, automobile insurance and workers compensation. It is expensive, but we care about our employees and our customers. Copies of our insurance certificates are available on our website by visiting the About Us page, and also comes in every single estimate.

 

How long has Martin & Son’s Roofing Inc. been in business?


We have been in business since 1973! Statistics show that 80% of all roofing contractors are out of business within 2.5 years. If the company you select closes shop what good is the warranty? Remember, price is only one of the criteria for selecting a roofing contractor. Professionalism, experience, quality workmanship, and solidly established business should also weigh heavily in your decision.

 

Do you obtain all required permits?


Yes, Martin & Son’s Roofing applies and pays for all required permits for your roofing job. Beware of a contractor who asks you as the homeowner to pull a permit; this is usually an indication of an unlicensed and/or uninsured contractor. This could also mean they have complaints or unpaid fees with the local building department and are unable to pull a permit.

 

What does Martin & Son’s Roofing, Inc. do if rain develops without warning?


First of all, our office staff regularly monitors the weather using several weather websites with up to the minute radar and stays in contact via direct-connect radios with the supervisor on the jobsite. Secondly, we always have enough tarps on hand to cover your roof if necessary.