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        Do you have a roof that needs repairs or replacing
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        here! You can request a quote right here for FREE.
        Let our members come to you.  NEFRSA contractor
        members will do  the job right the first time on time
        and at a price that will fit your budget. 


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        expert come to you.  Send them an email.


         You can trust a NEFRSA MEMBER to do the job right.


               

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                           Helpful Information:

                1. Glossary of Roofing Terms *

 

                2.  Choosing a Contractor


                3. Why You Should Choose a NEFRSA Member

 

                     *compliments of FRSA-www.floridaroof.com

                  


    Helpful Articles


   

 

     



   View Department of Business Professional Regulation video  about hiring a contractor....click here

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There are measures consumers can take to protect themselves. 

                               Always check licenses by visiting MyFloridaLicense.com.  

 

                     Unlicensed activity should be reported to the department via the  Web site 

                           or by  calling:  toll-free, 1-866-532-1440 (M-F / 8am - 5pm Eastern). 
                              

                                  Outside Florida : 850-922-9026 (M-F / 8am - 5pm Eastern)

                            To file a complaint regarding unlicensed activity you may email to:

                                                         

                                               ula@myfloridalicense.com

 

 


           In selecting a roofing or sheet metal contractor it’s important certain information be obtained.


                                                                  Job specifics to be obtained include:

 

     1.  Make certain that the contractor is a member of a recognized professional association like
          the NEFRSA, the FRSA, or the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA).


     2.  Select a contractor with a permanent place of business with a local address & phone number. 

          Find out how long they have been at that location.


     3.  Demand that the contractor is Florida licensed and insured.  Have them show you their Florida

          license number and verify it through the DPBR web site or a link to it through our web site

          www.nefrsa.com
        

          There are case files when asked if the individuals were licensed they said yes, produced their
          drivers’ license, and still sold the job.


     4.  With the entry of the EPA into the remodeling arena, if your structure is pre-1978 or houses
          children,the remodeler must be a certified lead renovator and must conform to their requirements.


     5.  Obtain copies their certificates of insurance for worker’s compensation and general liability naming

         you as the ‘certificate holder’.
 

     6.  Insist on a written proposal from a minimum of three licensed contractors with a detailed description

         of the work to be accomplished, material specifications, estimated starting & completion dates,  

         guarantees for the workmanship and the material.  Make sure the contractor agrees to keep the

         property clean and orderly on a daily basis and that all equipment and material will be removed upon

         completion.  Prior to commencement of the work insist on the posting of the county or city required

         permit and the Notice of Commencement to comply with the Florida Lien law.


     7  Never hire a contractor that insists on full payment in advance.  A partial payment upon agreeing to

        the  proposal or at various defined stages of the project is normal particularly when special order

        materials are involved but should not exceed 50% of the estimated cost.  In making partial payments

        insist upon partial waivers of lien or making joint payment to the contractor and his supplier.

        Upon final payment insist upon a final waiver of lien from the contractor and his supplier and a

        certificate of completion from the building inspection department involved.


      As the project manager and consumer, you have every right to this information and a  list

        of references including suppliers  that the contractor has established through the years.