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San Diego (619) 233-0903 / S. D. Coastal (760) 436-1292 / S. D. Inland (760) 740-9000 Temecula (951) 695-4900
Cheap price reality often relates to unlicensed, uninsured, working out of trade operating with undocumented, and unsupervised careless workers, paid for their throw-on-failures without concerns for quality that should last 10 - 50 Years.
Click on images (below) to understand what to expect when hiring the inexperienced careless roofer.
Natural Disasters attract unlicensed contractors seeking fast easy money from distressed property owners who they believe will not check them out. When searching Yellow Page Directories or News Paper ads for a contractor; verify the contractors credentials! If the Advertising Agency failed to POLICE, You could be hiring the unlicensed Contractor. The Business and Professions Code 7027.1 - stipulates, "Advertising without a valid license in the class advertised is against the law."
Hiring the unlicensed, uninsured contractor can result in:
The loss of your deposit prior to project start. Deposits beyond 10% or $1,000. Maximum is an Illegal Act,
Abandoning a project without Legal Notification is an Illegal Act,
Attempting a project with little to no knowledge of the Uniform Building Code (UBC) structurally sound Scope of Work can leave your property with Construction Defects. And licensed contractors working out of trade is in violation of the (CSLB) law,
Shoddy workmanship results in premature decay, and water intrusion through roof surfaces located adjacent to roof repair work area,
Unlicensed contractorsdemanding money with threats of a Lawsuit, or Lien, or Claim of right of lien against the property is an Illegal Act,
Bodily Injuries to unlicensed contractors, and their employees not covered under Workers Compensation Insurance or other forms of medical insurance while on your property can result in expensive litigation against the property owner,
Unlicensed contractors operating in the underground economy make an estimated $140 billion a year. This happens because they are able to avoid payroll taxes and worker's comp. expenses... In addition, they have been known to operate under a city business license used as their credentials to steal projects away,
Operating as an unlicensed contractor has an unfair financial advantage over the legitimate Licensed Contractor. The Contractors State License Board (CSLB), the Statewide Investigative Fraud Team (SWIFT) and The Economic and Employment Enforcement Coalition (Triple E Coalition) comprised of Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) and Employment Development Department (EDD) participate in multi-agency enforcement efforts attempting to go after those individuals that are breaking the law. However, because the problem is so wide spread, many law biding contractors are being forced out of business,
Hiring unlicensed contractors for projects that exceed $500. including materials not only hurts our already weakened economy, it also puts the property owner in a potentially vulnerable position as these individuals may be difficult at best to track down after leaving shoddy workmanship to include potential problems when attempting to market the property as the buyer, and Escrow may require a "Certificate of Completion" documenting the project was performed by an accredited State Licensed Contractor,
Unlicensed contractors are subject to heavy fines with possible imprisonment as imposed by efforts from the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) and other State and Federal Agencies.
When shopping price, consider that Construction Defects can lead to "Safety Hazards"...
Re-roofing projects involving Dry rot and/or Termite Damage repairs are often performed by the C-39 licensed Roofing Contractor. However, be advised "the C-39 license is excluded from structural and/or carpentry work below the roof covering" as stipulated by the California Code Regulations Division 8, Title 16, Article 3,Authority cited: Sections 7008 and 7059, Reference: Sections 7058 and 7059 (Business and Professions Code) ref. http://www.cslb.ca.gov/General-Information/library/licensing-classifications.asp
In California, and other states requiring licensing; YOU could be arrested for hiring an unlicensed contractor for projects involving labor and material expenses beyond $500.00! In addition, if an unlicensed, uninsured contractor and/or their employee are injured while on your project, they could sue you and win! ref. abcnews.go.comUnlicensedContractorsWillRipYouOff Lawbreakers operating without Employee Workers Comp! In 2006, the (CSLB) reported; "Over half of the state licensed C-39 Roofing Contractors operated without Workers Comp Insurance." Assembly Bill (AB) 881 amends Section 7125 of the Business and Professions Code signed into law effective January 1, 2007 - Stipulates Workers Compensation Insurance is required for all (C-39) Roofing Contractors or a valid Certification of self-insurance whether or not they have employees. No exemptions will be granted." This law includes annual Work Comp Audits...
Steps like these help to crack down on Lawbreakers making it harder for them to hire the "Undocumented Illegal Alien workforce."Nonetheless, in a effort to cut corners; Lawbreakers continue operating under the table with the undocumented workforce offering a Cheap Price for shoddy workmanship!
Visit http://www.cslb.ca.gov/ to verify the contractors license and whether or not they carry workers comp or a certificate of self-insured.