Roofing and deck waterproofing is a specialty trade often involving multi-trade skills that relate to a building’s complex structural design built to protect its occupants and its contents. When contemplating roof work or deck waterproofing, Temecula and other Riverside County property owners should understand the risk involved when hiring the roofer or the painter working out of trade for roof, deck, or deck live-load structural renovations, which by law are above the roofer’s and painter’s license classification. See www.cslb.ca.gov for more information on this. Roof and deck waterproofing systems are supported by deck sheathing, which is supported by the rafters for the roof system and floor joist for the deck live-load system, which in turn are supported by load bearing walls, all of which are supported by a reinforced concrete foundation. Therefore, don’t be fooled by the roofer or the painter who claims to be qualified for a project below the waterproofing system that requires structural renovation by the multi-trade licensed contractor. Also, understand the risk for hiring the scam artist operating with the fly-by-night, undocumented, uninsured workers, offering a misleading roof repair contract that fails to include a definitive scope of work with fixed dollars that may have the ability to extend the roof leak repair into an expensive re-roof project with demands for additional expenses after the fact beyond the original repair contract. Don’t become the next scam artist’s victim.
Before deciding on a roofer, we recommend that you request the following:
Evidence of state licensure and documented experience in roofing, Temecula or your local area
Confirmation that employees will be supervised
Evidence of contractors’ licenses is required by law. The (CSLB): does not require licensing for projects including labor and materials under $500.00. However, before hiring the unlicensed contractor; understand that performing roofing, siding, drainage, and deck waterproofing projects involves working in a dangerous environment, therefore, before hiring the unlicensed individual, demand proof of their medical coverage to include insurance for potential long-term disability. Don’t become a victim to the individual operating without medical insurance
Written estimates that include the full scope of work details
Progress photos, and demand a signed Employee Waiver and Release document before releasing the final payment.
Before hiring just any contractor, you should always research to help insure they operate based on evidence of professionalism including qualifications backed by longevity in business and ask for references to include completed as well as in-progress photos of similar type projects. At www.aduinconstruction.com there are galleries with images under “What We Offer,” “Wanna Be Contractor,” “Don’t Be Fooled,” and other galleries plus pages of informative material that include in-progress images documenting our quality workmanship. Take advantage of our many years of “Old World Quality craftsmanship experience passed down generation-to-generation backed by our unwavering commitment to proven quality.
Applying a waterproof surface on exterior decking systems should include the multi-trade skilled approach. Often, however, the painter and even other trade contractors who operate in dissimilar trades will offer cheap price bids on these often dangerous and complex waterproofing projects. But beware that they may not in fact have building trade qualifications necessary to do the job right. It is important to understand that contractors working out of classification may in fact be offering a limited scope of work detail that excludes deck to wall flashing, and door thresholds flashing that are a part of the multi-trade contractors experience needed to provide the solution for effective and long lasting deck waterproofing. Temecula, Murrieta, Wildomar, Sun City, Canyon Lake located or anywhere in the Riverside or San Diego County areas, require deck waterproofing systems designed to withstand not only foot traffic but also water weight from several days of continuous rains that can compromise deck to wall flashing resulting in water intrusion that leads to deck substrate dry rot and toxic mold damage. We consider these and other factors in order to create a waterproofing system that will stand the test of time.