Florida recently passed a new law that affects homeowners in the state. The legislation, known as the Homeowners’ Roofing Bill of Rights, is designed to protect homeowners from shoddy roofing workmanship and unlicensed contractors. It requires all licensed roofers to adhere to higher standards of quality when completing their work and provides a clear path for any homeowner who is the victim of fraudulent or substandard roofing services.
Under this bill, contractors are obligated to complete certain tasks in order to provide a safe and secure roof for homeowners. They are required to inspect the existing roofing system prior to beginning any work, and must also perform a thorough clean up after every job. Additionally, contractors must properly dispose all waste materials associated with the job, including torn off asphalt shingle remnants, nails, and other debris.
The bill also includes provisions that require contractors to provide written estimates before beginning any project and submit those estimates for approval by both parties prior to starting any work. This protects homeowners from unexpected fees or changes that could arise during or after completion of a job. Furthermore, it provides an opportunity for customers to advance their knowledge on proper contractor procedures at each step in the process—allowing them to make informed decisions about their rooftop repairs/replacements before authorizing payment of services rendered!
Finally, this law requires all licensed contractors in Florida operating within certain labor codes such as RER (roof engineering & repair) or RCIA (roof certifications & inspections)–to carry insurance policies with liability limits greater than the legally required minimum standards. This ensures that homeowners are protected in cases where accidental damage occurs due to contractor negligence or unfinished workmanship issues which would otherwise leave them financially vulnerable towards future legal actions taken against them by third parties/insurers etcetera if not well secured against such eventualities beforehand accordingly!