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Question DetailsAsked on 11/21/2013

what does bonded mean

Some roofers show they are bonded. Chavez Roofing is not listed as bonded but they have a great deal on cost of new roof.

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Licensed Bonded & Insured

First License is in the state or city you reside in - Illinois is a state license, in order to get the state license you need to have insurance and a bond. The bond is where the contractor pays money to his or her agent and then a surety company backs your work. If a contractor is bonded and your listed on the bond and they take your money and not do the work you can put in a claim against the bond.

Not sure where you live some areas do not require bonds or licenses or insurance to work, but if they do you better make sure your contractor has them. Permits as well - call the building department in your comunity to find out for sure

Best of luck with your project.

Richard Jeziorski - Liberty Roofing & Siding Inc.

Answered 4 years ago by LibertyRoofing


Here is an angie's List article on bonding, insurance, and licensing that should answer your question -

As for your question - I would advise you second-think what you stated - "Chavez Roofing ... have a great deal on cost of new roof".. I bet you could find some terrific cost quotes if you took a few hundred dollars cash down to your local building supply store or grocery store where day laborers hang around - I would pretty much guarantee you could get several to guarantee you the best roofing job in the world for a couple hundred dollars - they will probably promise toi show up first thing tomorrow. Does that promise sound like a great deal ?

You should be checking out recommendations and ratings and redferrals for roofers FIRST - short list some reputable contractors, THEN define your scope of work IN WRITING, THEN ask for bidders to come talk about your job and then, after any modifications to your scope of work based on their recommendations, ask the ones you feel confident with (get 3 typically for a reroofing size job) to bid on your job.

No offer is a "good" offer till the contractor has looked at the job or at least has a perfectly defined scope of work to bid to, and no offer sight unseen is a "bid" - it is just a come-on until you have an actual signed contract in hand.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD

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