You, as our valued customer (and potential future reference) need to know what your rights as a consumer are when hiring a roofing contractor. You can always go to the California Contractors State License Board to find out what your rights are, but we’d like to help you out with this as well.
The following is the full disclosure information about Landeros Roofing Solutions that we would like you to know, and to which you are legally entitled:
LANDEROS ROOFING SOLUTIONS' "FULL DISCLOSURE" INFORMATION
LICENSE INFORMATION: State law requires anyone who contracts to do construction work to be licensed by the Contractors State License Board in the license category in which the contractor is going to be working—if the total price of the job is $500 or more (including labor and materials). Licensed contractors are regulated by laws designed to protect the public.
If you contract with someone who does not have a license, the Contractors State License Board may be unable to assist you with a complaint. Your only remedy against an unlicensed contractor may be in civil court, and you may be liable for damages arising out of any injuries to the contractor or his or her employees.
You may contact the Contractors State License Board to find out if this contractor has a valid license. The Board has complete information on the history of licensed contractors, including any possible suspensions, revocations, judgments, and citations. The Board has offices throughout California. Please check the government pages of the White Pages for the office nearest you, visit www.cslb.ca.gov or call 1-800-321-CSLB for more information.
CONTRACTORS BOND:Our $15,000 Contractor’s Bond is with American Contractors Indemnity Company. (NOTE: This bond isn't intended as any kind of protection for you. It merely covers employee payroll issues and the like...)
COMMERCIAL GENERAL LIABILITY (CGL) INSURANCE:This can protect against third-party bodily injury and accidental property damage. It is not intended to cover the work the contractor performs. As the International Risk Management Institute explains in its Guide to Construction Insurance, CGL insurance protects "the insured contractor from liability to members of the public (other than employees) for bodily injury, property damage, or personal injury caused by virtually any activity."
The Contractors' License Law does not require contractors to carry CGL insurance. However, Landeros Roofing Solutions maintains a $2,000,000 aggregate CGL policy (Occurrence-type 2018-19 Policy # GL0034325-4) with an A+ rated carrier: Colony Insurance Company (condos and townhomes are covered). Additional Insured Certificates are available upon request.
WORKERS COMPENSATION INSURANCE:LRS is covered by State Compensation Insurance Fund (2018-19 Policy #3018846).
NOTE: Please be aware that in ordered to be licensed by the State, every roofing company in California MUST carry Workers Compensation Insurance, EVEN IF THEY DO NOT HAVE EMPLOYEES.
OUR SUBCONTRACTORS list us as Additional Insured on their own Commercial General Liability Insurance policies.
REFERENCES: Online reviews through Google, the Better Business Bureau and Yelp! are an easy way to check us out.Other references may be requested.
CONTRACTS:For jobs in excess of $750.00, the State requires that we ask you to review and sign an extensive agreement for the work. Each agreement will indicate when the work should start and end, give a detailed description of the work to be done and the material to be used, describe payment terms and tell you how you may cancel the contract. They will also state that all changes or additions causing a change in price of the job must be in writing to reduce the possibilities of later disputes.
RIGHT TO CANCEL:You have a 3-business-day legal right to cancel after signing our written contract, unless you check and initial the waiver in order to obtain immediate service.
JOB PERMITS:We will obtain all required job permits required for your job and their cost is included in our bid.
WARRANTY:Our roofing repairs generally carry at least a 12-month warranty on our workmanship.
PAYMENT TERMS:We almost never require a down payment, but if we do, it may not be more than 10% of the contract price or $1000, whichever is less. We accept personal checks for less than $5,000; please remit payments in excess of $5,000 via cashier’s check. We also accept American Express, VISA, Discover and MasterCard credit cards, with a 3.5% processing fee for all amounts charged over $1,000.00 (to cover the fee we get charged).