How does licensing work for roofing companies in Colorado?
One of the most important things to look into when choosing a roofing contractor is that they are licensed. Licensing allows you to pull a permit and have a roof inspected and the results documented for future records. Licensing works differently across the country. A lot of places have state-wide licensing. Some places have licensing by each different municipality. Some places have both.
Licensing in Colorado is done by each different municipality, either by city or county. This means that for every different part of the state your contractor has to get a license for that specific area, whether by city or county. This is a reason why some contractors try to fly under the radar and not obtain every different license in cities that they build a roof in.
Some places also have very, very stringent requirements for contractors to get licensed. Denver is a great example. In order to get a license, you must provide a list of 24 different jobs from 24 different months that you physically performed roofing work on notorized by either the property owners or the company that you were working for. You must also provide proof of insurance, have an insurance certificate with the city of Denver as a certificate holder, and a long list of other forms, documents, and requirements.
The important thing to take away here is that if you are hiring a contractor, especially in Denver, make sure that you check that they are licensed.