Licensed contractors vital to repairing damaged roofs and homes

December 14, 2022
Johanna Viscaino

As a licensed contractor, you can be one of the first lines of defense against storms. When it comes to storms and hurricanes, the roof can be a major point of entry for property damage from wind, rain, and debris. That’s one of the reasons the Florida Building Code places such emphasis on decreasing the risk of roof intrusion. This latest building code prioritizes measures designed to help keep the roof attached to the building during major weather events. As a licensed contractor you’ll be able to help make homes safe using features like tie-down beams and thoughtful selection of roofing materials. 

Experts advise that properties with roofs constructed of clay tiles or asphalt shingles that are over 10 years old are at particularly high risk compared to newer roofs constructed of these materials. Flat and barrel tile roofs can also be broken by impacts from flying debris. This means homeowners are often in need of licensed contractors for roof repair or roof replacement, especially if the home has an aging roof. 

The home is a primary defense against weather-related dangers. That’s why licensed contractors are always needed for repair, replacement, or preventative measures. Whether you're nearing the end of the process or just getting started on your journey, 1 Exam Prep is here to make sure you have the tools and support you need to become a licensed contractor.