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About Maryland Roofing
Roofing contractors perform a number of necessary services to homeowners. From the initial building of a roof to performing minor repairs to existing roofs, roofers work on homes of all ages and types. Additionally, these contractors may perform inspections or simple maintenance tasks to ensure that a roof is functioning properly. Roofing contractors in Maryland face a number of challenges, including weather.
Maryland has a surprisingly diverse climatic range. The eastern part of the state is under the influence of the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean, which make this area warmer on average than the western areas. Baltimore, the state's largest city, ranges in mean temperature from 33 degrees in January to 77 degrees in July. Precipitation also varies, with the southeast receiving 49 inches a year and the area west of the Appalachians receiving 36 inches yearly.
Roofing Issues in Maryland
Like any area that experiences cold winters and receives rainfall frequently, many parts of Maryland come with their share of roof problems. Leaks are common and can be due to either improper roof installation or weather damage. Undetected leaks can lead to more serious problems, like mold growth or roof collapse. Clogged gutters can also lead to problems by trapping moisture at a roof's edges.
Roofing contractors building roofs in Maryland do not need a license to work. To ensure that a contractor is in good standing, you may want to contact the Better Business Bureau or the National Roofing Contractor's Association.
Roofers modifying a roof may need a Home Improvement License to work in Maryland. To obtain this license, a contractor must pass an exam and file an application. Qualifications for the exam include two years of experience or education, a credit report, proof of insurance, and proof of financial solvency.
Legal and Complaints
Filing a complaint against a roofing contractor can be done through two offices in Maryland. If you are filing a complaint against a contractor for a home improvement job, this can be done through the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing. First, a complaint form must be filed with the office, either online, through the mail or in person. If you are seeking financial compensation, you must also file a Guaranty Fund Claim. An investigator will be assigned to your case and you will be responsible for contacting them. The claimant is also responsible for providing evidence for the case, should it be heard by a judge.
To file a complaint about a contractor who does not have a license, you may do so through the office of the Attorney General. Forms can be obtained and filed either online or through the mail. This office can be contacted at 1-888-743-0023.