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Roofing Insurance for Fort Worth Contractors

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If you’re looking for an affordable insurance solution for any type of roofer in Fort Worth, Contractorsliability.com is here to help. The following are the top 5 policies of insurance a roofing contractor will need to get their roofing business covered:

General Liability Insurance for Fort Worth Contractors

General Liability coverage is the most basic type of roofing business insurance. No roofing business should operate without general liability insurance. If there is a problem or any damage is done to the client’s property, or even physical injuries to a third party, any legal fees and expenses, including attorney fees, can be covered. Legal costs can be very expensive if you do not have business insurance to cover your legal defense. That is why we provide this policy, which covers everything mentioned above. This is the most common type of insurance coverage, which is why we strongly suggest your coverage does not go below $1 million with a $2 million aggregate. This policy starts at about $2800 annually, considering the following factors:

  • Revenue
  • Number of employees
  • Claim history 
  • Business Location
  • Amount of deductible
  • Coverage amount
  • Type of work performed

There are also some exclusions to take into consideration before getting General Liability Insurance, as they do not offer coverage on certain occasions. The exclusions are:

  • Open Roof Exclusions

    As the name describes it, this means there is no coverage when a loss occurs while the trusses are exposed/the roof is open. If you need your policy to include this, you can purchase it as a voluntary endorsement.

  • Heating equipment exclusion

    This excludes coverage when heating tools are being used during the project, for example, when applying hot tar roofing.

  • Properties over three stories

    Policies usually exclude this because performing any type of work from a great height includes a big risk.

  • Property Types

    This coverage excludes certain types of properties. The most common exclusions are when it comes to condos, churches, medical facilities, and very large buildings.

    If you perform any of these jobs, please make sure you have the right coverage on your policy. If it contains any of these exclusions, your covered claim will be denied.

Worker’s Compensation for Fort Worth Contractors

In general, private employers are not required to have workers’ compensation in Texas. If you do not have coverage, you must follow very strict requirements that you can check out by clicking here. It is better to have a Workers’ Compensation Insurance policy if you have any employees or uninsured subcontractors. The policy will cover medical bills and medical expenses for any bodily injury to an employee as a result of their work. The premium for this policy is determined depending on the payroll, work performed by employees, and your safety record. If you, as a roofing contractor, have a contract with a large general contractor, have insured subcontractors, or have no employees at all, you may use an “If Any” or Ghost policy. 

For security, you should keep the Certificate of Insurance for your insured subcontractors to avoid inconveniences, such as getting any amount paid to them treated as payroll. This can put your business through a large liability when your policy is audited.

The cost of this policy is determined based on your payroll and the risk of the type of work performed by the employee (class code). The risk factor is multiplied by the payroll, expressed in the amount of premium per $100 of payroll. In this case, for roofing contractors, this amount may be, for example, $40 per $100. Other factors that are taken into account when establishing costs are the location of the business, years in business, and your safety record (experience modification).

Commercial Auto Insurance for Fort Worth Contractors

Sometimes vehicles are used to carry equipment or other objects to job sites. If you ever get into an accident when using your vehicle for commercial matters, Commercial Auto Insurance will get you covered. The prices are not much higher than your Personal Auto Insurance; it provides better coverage and other benefits. You can even expense it on your taxes, so the cost is almost the same. The main factors in determining the cost are:

  • Number of vehicles
  • Type of vehicle(s)
  • Number of employees
  • Amount of revenue
  • Location of the business
  • Driving records

Commercial Auto Insurance mostly costs about $1,500 per year.

Inland Marine for Fort Worth Contractors

This policy is a type of equipment insurance because it covers any equipment or materials from theft or damage in transit. Inland Marine will protect even the most expensive and vital equipment you may have at your job site or when in transit. Remember that your equipment is everything for your job, so this policy is almost essential.

The costs of this policy depends on the value of the covered equipment, the state, the claim, and the credit history of your business, among other factors. The minimum premium for this policy is $500. Nevertheless, with a $1,000 deductible, the insurance usually costs $800 a year, insuring $100,000 in covered property.

Bonds for Fort Worth Contractors

Another thing that occasionally arises is the need for a bond. Many contractors and tradespeople need to have the license and permit bonds before being issued a license or permit to begin working on a project. “Permit bonds” and “license bonds” are being used to refer to this type of surety bond in the industry. They usually cost between $100 and $250 per year and are typically issued immediately. However, before calculating the premium, it is important to get it reviewed by an underwriter. The primary requirement for the approval of these bonds is the credit history of the candidate.

These are the basic things you need to know to make sure your business is correctly insured. Thanks to our experience with roofers, we can provide you with the best insurance coverage at the best price. You can save money on your roofing company insurance cost. See why thousands of roofing companies purchase their roofing insurance policies from us. If you’re interested in knowing more about the roofing insurance cost or want to speak directly with an agent, you can call us at (773) 985-2253 or click here to get a free quote.

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