Roofing Insurance for Irving Contractors
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With the best roofing insurance plans, Contractors Liability can get you exactly what you need, including Worker’s Compensation, Permit Bonds, Commercial Auto, General Liability, and much more.
As in many Texan cities, Irving’s temperature can be too high. Making roofing more exhausting and riskier. Therefore, insurance policies that protect roofing contractors are essential. But where do you start? What does Roofing Insurance cover? At Contractorsliability.com, we’ve prepared this article with the top 5 types of affordable insurance solutions for all types of roofers.
General Liability Insurance for Irving Contractors
General Liability Insurance is an essential type of insurance for roofing contractors. This policy covers any damage to a third party, such as physical harm, advertising injuries, or any other damage to the client’s property caused by your work. It also covers expenses related to medical bills, legal costs, and other damages associated with the incident.
At Contractors Liability, we understand that the costs of legal action against your company can be tremendously expensive, so this policy will cover them for you. This is the most common type of coverage, which is why we highly recommend you don’t go below $1 million in coverage + $2 million aggregate. Normally roofing contractors’ liability insurance costs around $2,800 a year and is determined by the following:
- Number of employees
- Claim history
- Business Location
- Amount of deductible
- Coverage amount
- Type of work performed
However, there are some exclusions to this policy that you should be aware of before purchasing it. If you want any of the following covered, you must speak directly to your insurance company and add them as an optional endorsement:
Open Roof Exclusions
There will be no coverage if the roof is open.
Heating equipment exclusion
Coverage will be excluded if you’re using any heating equipment or processes.
Properties over three stories
When the work is being performed from elevated heights, the risk increases.
This policy excludes work in some properties, such as condos, churches, medical facilities, or large buildings.
Worker’s Compensation for Irving Contractors
Workers’ Compensation is a type of insurance coverage that provides financial compensation to employees who are injured or become ill as a result of performing job-related activities. In Texas, having no coverage for your employees means you need to follow some very strict requirements that you can find here. Workers’ Compensation may not be legally required all the time, but it’s ideal for your company if you have uninsured subcontractors or any employees at all. For example, suppose an employee falls from a roof while repairing it. In that case, this policy will cover the medical expenses, the legal fees, and even part of the worker’s loss of income while healing their injuries.
The premium for this policy is established according to the payroll, the risk of the type of work performed (class code), and your safety record (experience modification). The risk factor is multiplied by the payroll, which is $1,500 on average. The cost may also be determined by the location of the roofing business, and the years it has been in operation.
SPECIAL CASE: In case your subcontractors are insured or you have no employees, you can always use an “If any” or “Ghost policy”. Roofing Contractors that get this coverage usually have a contract with another large general contractor, and their subcontractors show proof of their Workers’ compensation coverage. If you get a ghost policy, you need to keep in file the Certificate of Insurance of your insured workers to avoid inconveniences like getting any amount paid to them counted as payroll, therefore facing a larger liability premium when your policy gets audited.
How Much Does Worker’s Compensation Insurance Cost?
Your workers’ compensation insurance premium will be based on your payroll amount, the age of your business, the state, and your company’s safety record. The level of risk associated with the employee’s work is calculated (Class Code), and the amount of payroll is multiplied by this risk factor. For example, an office employee has a low risk and can pay $0.30 per $100 of payroll, while a roofer can pay $30.
Commercial Auto Insurance for Irving Contractors
Commercial Auto provides coverage for any type of physical damage, liability, and other expenses that may arise from using vehicles for business purposes. This is the most appropriate policy for you if you use your vehicle (or vehicles) to transport work materials, equipment, or other objects to a job site. If you ever get into an accident when using the vehicle for business, and you added Commercial Auto Insurance to your roofing business insurance, then you will be covered at a low cost + other added benefits. As an example, you can also expense this coverage on taxes, so it costs almost the same as your Personal Auto Insurance.
For most roofing companies, this policy costs around $1,500 per year. To define the cost of your policy, here are the main factors you need to take into account:
- Number of vehicles
- Type of vehicle(s)
- Number of employees
- Amount of revenue
- Location of the business
- Driving records
Inland Marine for Irving Contractors
This is the ideal equipment insurance policy for contractors working at different sites. Inland Marine Insurance will cover your equipment on the job site or in transit from theft, loss, or damage, even the most valuable and crucial materials.
The price of this coverage is defined based on the value of the equipment/materials, the state, claim history of the company, among others. The standard premium for this policy goes from $500, but with a $1,000 deductible, you can cover up to $100,000, paying only $800.
Bonds for Irving Contractors
Permit bonds are a type of bond that is used to protect house and property owners from any damages caused by the roofing contractor. These bonds are required by most states in order for roofing contractors to obtain a license or permit. The bond ensures that the contractor will perform the work with quality, complete all the necessary paperwork, and pay all taxes and fees associated with the work. This provides reassurance to clients, customers, and the general public that the contractor is qualified and trustworthy.
Bonds are most likely to be issued immediately, but an underwriter must review them before the premium is determined. It ranges between $100 and $250 per year. To get a good deal, you must have a credit score of at least 700.
Now you have everything you need to know to get your roofing business properly insured. You know the insurance coverage, the essential policies, and a few tips to calculate the roofing insurance cost. However, it is important to add that if you want to include any other policy that is not listed above, like commercial property insurance, you can speak to an agent by calling (773) 985-2253 or get a free quote by clicking here.