Bernard Balais

As a homeowner, one of the last things you want to think about is re-roofing your home. In recent years, West Oahu Roofing Inc. has noticed most homeowners have asked similar questions. This article series will continue answering those frequently asked questions (FAQ) about your roofing project, and how West Oahu Roofing Inc. (WOR) addresses them.

FAQ: What is the difference between a licensed roofing contractor versus un-licensed? As long as my roof gets done, it’s all good, right?

WOR: One big debate that constantly goes on is whether a homeowner should work with a licensed roofing contractor or an unlicensed contractor. This decision comes down to price, liability and warranty.

When you compare the up-front cost of a licensed versus unlicensed contractor, an unlicensed roofing contractor usually comes up a lot lower. This is because the unlicensed roofing contractor does not have general liability insurance, workers compensation insurance and safety protocols.


Yes, this may seem like a benefit, but as a homeowner you are endangering yourself and your home with liabilities. If in the event the unlicensed contractor’s workers are hurt while working at your home, as the homeowner, you are responsible for the health of this person.

In addition to this, roofing manufacturers only warranty work done by licensed contractors. In the event your roofing will need repairs, it may be very difficult for anyone from the manufacturer or the company you’ve dealt with to make repairs.

When looking at the big picture, it makes sense to choose a licensed roofing contractor.


West Oahu Roofing Inc. is a local, family-owned-and-operated company established in 2004. It is the roofing company that will make decisions based on what is best for clients, and is here to work with you.

If you are in the market for an affordable, quality roof, call West Oahu Roofing Inc. for a free estimate, and let the company provide you with all the services to keep your home safe.

Visit the company’s website at to see the quality of work the business has completed.

CONTACT 671-6886
ADDRESS 94-170 Leoole St.