At a recent roofing estimate, a West Oahu Roofing Inc. estimator was asked, “What are the other costs included in the re-roofing estimate besides material and labor, and why are those costs necessary?”

This week, West Oahu Roofing Inc. will focus on three of those associated costs: roofing contractor licensing, insurance and safety.

In the state of Hawaii, it is a privilege to apply for and receive a roofing contractor license. All licensed contractors have to pay taxes, insurances and have overhead to run their business. Roofing contractors show to a contracting board that they have been in the industry for a minimum of five years and have recommendations from their peers in the industry ensuring ethical business practices. In addition, licensed contractors are able to provide legitimate workmanship warranties and material warranties to homeowners. Unlicensed contractors cannot provide warranties.


Licensed roofing contractors are obligated to obtain general liability insurance and workers’ compensation insurance. Being that our roofers are working at a height above 6 feet daily, the insurance for roofing companies is one of the highest in the construction industry. In the event there is an accident to the client’s home while working, the roofing company’s insurance will be activated instead of the homeowners insurance.

At WOR, we strive for the highest level of safety for our employees by providing year-round trainings, proper safety equipment and our roofing teams with a safety manager to ensure full compliance.

We are a local, family-owned and -operated roofing company that was established in 2004. WOR is a member of the Better Business Bureau and services the entire island of Oahu.

When you call or email WOR inquiring about a roofing estimate, an experienced roofing estimator will meet you at your home to assist you on your journey to a new roof. Roofing is not common knowledge, so our team is here to ensure you get the best roof possible.


“Our goal is to provide our customers with high-quality roofing services while maintaining a high excellence of safety and production for our employees. Each roofing company is different and we want to make sure we are the company you can trust,” says president Bernard Balais (pictured).

If you are looking to re-roof your home, give WOR a call to set up a free estimate. Visit to see quality roofs WOR has done.

West Oahu Roofing: Quality you want! Workmanship you trust! Value you deserve!

CONTACT 808-671-6886
ADDRESS 94-170 Leoole St. Ste. 107, Waipahu