Roofing Insurance

On the seldom occasion a rogue tile or tool goes over the edge it can have destructive consequences. If the tool falls and damages property your business is financially liable. If it falls and injures someone, again your business is liable.

It is important that you operate as safely as is possible to guard people and property. If the worst happens you will need roofers public liability insurance in place. You also need to make sure that you are on a specialist roofing insurance policy.

You do not buy the cheapest tools. Do not buy the cheapest insurance. Low end generic roofing insurance products tend to have many ‘get out’ clauses. They are not worth the paper they are written on. It is a false economy.

You also need to be completely honest and disclose all the material facts about your business to be protected. Contact Edison Ives Insurance Solutions today. Or complete our quotation form below.

Roofers Beware!

People slip & trip

If a member of the public hurts themselves on your site it may lead to a roofers public liability insurance claim. If someone working for you slips and hurts themselves, and they tries to obtain compensation, that will come under your Employers Liability roofing insurance.

You will be fined if you do not have Employers Liability insurance

It is important that your staff are protected. Employers Liability insurance is mandatory for any business that has employees, subcontractors, volunteers or anyone working under their direction. You will be fined £2,500 per day for every day you do not have this insurance in place. Make sure your employees are protected. Make sure your business is financially protected. Again, ensure you are on a specialist roofing policy to make sure your employees are protected.

Specialists in roofing insurance

  • You may need something called Professional Indemnity. Professional Indemnity (PI) protects you if any claims are made against your business by a client for their financial losses, they incur due to your work or advice. You will need this cover even if it is just ‘alleged’ otherwise the cost of defending yourself will have to be funded by you. This cover is often a separate policy to your standard roofers insurance. It is often missed on standard roofing insurance policies, but we believe it is important cover for you to consider. Roofing liability insurance tends to focus on tangible claims and injuries, whereas Professional Indemnity on the intangible.
  • What happens if your tools are lost or stolen? They say a workman is only as good as his tools. Although that’s debatable, finding yourself without your tools or equipment can be a major pain. It becomes more problematic when you also realise that you now must pay to replace all your equipment. We think it is important to insure your businesses tools. It is important to also double check what the conditions are if you keep your tools in your vans overnight. Most insurers are restrictive and often customers think they have cover when they don’t. We check this condition and how you store them. Some insurers need the vans behind locked gates, others do not. Some offer cover whilst staying overnight at hotels. Some do not. We match your insurance requirements with the right insurer.
  • What would happen if there was a major incident halfway through a job? This is often overlooked. And often the business assumes that the liability lands with the customer. But if there is a fire or storm or any insured peril halfway through the build then the likelihood is that you are liable. If the build has been completely wrecked, then you will need to consider the cost to source all the materials again and commit to the time to complete the build. Again, standard roofers insurance will not cover this.
  • Use a good insurance broker. The average policy wording is 100 pages+. If you are not prepared to read it then a professional insurance broker is essential. They know where to look in policies. They will highlight key conditions. Explain what each cover relates to and are there to make sure you are fully protected. At Edison Ives Insurance Solutions we are roofing insurance specialists, and have access to speciality ‘broker only’ markets.


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