4) What should I look for when getting my 3 bids for my roof cleaning or roof maintenance job?

Answer:  Good Question!

 1.  Make sure the person or company is licensed with the CCB.  The Oregon Contractors Board makes it really easy to check.  All you have to do is go to this page, http://www.oregon.gov/CCB/  and type in the contractors CCB# where it says contractor search.  It will let you know if they are active or not.  Plain and simple, if you hire someone who is not licensed, you take all the responsibility.  If they get hurt, there is a good chance you will lose more than just your house.  CCB#’s require, that’s right REQUIRE, 1 million in liability and an insurance bond, for more than just your piece of mind. 

2.  As a roof cleaner or a roof cleaning company, one must be licensed by the Oregon Department of Agriculture if any kind of treatment application is applied.  It does not matter what it is, even if its just hand soap that they claim to kill moss, they would still need the license.  A good phone # for the DOA to check a license is 503-986-4550. 

3.  If they have employees, they will need to show workers compensation on their employees.  If they are operating as a sole proprietor and have no help, then they would not need to have workers compensation.