Hiring a roofing contractor is quite a challenging job. It is natural to feel uneasy at this point because your roof signifies quite a considerable investment. You definitely want to make the correct choice and entrust this important part of your home to a reliable and experienced roofing contractor. Certain certifications and memberships from trusted bodies can help set your mind at rest.
Roofing materials manufacturers usually certify residential roofing contractors. The certifications typically involve some financial implications on the manufacturer’s end and are therefore not awarded lightly. Knowing what certifications and memberships a roofing contractor has can help you assess their work and reputation. This will help you avoid serious and costly consequences of hiring an ill-qualified contractor who may very well end up leaving your roof in a worse condition, shorten its lifespan and cause structural or interior damage.
Why Certifications Matter
Your Roof Will Last Longer
The skill and expertise of a roofing contractor will directly influence both the lifespan and performance of your roof. Roofing materials manufacturers know that the expertise of the contractor installing or repairing a roof will determine how well their products perform. They, therefore, certify contractors who meet the strictest level of high-quality workmanship and customer service.
Manufacturers’ warranties stipulate that roof installation and repairs be done by a contractor they have certified. They (the manufacturers) are aware that a single inept repair may lead to serious damage to the roofing system. It is therefore important for installation and repair work to be done by certified contractors as the material manufacturers may otherwise refuse to honor warranty claims.
Correct Training and Expertise
Manufacturers’ certifications also prove that a contractor has experience installing or repairing the particular material of your roof. The certification will prove that your contractor has the correct training and expertise for the material you have together with the comprehensive know-how of working with it to make effective repairs.
Certifications also prove that a contractor has stayed up-to-date with the manufacturer’s products and installation and repair techniques.
Beyond the Certification
Certifications are not everything! Unfortunately, some roofing contractors may be content living on the fumes of recognition they got long ago. Beyond a contractor having a manufacturer’s certification, you should also audit their recent work. Are they up-to-date with the manufacturers? Do they value customer service? What are the reviews from their customers? These are some of the other ways you could use to compare roofing contractors.
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