It’s not every day that you are tasked with hiring a roofer for your home or business. However, you don’t have to be an expert in home construction to know that choosing the right roofing company for the job with professional contractors is essential to maintain the integrity of your structure.
How to Hire Certified Roofing Contractors
While you might be tempted to reach out to a company that leaves a flier on your front door or shows up in the top result on your Google search, we advise you to be a little bit more thoughtful in your selection process. Also, keep in mind that the “recommendations” you receive on Next Door or other community social media sites may or may not come from actual customers.
Most people understand that it’s good to receive quotes from several different roof replacement companies when hiring a roofer. Still, we recommend that you only ask for quotes from roofing companies that are both licensed companies and certified roofing contractors. Here’s how you can tell that the company meets those minimum requirements.
Your Roofing Contractors Should be Licensed
Most states have agencies that license roofers. The licensing process varies from state to state, but some require that the company shows proof of insurance and/or proof of experience in the industry. In addition, some states require that the roofer take an exam.
To help you understand the requirements for your area, here is a state-by-state guide. To determine whether or not a roofing contractor is fully licensed in your state, visit the appropriate roofing licensing board’s website and make sure the company you are thinking about hiring is listed.
As you can see by the linked guide, some states have higher standards than others when licensing a roofing company. This means that you also need to make sure that the companies you choose to give you a quote are certified roofing contractors.
What is a Certified Roofing Contractor?
A certified roofer is different from a licensed roofer, even though most certified roofers are licensed. Clear as mud? Here’s a further explanation.
Certified roofing contractors undergo advanced training with the manufacturing companies that make roofing materials. This training doesn’t take place during the afternoon or weekend. Usually, to become a certified roofer for a specific brand requires months or years of training. And the training isn’t a “one and done” experience. Roofers have to undergo regular training to ensure they are up to date with the most current practices and techniques.
The manufacturing company also oversees numerous roof installations and roof repairs performed by the company before giving their “stamp of approval” on the service the company provides. The manufacturing company wants to make sure that the companies they certify will follow their installation instructions to a T before recommending the company to the public.
Top Roofing Companies Have a Record of Quality Work
Roofing manufacturers know that the materials they produce will only perform well if installed correctly. Roofing materials manufacturers also only want to warranty their products if correctly installed.
In short, hiring a certified roofing contractor is important because this means that the roofing materials manufacturer is putting their reputation on the line to back the roofing company.
Of course, Owens Corning is one of the most highly-rated roofing materials companies. So being named as one of the Owens Corning certified roofing contractors is a huge accomplishment.
AmeriPro is an Owens Corning Roofing Platinum Preferred Contractor
If you are looking for a certified roofing contractor to give you a quote in your local area, reach out to AmeriPro. AmeriPro has locations in 13 states, and they have been named as an Owens Corning Roofing Platinum Preferred Contractor.
Schedule your free roof inspection from this convenient page on the AmeriPro website.