February 23, 2024
When hiring a roofer for your home improvement project, it’s important to make sure they have the proper licenses and certifications. This helps ensure they are qualified, do quality work, and follow regulations. Here are the key licenses and certifications you should look for when choosing a certified roofer.
The Advantages of a Licensed and Certified Roofing Contractor
There are several benefits to using a licensed and certified roofing contractor:
No Illegal Payments
Licensed contractors are less likely to ask for full payment upfront or illegal cash payments. They have more oversight and want to maintain their license.
They Know the Industry
With testing and certification requirements, licensed roofers prove their knowledge of building codes, materials, and safety practices. You can be confident they have the expertise to do the job right.
Materials from certified manufacturers often come with longer warranties when installed by a certified roofer. This gives you better protection on your investment.
Reputable licensed contractors carry liability insurance and worker’s compensation. This protects you if there are injuries, property damage, or other incidents.
Licensed companies provide detailed contracts about timelines, materials, permits, warranties and other expectations. This creates accountability.
Which Licenses and Certifications Your Roofing Contractor Should Have
At minimum, your roofer should have:
- Roofing contractor license in your state
- Liability insurance
- Worker’s compensation insurance
- Certification from roofing manufacturer associations
Specific Manufacturer Certifications
Look for certification from leading roofing product manufacturers like:
- Owens Corning
This indicates extensive training and expertise with these branded roofing systems.
Insurance Coverage for Their Work
Make sure the roofer has adequate insurance for:
- General liability – Covers property damage or bodily injury
- Worker’s compensation – Covers injuries to workers on your property
- Completed operations – Covers issues after the project is done
Confirm the policy details so you know you’re covered.
Contact Advanced Roofing Solutions to Speak with a Certified Roofer About Your Project
For your roofing project, contact Advanced Roofing Solutions. Our fully licensed, certified, and insured roofers provide quality craftsmanship and peace of mind. Get in touch with us to get a free estimate from our certified roofers.