Does It Matter If My Roofing Contractor Is Certified?
- Most manufacturers require a contractor to be in business for a minimum of 2 years to qualify for their entry level certification.
- They must pass a credit check.
- The contractor must provide proof of licensing, bonding and insurance to even be considered.
- All manufacturers provide training to ensure the contractor knows proper installation methods. Some manufacturers require the crew members to take a test each year.
- Certified Contractors are able to provide complete system warranties.
Non Certified: Provides limited lifetime shingle, first 10 years non-prorated against material defects only. From year 11-50 the value of the warranty coverage goes down every year.
Certified: Provides approved system and a 50 year non prorated warranty against material defects. The warranty does not pro-rate within the 50 year time frame.