When something goes wrong with your roof, you need it repaired and you need it repaired fast. Whether you need a leak repaired, damage assessed or a full replacement, your next step is the most important one you’ll make in this process. Who do you call? Do you need a certified contractor?
With so many companies claiming to be leaders in their field, choosing a contractor to take care of your home improvements can be confusing. Their advertisements can be distracting and makes it unclear what you should be looking for.
Let’s make that easier today.
When it’s time to replace your roof, you’re making a vital investment in your home or business. That investment is your safety as well as comfort.
Do you really need a certified contractor?
Roof work can be expensive. Initially, hiring a non-certified contractor who may come at a discount sounds appealing. But it could cost you immensely down the road. A few potential pitfalls of hiring a non-certified contractor may include:
- Lack of training on the products they are working with
- Higher likelihood of problems returning
- Limited ability to offer warranties on their work
The bottom line is, you need a contractor who is certified. This means that they have been trained and certified to work specifically with the product they are using and can offer important manufacturer warranties. General contractors and specialty contractors alike should provide certifications and contractor licenses before starting the project.
Below are certifications that build marketplace trust and ones you should be on the lookout for.
Master Elite certified with GAF
Contractors are highly trained and educated by GAF to install your roof correctly, answer your questions and provide you with peace of mind for years to come. They have put in the time to learn all they can about GAF, received specialized training and education in their products and will stay up-to-date on the product.
Hiring a Master Elite Certified contractor means you can expect:
• Fully licensed by the state to do roof work
• Fully insured
• Required to continue our education to maintain certification
• Known for high quality work
• Up to date on the latest technology and education
Among roofing companies, only 3% of nationwide roofers have this certification. When a roof is finished, customers will receive the GAF System Plus Warranty. You have the option to upgrade that warranty to the GAF Golden Pledge Warranty. This gives you the advantage of upgraded materials and a GAF inspector will do an inspection after the installation to ensure the highest quality offered.
Owens Corning certification
Owens Corning is a global company that develops and produces insulation, roofing, and fiberglass composites. Being a preferred contractor with Owens Corning allows them to serve at a higher level of expertise than many other roofing companies due to the extensive training they require as well as the high bar they set for quality craftsmanship, reliability, and professionalism.
A+ rating with the BBB
Roofing contractors should be committed to building a business you can trust. Having BBB accreditation is at the foundation of building that trust. The best BBB rating you could earn is an A+. This means the company remains compliant with BBB standards and reduces number of complaints made to the business bureau (BBB). This shows that a company cares deeply about their operations and values the service they provide.
Not only should a general building contractor care about a roof but also the people living under it. Contractors that care about about how their roofing work affects the environment will work to become EPA certified. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ensure environmental protection. You can rest easy knowing that we contractors who are EPA certified strive to use best practices and safety standards when working on your roof.
Although awards are not necessary to look for, they do give a strong indication of what kind of reputation they have in the area.
The Best of HomeAdvisor Award is no easy award to obtain. Highlighted below are the main qualifying factors:
• Be an active HomeAdvisor member for at least 6 months
• Have zero customer complaints
• Maintain an average rating of 4+ stars
•Receive at least 3 new reviews in the last 6 months
If you are a recipient of this award, you’ll be given a badge to display. The badge represents a company’s ability to deliver exceptional work.
Find Certified Contractors with Elite Roofing of Georgia
Elite Roofing of Georgia is proud to offer roofing services to you by certified contractors. Our commitment is to provide you with honest, reliable service from the time you call us to years later when you need a repair. We take our relationship with you seriously and strive hard to earn your trust in us.
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