A certified, experienced contractor offers various services from completely tearing off an old roof and replacing it with a new one, to inspecting and ‘certifying’ an existing roof. The latter is a process in which the roof is inspected and ‘guaranteed’ to function properly for a certain period of time; usually 2 years. The contractor takes responsibility for any necessary roofing repair during that period.
A certified contractor is knowledgeable of roof system types, materials, and installation procedures best suited to each project, and will ensure there is adequate ventilation.
Ask potential roofing contractors questions such as whether or not they are licensed and insured, what liability insurance coverage they carry, and whether it is up to date. Ask which roofing product manufacturers they are licensed and approved by, for installation of products and warranty purposes. You may also ask if they carry any special designations like “GAF Certified Roofing Contractor.”
Several resources are available to find a certified roofing contractor; referrals, local government licensing agencies, and web sites that offer contractors for hire, or a list of contractors who are licensed and insured.
We, at First Choice Homes, have the necessary General Contractor credentials, and we maintain current Liability Insurance and business licenses. Our crews have Worker’s Compensation, and we are well respected by all our clients for prompt and professional service.