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There are a a few things to check for before you decide that a roofing contractor is correct for you. You want to make sure that they are licensed, insured and certified. This is common sense, but what does it take for a company to actually meet these critera? Roofcorp is here to review different insurance and certifications.

Insured Roofers

There are two types of insurance that your roofing contractor should have, general liability and worker’s compensation.

General liability is an insurance that covers both property damage and bodily harm. This helps insure that both the contractor and property owner are not held liable should an accident occur on the job site. Denver roofers should also have workers’ compensation. This provides wage replacement and medical benefits should a worker become injured on the job.

You should check to make sure your roofer has both of these forms of insurance and that they are current. You should call the number provided on their insurance just to make sure the forms are not fraudulent.

Certified Rooofers

It is also very important to make sure that your contractors are certified in the materials that they install. These certifications are not just available to print off when you purchase the material. The companies that manufacture these materials want the best installation possible to make sure they look good and hold up against the elements like they were meant to. There are different levels of certifications depending on the material. We have listed some of the more common certifications you should look for.

  • GAF Master Elite: Only 3% of roofers in North America hold this certification, awarded to the best of the best. Can issue a Gold Pledge Warranty certified by an actual GAF contractor.
  • Owens Corning Preferred Contractor: Must be invited to join by Owens Corning. Awarded to contractors with a minimum of 2 years of outstanding customer services and demonstrated excellent material knowledge.
  • CertainTEED Master Shingle Applicator: Must pass material knowledge test issued by CertainTEED.

There are many other certifications existing in the roofing market. Simply ask your roofing contractor to provide you with their certifications and explain why you should choose them to install your next roof.