What Licenses and Certifications Should Your Roofer Have?

As you prepare to hire roofing contractors for an upcoming roof replacement or repair, you should make sure to do your due diligence in your research. Beyond just looking at how much you can expect to pay for a new roof, you should carefully consider the licenses and certifications your roofer holds.

You should never work with a roofer who is not licensed or certified. Licensure and certification indicates the roofer has a certain level of training and standards of quality.

At the very least, any roofing contractor you work with should have the following:

  • Liability insurance: This insurance covers damage caused to your property during the course of the roofing project. It prevents the property owner from being responsible for any accidents that occur, which could save you a significant amount of money.
  • Workers’ comp insurance: This insurance protects the workers from any injuries they might sustain during the course of the project. It also protects the property owner from potential liability for injuries that occur on the property.
  • Manufacturer certifications: Roofers do not necessarily need to be manufacturer-certified to complete a job, but finding roofing contractors with these certifications is highly advantageous. Certified roofers undergo advanced training and are more familiar with the repair process for certain types of roofing systems.
  • State licensure: Not every state requires licensure, but you should still seek roofing professionals who are licensed and registered with the state’s department of l

Why are these licenses and certifications important?

Here is a look at why it’s critical for clients to ensure licensure and certification on the part of any roofing contractors they work with:

  • Industry knowledge: Roofers who are licensed and certified are much more likely to have an in-depth understanding of the industry. They’re more likely to be up to date with industry best practices and trends in terms of maintenance, materials, repair and replacement.
  • Quality work: Licensed, certified roofers will get the work done right the first time, which is not something you can necessarily count on with unlicensed roofers.
  • Contracts: Licensed roofing contractors will have written contracts drawn up. These contracts protect both parties—they give you a thorough understanding of the scope of work and the timeline for roofing. Without a contract, it’s difficult to hold a contractor accountable for the promises they make regarding the work they do for you.
  • Insurance: Licensed roofers will have insurance, including the aforementioned workers’ compensation and liability insurance. This is crucial for your own protection against potential liability for injuries or property damage.
  • Warranties: Licensed roofers will back their work with warranties, which last many years after the initial roofing work is performed. Never work with a roofer who refuses to back their work in such a way.

Interested in learning more about what you should look for in your search for roofing contractors? Get in touch with the experienced team at Manada Roofing Inc. with any questions you have for our roofing professionals.