A roofing company is required to meet certain conditions in order to operate legally. First of all, it must be licensed and certified for the execution of the installation, repairs and maintenance of the roofs. Secondly, it is required to have qualified personnel for performing specific tasks. Also, all works must be supervised, so the roofing company must have authorized personnel to keep an eye on the execution and be technically responsible for it. A professional roofer should also have an authorized laboratory for testing roofing materials or be certified by reputable manufacturers (e.g. GAF certification).
Hiring a certified roofer guarantees you contractual rights. There is or should always be a contract signed between you and the roofer you work with. This contract allows you to claim compensation if the company does not respect quality standards, deadlines or other agreements.
Make sure the value of the works is mentioned in the contract (otherwise, how could you claim compensation, if you cannot quantify the value of the damage?), as well as the duration of the execution and the way of settling the work. Also include the value of workmanship warranty, which, according to the legal provisions, is constituted by the contractor in order to ensure the quantitative and qualitative compliance during the contractual period.
In order to obtain a license from their state, Aurora roof repair contractors must be able to prove their expertise, which is done by passing certain tests. Similarly, in order to become certified by manufacturers and associations in their business, roofing companies must prove their long term compliance with quality standards. So, when you hire a certified contractor, you automatically know that they are up-to-date with the latest best practices related to roof installation, repairs and maintenance. This includes technologies, materials and also local building codes. With an unlicensed and uncertified roofer, you have no such guarantees, and the success of the project is random.
Another benefit of working with a certified roofer is that you will never be asked for illegal payment. There are many ill-reputed companies in this business, just like in other industries, but you will not have to worry about being scammed if you hire a certified roof. Everything – from the costs of materials and accessories to the price of workmanship – is transparent and there will be no requirements to pay upfront and no hidden fees either.
A certified roofer also carries adequate insurance, so in no way you could be liable for costs, should any accident happens on your property during the project (injured workers or property damage). Being properly insured is just another way of a certified roofer to stand behind its work. You can also be sure that it will also be there to fix things that may go wrong, because it offers top warranty options. A certified roofer will bring you superior protection against manufacturing and material defects, as well as potential workmanship errors.
All these advantages will definitely bring you peace of mind knowing that your money were invested in the quality of the roof above your head.