It’s common knowledge that you should only hire a licensed roofing contractor, but there’s a lot more to it. A license merely means that the contractor has complied with the minimum requirements set by local authorities, but it is by no means a guarantee that they’ll give a high level of service.
For that kind of assurance, you should look for contractors with credentials or certifications. Certifications issued by reputable organizations, usually manufacturers, are proof that a contractor has undergone specialized training and, as such, serve as a good measure of their expertise.
Two certifications stand out in particular—the GAF Master Elite® and the CertainTeed SELECT ShingleMaster™ certifications. But why are these certifications given so much weight in the roofing industry?
Adams Roofing Professionals, Inc., a top roofer in the state, explains why below.
A Professional Track Record and Specialized Training
In addition to basic requirements, like licensing and insurance coverage, all Master Elite and ShingleMaster contractors need to have a track record of finishing quality roofing projects. GAF goes a step further and requires all Master Elite contractors to have a good reputation among homeowners in their area.
Both contractors will also need to undergo specialized training, but this doesn’t stop here. To get their certifications renewed, they will then have to take additional or refresher courses.
With these stringent requirements in place, you can rest easy knowing that you can expect quality service from Master Elite and ShingleMaster contractors. But there’s another benefit to hiring certified contractors—exclusive and more comprehensive warranties. Some manufacturers, like GAF, offer exclusive warranties to products installed by certified contractors.
Given all of these benefits, if you’re planning to buy GAF or CertainTeed products, you can get better value for your money by hiring Master Elite or ShingleMaster contractors.
Adams Roofing Professionals, Inc. is a GAF Master Elite roofing contractor with an A pus rating from the Better Business Bureau. We offer roof installation and emergency roof repair services. To set up an inspection, call us at (847) 354-4312 or fill out this form.