Using quality materials is by no means a guarantee that you’ll get a durable roof replacement. Even the the highest quality roofing system is bound to suffer leaks if it isn’t installed properly. That’s why it’s important to only hire qualified contractors. But how can you quickly find one?
Vetting each and every contractor you come across online is too time-consuming. But there’s a trick to quickly vetting contractors: check their certifications or credentials. Licensed contractors who have certifications have already been vetted by independent organizations so there’s no need to double check anymore.
Of course, it would be better if the certifications come from reputable companies or independent organizations. It so happens that GAF and CertainTeed®, two of the biggest names in the roofing industry, offer the Master Elite® and SELECT ShingleMaster™ certifications respectively.
Still have doubts about these two certifications? Reading more about the requirements for the two may help put you at ease.
The Bare Minimum
Both manufacturers require certified contractors to be licensed, insured and professionally trained, and possess a track record of quality installations. GAF goes a step further and requires Master Elite contractors to have a good reputation in their local area.
And, a certification doesn’t mean a contractor can take it easy when it comes to updating their skillset; contractors have to renew them by undergoing additional training and taking another exam.
Apart from enjoying peace of mind, there’s another benefit to hiring certified contractors; some warranties, which are more comprehensive than the standard warranty, are only available to roofing systems installed by certified contractors. As such, you can get better value for your roof purchase by hiring a Master Elite or ShingleMaster contractor.
Turners & Sons Roofing and Siding LLC is a GAF Master Elite and a CertainTeed ShingleMaster contractor. In addition to premium roofing options from GAF and CertainTeed, we also offer siding products. To get a free estimate, call us at (860) 398-5072, or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Middletown, CT.