Sugar Land Roofing: Article About Importance Of Hiring Factory Certified Roofers
Choosing a roofer can be a decision fraught with fear and trepidation. Even after you have checked all the online lists designed to keep you from being taken advantage of, there is still the possibility that something could go wrong. Online sites like Angie's List and Home Advisor, as well as traditional resources like the Better Business Bureau, are constantly advising homeowners to make sure that a contractor is licensed, bonded and insured. However, one of the most important safeguards against storm chasers and other roofing scams is often overlooked: factory certification.
A factory certification is more than just an affiliation or a one-time award. Being certified by a roofing materials manufacturer means that the contractor has undergone comprehensive training on the proper use and installation of the manufacturer's products. Before roofers can even be considered for factory certification, they must have a demonstrated commitment to excellence, have been in business a number of years, and be properly licensed and insured. After that, they must complete rigorous education and training to ensure that the roofer is an expert installer of that particular manufacturer's products. Sugar Land Roofing is factory certified by Owens Corning, GAF, Atlas Roofing Corporation and Tamko. Homeowners can easily verify a roofer's certification status by contacting the factory. This can often be done online.
In addition to knowing that a roofing contractor is a reliable operation and not a storm chaser, factory certified roofers offer other benefits to the homeowners who hire them.
The roofing contractors at Brinkmann Quality Roofing Services of Sugar Land TX can assist you with questions about siding or gutters.
For example, a non-certified roofer who installs shingles on your roof has no warranty to offer you other than the manufacturer's product warranty. If your 20 year shingles fail in five years, the only cost that will be covered will be the price of the shingles themselves, leaving the homeowner to pay for the removal and disposal of the old shingles, labor for the installation of the new ones and any other necessary products such as underlayment and ice and water shields. That is nearly the cost of the entire project left to be paid by the homeowner for a warranty replacement!
Not all manufacturer's certifications are equal. Although each manufacturer only certifies roofers who have met the basic requirements described above, some factories offer extended warranties to homeowners who have their products installed by their certified roofers. For example, GAF Master Elite Roofers are able to offer a Gold Pledge Warranty that covers materials for 50 years and workmanship for 25 years and covers 100 percent of warranty repair costs. Knowing that the most important part of their home is well crafted and backed by both the manufacturer and the roofer can give homeowners true peace of mind and save them thousands over the lifetime of their home.