Agassiz Roofing – A Winnipeg Roofing Company
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What is a Credentialed Roofing Contractor?
A credentialed roofing contractor is a roofing contractor with one or more credentials or certificates.
Issuing bodies that confer these credentials on roofing contractors are primarily manufacturers—for example, the Gold Star Contractor Credential issued by CertainTeed is given to top notch commercial roofing companies, whereas the CertainTeed ShingleMaster Credential is for companies that specialize in residential roofing.
These credentials speak for the company as being qualified to carry out an efficient roofing installation—thereby erasing the difficulty in assessing the expertise and qualification of roofing contractors.
Due to the variety of credentials available, it is possible for a roofing contractor to possess certain credentials and not have others. In fact, it is commonplace for a roofing contractor to not have all the credentials currently available.
What this implies is that while choosing a roofing material to be used, it is important to inquire and note if there are related training programs which issue credentials for the given roofing material. Should there be any such programs, it is recommended that you identify roofing contractors who possess the necessary credentials to carry out your roofing project.
Agassiz Roofing – A ShingleMaster Credentialed Company
ShingleMaster – Contractors who are focused on superior workmanship and customer satisfaction earn the SM credential by employing a Master Shingle Applicator qualified workforce or participating in an SM Credential Course. An SM can offer you SureStart PLUS extended warranty coverage when an Integrity Roof System is installed on your home.
In order to qualify for SureStart PLUS extended warranty coverage, the roof system must be installed by a contractor with an
up-to-date ShingleMaster™ or SELECT ShingleMaster™ credential, and must meet the Integrity Roof System™ requirements. ShingleMasters can sell 3-STAR and 4-STAR Coverage.
Why choose a Credentialed Roofing Contractor?
The critical role that roofing performs requires that the roofing process is done right. From the planning stage through to completion of the installation, it is crucial to only allow those who have demonstrable knowledge, expertise, and qualifications to be part of the roofing process.
In the installation phase, choosing a credentialed roofing contractor is essential for the following reasons:
A credentialed roofing contractor can:
- Offer extended manufacturer warranties that extend past the usual manufacturer warranty benefits. These warranties may cover costs associated with labor, disposal, replacements, and workmanship, over an extended period of time.
- Perform quality work that will put your mind at ease about the integrity of the roof system after the roofing process has been completed.
- Offer excellent advice and recommendations about the roofing process as well as provide answers to your questions.
Finding and verifying a Credentialed Roofing Contractor
So how do you go about determining whether a contractor or company holds those credentials needed to get the job done right? You can typically verify the credentials of a roofing contractor by visiting a manufacturer’s website, as most keep a publicly accessible database of companies who hold credentials – such as CertainTeed’s ‘Find A Pro’ tool.
Credentials can provide peace of mind when hiring a roofing company, yet there are other criteria that should be checked before hiring a credentialed roofing contractor. These criteria include:
- That the credentialed roofing contractor is licensed if licensing is required.
- That the roofing contractor has company certificates of insurance. Furthermore, you should ensure that the company covers liability and workers’ compensation insurance and that this coverage is current.
- Satisfactory references that include roofing projects in your area
- Ensure that the contractor provides a workmanship warranty; typically for a period of 1 or 2 years, but the term can be longer
In conclusion, credentials are a hallmark of a roofing company who has verifiable product and installation knowledge, yet be sure to verify credentials and other professional criteria before you award a roofing contract.