In the first part of this series, we discussed the qualifications that a roofing contractor would need to obtain to become GAF®-certified. Apart from having the best qualifications in the industry, you can expect a number of other benefits by hiring a certified contractor. Below are the reasons why it’s so important that you choose a certified roofing contractor to work on your roof.
- Expertise – To achieve GAF certification, a roofing contractor would need to have been in the industry for at least seven years. They also need to have a 99% customer satisfaction rating. Typically, only contractors who are considered as experts in the industry are able to achieve such a rating. As such, if you hire a GAF Master Elite Roofer, you can rest assured that only the best will be working on your roof.
- Quality Roofing Materials – Certified contractors will only work with high-quality roofing materials as they won’t want to risk their reputation. No matter how good a contractor may be, if they ork with poor quality materials, the results won’t be satisfactory.
- Perfection – Prior to completing the project, a GAF representative will perform an inspection and provide their seal of approval. Faults need to be corrected immediately or GAF will not approve the project. As a homeowner, this inspection process can only mean that your roof has been worked on to perfection.
- Cost Effectiveness – You might be thinking, don’t certified contractors cost a bit more? Instead of thinking of the upfront costs to hire a GAF certified contractor, think of the costs you might incur if you chose the wrong contractor. In fact, if you choose a contractor without insurance, you could be risking costly lawsuits or worse.
Working with a certified contractor is bound to be a good experience because, well, their being among the elite — the 2% of the contractors nationwide who are GAF-certified — is a fact that speaks for itself . But exactly how do you find a certified contractor?