Vetting a contractor is tedious but necessary work. Luckily, a few qualifications can tell you a lot about the professionalism of a contractor. One such qualification is membership in a widely recognized organization, like the National Roofing Contractors Association (NCRA).
The NCRA is one of the country’s most respected nonprofit trade associations. To become a member of this organization, contractors have to comply with stringent requirements. Roofmasters Roofing & Sheet Metal lists them as well as the benefits of working with NCRA-member roofing contractors below.
The Minimum Requirements
Naturally, contractors would have all the documents required of them by the state or the local government, which include a permanent business address, a business license, tax identification number and insurance coverage. This means that the NCRA has essentially done all the vetting work for you.
Keep in mind that these are just the bare minimum. They’re proof that a contractor is competent, but as a homeowner, you want to make sure your project will go smoothly. And to do that, your contractor needs to be more than just competent.
Detailed Project Proposals and Timelines
Planning can lessen the risks of disruptions to a roofing project. Details about the project proposals, its timelines and the estimated costs are supposed to be given by the contractor. However, not all give the necessary info to their customers. Luckily, you don’t have to worry about any missing details while working an NCRA-member contractor.
The NCRA requires its members to provide all the relevant details to their customers, from the methods of payment right down to the cost of materials, like sheet metal, for example.
Warranties and Guarantees
The rationale behind vetting a roofing contractor is to ensure they have enough expertise to install your roof properly. NCRA member-contractors are highly trained contractors. But in the likely event that they do make unintentional errors, they’re required by the NCRA to stand by their craftsmanship and honor warranties.
Looking for an NCRA-member contractor near you? Roofmasters Roofing & Sheet Metal, a proud member of the NCRA and a contractor with over four decades’ worth of experience, offers a wide range of roofing services, including sheet metal fabrication. To get a free estimate, call us at (785) 727-7575 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Hays and Colby, KS.