You have made the decision to replace your roof. Deciding on the contractor to guide you through the process is an important one! There are many unscrupulous roofers in the Chicago suburban area taking advantage of hardworking folks. That being said, there are also many legitimate, honest contractors who simply don't have the knowledge, have put in the time, or have the roofing skill-set to work on your home.
There is one question you can ask that can immediately separate the great contractors from the good or just average. Asking the right questions is fundamental in determining which contractor is right for you.
Are You A Certified Roofing Contractor?
By asking that fundamental question, it will immediately help determine if you are going to be potentially working with a legitimately knowledgeable company. Only the top 3% of all roofing contractors have qualified as CERTIFIED contractors!
When you select a certified roofing contractor from a preferred manufacturer such as GAF or Owens Corning, it gives you the assurance and peace of mind that you will be working with, and giving your business to a reputable, quality, and dependable professional roofing contractor. Not some fly by night, roofing business out of a truck.
For a roofing contractor to be considered to become certified, they must meet certain criteria and standards... once again, only 3% of all roofing contractors have met these criteria to become certified.
All certified roofing contractors are:
1. Fully licensed in their state to perform roofing work
2. Adequately insured for your protection
3. Have a proven reputation for providing quality roofing services throughout community
4. Committed to ongoing professional training to ensure quality installation
Installation errors account for 47% of all roof failures. Use a factory certified and trained roofing contractor like Top Gun Roofing & Restoration Services. Manufacturers look for installation error to turn down liability, however that won't happen to you if you choose a certified roofing contractor.
Standard warranties have a very limited "non-prorated" period where there is 100% coverage for both material defects and labor to repair or replace them. In some cases there is no "non-prorated" leaving you vulnerable. At Top Gun Roofing & Restoration Services, because we are a GAF certified contractor our customers rest easy! We offer 50 years of non-prorated coverage... A lifetime of coverage.
When a shingle manufacturer says they can and will stand behind a roofing contractor, it should give you the peace of mind to do the same and make the decision of who to choose easier.