A new roof is an important investment. And as with all other important investments, roof installation should not be left to just anyone; it should be left to credentialed roofing contractors. In today’s post, local roofing company Wortham Bros explains what credentialed roofing contractors are, and the advantages of working with one.
What Are Credentialed Roofing Contractors?
Most people use the terms “licensed” and “credentialed” interchangeably, but they are entirely different. In practice, knowing the difference can help you narrow down your choices and make sure you’re hiring the right roofing company.
In roofing terms, a license is a permit granted that allows an individual or a company to perform tasks within a city, state, or county. While the State of Texas does not currently administer licensure for companies, individual licenses are granted through the Roofing Contractors Association of Texas (RCAT) Licensed Roofing Contractor program. It’s important to note that roofing licenses, whether for individuals or contractors, are different from business licenses.
Credentials, on the other hand, are granted to roofing contractors after completing special training courses or programs. They are issued by manufacturers, as well as other reputable organizations. A roofing contractor can hold both licensed and credentialed. In simple terms, a license allows a roofer to install roofs. A credential is proof that a roofer can install roofs competently.
Advantages of Working With a Credentialed Contractor
We at Wortham Bros are proud of our credentials as a CertainTeed ® SELECT ShingleMaster™. Working with us will give you the following advantages:
Access to Quality Products — Our credentials give us authority to order our materials straight from the factory. In addition to providing factory-fresh materials, we also have access to exclusive components that can help improve long-term roofing performance.
The Best Warranties — We are also authorized to offer exclusive warranty coverage that may include extended material and/or workmanship warranties.
Superior Workmanship — We receive periodic training from the manufacturers we represent, which means not only are our skills up-to-date, we can also ensure superior workmanship, which helps reduce the likelihood of roofing problems caused by installation errors.
Wortham Bros is the roofing company to turn to for roof installation and hail damage repair. Give us a call at (972) 960-3135 or (972) 960-3135. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve customers in McKinney, TX, and surrounding communities.