Why Hiring A Credentialed Roofing Contractor In Dodge County WI Is Your Best Choice
Replacing the roof on your home isn’t a decision to be made lightly. Maybe your roof is aged to the point where it needs replacement? Maybe your roof has suffered some irreparable damage in a recent storm? Maybe you’re looking for a new roof on a condominium building, a townhome, or an HOA association. The roofing system on your home or building is what protects your home, your family, and all of your possessions from the elements. Rather than looking for the lowest possible price, you should probably be choosing a roofing contractor who can do the best job.
There are many good quality roofing products on the market and it’s not often the quality of the product that is a problem. In most instances the difference between a great roof and one that needs to be replaced pre-maturely usually lies in who installs the roof and how detailed they are in the installation process.
A poorly installed roofing system can begin to fail at the first rainfall. It might last a few months, maybe a few years if you’re lucky until damage begins to occur within your home. A properly installed roofing system can last as many as 25-50 years and there are now warranties being offered by roofing manufacturers that reflect their products longevity with 50 year non pro-rated warranties available on some of the higher quality roofing products.
If you care about your roof and it’s long-term performance then it’s probably easy for you to understand why choosing the right contractor to install your roof is so important. But, how do you know if the contractor you’re thinking about hiring is a quality contractor? How do you know they are a contractor who’s going to take your project seriously and do what they’ve promised?
The Difference Between Roofing Contractors
There are a lot of contractors calling themselves roofing contractors but just because they call themselves a roofer doesn’t mean they are the best at what they do! Many general contractors who specialize in all aspects of home remodeling and renovation projects will offer roofing as a service but this doesn’t make them expert installers. Roofing contractors that take their trade seriously are almost always certified installers for one or several different types of roofing materials.
If you’re looking for the best possible job on your roof replacement which contractor do you think would be the better choice? One who is educated and certified with one or several roofing products or another who dabbles from time to time and looks for the cheapest materials available at the local supply yard? If you’ve guessed the contractor who was certified in roofing, you’re on the right track.
So What Is A Credentialed Roofing Contractor?
Many homeowners get confused with the terms licensing and being “credentialed”, they are not really the same thing. Any roofing contractor legally needs to be licensed by your county or municipality to work on customers homes or buildings. But, being licensed and being credentialed are two different things, they are far from the same! Being licensed simply means you’re legally allowed to work on a clients home. Being “credentialed” means the roofing contractor has taken the initiative to get installation certifications from various manufacturers of roofing products. This is important if you’re looking for the best quality installation possible.
In order to obtain credentials or certifications a roofing contractor or their crew must go through specialized training programs usually put on by the various roofing manufacturers. They are trained and educated on the product lines, the process, and all of the particulars for a high-performance installation that can live up to the manufacturers claims. Completing and passing one of these courses or training programs is simply the first step.
It doesn’t stop there though. In order to be fully credentialed and certified most of the roofing material manufacturers also have a practical part of their requirements which require the contractor to install so many roofing systems using that specific manufacturers products. These installations must usually be inspected (and pass) by a representative of the manufacturer in order for the roofing contractor to become certified in the installation of that specific product.
Some roofing companies don’t care if they’re credentialed or not, but there are other companies who truly care about the services they provide and they strive to be the best at what they do. Roofing contractors who’ve taken the extra steps to become credentialed by one or several roofing shingle manufacturers are going to be very knowledgeable about the products they install and you can count on them to provide you with a rock-solid installation that will stand up to the elements for many years.
Why Choose a Credentialed Roofing Contractor?
The difference between a licensed roofer (or unlicensed) and a credentialed roofer is a vast amount of experience and product knowledge. If you’re investing the money to replace the roof on your home you don’t want any old roofing company working on your home. If all roofing materials are created somewhat equally, the difference is in the quality of the installation. With a credentialed roofing contractor your roof is going to be installed to a specific set of exacting standards so the roof is guaranteed to last and perform as it should.
Credentialed Roofing Contractors:
- Can offer the maximum available warranty on the particular roofing shingle you choose for your home. Some of these roofing warranties are as long as 50 years and are non pro-rated. This means if the roofing system fails, the warranty can cover costs like labor, new shingles, and more.
- Perform high quality installations that can give you peace-of-mind if you are worried about the integrity your roofing system.
- Offer excellent product advice and recommendations about the roofing system for your home. They can help you make great choices and they can make sure you are well informed before making any decisions.
Brad’s Construction Is A Credentialed Roofing Contractor
At Brad’s Construction we’ve spent the time to get certified by three different roofing companies. We are a certified Owens Corning Preferred Contractor for asphalt shingles and we are also a certified installer for ACM (American Construction Metals) metal roofing systems. We know both of these product lines and roofing systems inside and out and can help our clients make the absolute best choice for their home.
- Owens Corning Preferred Contractor
- SureNail Technology Trained Contractor
- Total Protection Roofing System Contractor
We are credentialed and certified from two of the largest, most trusted, manufacturers of roofing products in the country. These credentials we’ve sought out speak for our company as being fully qualified to install Owens Corning and ACM roofing products, not only that but we can offer the full manufacturers warranty as well.
If you’d like to schedule a consultation for your new roof please give us a call 920-763-5779 or fill out our contact form and we’ll get you scheduled for an appointment.