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How to know your roofing contractor has you covered

Homeowners and building owners are encouraged to select a roofing contractor from the Colorado Roofing Association’s member directory. | PAID CONTENT
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Not all roofing contractors are legitimate and choosing the wrong contractor can lead to additional expenses, delayed completion of projects, poor workmanship and even legal problems.

The Colorado Roofing Association (CRA) is here to help homeowners and building owners make informed decisions about replacing and maintaining their roof systems. In addition, the CRA is committed to improving the Colorado roofing industry as a whole through its membership program.

About the Colorado Roofing Association Membership Program

In order for roofing contractors to become CRA members, they are required to provide documentation ensuring they’re in good standing with the state, operating with the proper licensing and insurance and have been in business for a minimum of two years. Additionally, the CRA requires that its members follow a strict Code of Ethics that protects homeowners and building owners and upholds the integrity of the industry.

Homeowners and building owners are encouraged to select a roofing contractor from the Colorado Roofing Association’s member directory at TrustedColoradoRoofers.com.

Additional Ways to Avoid Hiring an Illegitimate Roofing Contractor    

Below are a few additional ways to avoid hiring an illegitimate roofing contractor:

Avoid contractors who are unlicensed and uninsured.

Resist high-pressure scare tactics to get your business.

Take your time during the decision-making process and when considering your next roofing partner, remember that all CRA members are licensed, insured and accredited in the industry.

Ask potential roofing contractors for a business card with a verifiable street address and office phone number. Be cautious of P.O. boxes and answering machines or pagers only.

Pay little or nothing in advance. Pay only the cost of materials as outlined in the contract upfront, then pay the balance only when you are satisfied and the job has been approved by a building inspector.

Beware of “bonus offers” as an incentive to ignore a lack of certifications.

Avoid doing business with a contractor that is offering a bargain because they claim to have materials left over from another job.

Require contractors to use a written contract that lists materials to be used as well as charges and fees and the expected completion date.

Often the end result of using an unlicensed contractor is a poorly installed or poorly designed roofing system. This is worse than no job at all, and may end up costing you even more in the future.

A new roof is a major investment. Rest assured, the Colorado Roofing Association has you covered. Visit us online at ColoradoRoofing.org and reference our Trusted Roofing Contractor Tip List for more information on selecting the right contractor for your roofing project.

About the Colorado Roofing Association

The Colorado Roofing Association was established in 1978. Our commitment is to “Promote the ethics, education, and image of the roofing industry throughout the State of Colorado through the actions of its members.”

The CRA is not a consumer agency and is not equipped to handle disputes between consumers and contractors. Please review the content in this site for general information about how to select a professional roofing contractor. For specific disputes, please contact the Better Business Bureau nearest you.

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