The introduction of new energy-efficient roof systems, techniques and materials has sparked a tremendous change in the roofing industry during the past 10 years. A professional roofing contractor should be familiar with the different types of roof systems and how roof system selection can affect your building’s energy cost. Be sure you are comfortable with the roof system(s) your contractor suggests.
In addition to the National Roofing Contractors Association, ask the contractor whether he or she is a member of a local, state or regional association. Involvement in a professional organization keeps a contractor better informed about the latest developments and issues related to the industry.
Choose a company that is committed to educating its workers. Ask the contractor what types of training he or she provides for his or her workers and what industry programs they have attended. The best roofing contractor is only as good as the workers who actually install your roof system.
NRCA roofing contractors who complete NRCA University training programs are armed with certificates of completion that demonstrates they have advanced roof system knowledge. NRCA University’s most popular certificates include: Roofing, Energy and the Environment Series Certificate and Impact-resistant Roofs Certified Contractor.