Licensed Insured Roofer

When it’s time to repair or replace your roof, it’s important that you hire a roofing company that is both licensed and insured. In New Jersey, roofers aren’t required to obtain licenses unless they also offer financing. Many roofing companies work to obtain the master elite status to prove that their company offers superior service by licensed and insured roofers. Master elite roofers also have exclusive access to certain warranties such as the Golden Pledge Warranty. But why is it important to use a licensed and insured roofer, and what benefits does it offer to you as a homeowner?

The roof is one of the most important aspects of a home because it protects the entire house. When a roof goes bad or starts to leak, homeowners can experience other problems within the home as a direct result of a bad roof. It can be tempting to use a friend or relative who claims to have the knowledge to fix a roof, but it can leave you with a poorly constructed roof and no recourse against the roofer. If you’re in Cherry Hill, NJ, for instance, using a Cherry Hill roofing company that’s licensed and insured not only protects you against poor quality workmanship, but it protects you against liability should the roofer get hurt while working on your home.

When a professional roofer takes the time to obtain credentials, you can feel comfortable that this roofer has the experience and knowledge necessary to evaluate your roof and determine what needs to be fixed or replaced. Some roofing companies can even conduct a visual evaluation just by looking at your roof from the ground level and assessing where the weak areas of your roof lie.

While New Jersey roofing licensing isn’t required it is available, homeowners should look for roofers who have taken the time and effort to becoming licensed.

A licensed roofing company will also have a history that you can research through your state licensing board. This lets you know if the company has had numerous complaints, or if they seem to be a reputable company. It’s also a good idea to check references provided by the roofer and research previous clients’ experiences with the company.

When hiring a roofer for a large job, choose a company that has insurance and bonding. Insurance will protect you should the roofer fall or otherwise hurt themselves while working on your home. If a roofer is uninsured and gets hurt on the job, they can file a claim against you for medical costs. A bond also protects you should the roofer fail to complete the promised work or does not complete the work to quality standards.

When creating a contract with a roofing company, homeowners must always consider what will happen if the roofer fails to complete the work, performs the job poorly, gets hurt while working, or isn’t as knowledgeable as they need to be to perform the job. That’s why working with a licensed, bonded, and insured roofer is important. A license represents knowledge and experience and the insurance and bond illustrates professionalism that protects the roofer and the homeowner.The roofing experts at Fortified Roofing of Cherry Hill NJ can assist you with any questions regarding a new roof or a roof repair.

Term of the day, courtesy of Fortified Roofing, Cherry Hill NJ:

Golden pledge warranty

This is a shingle warranty offered exclusively by GAF master elite roofers. It protects against defects of the materials and the workmanship of the roofing contractor and is good for 20 or 25 years, even allowing for warranty transfer should you sell your home.

What is a master elite roofer?

A master elite roofer has proven to GAF that he has a solid reputation for completing quality roofing contracts and has proven that they are insured and take advantage of continuing education opportunities in the field of roofing and contract work. Due to the stringent requirements only a very small percentage of roofers obtain master elite status.VIEW ALL ARTICLES

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