Need Advice When Hiring a Contractor?
Hiring a roofing contractor to work on your home or commercial property after hail, wind or tornado damage in North Texas is a big challenge. How do you know who to hire? How do you decide what you need and who is the best company to provide your roof repairs or put on your new roof?
NTRCA CAN HELP!
Read on for advice on finding the right partner for your residential project.
Helpful Resources when Hiring a Residential Roofing Contractor
The state of Texas has no guidelines or requirements for those who want to be a roofing contractor. No insurance is required, and there is no state licensing, certification or registration. The Roofing Contractors Association of Texas does have a licensing program and individual manufacturers also offer licenses. You may want to look for these when hiring a contractor. Property owners must protect themselves. Please do your homework before you hire a contractor to work on your property.
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To help, NTRCA offers the following resources:
TIPS FOR HIRING A ROOFING CONTRACTOR
QUESTIONS TO ASK ANY CONTRACTOR YOU ARE CONSIDERING
THE TOP 5 RED FLAGS WHEN HIRING A ROOFER
HOW TO SPOT THE GOOD ROOFING CONTRACTORS
WHAT'S ON YOUR ROOF?
DONT BREAK THE NEW DEDUCTIBLE LAW
As of 9/1/19, a new Texas law related to payment of your property insurance deductibles is in effect. The new law requires a homeowner to pay their insurance deductible in full, as already required by law and makes it a Class B misdemeanor if a contractor pays, waives, absorbs, rebates, credits or otherwise declines to charge or collect a deductible. Insurance companies will have the right to request reasonable proof that the deductible has been paid before making a payment. Many insurance companies, but not all, previously required this proof.
Think someone is committing deductible fraud -- report them at Don'tFraudMyTexas.com
CHECK OUR LIST OF CONTRACTORS
Check out our list of current NTRCA residential roofing contractors. Each contractor has to meet the following requirements to be a member of the NTRCA:
They must work for and/or own a business entity in Texas whose primary business is the application and installation and/or repair of roofs.
They must be in good standing with the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
They must hold and maintain General Liability Insurance (note: always call the agency listed on the contractor's certificate of insurance to ensure that their insurance is still current.)
They must agree to comply with licensing requirements if enacted by the state of Texas.
They must follow the NTRCA Code of Ethics.
All members must be recommended by a current contractor member and by a current associate member.
NOTE: If a roofer SAYS they are an NTRCA member, please check the NTRCA website to make sure they truly are. With the recent storms, we are seeing more and more contractors using our logo and saying they are members, but they are not.
MAKE A PHONE CALL
If you still have questions, please contact NTRCA at 817.734.8373 or send an email to email@example.com
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