July 30, 2013 1:14 PM
Unlike most other states, 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. This means that anyone can call themselves a roofer, and it's "buyer beware" -- homeowners must protect themselves by doing their homework before they hire a roofing contractor.
At NTRCA, our members are in the business of putting on quality roofs and conducting business in an ethical manner. They do not chase storms, but are committed to doing business and living in North Texas.
To be a member of the NTRCA, we require that roofing contractors maintain an office in North Texas, agree to abide by our code of ethics, are in good standing with the BBB, are recommended by 2 existing members(another contractor and an associate member) plus meet other requirements.
Regardless of who you hire, NTRCA highly recommends that you do your homework by asking questions and doing research on any company you may be considering. Don't let someone rush your decision.
CLICK HERE for consumer protection tips and information from NTRCA (or click here for the same in Spanish). Resources include a list of questions and tips, videos and a list of the top 5 roofing scams to watch for.
To learn more about NTRCA or find a list of NTRCA members and learn more about each, go to www.ntrca.com.