In Texas, there is no such thing as state licensing for roofers, and insurance is not required. Anyone can call themselves a roofing company, and when storms hit in North Texas, out-of-town storm chasers and scam artists descend upon neighborhoods in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.
How can you protect yourself and ensure that you’re hiring a legitimate, experienced roofer who will be around after the storm season?
First, ask if the roofing contractor is a member of the NTRCA (North Texas Roofing Contractors Association). Our members must meet stringent criteria.
NTRCA membership requirements include:
- The company must have a local address in North Texas and must provide us with a utility bill with the company name and address (which is no less than 3 months old) to prove it.
- The company must represent and warrant that it holds and maintains general liability insurance for the purpose of roofing activity and will continue to do so during the company's membership with the NTRCA (consumers: please ask for a copy of the roofer's insurance certificate to ensure that a policy has not lapsed or been canceled)
- The company must be (and remain) in good standing with the Better Business Bureau (BBB). If listed, it must have a B rating or above.
- The company must agree that it will not knowingly present a false or fraudulent invoice for the payment of a loss in connection to an insurance claim.
Click here to find a residential NTRCA member.
Click here to find a light commercial or a commercial NTRCA member.