June 10, 2015 8:19 AM
With no licensing, registration or liability insurance required of roofing contractors by the state of Texas, the North Texas Roofing Contractors Association (NTRCA) is committed to informing and educating consumers and continues to spread the word via the media, advertising in the hardest hit areas, social media and reaching out to officials in municipalities. NTRCA requires its members to hold liability insurance, be a North Texas-based entity, abide by the NTRCA code of ethics and meet other criteria.
We are happy to see that more and more cities are putting requirements in place that level the playing field for legitimate, local roofers and help deter fly-by-night roofers. A recent Fort Worth Star-Telegram article highlights several cities and includes an interview with the NTRCA executive director Karen Vermaire Fox - http://www.star-telegram.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/teresa-mcusic/article20025186.html.
In Arlington, Texas, the city now asks for more information before granting a residential work permit, including whether the contractor can provide general-liability insurance and what type of business entity it is. The NTRCA applauds this new change. More information about Arlington permits can be found at: https://ap.arlingtontx.gov/web/permit/.http://www.ntrca.com/advice
McKinney, Texas - requires a solicitation permit and also requires a permit for roofing work - http://files.ctctcdn.com/37030628001/506ec72d-91f1-4350-adec-85535a182300.pdf
Stephenville, Texas - recently affected by heavy storms, hail and tornados - the Stephenville Police Department reminds residents and any contractors drumming up work in the area that it requires a solicitation permit.
Learn more about protecting yourself from storm chasers and fly-by-night roofers at www.ntrca.com/advice.