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Tips to Avoid Hiring a Dishonest Roofing Contractor

Stacy Cole

Every year – especially during storm season in the greater Dallas/ Fort Worth, Texas area – we see more and more companies who are NOT a member of the NTRCA claiming to be a member by putting our logo on their website, marketing brochures and/or yard signs. Why? Because it truly means something to be an NTRCA member: there are zero regulations by the state of Texas for roofing contractors, yet our members must meet strict criteria and adhere to our code of ethics in order to become and remain a member.

We’ve also seen companies claiming to be an accredited member of the BBB and/or an elite level with a major roofing manufacturing when, in fact, they were not.

If a roofing company claims to have a certification or industry membership, conduct a little research to check out their claims before you hire them. If they’re lying about these things, what else are they being dishonest about? You really don’t want to entrust someone like that to repair or reroof your home (no matter what their price is).

Here are some specific tips on how to check out if your roofing contractor’s certification or NTRCA membership claims are true:
1)    If a roofer claims they are a member of the NTRCA, go to and click on Find a Roofer. We update our website daily, so if a contractor is not listed on our website as a member, then they are not a member.
2)    If a roofer claims to have a certification, status or affiliation with a roofing product company (such as CertainTeed, GAF, Johns Manville, Malarkey, Owens Corning, etc.), contact the company directly to check out if their claims are true.
3)    For more consumer awareness information and advice before selecting a roofing contractor, go to or