Licensing and Credentialing
It is easy for the average person to get confused when trying to understand the difference between a roofing contractor having a license or having a credential. In practice, roofing contractors can be both licensed and credentialed, but licensing and credentialing are not synonymous:
Licensing refers to the process of obtaining permission from relevant authorities to practice or undertake projects within a geographic area, usually a township, county or state.
Credentialing refers to obtaining credentials or certificates from reputable issuing bodies (often manufacturers). These credentials/certificates are given to roofing contractors or companies following successful completion of specialized training courses or programs. Credentialing is a statement that attests to the knowledge and expertise of a roofing contractor or company.
This is the top level CertainTeed roofing credential, and represents the highest standards of excellence, quality and knowledge in the shingle roofing industry. An SSM has shown extensive knowledge of shingle installation and quality through rigorous testing, and have provided CertainTeed with proof of workers' compensation and liability insurance. Only an SSM can offer you the highest level of SureStart PLUS™ extended warranty coverage when an Integrity Roof System is installed on your home.
Double Lifetime Warranty
Give your customers double protection when you install qualifying siding products including Structure® Home Insulation System™, Quest®, Cedar Discovery® or Carvedwood•44®, and register their home for a free Transferable (Double) Limited Lifetime Warranty. Note: Double Lifetime Warranties available through Mastic Elite Contractors only.
Whether you’re re-siding your home or building from the ground up, the quality of the installation job is just as important as the quality of the product. Improper installation of vinyl siding can lead to poor product performance, customer dissatisfaction, and void manufacturer warranties.Using trained, experienced, and certified professionals helps ensure that your home’s vinyl siding looks great and performs well for years to come.
EPA's Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule) requires that firms performing renovation, repair, and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities and pre-schools built before 1978 have their firm certified by EPA (or an EPA authorized state), use certified renovators who are trained by EPA-approved training providers and follow lead-safe work practices.
The critical role that roofing performs requires that the roofing process is done right. From the planning stage through to completion of the installation, it is crucial to only allow those who have demonstrable knowledge, expertise, and qualifications to be part of the roofing process.