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What is the National Roofing Contractors Association?

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The National Roofing Contractors Association is a nonprofit trade association for the roofing industry. It is a highly-respected organization and speaks on behalf of construction and roofing companies. The NRCA is a leading influence within the roofing industry and a quality source of information, education, and technology.

Why you want to make sure your contractor is an NRCA member

Buying a new roof is an extremely important investment for yourself and your family’s future. A roof done well by the right contractor can add tremendous value to your home and future sale value.

It’s wise to research and compare roofing contractors and what they can offer. The NRCA is committed to ensuring you get the quality roof you expect at a fair and reasonable price. This is just one more reason why you should insist on working with an NRCA-member professional roofer.

Employing a National Roofing Contractors Association member will give you peace of mind. They are expected to provide a fair price and uphold a standard of honesty and integrity throughout the process.

All roofers must adhere to Occupational Safety and Health Administration policies, but you never know what you get with an unreliable company. NRCA members follow OSHA regulations to the letter.

It is expected that they deliver a comprehensive proposal with warranties and guarantees that are upheld. It is expected that they will maintain a high standard of workmanship and a clean workspace. They will return your home to the condition they found it in.

If you’re interested in discussing options for increasing the energy efficiency of your home, don’t be afraid to ask your contractor for various options and also evidence of their business license and approved manufacturers.

How do I know which contractor I should choose?

When comparing quotes and estimates from contractors, make sure that every contractor has been extremely thorough with their written proposal.

As a guide, your contractor’s plan should have the following details:

  • Roof color and material type
  • Manufacturer and license information
  • A detailed proposal with the required materials
  • The steps of the installation process, including the approximate start and finish date
  • The person who will take responsibility for repairing or replacing any damaged exterior or interior components of your home.
  • A list of which existing tiles or roof will be removed and replaced
  • Any ventilation or energy efficiency work, if any is included  
  • Details of the payment process
  • The length of the warranty and what is included and not included

Help and Resources for Home Owners

The National Roofing Contractors Association knows that it can be an intimidating experience as a homeowner to buy or replace a roof, especially if this is your first time and you feel out of your depth. The NRCA provides helpful information that can guide you through the process and help you understand better.

If you’re looking for a professional roofing contractor, NRCA website offers a service to help you locate NRCA-member professional roofing contractors in your specific geographic area.

If you are looking for a reliable, NRCA member in the Athens, GA area, you can always contact us at Delaurier Roofing & Renovation.