You Don’t Need ANY Kind Of License To Be A Texas Roofer.
Here’s Why That’s A HUGE Problem… (And What We Did About It).
Many homeowners can’t believe it, but the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation does NOT require any kind of licensing of state roofers.
No knowledge requirements.
No insurance requirements.
No licensing requirements.
A ROOFING CONTRACTOR DOESN’T EVEN HAVE TO REGISTER WITH THE STATE OF TEXAS! YIKES!
As you might imagine, this can lead to anyone with a truck and a ladder calling themselves a roofing company. It can allow unscrupulous out-of-state contractors to descend on the Houston area after a storm to try to drum up business with insurance claims. Any and all kinds of mischief can occur.
This is not good for homeowners because roofing is a highly skilled trade and a roof is the most important system protecting your home or business. In other words, you don’t want some amateur or hack anywhere near your roof.
However, there is something Houston roofers can do about this – and we’ve done it. The Roofing Contractor Association of Texas (RCAT) is a group that has developed standards under their RCAT Licensed Roofing Contractor program, and any roofing company can voluntarily take and pass a test to earn a roofing license. Ongoing, annual training is required by RCAT to maintain the license.
This form of voluntary self-regulation is something that top roofing contractors do to demonstrate a commitment to professionalism and accountability.
What Is RCAT Licensing
So what kind of qualifications does a roofer need to meet to earn a RCAT license?
First you should know that it is open to all Texas roofers who want to meet the requirements, just that many choose not to apply.
Here are some of the key standards which must be met to become licensed by RCAT:
- Must show financial responsibility and stability.
- Must demonstrate proof of proper insurance.
- Must provide proof of adequate Worker’s Compensation or another insurance plan providing similar benefits.
- Must pass a business and safety knowledge exam.
- Must pass a roofing exam with a qualifying score.
For homeowners, an RCAT licensed is proof that a company is not a ‘fly-by-night’ operation and that it meets professional standards for financial stability and proper insurance.
We don’t recommend considering any Houston roofer who does not meet these standards because that puts all the risk on you, the homeowner.
We’re More Than Just RCAT Licensed
We’re pleased to tell you that we’re RCAT licensed, but we also want you to know we do much more to make sure we always hold ourselves accountable to a higher standard.
Here’s a few more examples of how we meet higher standards:
GAF Master Elite Certified
This is the highest level of certification possible from the top roofing manufacturer. We can offer you a better warranty because GAF has certified that we are true installation experts.
BBB A+ Rated
The nation’s best-known consumer watchdog gives us their highest rating of A+.
We Invest More In Our Team
Instead of sub-contracting out project management like many Houston roofing companies do, all our project managers are employees who are constantly trained to become experts in their field. It gives our team a level of stability and professionalism that is very unusual in Texas roofing.
Do you want a roofer that can prove it holds itself to higher levels of professionalism and integrity? We’d be happy to give you a free consultation and quote.