Crucial Accreditations That Set A Reputed Roofing Contractor Apart

May 12, 2023


Selecting the right roofing contractor is essential for the longevity and overall quality of your roof. After all, only a reliable and experienced contractor can ensure that your roof is installed, maintained, or repaired to the highest standards. However, in a world drenched in scams and misrepresentations, finding a qualified roofing contractor has become a daunting task.

One way to assess a contractor’s expertise, reliability, and capabilities is to look for accreditations from industry-leading manufacturers and organizations.

Accreditations are a mark of excellence and recognition from industry leaders in roofing manufacturing and regulatory bodies. They signify that a contractor has met or exceeded specific standards and requirements in the industry, including quality of workmanship, customer service, and safety protocols. Reputable roofing contractors understand the value of accreditations and work hard to obtain and maintain them to demonstrate their commitment to delivering the best possible services to their clients.

However, not every roofing contractor can have these accreditations. Only those who meet rigorous standards and requirements can receive these certifications from leading manufacturers and regulatory bodies. This exclusivity means that those contractors who hold these accreditations are recognized as the best in the industry and can provide high-quality work, reliability, and professionalism to their clients.

In this blog post, we will examine some of the most significant accreditations a leading roofing contractor in Calgary must have. This list will help you distinguish reliable roofing contractors from untrustworthy ones.

GAF Master Elite Certification

The GAF Master Elite Certification is a highly prestigious and exclusive accreditation that is only granted to the top 3% of roofing contractors in Canada. To qualify for this certification, a roofing contractor must meet specific standards, including having a proven track record of excellent service, ongoing training, and compliance with all safety regulations. In addition, GAF Master Elite contractors are authorized to offer special warranty options and premium roofing systems that are not available through non-certified contractors.

Thus, a contractor holding this accreditation is guaranteed to ensure that your roofing project will be completed by highly trained and experienced professionals who have been recognized by GAF itself. Besides the exceptional service, working with a GAF Master Elite certified contractor allows you to access a range of market-leading enhanced warranties that are only available to certified contractors and compliment brand-specific, high quality materials that make up a roof system.

As a GAF Master Elite certified contractor, AKRoN Roofing has proven its commitment to delivering exceptional service, quality workmanship, and customer satisfaction.

CertainTeed Select Shingle Master Certification

The CertainTeed Select Shingle Master Certification is a highly sought-after accreditation granted to roofing contractors who meet rigorous standards for workmanship and professionalism. This certification is only given to contractors who have demonstrated extensive knowledge of CertainTeed’s roofing products and installation standards and who have a proven track record of high-quality workmanship and excellent customer service.

Another requirement is having a “CertainTeed Shingle Quality Specialist” on the team with an education of products and also how to effectively operate a business. CertainTeed Select Shingle Master contractors are required to undergo ongoing training, education and testing and are educated on the latest roofing products and industry updates.

One of the biggest advantages of working with a CertainTeed certified roofer is the peace of mind that comes with a 50 year, non-prorating Sure Start Plus Warranty with the option of the workmanship warranty being carried by CertainTeed for 10-25 years on residential installations. Warranty also covers material defects, labour costs for tear-offs, etc. Thus, your roofing investment will be protected from all possible defects.

Bonded With Service Alberta

Working with a bonded contractor provides numerous benefits. Firstly, bonding provides an additional layer of protection for the consumer, ensuring that they are not left with any financial losses in the event that the contractor fails to complete the job or causes damage to the property.

Secondly, bonding demonstrates that the contractor takes their business and their clients seriously, as they have gone through the process of obtaining bonding and meeting the standards required for accreditation. Service Alberta reviews and approves a bonded contractor’s Contract template and this approval is subject to strict verbiage (and even font size) to protect the homeowner.

AKRoN Roofing is a bonded and pre-paid licensed roofing contractor with Service Alberta, carrying $6m in insurance liability to provide you with unmatched peace of mind and certainty.

Better Business Bureau (BBB) Accreditation

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is a non-profit organization that promotes marketplace trust and consumer protection by evaluating and rating businesses based on their ethical behaviour, customer service, and reliability. BBB accreditation is a voluntary process that involves meeting strict standards of trust and integrity, including maintaining a satisfactory rating with the BBB, responding promptly and appropriately to customer complaints, and operating with transparency and honesty.

Working with a BBB-accredited contractor provides several benefits for customers. Firstly, it provides peace of mind, knowing that the contractor has been vetted by an independent third-party organization and has met rigorous standards of trust and integrity.

Secondly, it ensures that the contractor will operate with transparency and honesty and will be accountable to their customers and the public. Finally, it provides recourse in the event that a customer has a dispute or complaint, as the BBB can mediate and facilitate a resolution.

AKRoN Roofing proudly stands apart from its competitors with an A+ BBB rating as an ethical company that values client satisfaction. Besides the above, we also hold a comprehensive list of other crucial accreditations as well.

About AKRoN Roofing

From excellent workmanship to high-end installations and the provision of using only premium roofing products, each step of our operations is driven by a motivation to only attain the best value for our clients as a roofing company. Learn more about AKRoN Roofing.

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