Actually, in Kentucky and Indiana, it should give you major cause for concern if a roofer claims to be licensed – there is no licensing of roofing contractors in either state. Anyone who can afford a pickup truck and a ladder can claim to be a roofing contractor, so it’s caveat emptor – buyer beware!
The Kentucky Roofing Contractors Association (KRCA) has stepped up to the plate and developed the KRCA Certified Contractors Program. This gives consumers an easy and objective way to know if a contractor meets some pretty strict minimum standards.
A KRCA Certified Contractor is certified to be insured and bonded, agrees to the KRCA Code of Ethics, and participates in continuing education. You can view the Code of Ethics and more details about Certified Contractors at www.krca.org. It’s also a good idea to check with the BBB, the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Office, and references from people you know.
Commonwealth Roofing has been a KRCA Certified Contractor since the program was started over 16 years ago. Call or email if we can help solve your roofing problems or provide an inspection or maintenance on your roof. But whomever you choose, insisting on a KRCA Certified Contractor should be the way to begin.