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Vetting a Contractor: GAF Certified Weather Stopper®

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Whether you need an emergency roof repair or are planning to replace your old roof, you can’t just hire the first contractor that comes calling. Such projects are too important — not to mention, costly and typically time-consuming — to leave everything to chance. Spend some time vetting the contractors on your shortlist before making a decision.

Here are some tips to make the search a little easier:

  • Ask your friends or family for recommendations, especially if they recently had some roof work done. Ask them about their experience with their contractor.
  • Use the Web to look for local contractors. It’s usually more cost-effective to hire local contractors, plus you don’t run the risk of being victimized by storm chasers.
  • Phone the top five on your list and get a feel of how they interact with customers.
  • Ask for a copy of their license, insurance, material and workmanship warranties, and other pertinent documents.
  • Choose a contractor that’s respectful and polite.

It’s always a good idea to choose a GAF Certified Weather Stopper® roofing contractor. Only 6% of all roofing contractors are certified. This is a training and certification program for steep-slope residential roofing.

Here are the benefits of hiring a GAF Certified Weather Stopper:

  • The installation of your roof will always be performed by highly trained professionals who have access to GAF-developed educational materials. Certified contractors also understand the manufacturing process of the shingles they install, giving them firsthand experience and knowledge.
  • GAF Weather Stopper features a 3-Part Roof Protection System that keeps your roof safe and secure through the most common roofing problems.
  • You enjoy strong warranties as intended by manufacturers.
  • Certified contractors undergo GAF’s Pro Field Guides and have to pass corresponding exams.
  • Certified contractors have access to real-time support if they have any questions. They are also part of ongoing training programs not available to non-certified contractors.

VillWell Builders, LLC, can help you with roof repair and installation. We are a GAF Certified Weather Stopper roofing contractor. Call us today at (475) 271-1242 or use our contact form to get your project started.

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