North Carolina is one of the most beautiful states in the country. The eastern Carolina shore is blessed with some of the most perfect beaches (like the Outer Banks and Wilmington) in the country and the western part of NC has rolling mountains and snowcapped getaways like in Asheville. The land is very diverse and therefore, so is the climate.
North Carolina Roofing Trends in a Nutshell
Since the climate is diverse, North Carolina home owners rely on the sturdiness of their roofs. Maintaining a proper functioning roof is essential to protecting your home's inner systems from the harsh effects of the mountain snows and frost, and the coastline salty air and winds. Most homes in the middle and eastern part of North Carolina have asphalt roofing and composite roof shingles, where as much of western Carolina is metal and rubber roofing.
You can find the best roofing contractors all across North Carolina, from Charlotte, to Fayetteville to Raleigh-Durham and all points in between. We have prescreened and NC State Licensed roofing contractors who will provide you with free repair and replacement estimates for your home's roof. You can be sure that best Carolina roofers will be ready to serve you, and therefore, you can focus on saving money!
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Roofing is not a specialty that requires a special contractor's license in North Carolina, but a roofer may be required to have a general contractor's license.
In some instances a general contractor's license may not be needed at all but the license always lends credibility and increased work opportunities to the roofer. This provision in North Carolina law only applies to roofers who are working as subcontractors on a larger project. When this occurs, roofers are covered by the prime contractor's license. Roofers working on their own homes do not need a license if they will be living in the house at least a year.
A roofer working on a project that costs less than $30,000 also would not need a general contractor's license, according to Section 87-1 of North Carolina law.
All other roofers would need a general contractor's license issued by the North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors. This applies to roofers bidding on a project estimated to cost $30,000 or more, even though the roofer may be submitting a bid less than that amount.
North Carolina requires roofers who want a general contractor's license to take an examination. The application packet with license requirements is available from the licensing board for a fee.
If the roofing business is a partnership or a corporation, it must first register with the North Carolina Secretary of State's office before submitting the license application. The registration information must be submitted along with the application.
The roofing business must provide proof of financial responsibility. The licensing board offers three types of licenses, all of which are based on the amount of working capital a business has. Current assets less current liabilities equal a individual or firm's working capital.
To get a limited contractor's license, a roofer must have $17,000 in working capital, and can only take on projects that cost less than $350,000. A roofer is required to have $75,000 in working capital for an intermediate license, and can only work on projects that cost less than $700,000. The unlimited type of license requires $150,000 in working capital; there is no upper limit on the cost of the projects.
Applicants for all three licenses pay the same exam fee, but the application fee depends on the type of license the would-be contractor is applying for. The application fee is highest for those seeking the unlimited license. License application fees include the license for the first year.
North Carolina Roofer Coverage
We have roofer coverage all across NC, but some of the most common areas that use our free roofer connection service include: Alamance County, Buncombe County, Catawba County, Cumberland County, Davidson County, Durham County, Forsyth County, Gaston County, Guilford County, Iredell County, Mecklenburg County, New Hanover County, Onslow County and Wake County. The cities include: Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Durham, Fayetteville, Cary, High Point, Wilmington, Greenville, Asheville, Jacksonville, Chapel Hill, Burlington, Elon and everywhere in between!