Your home’s roof is the most important line of defense against the harmful effects of Mother Nature. Arizona residents are no strangers to strong wind storms and damage from the Sun’s strong rays. Both of these can do some damage to any roof, from asphalt shingles, wood and slate, to commercial metal and tar.
When a roof is damaged it can lead to some pretty serious, costly and stressful repair projects. That’s why it’s so important to keep your AZ roof in top shape. The best way of doing so is to have a skilled local Arizona roofing contractor take a look at your roof the second you think you have a problem. A roofing installation contractor will be able to properly access the issue and inform you of all your options moving forward.
The hardest part these days is actually finding a roofing contractor you can trust. With so many littered throughout Arizona it’s hard to know you’ve chosen a quality roofer by simply thumbing through the phonebook. That’s where Roofing-Directory steps in. From Scottsdale to Tucson, we have created a simple and easy to use roofing contractor referral service. We match you with up to four of your area’s premier roofing repair, replacement and installation contractors. Even roofing inspection contractors are at your fingertips when you use our easy service. They have all been prescreened and their licenses have been verified. So get started today and compare free estimates from Arizona’s most experienced and reliable commercial and residential roofing contractors!
The southwestern state of Arizona requires a specialized license for valid roofers, including contractor individuals and construction businesses. The specific license that is needed for Arizona operations is referred to a C42 contractor's license. Contractors also need to keep in mind that the state licenses for work on residential structures are separate for work on commercial buildings. So if a contractor or business wants to operate in both markets he will need two licenses.
Contractor applicants need to be able to provide proof of roofing experience along with passing a license exam prior to be approved to be a valid roofer in Arizona. The time component requires a minimum of four years of related work experience that can be documented.
Additionally, the applicant then has to pass two exams: the C42/L42 test as well as a business management test. The exam for either license involves a fully closed test, answering 80 questions. Examinees are provided three hours to finish the test. A successful pass requires at least a score of 70 percent. The examinee has to pay a test fee of $63 or $120 if taking both exams. A K-42 roofing license exam allows a contractor to test simultaneously for both roofing licenses at the same time.
The residential license allows a contractor to work on residential structures and install water-resistant or water-repelling roof systems. The commercial license does the same but only for commercial structures that are not considered residential in terms of zoning.
After successfully passing a contractor still has to document proof of being bonded. The amount of insurance required will depend on the type of license as well as how much work volume a contractor has lined up annually. Residential bonds range from $1,000 to $15,000 and commercial from $5,000 to $90,000. For those who hire help to assist, a workers compensation policy will also need to be in place. There is also a $450 fee recovered from contractors that pays into the state's recovery fund.
Finally, with the above squared away, the contractor can obtain his Arizona license after paying the requisite license fee. The amount actually paid will vary, depending on how many licenses are applied for at the same time and if residential or commercial.
It's important to note that contractors who are already properly licensed in surrounding states can gain reciprocity approval for licensing in Arizona. This avoids having to take the trade proficiency exam. The applying contractor simply needs to meet the financial solvency and bonding requirements of the state instead. States included for licensing reciprocity are Nevada, California, and Utah. To be eligible contractors must have an active license in the other state at the time of Arizona's application.
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Note to Arizona home owners and building managers:
Arizona homes see extreme conditions very often. Heavy heat, severe dryness and devastating sun wear and tear on your roof more so than in many other places in the country. To protect energy conservation and help your electrical bill, have your roof inspected every three years. Depending on the material you use, some roofs may need to be repaired often and some repalced more often. Please be concious of how often you have your roof looked at by an Arizona licensed and professional roofing contractor. Professional opinions and advice can cost next to nothing and save you thousands.
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