Massachusetts buildings can take quite a beating from the weather. Heavy snow storms, big rains and strong winds can take their toll on the exterior of MA residential and commercial buildings. The roof takes the brunt of the force and must stay strong to protect the interior workings of the home. When a roofing problem occurs it is extremely important to repair or replace your roof as quickly as possible to avoid major issues down the road. A local roofing contractor will be able to survey your residential or commercial roof and provide you with the best course of action to keep your home or business protected.
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Most states now require residential construction companies, including roofers, to be licensed, and Massachusetts is no exception. Residential roofing is one area in which scam artists seem to flourish. The job is expensive and most homeowners won't attempt to do the job themselves. A scam artist may appear to properly begin the job, and then disappear with a substantial deposit. He may complete the job and receive the complete payment before the homeowner realizes the job is shoddy or incomplete. A homeowner who hires a licensed roofing company knows that the roofer has met specific requirements and has recourse if the job isn't completed to his satisfaction.
Massachusetts requires a roofing contractor to hold both a Home Improvement Contractor registration and a Construction Supervisor's License. Roofing contractors are issued a specialized CSL Roof Covering designation, sometimes called a Residential Roof Covering Construction Supervisor's License (RCCSL). The initial HIC registration fee is $150, and a renewal fee of $100 is paid every two years. In addition, a one-time fee is paid into the Guaranty Fund Contribution when the contractor initially registers as a contractor. The Guaranty Fund helps pay monetary damages to building owners when a contractor violates regulations. The fund fee is based on the number of people employed by the contractor.
The Construction Supervisor's License ensures that a contractor is familiar with and meets the building codes put forth by the Massachusetts State Building Code as well as codes specific to the municipality in which the contractor is working. The license also states that a contractor is familiar with and will follow the administrative practices related to construction, such as applying for and receiving needed permits before starting a project.
A roofing contractor must pass the CSL exam to become licensed. The exam checks his knowledge of general construction practices and building codes. A contractor must show that he's had at least three years of experience in the design or construction of buildings before he can take the exam. After he passes the exam and paid the licensing fee, he will receive a license that is good for up to four years, depending on his date of birth. Licenses are renewed at two-year intervals.
The roofing component of the CSL shows customers the contractor is knowledgeable and experienced in doing roof removal, replacement, repair or alterations. It also covers work on the roof's sheathing and roof rafters. Roofing contractors have been required by the state of Massachusetts to hold a CSL as well as the CSL Roof Covering license since 2008.
In 2011, Massachusetts passed regulations that require contractors to participate in continuing education in addition to taking an exam to get the initial license. During every two-year license renewal period, a contractor must receive a certain number of continuing education credits. The credits cover such topics as building codes, workplace safety, business practices and similar information.
It takes money and effort to obtain and hold certification as a roofing contractor in Massachusetts. A contractor who puts in the time to do so will reap the benefits of knowing his customers are satisfied with his work and won't hesitate to recommend him to their friends and colleagues.
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