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How to Become a Licensed Roofer in the state of California

How to Become a Licensed Roofer in the state of California

California roofing laws dictate specific requirements under the California Residential Code. These laws cover just about everything you need to know about proper roofing, including the materials and requirements for the construction of roof-ceiling systems, roof coverings and even roofing insulation. Additionally, these laws also include provisions for fire classification, weather protection, re-roofing, roof drainage, solar power and any additional rooftop structures like flagpoles. 

With so many factors included in the California Roofing Code, homeowners might experience information overload. Thankfully, you don’t have to worry about knowing everything as there is someone who knows this information by heart: a licensed roofing contractor

In this post, Northern Pacific Roofing discusses how a roofer becomes licensed in the state of California.

How To Become A Licensed Roofer

Roofing work should always be handled by a licensed roofer. In fact, any project that costs $500 or more is required to be completed by a roofer who is licensed by the Contractors State License Board. To become a licensed roofer, one must have sufficient training in the job as well as an extensive knowledge of the California roofing codes. A valid business license is also required. 

Failure to comply with any of these requirements will result in the contractor losing their license. When this happens, they lose the benefits that come with it such as compensation insurance in the event of accidents or injury.

How This Ensures Quality Work

Working with a licensed roofer helps guarantee that you’ll receive nothing but quality work. This is because a license is proof that a roofer has undergone in-depth training and has detailed, up-to-date knowledge on the state’s roofing codes. As such, they can ensure you’ll not only have an energy-efficient roof but a safe and structurally sound one as well. 

Turn to Northern Pacific Roofing for your home improvement needs. We are your leading provider of residential and commercial roofing services. Give us a call at (888) 919-8539 or fill out our contact form to get a free quote. We serve homeowners in San Francisco, Petaluma, San Rafael and other nearby areas in CA.