Choosing the best roofing company from the mound of other options can be difficult, which is why it’s important to know what to look for. The best companies will have endorsements from reputable third-party organizations, like the BBB or the Oklahoma Construction Industries Board. Here’s what that means.
Endorsements for residential roofing
To be endorsed for residential roofing work by the Oklahoma Construction Industries Board, you are required to have a minimum $500,000 covered in liability insurance. Plus, your company has to meet all the quality standards set in place.
The first step to earning your public endorsement is to fill out an in-depth, lengthy application and send it in on time. You must prove you are in good legal standing and have worker’s comp in addition to the liability insurance.
After this is completed, you are required to pass an exam the Oklahoma CIB sends to you. This test is famously difficult, and failing leads to being barred from retaking said exam for a period of 30 days (for your first failure), and then 90 days for every subsequent failure.
Passed the exam? This means you are now one of the few publicly endorsed roofing companies out there! As long as you renew your endorsement annually.
Commercial roofing endorsements
Oklahoma CIB’s commercial endorsement requires a $1,000,000 liability insurance and even more rigorous quality standards.
Just as with the residential endorsement, you have to submit an application proving you have your insurance, worker’s comp, and an Oklahoma roofing contractor registration in good standing. And you have to pass the commercial roofing exam.
Roofing companies with a commercial endorsement are also required to complete at least four hours of continuing education every three years. And if a company lets their commercial endorsement lapse for more than a year, they can’t renew it at all. They have to apply for a new one.
If you’re looking for a reputable, trustworthy roofing company, look for someone who’s endorsed for both residential and commercial work by the Oklahoma CIB. When a roofing company has met those exacting standards, you know you’ll get a quality roof.
Looking for a quality roofing company?
The Oklahoma CIB endorses Messick for commercial and residential roofing jobs. In addition to our public endorsements, our family-owned company has provided quality roofing care and services in the Tulsa area since 1962.
If you need a new roof, give us a call at 918-747-7141 today.