Not only are there currently no roofing licensing requirements in Texas, but the state also historically has the most hailstorms per year in the country. Lack of regulation or licensing in Texas opens up Texans to more opportunities to be scammed.
Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Weather Service.
The purpose of CTRCA is to better the roofing industry and protect Texas consumers. They do this by offering the following:
- Education for contractor members on various industry related topics
- Education for Texas consumers to avoid fraud
- Assistance to RCAT at the state level to get licensing in place in Texas
- Strict membership guidelines:
- Each member must be established, TEXAS BASED, roofing/waterproofing contractor whose principal business has been roofing/waterproofing for a minimum of one (1) year to be eligible for membership as a Contractor Member.
- Contractors must carry a minimum of $300,000 General Liability Insurance. Proof of insurance coverage must accompany membership application for approval.
- Contractor membership applicants must be sponsored by both a current RCAT Contractor Member AND a RCAT Associate Member (Supplier/Manufacturer).
- Contractor members must subscribe to the Code of Ethics, abide by its Bylaws, support its objectives to maintain membership.
As a leader in the roofing industry, our goal is to implement change at the State level and create laws that will protect consumers. Until then, we recommend thoroughly vetting your contractor and using organizations, like RCAT, to ensure they’re a legitimate operation before stroking a check. You can find more information on what to look for in a contractor here.