You may have heard contractors talk about being a “Platinum Contractor”. This sounds pretty prestigious, but what does it really mean? Here is our breakdown of what it means to be an Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Roofing Contractor.
A “Platinum Contractor” is a roofing contractor that is in the top tier of a premier network of Owens Corning preferred roofing professionals. To become an Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Roofing Contractor, a roofing professional must:
- Pass an installation workmanship inspection
- Carry at least $1,000,000 in general liability insurance
- Have been screened for financial stability and customer service
- Have operated under the same business name for a minimum of three years
View Emmons Roofing & Siding’s Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Roofing Contractor page and customer reviews.
Owens Corning Roofing Platinum Preferred Contractors are dedicated to service, reliability and professional craftsmanship. They meet high standards and satisfy strict requirements. And they are the only contractors who can offer the Owens Corning Platinum Protection Roofing System Limited Warranty, which is Owens Corning’s strongest coverage that also covers workmanship for life (as long as you own your home.)
Here are some other qualities that Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractors possess:
Owens Corning contractors face rigorous inspections multiple times a year by national roofing experts. Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractors can give workmanship warranties up to 50 years. Since Owens Corning stands behind these warranties, they need to make sure that they are backing the best roofers in the business. When Owens Corning warranties are filed by the contractor, a third party survey company called GuildQuality contacts the homeowner and asks about their experience with the contractor. This helps Owens Corning reassure that they only have the best contractors in their program.
Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Roofing Contractors must always carry a minimum of one million dollars in general liability insurance. These contractors do not cut corners! Contractors carry general liability insurance to protect homeowners in case of an accident. Owens Corning also screens contractors for financial responsibility, which ensures that the contractor will not go out of business and will be around to handle any possible warranty issues.
Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Roofing Contractors must have been in business under the same company name for a minimum of three years. This means that contractors who only “sometimes” do roofing, or “fly-by-night” roofers, are excluded from the program. This also excludes “storm chasing” type companies and companies that switch names and license numbers every few months to avoid lawsuits.
While some manufacturer certifications are given to just about any company that pays an application fee, Owens Corning only selects a very few number of contractors per region to be a part of their Platinum Preferred program. This keeps the program limited to only the very best contractors. Less than 1% of roofing contractors in the United States are Owens Corning Platinum Preferred! Being an Platinum Preferred Contractor means that a roofing company is the very best in the business in terms of workmanship, integrity, customer service, longevity, and quality of products.
If you live in South Jersey or Southeastern Pennsylvania, contact Emmons Roofing & Siding today. We’re proud to be a local Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Roofing Contractor.