Benefits of Using an
RCAW Roofing Contractor Member
You get a roofing contractor who is one of the best roofers in the industry. Be aware, there are many not-so-reputable roofers out there ready to take your money and tell you what you want to hear. You face some real risks if you use a less-than-reputable roofing contractor.
- Being sued by a worker who is injured while working on your home or building – roofing is a dangerous job and facing a lawsuit is no picnic. Many not-so-reputable roofing contractors do not provide state industrial insurance coverage for their roofing workers. Workers not covered by state Industrial Insurance can sue the project owner/ property owner for any workplace injury they may suffer on your job. Making sure your roofing contractor is covering his/her workers with state Industrial Insurance and is current in paying the required premiums to the State of Washington is critical in protecting yourself. Be aware, many less-then-reputable roofing contractors are using independent day workers to install their roofs. Independent day workers are usually not covered by state Industrial Insurance and thus can sue you if they are hurt on your roofing project. For more information about how to protect yourself when hiring a roofing contractor, click here.
- Being stuck paying your sales tax twice – once to the not-so-reputable roofer and again with the Washington State Department of Revenue comes knocking on your door because the not-so-reputable roofer did not pay the sales taxes that you paid your roofer, to the state. Click here to protect yourself from this time consuming and costly hassle.
- Liens for materials and labor. Too many not-so-reputable roofers leave their customers stuck with liens for materials and labor. RCAW roofers are screened for engaging in honest and fair business practices. Click here to protect yourself from this time consuming and costly hassle.
- Must be properly registered, bonded, and insured in the State of Washington. The RCAW verifies this for every RCAW member. Many not-so-reputable roofing contractors are not registered, bonded and insured and do not provide the protections to their customers that those important requirements provide to you, the customer.
- Must demonstrate to the RCAW a good faith effort to comply with all applicable laws, regulations and tax requirements to protect you, their customer. The not-so-reputable roofing contractors cannot meet this RCAW requirement.
- Have access to receive valuable training in current roofing technology and gain hands-on skills that can ensure their workers apply your roofing as intended by the manufacturer to ensure you have the longest life and most trouble free roof possible. Not-so-reputable roofing contractors usually don’t have access to this manufacturer approved training.
- Have access to educational seminars that keep them current in the many different aspects of the roofing business. They know the latest laws and regulations that affect the roofing industry and how to comply so both you and they don’t get surprised by government officials and inspectors.
- Have access to a wide variety of safety training throughout the year to maximize your confidence that you will have a trouble free and injury free job site. Roofing is dangerous work and too many roofing workers are injured each year because of poor safety practices by not-so-reputable roofers. An accident on your jobsite is a terrible experience. RCAW roofers make the safety of their workers the highest priority along with serving you, their customer, in the most professional manner possible.
- Click here to access the list of RCAW top-of-the-industry roofing contractors.
- Must be properly licensed, bonded, and insured in the State of Washington.
- Must demonstrate a good faith effort to comply with all applicable laws, regulations and tax requirements.
- Have access to the RCAW Roofing Training and Technology Expo, which allows roofers to receive valuable training in current roofing technology, and gain hands-on skills that can be immediately implemented at work.
- Have the opportunity to attend educational seminars that keep them current in the many different aspects of the roofing industry.
- Have access to a wide variety of safety training throughout the year.