We Are Licensed Roofers – For Your Protection

April 19, 2024

Many Residential Roofing Contractors Are
Not Licensed – But We Are. Here’s Why

Our Voluntary Licensing Protects You
Against Inexperience And Errors

Many of our Houston residential roofing customers are shocked to discover that Texas does not require roofers to maintain a contractor’s license. Most states do have such requirements because licensing ensures that roofers and other contractors follow important safety and consumer protection regulations.

This oversight can leave customers legally unprotected and without a convenient way to judge one roofing contractor from another.

However, at Houston Roofing & Construction, we have voluntarily chosen to be licensed by the Roofing Contractors Association of Texas (RCAT).


Because we want you to know we’re the real deal. We’re skilled professionals who follow best practices and have a lot of experience and expertise. We want you to be confident in our skills.

Our License Gives You Confidence In
Your Residential Roofing Decisions

RCAT is a statewide trade association of roofing and waterproofing contractors. RCAT aims to promote ethics, education, and the “image of the Texas roofing industry through its members’ actions.”

According to its website, RCAT is concerned that “Anyone can call themselves a roofer in Texas, and they are not required to be knowledgeable, insured, licensed, or even registered with the state.”

So we have chosen licensing through this respected organization to make sure you understand that we are knowledgeable. We are insured. We are committed to following industry best practices and safety guidelines.

We’re not saying that our unlicensed competitors are not. But how can you be sure without licensing by an independent organization that sets industry standards?

What does RCAT licensing tell you?

We’re Insured

To become licensed with RCAT, we had to submit proof of financial responsibility.

Commercial contractors must show that they maintain at least $500,000 in combined single-limit general liability insurance or provide evidence that they can obtain a $100,000 surety bond, property bond, or irrevocable letter of credit.

Residential contractors must show they maintain $300,000 combined single-limit general liability insurance or provide evidence that they can obtain a $100,000 surety bond.

These financial requirements of the RCAT license show that Houston Roofing & Construction can cover the financial costs of any mishap that might occur during your project.

It protects you against financial loss and guards you against financial responsibility for a contractor’s error.

We’ve Passed Exams

To become licensed by RCAT, our leadership had to pass a safety knowledge exam with a score of 70% or better. They also had to pass a commercial and/or residential roofing skills exam to show an understanding of best roofing practices.

These exams ensure that the contractor has a fundamental grasp of industry skills and safety methods.

So before hiring a Texas residential roofer, ask to see their RCAT license to be sure they understand the skills, knowledge, and safety procedures you expect of a roofing professional.

We Have a Fixed, Local Address

During the licensing application, we had to prove that we had a fixed local address with a physical location. That information is useful to you because it means we are easy to find.

We’re your roofing contractors and your neighbors, so we’re down the street when you have questions or if issues arise with your project.

For the best results, always choose a roofer with a local address, like Houston Roofing. We are here to stay, and we’re invested in the community. We’ll be around to help you well after the job is complete.

If you want to work with a Houston-area residential roofing contractor licensed by RCAT, contact us at Houston Roofing & Construction to request a free quote.

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