Why Do Roofing Certifications Matter?

When you’re looking for a roofer or comparing quotes, you’ll no doubt find that you can save a bit of money by going for those without accreditations and certifications. Or at least you will up front. Over time, non-certified roofers will typically cost you more through poor quality work and recurring problems.

In this post, we’ll discuss why roofing certifications matter when you’re comparing contractors.

Thoroughly vetted

Roofing certifications aren’t just handed out. Instead, companies and sole traders have to be vetted and approved before they are given a certification or allowed to join a particular group or scheme.

Roofers will be assessed for their experience, knowledge, skill, quality of work, health and safety procedures and even their customer service depending on which group or body the certification comes from.

This means you can rest assured they will work to the highest standards in each of those areas. On the flipside, choosing someone who is non-certified simply means you’re taking a gamble.

Peace of mind

Certification doesn’t end after the vetting process. Once certified, roofers become a member of the awarding organisations or bodies. This adds another level of assurance when they’re working on your property.

If anything goes wrong or you can’t get hold of your roofer, you have an established body to take up concerns with. This is a huge advantage when you consider the alternative, with cowboy roofers known for their disappearing acts after shoddy jobs.

Which certifications to look out for

There are a number of certifications and accreditations which can provide the assurances discussed above when you’re looking for a roofer.


TrustMark is arguably one of the most important accreditations a roofing company can have. The government-endorsed scheme ensures traders are trustworthy and working at the highest standards.

Federation of Master Builders (FMB)

Members of the FMB are inspected for their skill and knowledge in their relevant industry. They also provide information and assistance to their members to help them continuously improve standards.

Confederation of Roofing Contractors (CORC)

Unlike many of the other certifications, CORC is an organisation dedicated specifically to the roofing industry. Set up in 1985, it aims to protect the public from disreputable roofers by making sure all of its members are contractors you can trust.

Property Care Association (PCA)

The Property Care Association offers training and information to its members, many of whom are roofers. This allows property owners to choose from contractors who are at the forefront of their industry.


Health and safety are critical for roofing. Not just for the roofers themselves, but for the wellbeing of your property. SafeContractor provides health and safety accreditation with thorough audits for contractors to reassure their clients.

Certified & accredited roofers in Barnsley

As the umbrella to your property, your roof isn’t an area where you’ll want to take any risks. With DPR Roofing, you don’t have to. Our team of experienced roofers in Barnsley are certified and accredited by a range of leading industry bodies and schemes, so you can always depend on us for your roof repairs, replacement or guttering.

To find out more or get a bespoke, no obligation quote, give us a call on 01226 670 008.