Certifications & Affiliations
Selecting an exterior remodeling company to perform work on your home can be a difficult task, but the process can be made a bit easier when you consider the firm’s certifications and affiliations. Sunshine Contracting prides itself in becoming the most educated, knowledgeable company on the products and services we offer so that we can help you make the best decision possible for your home. We are constantly striving to become the best and it shows with our dozens of certifications from the top manufacturers in the country!
Sunshine Contracting has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2022. This is the eleventh consecutive year that Sunshine Contracting has earned this honor from Angie’s List.
Sunshine Contracting is honored to be named a neighborhood favorite by Nextdoor for 2021! Neighborhood favorites are determined by the number of likes and recommendations a business received over the past year.
Sunshine Contracting was recently awarded the Guildmaster Award for 2023, previous 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 winners. Guildmaster Awards are given to companies that are being recognized for exemplary customer service. Two metrics are used in choosing winners: (1) the percentage of customers who would recommend Sunshine Contracting, and, (2) the percentage of customers who responded to Sunshine Contracting Guild Quality Surveys. In order to receive a Guildmaster Award, a member must achieve a recommendation rate of 90% or greater. Thank you so much to our customers who have aided in awarding us with this prestigious honor!
Sunshine Contracting has been awarded the GAF President’s Club Award for 2020, previous 2019, 2018, and 2017 winner. GAD President’s Club Awards recognizes roofing contractors dedicated to delivering high standards of service and reliability.
Sunshine Contracting has received Home Services Review Five Star Rated Premier Company Award for four consecutive years since 2016.
Sunshine Contracting was awarded the 2020 Best Home Experts Award from Northern Virginia Magazine.
Sunshine Contracting is honored to have been named a 2020 Best of the Best National Award Winner for the sixth year in a row pt-5 pb-5 since 2014.
Sunshine Contracting has been named one of HIP 200’s 2020 Top 200 Exterior Remodelers in the Nation. This is the thirteenth consecutive year that Sunshine Contracting has received this award.
Sunshine Contracting has been awarded the 2023 Top 500 Qualified Remodeler Award and ranked #222. Sunshine Contracting has consecutively received this award for 14 years!
GAF and Habitat for Humanity Community Contractor – This exclusive designation recognizes Sunshine Contacting Corporation as a Habitat for Humanity contributor, supporting our community, and helping to better the lives of our neighbors in need.
Best of Houzz – Sunshine Contracting has been named the Best of Houzz in Customer Satisfaction for six years in a row pt-5 pb-5 since 2014. Customer Satisfaction honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received. This award is judged by the community of homeowners and design enthusiasts who are actively remodeling and decorating their homes using Houzz.
A Testament to Professionalism
The affiliations and certifications Sunshine Contracting carries are a testament to our level of professionalism and expertise. The certifications speak to how well we relate to our customers, how efficiently we complete the work and how professional we undertake the entire process. Firms lacking in certifications may also lack in the professional approach and talent needed to complete the task.
Sunshine Contracting holds certifications and affiliations from numerous organizations both local and national. Please brow pt-5 pb-5se the following list that speaks to Sunshine Contracting’s professionalism and service quality.
Siding & Trim Certifications
Vinyl Siding Institute Certified (VSI): The VSI represents manufacturers and suppliers in the vinyl siding industry. VSI seeks to help the industry group through addressing regulatory issues involving siding with regards to material issues, building codes and education. The organization also oversees certification programs that are aimed at improving the industry.
Fullback Preferred Partner – Since 1992, Progressive Foam has been the industry’s energy conservation pioneer and manufactures Fullback, an energy efficient insulating product for any type of siding. Sunshine Contracting is one of 150 Progressive Foam Preferred Partners in the country. Being a Preferred Partner allows us to offer the most exclusive and top of the line warranties in the industry for siding insulation products. In addition, Sunshine Contracting also receives regular, specialized training.
Alside Certified Installer As an Alside Certified Installer, Sunshine Contracting has undergone vigorous annual training and must adhere by all installation best practices required by the manufacturer. With this certification you can rest assured your Alside siding will be installed properly and will last you for many years to come!
Mastic Siding & Accessories Elite Contractor- In order to become a certified Mastic Elite Contractor, Sunshine Contracting has completed years of professional vinyl siding installations. Our Mastic Elite Contractor status gives us several benefits that we can pass on to you, our customers! Ask our team about the benefits of our PlyGem Mastic Siding & Accessories Elite Contractor certification.
James Hardie Elite Preferred Being named a James Hardie Elite Preferred™ Contractor means that we have met the high standards set by James Hardie on a variety of criteria. You must adhere to best practices during installation, be properly licensed and insured, have a “Likely to Recommend” score of at least 90% with Guild Quality (a third-party customer satisfaction surveying service), have a satisfactory credit report, and demonstrate excellence in Craftsmanship, Professionalism, and Customer Service.
LP SmartSiding Certified Installer As a LP Certified Installer, we are recognized as a distinguished contractor with training and expertise handling LP’s SmartSide Siding and trim Products.
Revere Building Products Certified Installer
Quad Max Caulk and Spray Foam Certified Installer
Roofing & Gutter Certifications
GAF Master Elite Roofing Contractor – Being a Master Elite Certified Weather Stopper Roofing Contractor for GAF allows us to offer special warranties backed by GAF, America’s largest roofing manufacturer, that other roofing companies can’t provide you with. We are among the top 3% of roofing contractors in the nation! This means we are properly licensed, adequately insured, have a proven reputation, and have a commitment to ongoing professional training. We hold ourselves to GAF’s high standards and install a full roofing system on your home.
Sunshine Contracting has been awarded the GAF Triple Excellence Award for consumer protection, installation and training excellence.
GAF Steep Slope Certified – All of our employees have been trained on and have passed the Steep Slope Pro Field Guide Test, rendering our employees Steep Slope Roofing Certified by GAF.
Mule Hide Certified Warranty Provider – As a company, Sunshine Contracting is certified by manufacturer Mule-Hide Products to provide top of the line warranties to our customers when using their products, including Elastomeric Coatings, EPDM Roofing, Self-Adhering Mod Bit, and TPO roofing. We were trained and certified by a Mule Hide representative and were given the honor of being able to provide these incredible warranties.
GAF Care Ventilation Specialist
GAF Certified Weather Stopper Roofing Contractor
Englert Microguard Certified Installer
National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) Member – In the roofing industry, the NRCA is considered one of the most respected trade associations. As a member, Sunshine Contracting has access to a vast amount of literature and training sessions and tools.
Velux Skylight Specialist – Velux is a premier manufacturer of residential skylights, sun tunnel skylights, and blinds based in South Carolina. Sunshine Contracting partnered with Velux and completed the Velux Skylight Specialist training. All employees and installers have been thoroughly trained and certified on how to help the customer choose the best skylight for them and their home.
CertainTeed Shingle Master Company – In order to be a Shingle Master, you must emply a Master Shingle Applicator qualified workforce and participate in regular training and recertification. Being a CertainTeed Shingle master means that we focus on superior workmanship and can offer extended warranties other roofers can’t provide.
Window & Door Certifications
Sunrise Certified Installer
Vanguard Certified Installer
Jeld Wen Certified Installer
Marvin Certified Installer
Pella Certified Installer
Andersen Certified Installer
Alside Certified Installer
Simonton Windows Preferred Installer – Sunshine Contracting has completed an intense window and door training program conducted by experts at Simonton Windows. The training included classroom instructions, hands-on training, field repair, and passing a written exam. After passing the written exam, Sunshine Contracting is now a Simonton Preferred Installer.
ProVia Certified Installer – Sunshine Contracting and our door installation crew have been trained and certified by ProVia for the proper installation of their products. A representative from ProVia specifically trained our installers to install the doors to manufacturer specifications to ensure that you are getting the best possible door and installation process as possible. The correct installation of a door is extremely important to maintaining its long life, as well as its warranty.
Therma Tru Certified Installer – Sunshine Contracting is the only Therma-Tru Certified Installer in the Northern Virginia area. All employees and installers completed an all day training course hosted by Therma-Tru Doors in order to become a Certified Installer. This training was both verbal and hands on – a test was provided after the training which was passed by Sunshine Contracting employees and installers. Because we are a Certified Installer, Therma Tru can track each and every install and know that their door is being properly installed.
OSHA Trained & Certified
EPA Lead Certified our # is: NAT-122313-1 – In 2010, a federal law was enacted that required all renovation firms to be certified under EPA’s Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule. In addition, all installers must be trained in lead-safe work practices and be accredited by the EPA. All homes built before 1978 must now be tested for lead when replacing any windows. Sunshine Contracting is an EPA Lead Certified Firm.
Why is Being Certified & Insured Important?
Attaining certifications from the industry, as well as respective manufacturers, is extremely important. Being properly trained by each manufacturer of every product we sell is incredibly valuable. At Sunshine Contracting, we perform annual trainings to keep up with the manufacturer’s specifications with regards to installation of all our products. Why is this important? If your product is not installed to manufacturer’s specifications, then your warranty on that product from the manufacturer is void! The product must be properly installed to retain its warranty. This means that when we install the product properly and down the road you have a service or material failure, you can rest assured that your warranty will be in place and will be upheld, both by the manufacturer and by Sunshine Contracting!
Sunshine Contracting also carries the appropriate insurance including General Liability Insurance, Workman’s Compensation Insurance, and Auto Insurance.
American Architectural Manufacturer Association (AAMA): The AAMA provides information on performance standards and product certification for companies in the home construction profession, particularly companies that manufacture products used in remodeling, including doors, skylights, windows and other finishing products. They also administer educational programs for those in the industry.
National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC): The NFRC is an independent rating system that seeks to provide accurate ratings for the energy performance and output of doors, windows, skylights and other related products.
Building Trade Association: The BTA is comprised of more than 1,000 companies throughout the home construction business and helps them obtain and maintain the services they need to provide quality service to their customers.
Products that bear the Good Housekeeping seal have been found to be in accordance with their environmental criteria and protects the consumer against any failure or defects. Good Housekeeping seeks to protect the homeowners and private enterprise and serves much like an insurance policy if any company sporting the seal were to fail. Our GAF products carry this seal and we are very proud to say so.
Insulating Glass Certification Council (IGCC): The IGCC is a non-profit organization that confers third-party certification, as well as conducts tests, on insulating glass products. The council was established by manufacturers and consumers concerned with the industry.
Energy Star is a joint program between the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the United States Department of Energy and is geared towards protecting the environment and saving homeowners money. The mark of an Energy Star Partner ensures to you that the products you are getting meet the Energy Star requirements and will save you money as well as help you protect the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Subrogation Training – All of Sunshine Contracting’s employees have taken a course, and passed an exam, on the art of insurance subrogation, in order to better aid you in all your insurance claim needs.
National Association Of Remodeling Industry (NARI): The NARI promotes the high standards of the industry, including honesty, responsibility and the integrity of its members.