Class Code: 5551

Per NCCI's Scopes Code Description:

Code 5551 applies to all kinds of roofing activities including work on roofs that may be flat, sloped or builtup. Types of materials used in the roofing process include hot tar, hot or cold composition material including polyurethane foams or resins and concrete aggregates, metal, shingle, slate, tile or paper. The inclusion of all kinds of roofing under Code 5551 is based on the conclusion that roofing companies generally perform various kinds of roofing using their labor crews interchangeably.

This code applies to new roof installations as well as to the repair of roofs and includes drivers. As Code 5551 excludes yard or storage facility employees, Code 8227 is available for division of payroll for roofers who maintain a permanent yard.

This classification also applies to the pressure washing of roofs to remove moss, mildew, or debris, and to the incidental replacement of worn or damaged roofing materials. This procedure usually involves the use of a vehicle equipped with a tank (to hold water) and a small engine to generate higher pressure. The tank is filled with water, and the engine generates high pressure. Operators start at the peak of the roof and direct the nozzle spray slightly in front of their feet. As the roof is cleaned, the work proceeds toward the lower edge of the roof. After cleaning, worn or damaged portions of the roofing material are replaced. After the roof has completely dried, a preservative (or anti-moss) treatment is generally applied from a hand-held, self-contained sprayer of the two to five gallon variety—similar to the type used to spray flowers or shrubs.

Analogy Assignments:

•    Waterproofing operations, when performed on roofs, insulation of roofs, and the installation of roof decks made of composition planks and tiles, are assigned to Code 5551.
•    Solar panel installation, when performed on roofs, is assigned to Code 5551. Ground-supported installation of solar panels, plumbing, and electrical work are to be separately rated.

Special Conditions:

Extra-Territorial Classification Guidelines:

The following material was developed by NCCI to be used as a guide by auditors and underwriters in the determination of premium for contracting (construction risks) with extra-territorial employments where no company guidelines have been established for this purpose. Construction classifications are indicated by the addition of a construction code symbol (  ) next to the classification code number.

1.    Payroll of employees of contractors who have their place of business in a given state and operate also in adjoining states and who are constantly crossing state lines, but usually return to their homes each night, must be assigned to their headquarters’ state. Example: Contractors such as electricians, plumbers, carpet layers, etc.
2.    The payroll for construction project managers, executives, or superintendents who may visit a job but who are not in direct charge of a job must be assigned to the state in which their headquarters are located.
3.    There are contractors who maintain a permanent staff of employees and superintendents. If any of these employees or superintendents are assigned to a job that is located in a state other than their headquarters’ state, either for the duration of the job or any portion thereof, their payroll must be assigned to the highest rated of either the state in which the job is located or the headquarters’ state.
4.    The payroll of employees who are hired for a specific job project must be assigned to the state in which the job is located.

When a portion of the operations of a risk is insured in a monopolistic state fund, consider the special rules and requirements that may exist in such cases.

Related Operations Not Classified to Code 5551:

•    Roofing on “Quonset” type buildings of the curved metal type is assigned to Code 5535 due to the fact that there is no distinction between the sides and the roof (a continuous curve).
•    When all of the carpentry work in connection with the construction of dwellings is performed by employees of the same contractor, roofing work at these sites is assigned to the appropriate carpentry code: Code 5645 or Code 5403. This exception to the “roofing—all kinds” phraseology is based on the fact that a roof is an integral part of a dwelling that may be under construction.

Rate per $100. of Renumeration: $ 8.24

Construction Exemption Required: Yes