Hailstorms have caused widespread damage to homes and properties in Calgary. We had major storms in 2020 and 2021, with many homeowners still dealing with insurance claims and repairs. If you need roofing and siding repairs from a weather event or for any other reason, you must hire the right company for the job.
Shield Roofing & Exteriors offers exterior renovation services, including eavestroughs, fascia, soffit, siding, and roofing in Calgary. Here is their advice for hiring a reputable exterior renovation contractor:
Check for a business license and insurance
After a significant hailstorm, some contractors went door to door, offering siding and roof repair services to impacted homeowners. However, did you know that it is illegal to make door-to-door sales calls without a valid provincial business licence? In addition, they also cannot legally take a deposit for the work without a valid license.
Liability insurance protects you and your property from any accidents or damages that might occur on the job site. Without it, the courts can hold you responsible if those things occur. Workers Compensation Board coverage protects the workers, but they must be up-to-date with their premium payments. Otherwise, the property owner could be liable for insurance premiums owing in connection to any incidents that occurred on their property.
In many cases, unlicensed and uninsured contractors took advantage of a bad situation. Do not be left with poor quality work by an unqualified company. It is your right to ask to see proof of a business license, liability insurance, and WCB coverage.
Hire an experienced, local company with a proven reputation
After hailstorms in Calgary, many companies travel from out-of-town to earn siding and roofing repair and replacement jobs. Often, they’ll offer rock bottom prices, but then leave town after the job is complete. There have been stories of out-of-town companies disappearing and skipping out on warranty work.
Shield Roofing & Exteriors is a knowledgeable, experienced, and trustworthy exterior renovation and roofing contractor in Calgary. They have a solid, proven reputation in the community, with customers, and among industry peers. In addition, they offer assistance with hail damage insurance claims, including a free professional property inspection and report required by insurance companies.
Years of experience have given them a trained eye for inspecting storm damage. This extensive knowledge allows them to catch minor issues and recommend repairs or replacements with your best interest in mind. Plus, they offer a solid lifetime warranty on roof replacements and will always be there if you need them.
Hire Calgary roofers you can trust. Contact Shield Roofing & Exteriors today!