In recent years, Calgary has suffered some severe hailstorms that have caused widespread damage to homes and properties. The hailstorm from last summer is on the list of Environment Canada’s Top 10 Weather Stories for 2021. Homeowners are still repairing damages from that recent storm and the severe hailstorm of 2020.
To help homeowners protect their homes from future storms, the City of Calgary offers their Resilient Roofing Rebate Program. Shield Roofing & Exteriors are experienced roofers in Calgary. They share more about this rebate program:
About Calgary’s Resilient Roofing Rebate Program
The City of Calgary’s Resilient Roofing Rebate Program offers a $3,000 rebate to Calgary homeowners that experienced hail damage and have replaced or plan to replace their shingles with a Class 4 shingle. Class 4 shingles are impact-resistant and can withstand hailstorms without damage.
The first phase of this program was for homeowners dealing with hail damage from 2020. For these cases, they must provide proof of hail damage. It is also for all eligible homeowners who have replaced or plan to replace their roof with Class 4 roofing products after June 1, 2021. Those homeowners do not need to show proof of hail damage as the replacement is considered a preventative measure.
The program until May 31, 2024, or all the funding is distributed to eligible homeowners, whichever comes first. Some eligibility conditions apply. You can find out if you’re qualified with the City of Calgary’s eligibility tool here: https://forms.calgary.ca/content/forms/af/public/public/resilient-roofing-rebate.html
What are the benefits of Class 4 impact-resistant shingles?
Because of the frequent hailstorms we get in Calgary, you should consider upgrading to Class 4 shingles. These shingles are extra tough, durable, and stand up to hail and wind. Class 4 shingles are strong. They will protect your home longer, increasing the lifespan of your roof and reducing the need for maintenance and repairs.
Often, insurance providers will offer discounts on homeowners’ insurance policies if they have Class 4 shingles. This benefit depends on your insurance policy. So be sure to read it carefully to see details about the amount and mileage of the discount.
Protect your exterior with upgraded siding
Hail can also cause significant damage to vinyl siding. Hailstorms can leave exteriors completed destroyed with chipped, cracked, and broken siding. As siding contractors in Calgary, Shield Roofing & Exteriors recommend you replace your vinyl siding with durable HardieBoard siding. This strong fibre cement siding is impact-resistant and will not be damaged by future hailstorms. That means you won’t have to worry about damage or making hail damage insurance claims moving forward.
If you’re ready to protect your home from hail with these roofing and siding upgrades, contact Shield Roofing & Exteriors!