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Peace of mind with any home renovation project starts with knowing that you’ve hired a reliable, reputable company.

Below is a checklist of things that any credible roofing or contracting company should have. If they don’t, our advice is to keep looking.

Contractor’s Checklist
  • Established company with permanent place of business (who will honor warranty?)
  • Office phone, fax and email (how will you communicate?)
  • GST and business number visible (as required by CRA)
  • Proof of adequate insurance (certificate of $5 million liability included with quote)
  • Proof of good standing with WCB (included with quote)
  • References supplied upon request (Testimonials included in quote package)
  • Bank Financing
  • Did the estimator physically measure the shape, pitch and individuality of your roof for an accurate estimate?
Memberships with:
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Greater Vancouver Home Builders Association
  • Canadian Home Builders Association
  • Cedar Shake and Shingle Bureau
  • Roofing Contractors Association of BC
  • Detailed, written quote including:

– Tear off and disposal
– Under-layment
– Plywood (if required)
– High Profile hip and ridgecap
– Venting

Workmanship Guarantee
  • 10 yrs, ____yrs, ____yrs, How Long?
  • Is it prorated?
  • Fully transferable?
  • Does repair or replacement include labor and materials?
  • Are you obligated to pay the roofing company to maintain the roof each year?
  • Clean exterior Guarantee
If cedar products are offered:
  • Companies certified to install cedar
  • Only #1 shakes and shingles are used and are verified to be Old Growth
  • All cedar products are approved by the Cedar Shake and Shingle Bureau
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