Roofing Contractors in Calgary: How to Choose

There are a number of very good roofing contractors in Calgary. Choosing one of these highly professional companies will ensure you get a quality job and avoid a lot of headaches.

You’ve probably heard some horror stories about roofing contractors: taking off with your deposit, not showing up to do the work, shoddy workmanship.

“Taking time to choose the right roofer for the job will save you money and headaches in the long run.” – Calgary BBB Report, May 3, 2008

But how do you know you’re making a good choice? It’s easy to fall for promises of great quality or low prices if you haven’t done your homework.

Roofing Contractors in Calgary: Not Very Well Respected

We’re not happy about it, but roofing isn’t exactly an admired trade. In a study by the National Roofing Contractor’s Association, “roofer” was listed 248 out of 250 desirable occupations.

Roofers are consistently in the top 10 for number of inquiries and number of complaints. The Calgary Better Business Bureau published these rankings, by type of business, for November, 2009:

Top 10 Inquiries

  1. Home Builders
  2. Roofers
  3. Moving and Storage Companies
  4. Plumbers
  5. Car Dealerships
  6. General Contractors
  7. Movers
  8. Heating and Air Conditioning Suppliers
  9. Home Renovations
  10. Electricians

Top 10 Complaints

  1. Car Dealerships
  2. Drain and Sewer Cleaners
  3. Health Clubs
  4. Furniture Designers
  5. Day Spas
  6. Television – Cable, CATV, Satellite
  7. Home Builders
  8. Roofers
  9. Furniture Retailers
  10. Electric Companies

Make Sure You Hire the Right Calgary Roofing Contractors

The only way to make the right choice is to do your homework. A poor, inexpensive roofing installation may cause problems down the road that cost thousands.

Of course we’d like  you to choose us for your roofing project but, even if you don’t, we want to make sure you have all the information you need to make a good choice and protect your investment.

Choosing a Roofer

10-Point Roofing Contractor Checklist

For a quick and easy reference, see our 10-Point Consumer Checklist. This is based on a Better Business Bureau report and covers some of the major items.

Contractor Un-Checklist

What’s an un-checklist? Simple. It’s a list of points that aren’t really important when choosing roofing contractors.

49-Point Checklist

If you really want to make sure you’ve done your homework, you can get our comprehensive checklist on this page by clicking above.

Homeowner Resources

A list of numbers and links for you to contact various organizations to do your checks.