Replacing your flat roof? Don’t get scammed!
Ensure that you get written quotes for the work to be done on your flat roof, and make sure that they contain everything you ask for. At Roof Maintenance.ca we provide detailed written reports identifying any and all deficiencies and recommendations. We provide our clients a scope of work, a written estimate which will allow for proper budgeting for implementation of all necessary repairs or entire flat roof replacement.
- Make sure you understand what you are signing for and what is included.
- Make sure the invoice, estimate or contract gives the full name of the sales person and the name, address and phone number of the roofing contractor.
- Ask your contractor to see any safety gear that will be used on the job, and ask if the workers have been trained to work safely.
- Avoid any contractors who try to offer you a tax-free deal to replace your roof. This can be a sign that a business is not only avoiding tax responsibility, but other important consumer and worker protection responsibilities as well.
What you need to know:
- Buying a new roof? Consider this…
Roofing is dangerous work; even a small slip can have serious consequences. So it’s very important to ask about health and safety precautions and certifications before hiring roofing contractors. At Roof Maintenance.ca, all of our flat roof technicians have obtained Working at Heights, Fall Arrest and Protection Certifications and CPR-C Training.
- Get it in Writing!
Having a written contract gives you control over your renovation or construction project, and is a good way to protect yourself and ensure long-term satisfaction. You want assurance you’ll get what you agreed to, on the schedule agreed to, at the price agreed to.
- Consumer Beware List
Many municipalities require roofers to be licensed, so a check with City Hall may tell you if your roofer is in good standing. Check this list for information on the company you may select.
- Consumer Protection Ontario
Your go-to source for information about consumer rights in Ontario.
What your roofer needs to know
- Working at Heights
Everyone who works at heights on a construction project – including residential roofers – must complete a working at heights program. It’s the law.
- Construction Safety
Safety resources for construction workers.
- WSIB Coverage for Construction
It is mandatory for most workers in the construction industry to have coverage with the WSIB.
- Infrastructure Health & Safety Association
Information on construction health and safety education and training.
- Register Your Business