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Your roof is a considerable investment, so you should only trust a reliable roofing contractor to install, maintain and repair it. For your next roofing project, take the time to make sure the contractor you hire has the following qualities:

  1. Manufacturer Certification – Generally speaking, you should first check if a contractor is properly licensed. But as roofing contractors are not required to have a license in Ontario, the next best thing is to ask if they have at least one manufacturer certification. Leading manufacturers have stringent requirements for their certifications, including a full background check of each company. At Century Roofing and Siding, we are proud of our designation as a GAF Master Elite® contractor, a certification so exacting that only 3% of all contractors across North America have ever qualified. 

  2. Properly Insured – Having proper insurance coverage is an essential qualification for the roofing company you hire. They should have no problem providing a copy of their insurance certificate. A contractor’s insurance policy should have coverage for both general liability insurance, as well as workers’ compensation. Having both is your guarantee that you won’t be held liable in case of accidental property damage or worksite injury.

  3. Local References – The best way to check on the quality of a roofer’s work is through their past work. Trustworthy contractors should be able to provide at least three local references. Take the time to call them and, if possible, ask if you can check the contractor’s work for yourself.

  4. Based Locally – Despite the convenience of online transactions, there’s something reassuring about visiting an actual brick-and-mortar showroom or office. A locally based roofing contractor with a legitimate office (where permits, certifications and licenses are typically on display) is not likely to disappear on you. They will also be familiar with local building codes and regulations. Century Roofing and Siding is a family-owned company that has been operating in Ottawa for more than 60 years, and as our past clients will attest, we can be counted on for all your roofing needs.

You can trust Century Roofing and Siding for all your roof repair, maintenance and installation projects. Call us today at (613) 738-1774. You may also fill out our contact form to schedule a free estimate. We serve many areas in and around Nepean, ON.