CALGARY – Our city is no stranger to extreme hailstorms. Is your roof ready? Homeowners who have replaced or plan to replace their roof with a Class 4 impact-resistant product can now apply for a $3,000 roofing rebate.
Launched in June 2021, the Resilient Roofing Rebate Program was designed to incentivize upgrades from standard roofing products to Class 4 impact-resistant products to build a more resilient city.
“The continued investment into the Resilient Roofing Rebate Program allows eligible homeowners to invest in resilient building materials, lessening the impacts of damage after severe weather events and ultimately saving homeowners from having to replace their roofing after a hail or wind storm hits Calgary,” says Kris Dietrich, Customer Solutions Coordinator.
The $3000 rebate is available to all eligible homeowners who replaced their roof after June 1, 2021 or who plan to replace their roof with a certified Class 4 impact-resistant product from now until May 31, 2022. Current eligibility criteria for the rebate program requires homeowners of single-family, semi-detached, or duplex home to be in good standing on their property tax roll and provide proof of purchase for the installation of Class 4 impact-resistant products.
Homeowners can choose to have their roof replacement completed by a member of the Alberta Allied Roofing Association (AARA) or Alberta Roofing Contractors Association (ARCA) or provide an inspection report from an AARA or ARCA inspector showing compliance with the program.
The first seven months of the rebate program focused on homeowners who were impacted by hail damage in 2020. Homeowners who have proof of 2020 hail damage can still apply for the rebate if they installed Class 4 impact-resistant roofing after June 13, 2020.
As of December 15, 2021, 513 rebates have been awarded. Year one of the program ends on May 31, 2022 or when funding is fully allocated, whichever occurs first.
More information, including the application form, eligibility criteria, and installation checklist is available at calgary.ca/hail.
Sample application forms are available in Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Hindi, Punjabi, Spanish and Urdu.