Choosing a Roofing Company in Ottawa

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Tips for Choosing a Roofing Company in Ottawa

 Your roof is one of the most critical parts of your house. Choosing a good, professional roofing company in Ottawa is therefore very important and a decision you don’t want to take lightly. You want to take your time and research to ensure that the Ottawa roofers you hire provide quality work at affordable prices and have good business practices – and the track record to prove it. But how to pick a reputable and reliable roofing contractor in Ottawa that checks all the boxes among the sea of offers? Here are some of the criteria you will want to keep in mind.

Insurance Coverage

Insurance is one of the fundamental points for any reputable roofing contractor in Ottawa. Make sure that the roofing company you talk to has liability insurance and WSIB clearance, and do not be shy of asking for copies as proof along with the quote. If the roofing company cannot produce the documents, it might be best to look for an alternative.

Better Business Bureau (BBB) Accreditation and Other Certifications

Ensure that the Ottawa roofing company you are talking to is accredited by the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Check to see how long they have been registered and check to see whether their rating is satisfactory. Also, check to see what other certifications the company holds, for example, with manufacturers.


There are three types of warranties you should be aware of: standard and enhanced manufacturer’s warranty and workmanship warranty. While a standard manufacturer’s warranty is the minimum standard you should be aiming for, it is always best to go with a contractor that also offers a workmanship warranty – that way, you are protected from any misapplication. As with the insurance coverage, ensure you get your warranties in writing and understand what is covered under them.

Communication in Writing

We have mentioned paperwork under insurance and warranties, but it bears stressing: make sure all your essential communication with your Ottawa roofers is in writing. That way, you have a basis to refer back to. This also includes quotes and the final contract, stating the estimated costs for your project.


You will more than likely have a specific budget for your roofing project. Some contractors will ask you to pay a certain percentage upfront. While that is not necessarily a sign that the contractor is not reputable, it is not something we do at Kovar Roofing (we believe you should only pay us once your project is finished). Many contractors also offer financing options, so inquire about different payment options before agreeing to any deal.
At Kovar Roofing, we are always happy to provide you with documentation of our liability insurance and WSIB clearance, as well as our BBB accreditation, certifications and warranties. We also always make sure to have the proper paperwork in place before each project and go over each detail with you. As mentioned, we never ask for upfront payment. You only pay once your job is done.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns you might have. We are here to address all of them and put your mind at ease before deciding on your roofing project.


Because the best job is only as good as the material used, we only use high-quality materials. To ensure that we get the best quality, we work with a number of top-notch suppliers:



Finding Financial Solutions

There are no two ways about it: roofing projects can be expensive. But that doesn’t mean you should compromise on quality – quite the contrary! Your roof is essential to your house and is, therefore, one of the last things you want to compromise. After all, the better the workmanship and the material and the maintenance, the longer your roof will last – and the more money you will save in the long term.

However, we understand that finding the financial resources for the project can be tricky sometimes. That is why we offer different financing options for our services: to help as many people as possible when needed. For more information on our financing options, please contact us directly at 613-799-1704 or write us an email at info@kovarroofing.com


Have an Ottawa Roofing Project In Mind? Contact Us Today!

Are you looking to redo your roof? Do you need repair work, or are you looking for maintenance work on your roof? Perhaps you want to have your roof inspected? No problem! We can provide you with a quote. Simply send us a message, describe your planned project and/or current issues and send it off! We will get back to you with a quote as soon as possible.