Under the Ontario Building Code 2006 (OBC) which was amended in March 2012, some roof repairs require a professional who has a city of Toronto license as well as Ontario College of Trades certification while some can be done without a professional or even a permit.
Section 8 of the Building Code Act, which can be found on OBC Division C - Part 1 Administrative Provisions, Subsection 1.3.1., gives roofing and other building works that require a permit and those that do not.
You need a permit if the roofing replacement or repair requires structural alterations to the building, the demolition or removal of the roof, or installation or reconstruction of the chimney. You do not need a license to re-shingle a roof (if there are no structural works), to do minor repairs to the chimney, to install skylights in Part 9 buildings, or to install eavestroughs (as long as drainage will be contained on your property).
DIY roof replacement or repair where the code expressly states should be done by a professional could attract fines and you could even be required to undo/pull down the work done. There are several reasons why you should hire a pro even for the jobs that you have a right to do yourself.
Warranty on Workmanship
Do you have home insurance? If you don’t, you should get it immediately. Home insurance indemnifies you in case of damage or complete destruction of the home, ensuring you are not left homeless. It also covers contents and even home businesses.
It goes without saying that for insurance companies to protect themselves, they require that you do your part to take care of the home. Most insurance companies require that most major repairs and replacements, including roof repair and replacement, be done by a professional. Hiring us for roofing repairs and replacement, therefore, prevents problems with your home insurer.
Workman’s Compensation Insurance
At BRENO Roofing Inc., we give you 15-year full coverage warranty
At BRENO Roofing, we have been doing roofing repairs and replacements for about 18 years now. Our team has experience in different types of roofs, including the most common in Ontario which are shingles, flat roofs, and corrugated roofs. Other than roofing repairs and replacements, we also offer related services such as eavestroughs repairs and replacements, leaf guard installation, soffit replacements, and roof tune-ups. Our team is composed of roofers with different skills, knowledge and years of experience. You are unlikely to have all these skills, even if you have been trained as a roofer.
Experience is important because roofing repairs start with the assessment of structures. Without a keen eye, you may fail to accurately identify damage and deterioration, leading to replacement where a repair was required, and vice versa. You also risk further damaging the roof or the new roofing materials if you do the repairs without the necessary experience. We understand the local climatic conditions which can be extreme and we will advise you on the best roofing materials and the best time to do repairs.
Codes and Permits
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