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How to Choose a Roofer in Edmonton

Do you have an old roof in Edmonton that needs repair or replacement?  Fixing or replacing a roof on your home is a significant investment.  You want to be confident that the job gets completed the first time correctly.  To complete this project, you must select a trusted roofing contractor to complete the work carefully.  There are a lot of residential roofing companies in Edmonton; because of this, finding a roofing contractor is the easy part.  The challenging part is finding one that gives you confidence that they will provide exceptional work.

Dwight’s Roofing has over 30 years of experience installing and fixing residential Roofing in Edmonton.  We believe that customers should have the tools available to make informed decisions when choosing which roofing contractor to use.  We have put together a guide on how to choose the best roofing company for your project.

6 Key Aspects of a Trustworthy Roofing Company

6 Key Aspects of a Trustworthy Roofing Company

  1. Locally Owned & Operated: Make sure that the roofer you hire has a physical location in Edmonton. A well-established business will have a physical location you could visit if needed. The roofing industry, unfortunately, has many pop-up seasonal companies that vanish as quickly as they arrived, leaving you in their dust with no warranty.
  2. Proper Licensing: When you contact a roofing company, ensure they are appropriately licensed. If they cannot provide this information, do not use them. Each province will have regional standards that a roofing company needs to operate.  The license will ensure that the roofer is familiar with building codes in Edmonton and that your finished roof will comply with all building requirements.
  3. Reputation: Do not just take a roofer’s word that they will do a good job. Save some time to check reviews online for the roofers you would like to contact for your project. Companies have little to no control over what people say about them online, so if a company’s reputation and reviews are trustworthy, you can have confidence that you will have a pleasant experience.  The most common places to look are Google reviews and the Better Business Bureau.
  4. Proper Insurance Coverage: You must ask your roofer for proof of insurance. If something were to go wrong, such as an injury on the job site or damage to your home, you could be liable if the roofer does not have proper insurance. All trustworthy roofing companies should have general liability insurance and worker’s compensation.  Always check with your roofer to ensure they have adequate coverage.
  5. Secure a Written Quote: Do not settle for vague ‘guesstimates’ for how much the project will cost you. A reputable roofing company will provide a detailed breakdown of the project and the final estimated cost. Having an accurate quote in front of you will make it easier to ask questions, compare quotes, and address any potential concerns along the way or when the job is complete.
  6. Project Warranty: A reputable roofer will provide detailed, written warranty information. Never do business with a company that will not provide you with its warranty policy. Generally speaking, you can trust those roofing companies that have been in business for a long time will have strong warranty standards.  You can read more about Dwight’s commitment to standing behind their work.


When you are shopping around for a roofing company, shy away from making a solely price-based decision.  High quality comes with a price, and the last thing you want to worry about is the quality of the roof over your most valuable investment.  When selecting a roofing company in Edmonton, follow the above guide, and you will most assuredly be happy with your chosen company.

If you have questions about choosing a roofing company in Edmonton, don’t hesitate to contact the team at Dwight’s Roofing anytime or call us directly at 780.461.8995!