Applications for grants to help the Calgarians modernize their hail-damaged roofs after last summer’s devastating storm opened on Tuesday.
Homeowners from all over the city who suffered hail damage last year can get up to $ 3,000 from the city to replace their roof with more impact-resistant materials.
For the time being, everyone who wants to apply has to prove hail damage from 2020. Roofs must be replaced with a Class 4 roofing system, and a contractor who is part of the Alberta Allied Roofing Association or the Alberta Roofing Contractors Association must do the job.
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The discount also applies retrospectively, so that homeowners who have already renewed their roofs can also apply.
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The first year of the program only covers people whose homes were damaged in 2020, but the criteria will be expanded in January 2022 to include anyone who replaced their roof after June this year or who wants to get the job done.
Roofs caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damage after a tennis ball-sized hail hit Calgary last June, hit communities in the northeast particularly hard.
The city council approved the rebate program as a relief measure for homeowners, but also to try to minimize property damage from future storms, as severe hail is common in southern Alberta.
Information on eligibility and the application form can be found at calgary.ca/hail.