Hail storms in Calgary
Resilient Roofing Rebate Program
The Resilient Roofing Rebate program incentivizes upgrades from standard roofing products to impact-resistant products to protect homes from severe weather damage.
The rebate program is a three-year phased program that will begin on June 1, 2021. The first 7 months of the program will offer a $3,000 rebate for homeowners who experienced hail damage and replaced, or plan to replace, their roof with a certified Class 4 impact-resistant product. The rebate can be applied retroactively to eligible properties where impact-resistant roofing was installed after June 13, 2020.
Program Year 1 Eligibility
Program year runs from June 1 – May 31
Starting June 1, 2021, the rebate program is open to eligible homeowners on a first-come first-serve basis, who experienced damage to the roof of their home from any hailstorm in 2020, for roof replacements occurring after June 13, 2020.
The program will open to all eligible homeowners on January 1, 2022 until program end, or until all funding is allocated, whichever comes first.
Future details of the program will be presented for approval to Calgary’s City Council no later than Q2 2022.
Program Year 2 Eligibility
Eligible groups from Year 1 continued.
Program Year 3 Eligibility
Hail and how to improve the resilience of your home Webinar
Join us for a live Q&A on how to improve the resilience of your home for hail and the new resilient roofing rebate program. Hear from Ward 5 Councillor, George Chahal and Calgary Building Services to learn more about the rebate program, who is eligible, and how to apply.
Eligible groups from Year 1 plus new homes.
Are you eligible?
Use this survey tool to check your eligibility and learn about the application requirements for the Resilient Roofing Rebate program.
The tool will guide you to apply for the rebate to suit your circumstances and will tell you which supporting documents need to be submitted with the application.
- I have proof that my roof was damaged from a hailstorm in 2020
- My property is a single-family, semi-detached or duplex home
- I am in good standing on my property tax roll
- I replaced (or plan to replace) my roofing with Class 4 rated roofing system that meets the impact rating for UL2218 (Underwriters Laboratories Inc.) or FM4473 (Factory Mutual Approvals)
- I used a contractor who is a member of the Alberta Allied Roofing Association or Alberta Roofing Contractors Association at the time of installation or have a roof inspection report, confirming proper product and installation
- I have a receipt and proof of purchase (semi-detached properties require receipts for the full roof on both homes) for the roof installation and inspection (if applicable)
Any roof that was installed by a non-member at the time of installation must be inspected to ensure compliance with the Resilient Roofing Installation Checklist.
Acceptable roofing materials include, but are not limited to:
- asphalt shingle
- clay tile
- concrete tile
- plastic/polymer/composite products
- recycled rubber
The impact resistant roof covering must be installed over the entire roofing surface, including the hips and ridges.
Roofing materials must comply with either:
- Underwriters’ Laboratory Standard 2218, Impact Standard for Impact Resistance of Prepared Roof Covering Materials, or
- Factory Mutual Standard 4473, Specification Test Standards for Impact Resistant Testing of Rigid Roofing Materials by Impacting with Freezer Ice Balls.
Get pre-approved before you start re-roofing
Step 1: Confirm your property is eligible for the rebate.
Step 2: Complete the Application Form and submit all supporting documents
Step 3: The City will review your submission and if approved, the rebate funding will be held for you for 90 days.
How to apply
How to apply for the rebate if construction is complete
- Confirm your property is eligible for the rebate
- Review the Resilient Roofing Installation Checklist
- Confirm your contractor is a member of the Alberta Allied Roofing Association or Alberta Roofing Contractors Association and they installed a Class 4 rated roof system (e.g. shingles and capping that meet either UL2218 or FM4473)
If your contractor is not a member of AARA or ARCA, or wasn't at the time of installation, an inspection report is required to ensure compliance with the Resilient Roofing Installation Checklist. You can apply for $300 towards the cost of a third-party roofing inspection.
- Complete the Application Form and submit all supporting documents. The City will review your application within 2-3 weeks.
- The City will review your rebate submission. If approved, you will receive your rebate cheque in 5-8 weeks.
If you have questions about eligible roofing products, or want to know more about installing a roof, please speak with an approved roofing contractor.
Sample application forms for reference
- Roofing Rebate Application form - Arabic
- Roofing Rebate Application form - English
- Roofing Rebate Application form - Hindi
- Roofing Rebate Application form - Punjabi
- Roofing Rebate Application form - Traditional Chinese
- Roofing Rebate Application form - Simplified Chinese
- Roofing Rebate Application form - Urdu