Due to unfortunate circumstances we are no longer able to accept personal cheques. We will, however, accept money orders, certified cheques, cash, interac, visa and mastercard.
Today my partner and I went for a drive in the town of Ajax and we are just disgusted in the litter we see everywhere. I'm not even talking about wrappers and bags and the normal litter that we try to combat everyday but intentional, deliberate litter for the sake of being seen. Plastic baggie signs littered by companies on every corner to promote business. It's a way of getting next to free advertising. It's a bylaw violation and a real embarrassment for the company that litters the signs all over town (or at least it should be). I mean we do have bench signs, bus stop ads and billboards if you want your logo out on the streets. Besides that, we have Search Engines, Canpages, Goldbook, YellowPages and local community publications. I'm sure I'm missing other mediums but you get the point. Please do something about it. Call the company and complain or call your town's bylaw. Let's keep the lawn signs on lawns where the work was performed. That way we can see the work the advertising company did and the homeowner can choose when to dispose of the ad. Most importantly, we can keep the town beautiful and free of plastic garbage signs. This is a call to action by anyone in the community that cares.
We have just been informed by our supplier that CertainTeed's Landmark shingle now has a LIFETIME warranty (50yrs) at no additional cost. Yes folks, they are that good!
I can't believe with all the agencies out there to protect the consumer and with programs like Mike Holmes' that people still opt for the cash jobs, awarding them to... a guy with a ladder! He has no name, very likely no registered company, no truck lettering (proabably because the name changes frequently), and basically no proof of his existence. If he has no company identity today, he will not have one tomorrow. It is a vanishing act. Please, please, please people, smarten up! With the GM layoffs (2yrs ago now?), I would think that close to a thousand people suddenly became expert roofers. The economy has picked up somewhat but I suspect that there are some of us still out there trying to earn a living as an imposter. Dissatisfaction guaranteed! In my buyer beware blog I mentioned a call I received from someone who has no trace of the company or persons that left behind a rather expensive repair job. The homeowner thought he needed eaves troughs so he paid for that and then he paid some more. And he still may be paying today. I would hope that he addressed the problem before new ones had opportunity to arise (such as rotted fascia boards). I really can't stress enough how easy it is to take the extra step and ask all the relevant questions. Tips to prevent fraud are listed on the BBB website. Remember: every good salesperson offers a warranty but when their phone number changes and they have no registered company, it amounts to nothing. Be smart with your roof. It protects everything inside your home.
Owner, President of Durham Region Roofing Ltd. I, myself, have been roofing since 2006. I learned everything from my partner, who has been in the industry for over twenty years. Although my partner is the main decision maker in the field, I have made sure that I maintain extensive knowledge of the roofing industry because I realize that, as a woman, I must prove myself to be as good or better than my male counterparts and because as an owner, it is my business to know my field. My major contribution is my commitment to excellent customer service and ethical business practices, although my partner shares this view with me as well.