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The Hy-Grade Experience

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The Deline’s Story

 

Installation Date: April 14th, 2014

City: Niagara Falls, Ontario

March 23rd, 2017

We knew we were going to be needing a new roof so my husband began talking to different contractors while he was out working at different job sites.  Many roofers were telling him that in our climate traditional shingles don’t seem to hold up like they used to.  We could be expecting to redo our roof again as we were set to retire, something my husband wasn’t terribly excited about cost-wise.  Several of them were telling him that they thought steel was the smart way to go.  We started to look on line and that’s when we found Hy-Grade!  We liked what we saw, and were impressed with Hy-Grade’s materials & methods and knew this was the way to go!  Many of the steel roofs you see are on much larger homes than ours so we were hoping it wouldn’t look silly on our tiny house!

It was like it was meant to be because shortly after deciding we wanted to do this Hy-Grade’s Anniversary flyer came in our mailbox.  It was like we were being told, yes, do it now! We called and someone was here to talk with us in short order!  The consultant that came to our home was wonderful.  Not only was he really easy to talk to, he showed us photos of his own home which wasn’t a whole lot bigger than ours, which looked fabulous, so that took any of our concerns away.  He thoroughly laid everything out to us, brought a sample of the steel shake and explained exactly how things worked.  He was incredibly patient as we went back and forth between us deciding on a final colour!  To us it was important as this was it, a forever roof, no changing it later!  😉

Since it was right before spring we expected to have to wait to have our roof done, but since our roof was deemed to be in need of doing asap, we were pleasantly surprised at how quickly we received the call that we were next! Just as it was explained to us, supplies were delivered to our driveway when we were told they’d be here.  The two installers arrived the next day.  Very nice, quiet guys who worked amazingly well together.  They knew what they were doing and were extremely efficient at it!   They realized they were going to be short on supplies so they made the call right away to have more stuff delivered.  It was here within a day & they came back on a Sunday to finish our roof!  Not only did they do a fast efficient job, but their attention to detail on the finishing really impressed us!  It was clear that they took great pride in their work!  They did a very thorough clean up before leaving.  There was nothing left that we needed to do other than admire the finished product!   We have people who walk by and notice the roof.  Sometimes they’ll stop and ask us about it. We are more than happy to tell them who did it.  😃

All in all I would have to say our experience with Hy Grade was wonderful from start to finish!

We are quick to offer Hy-Grade up to anyone who mentions they need their roof done.  When anyone says they’re worried about the cost, we always say we believe it’s less than having your roof done the traditional way twice, at current prices, and you can be sure you’ll need to do it at least twice!

I just love how our roof looks now.  Living in an older home, things settle & dip here & there.  With the way Hy-Grade installs, we have a beautiful level roof with a gorgeous finish, which still looks as good today as it did when we had it done 3 years ago!

Since we’ve had our roof done we’ve experienced some nasty weather.  High winds, heavy rainfalls, extremely cold and snowy winters and our roof has held up beautifully.  It gives you such a feeling of security when the weather is terrible that you have a solid roof protecting your home.

-Bobbi Deline

 

Earn Referral Rewards

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Notice: Our updated referral program has taken effect as of May 1st, 2017, and as announced April 15th, 2017. 

We wanted to be able to reward even more valued customers for their kind referrals! There are now even more chances to receive a reward. Details are below.

Being A Member Of The Hy-Grade Family Has Its Rewards

Earn Referral Rewards

In order to qualify for Referral Rewards, the referrer must submit the referree’s NAP (Name, Address, Phone Number) to Hy-Grade by calling our office or emailing referrals@hygraderoofing.com.

When the Referee purchases from Hy-Grade, has their installation completed and paid in full, Hy-Grade will reward the Referrer with $100.

For every referee that purchases the referrer’s name will be entered into a draw to win an ADDITIONAL $300!! There are two draws per year:

  • May Draw – Receives entries from December through May, the draw will take place on the first business day in June.
  • November Draw – Receives entries from June through November, the draw will take place on the first business day in December.

The Referrer’s name will be entered into the next available draw when the referrees roof has been installed and paid in full. For example if the Referree’s roof is completed in April, the referrer will be entered into the May draw.

 

FOR EVERY REFERRAL A CHANCE TO WIN $100!

Referrer’s will also receive 1 entry per qualified referral into our Thank You draw to win a prize of $100, even if the referee didn’t purchase from Hy-Grade. Referrer’s will be entered into the applicable draw at the time they submit the Referree’s information.

There are two draws per year,

  • August Thank You Prize – receives entries from March through August, draw will take place on first business day in September
  • February Thank You Prize – receives entries from September through February, draw will take place on first business day in March

Charitable Donation

If you’d like to donate your Qualified Referral Reward to a charitable or non-profit organization, religious organization, school, youth and sports association, etc. just let us know who to make the donation to when you send us the NAP of your referee. Upon completion of the installation and payment in full, a $100 donation will be made to your chosen organization on your behalf!

Organization must be approved by Hy-Grade. Referral Reward program terms and conditions apply. 

We Work Winters

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Many people are under the impression that winter and snow mean ‘no-go’ for putting a new roof on their home, cottage and/or church. This just simply isn’t true—not with Hy-Grade’s permanent steel roofing system. Hy-Grade’s roof system goes right on top of your existing roof once we remove any snow. Nothing is exposed & nothing goes to the landfill.

Since we’re discussing metal roofing in the winter/snowy months and, after all, we do live in beautiful Canada – you may be interested to know that snow and ice will slide right off your new metal roof. First, this means no more worrying over the destructive effects of “ice damming” with proper attic insulation and ventilation.. Ice damming is caused when snow melts above the warm section of your roof, the water flows down until it hits the colder roof section and re-freezes. That occurring over time builds up “damn” ice. Secondly, due to our metal roofing system’s coating, snow & ice are shed quickly eliminating concerns about icicle buildup, which can tear off your gutters.

For more information about the Hy-Grade Steel Permanent Roofing Solution, or to schedule your No Cost—No Obligation Assessment, please call us at: 1-855-HY-GRADE 1-(855)-494-7233 today.

Warranty

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The Un-Matched, Indisputable, Most Comprehensive Warranty in Canada!

Here’s Why Hy-Grade Has The Best Warranty In The Business:

Scaled Image IMGP0279To start, there’s a long-lasting, trustworthy company standing behind the warranty. Hy-Grade’s been in business since 1988 under the same name and same owner. That’s 28 years! Longer than almost all other roofing companies! That proves commitment to growth and lasting quality. Here’s the real kicker…Hy-Grade has a family succession plan. Hy-Grade’s not just a business, it’s a legacy. You can be sure that we will be here to honour your warranty for generations to come.

Hy-Grade’s Steel Roofing System provides your home and family with protection from the elements. Our 50 Year No-Leak and Lifetime Workmanship Warranty provides you with the assurance that this will be the last roof you ever need to buy! With Hy-Grade, there’s no warranty “fine print”, exclusions, exceptions, prorations, or limits on transfers. We stand behind the product we manufacture and sell!

There are over 14 500 roofs on homes, cottages, businesses and places of worship, all across Ontario, with warranties still in effect. Hy-Grade performs a quality control (QC) inspection on every single project. Any installation issues that may arise are dealt with promptly. That’s why the installed and completed system is the best steel roof available!

Hy-Grade Steel Shakes are guaranteed against rust perforation for a minimum of 50 years, so you have peace of mind that your roof will not leak. The lifetime workmanship warranty also ensures that you are getting our highest quality of work, guaranteed for the lifetime of your Hy-Grade Steel Roofing System. We make certain that the installed system is top quality and our best work.

Hy-Grade uses a PVC-based coating that has elastic qualities to accommodate metal expansion and contraction, and it is 4 mils thick to make it extremely fade-resistant. Everything exposed to the sun’s UV rays will fade over time, regardless of what some other companies may deem “fade-proof”. Fade resistance is the key and our PVC-based coating accomplishes that.

That’s it! There’s no catch! We’ve perfected the system, have remained open and honest with customers since the beginning, and continually prove our loyalty to you. We truly have the best product on the market and the best warranty to back up our belief.

For more information about the Hy-Grade Steel Permanent Roofing Solution, or to schedule your No Cost—No Obligation Assessment, please call us at: 1-855-HY-GRADE (1-855-494-7233) today or request a quote online here: Request a Quote Form.

4 Factors To Consider Before You Install A New Roof

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Before you choose a roofing system for your home, there is a multitude of factors to consider. Your personal tastes, architectural style, and budget will all have a great amount of influence on the type of system that you select. If you need to install new roofing in Ontario, here are four basic things to take into consideration.

1. Material

The type of material that you choose for your roofing system will have a major impact on its durability, physical appearance, longevity, and cost. Many areas of the country also have building codes regarding roofing material, so you should check with your local authorities before choosing one. Certain neighborhoods may also have strict aesthetic requirements.

2. Budget

As with any home improvement project, your budget will undoubtedly come into play. Asphalt shingles are the least expensive, and slate is the most expensive material. Companies that specialize in roofing in Ontario can help you choose a system that fits your budget, and by browsing their inventories, you will be able to compare your options.

3. Architecture

The architectural style of your home will undoubtedly influence the type of roofing system that you choose. The majority of homes use asphalt shingles, but many homeowners are willing to spend extra in order to maintain architectural integrity. The majority of roofing experts recommend installing a system that complements the style of your home.

4. Color

The color is extremely important when it comes to roofing systems. Darker colored roofs tend to retain heat, while lighter colored roofing in Ontario tends to repel it. Consider the climate that you live in, and choose a roof that keeps your energy bills low.

Final Notes

There is no set formula for choosing the right roof, but by keeping the aforementioned factors in mind, you can certainly come close. You should also keep your own personal tastes in mind during this process since the roof will be installed on your house. By remembering these factors, you will definitely select a roof that beautifully complements your home.

Quality Control

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Why Hy-Grade’s Different,
Better—Quality Control Inspections

Quality ControlQC Ladder

Hy-Grade is the only manufacturer, seller and installer of roofing products that performs a quality control inspection of every permanent steel roofing system we install. Why? It’s what allows Hy-Grade to offer its Lifetime Workmanship warranty. All our installers are independent contractors trained and certified by Hy-Grade to install our roofing system to the highest standards. Why does Hy-Grade use independent contractors for installations? The Ontario Employment Standards Act is a big reason. The Act spells out very specifically the steps required to terminate an employee. Would you like an installer under progressive discipline installing your roof? Using independent contractors allows Hy-Grade to simply stop sending work to an installer who fails to uphold Hy-Grade standards. Performing QC inspections, by a qualified Hy-Grade-employed QC inspector, is the best way to ensure your roofing system will function, as intended, for many generations to come.

If you don’t choose Hy-Grade to permanently solve your roof problems with our unique steel roofing system who “QCs” your roof installation? Most typically it’s the crew leader of the company-employed installation crew WHO INSTALLED YOUR ROOF! How objective and whose interests do they have at heart, yours or theirs and their employer’s? Under our approach Hy-Grade’s employed QC inspector, in effect representing Tom Ware, Hy-Grade’s President and Owner, stands with you to make sure your installation meets Tom’s HY standards. Our competitors like to point out that Hy-Grade uses sub-contracted installers. Darn right we do!

We don’t consider our job done until the Quality Inspections have been completed. Hy-Grade takes quality control very seriously. That is why we work diligently to select and train “best-in-field” inspectors to ensure our standards are not compromised. Every consideration has been made to ensure all aspects of our roofing system meet… or exceed… our stringent guidelines.

Backing up this approach, is the industry’s best commitment… a 50-year NO LEAK plus LIFETIME Workmanship Warranty.

At Hy-Grade, what we do is roofing. What we promise is peace-of-mind.

For more information about the Hy-Grade Steel Permanent Roofing Solution,
or to schedule your No Cost—No Obligation Assessment, please call us at: 1-855-HY-GRADE 1-(855)-494-7233 today.

Financing

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Financing

Financing

Attractive financing can make a permanent Hy-Grade Steel Roof even more affordable. 

When comparing the Hy-Grade roofing solution to “renting” another asphalt roof, the Hy-Grade system is much more affordable. The average lifespan of asphalt shingles is decreasing, while a permanent Hy-Grade roof will be around long after the 50 year warranty. In the 50 year warranty period, most home owners will replace their asphalt shingles 3 to 4 times.

Financing Options! Maybe you’re waiting for an income tax refund? Or maybe it’s a commission or bonus cheque? Or maybe you just want an affordable monthly payment? Regardless of your reasons, Hy-Grade has excellent financing options through several leading lending institutions, like FinanceIt and Home Trust, at very competitive rates. They include fixed and variable rate loans, both secured and unsecured. Your roofing consultant has details about current programs like “no interest – no payments”, deferred payments, equal payments, interest buy-down programs and they can help you determine which options are right for you…OAC.

Find out today just how affordable Canada’s Best Steel Roofing Solution is: The Permanent Hy-Grade Steel Roofing System

Your Hy-Grade Roofing Consultant has all the details. Just fill out this form,
and we’ll be in touch with you right away, or call: 1-855-HY-GRADE 1-(855)-494-7233.

Installer Training

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Expertly-Trained, Customized
Permanent Roofing Installation

Installation

The quality of your roof’s installation goes far beyond just what it looks like in the final outcome. After all, this roof is going to last you a life time.

It begins with training and certifying knowledgeable installers. Not just “guys who can throw on the roof.” Our Hy-Grade independent roofing installers are trained not only for the highest quality in installation, but are also knowledgeable and professional team members who reinforce our image with the customer and public.

Installers Receive Customized, High-Level
Training At Our Corporate Training Centre

The education our installers receive includes a combination of theoretical and practical training; in-house, in our onsite training facility, and on-house installing an actual roof on an actual customer’s house, with the support of a Hy-Grade training coach. Training also includes Measuring, Ventilation, General Roofing Knowledge, and Trouble-Shooting.

Before leaving the Hy-Grade Training Program as a Certified Installer, all participants are tested on both the knowledge and practical aspects of their training before installing actual Hy-Grade steel roofing systems. Installers are also given training updates as parts and installation processes are further perfected.

For more information about the Hy-Grade Steel Permanent Roofing Solution, or to schedule your No Cost—No Obligation Assessment, please call us at: 1-855-HY-GRADE 1-(855)-494-7233today.

Ventilation

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Ventilation Can Make All The Difference

Ventilation

One Key Element to an efficient and long lasting, worry-free roofing system is ventilation.

Ventilation

This diagram illustrates the basic roof structure. With a properly ventilated and insulated attic, the temperature in the attic and the temperature of the exterior air will be the same, or within a few degrees difference. The three main reasons that a roof needs to have ventilation are:

  • To reduce the temperature in the attic
  • To create a way to expel the trapped heat and moisture in the attic
  • To allow the air to circulate in the attic preventing condensation from forming

You see, when warm air escapes through the ceiling and into the attic, moisture comes with it. If this moisture is allowed to accumulate in the attic, it creates the possibility for mould to form. It can also increase the risk of wood rot in the structure. In the cooler months, when this warm moist air contacts the cold roof decking, the moisture can then condense and turn into water inside the roof. This causes leaks, rot, and mould.

But in a house with a properly sealed vapour barrier and sufficient insulation, the amount of heat escaping into the attic is reduced. And by adding soffit (inlet) vents, cooler and drier air from outside is allowed to enter the attic. This air helps to reduce the temperature inside the attic. By adding dry air into the attic, it also allows the moisture in the air to be dispersed.

Challenge: a major concern with any steel roofing system is condensation. As the warm, moist air escapes through the old roof, this moisture will “cling” to the steel. When you add a cold exterior, with a warm interior, you are now creating a prime opportunity for moisture to accumulate (condense) between the steel roof and the old roof. If enough moisture condenses on the back of the steel, you can then have water between the roofs. In the winter, this water can freeze and create ice between the roofs.

Any steel roofing system requiring a membrane in place of double wood strapping is tacit admission that roofing system creates condensation that would leak back into your attic without the membrane. There are circumstances when membrane AND double wood strapping are appropriate like with new construction and in valleys as added protection.

Solution: with the Hy-Grade’s double wood strapping AND Hy-Grade’s dual ventilation system, with in-line shake vents AND venting at the ridge(s), your roof AND attic receive outstanding air exhaust. Couple these with sufficient air intake, through soffit or Moore vents, and you’re looking at 30% reduction in your energy bills. The double wood strapping creates Above Sheathing Ventilation (AVS) space by nailing 1×3 wood battens vertically on your shingled roof followed with 2×2 wood battens horizontally into which are nailed the Hy-Grade steel shakes. These create a 5-6 cm air space, the AVS.

The installation of Hy-Grade’s moulding’s also plays a part. Hy-Grade’s “bull nose” starter strips sit on the 1x3s at the eaves of the roof, and is positioned about ½ an inch from the fascia allowing air to enter our system. At the top of our system, the vent at the ridge, the ridge cap sits on top of our shakes, with a support/baffle underneath which allows air to exit the system.

In addition, at the end of each row of shakes, the shakes are cut to fit into our moldings. Any place where a shake is fit into a molding, it is cut back ½ an inch to allow for expansion. This also creates additional areas for air to enter and exit our system.

Contact Hy-Grade Steel Roofing System For Your No Cost—No Obligation
Assessment Of Your Roofing Needs. 1(855) HY-GRADE 1-855-494-7233

Community Evolvement

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Community Evolvement

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