Following a June 2020 hailstorm, a City of Calgary programme offering homes a discount to build impact-resistant roofs is coming to an end.
Homeowners who had hail damage and replaced their roof with a certified Class 4 impact-resistant material were eligible for a $3,000 reimbursement.
The initiative received $5.4 million in the first year from the city council. To date, the initiative has aided 562 houses affected by the 2020 storm and 511 homes affected by the 2021 storm.
Late Tuesday, the city council voted against a committee suggestion to prolong the programme so that outstanding applications for homes who fixed their roofs due to damage from the back-to-back hailstorms in 2020 and 2021 may be evaluated.
Homeowners were also required to hire a contractor that was a member of a roofing group and pay their property taxes on time.
Ward 5 councillor Raj Dhaliwal’s updated recommendations to the city’s community development committee asked administration to figure out how much money would be needed to reimburse the remaining homes and establish a financing source.
Read More about the program here.