It’s no secret that undertaking the renovation a roof is a major budget item. Whether you do the work yourself or entrust it to a specialist, be prepared for a substantial bill.
But did you know that you could be entitled to a grant for the renovation of your roof?
There are various government grants available, and the amount of the grant varies depending on the work carried out.
Here are some of the roofing grants available in 2021, and their benefits.
The Rénoclimat grant is, as its name suggests, government assistance to promote residential renovations, including roofing and insulation work, in order to increase the energy efficiency of your home.
Depending on the work carried out, the Rénoclimat grant varies between $35 and $975; in addition, the Rénoclimat program allows access to the federal government’s Canada Greener Homes Grant, which can offer up to $5,000 for insulation improvements.
To qualify for this 2021 roofing grant, you must meet certain criteria:
Different types of houses or buildings can receive this home insulation grant, depending on certain criteria. It should also be noted that it is possible to take advantage of the Rénoclimat program more than once for the same property.
If your building meets all of these criteria, you are probably eligible for the Rénoclimat program; however, other conditions also apply, including:
Ask a Rénoclimat energy advisor for information on whether your home is eligible.
Before you can receive a grant for your roof, you will need to apply for an energy evaluation of your home before undertaking any work, then once the renovations have been completed, ask for a post-work energy evaluation.
If the renovations have improved the energy efficiency of your building and all other conditions have been met, you can receive your grant by mail within 10 to 12 weeks of your application being accepted.
Different types of work are eligible for the roofing grant, subject to certain conditions.
For example, the insulation on your home’s roof must be at least 20% of its total area to be eligible for the roofing grant, and the amount awarded will vary according to the difference between the R-value of the insulation before and after the work. The greater the difference, the greater the amount awarded. Other work is also eligible:
A Rénoclimat certified advisor will explain to you in detail the eligibility conditions and the procedure to follow to benefit from this grant. Remember that any work done to increase the energy efficiency of your home is certainly a major expense, but it will allow you to save thousands of dollars over the next few years in terms of heating and cooling!