What are Certified Roofers? / Should a Roofer be Licensed?

Forest City Roofing’s installation teams are fully trained and are certified roofers/installers for IKO and GAF manufacturing companies and hold their necessary training cards as part of Ontario’s required safety programs. You are assured of consistent, high-quality roofing work and the correct installation of your chosen shingles.

There is no license required to become a roofing contractor. ‘Although,’ Ian Armstrong, owner of Forest City Roofing, says, ‘there should be one.’

Should you use a certified roofer? Can you ask whether your contractor has a roofing license?

What are certified roofers?

Choosing to use certified roofers is precisely like having insurance. It is one of the few ways you can gain proof of assurance that your roofing contractor has taken measures to ensure their workers are properly trained in installing particularly precise roofing materials.

Certified roofers have been accredited by roofing material manufacturers to help homeowners choose contractors that have provided positive measures.


Forest City Roofing is a fully certified installer with two globally leading shingle manufacturers:


Roofing is a trade job, meaning specialized skills are acquired through advanced training, often on-the-job apprenticeship programs.

Home renovation problems are among the top consumer complaints in Ontario. Approximately 20% of the combined complaints and inquiries are related to roofing. According to Ontario law, as worded on, under hiring a roofer, roofing contractors must have particular training under hiring a roofer, as shown below.


 Provincially required training and accreditation:

Forest City Roofing employs project managers who ensure that your roof replacement goes smoothly and to your satisfaction. Project managers check the work of our installers (all of whom have their required training.)

All of our installers are:


More ways to ensure you’re using the best roofer:


Please let us know how we can help you with your Roofing Installation or Siding Services (which include eavestrough, soffit and facia installation).


Please call Forest City Roofing at (519) 659 6937.

Would you like a free estimate? Call us or contact us online.

We provide financing options.


August 17, 2021

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