How to Find the Right Company for Your Building Restoration in Calgary

by Carleen Geisler October 18th, 2014 | in Building Envelopes, General Info

building repairThe building envelope refers to structural elements of a building, including the foundation, walls, and roof, that protect the interior of the home from the elements. The manner in which the building envelope is constructed and maintained has a tremendous impact on energy efficiency, weather‐proofing, and the lifespan of the property.

As a building or home ages, it requires repair work, both large and small. Hiring a building restoration company is the best way to know your home will be fixed in a way that is safe, durable, and up to code. But how do you find the right company for your building restoration in Calgary?

A Local Track Record

It is important to find a company that has a lot of experience in building restoration work within Calgary. A local building restoration company will understand the types of problems that occur in Calgary homes and building because of climate and weather conditions - things that may not be the same elsewhere in the country, or even in Alberta. Building restoration in Calgary poses unique challenges that an expert restoration company can address.

Reviews and References

When searching for the right company for your building restoration in Calgary, consider reviews and references from previous clients. See if the company's website has testimonials from past work. If they have done a good job for customers, they should proudly display feedback!

Look into whether the company you are considering for your building restoration in Calgary is part of any larger organizations. Councils, professional boards, and other such groups give businesses a leg up when it comes to training and knowledge, which they pass onto their clients by doing great work.

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Does the firm's abilities match your needs?

Make sure to thoroughly check out the firm's website and promotional literature as well as talking to staff to ensure that they can perform the work that you need for your building restoration. This, of course, is providing that you know what you want. If you're in the dark, seek a firm with years of experience and a proven track record, able to provide client testimonials.

At the very least, find out whether the company performs the scale of work that you require. For a large commercial building, you'd be advised to use a firm that has had experience with more than a couple of leaky condos.

Certifications, accreditations and insurance

Finding that a building envelope company is properly certified, accredited and is well insured to perform building restoration is another step towards reassurance.

Will they provide a report?

Before launching into a building restoration campaign, it's wise to get an estimate of work required and how much it is likely to cost. This estimate could be useful if it comes in the form of a detailed report, for your records, for decision-making and/or for anyone who signs off against this kind of work.

Will you have a dedicated project manager?

Find out who you will be dealing over the life of the project. Will you be directed through a switchboard to the first available agent or will you have a dedicated project manager with whom to discuss your project.

The health of a building's exterior is integral to the life of a building, so choosing a building envelope company is not to be done lightly. Don't be afraid to ask for referrals from other businesses or individuals to help you make your choice.


Be sure your building restoration company of choice offers cost effective solutions, and will work with you to meet your time sensitive goals. It is also important to work with a building restoration company that will generate a work plan with you, as part of a partnership, in order to address all of your needs.

Remember, a building restoration company in Calgary should be proud of the services it has to offer and eager to work with clients.

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