There is an excellent chance that you are currently sitting under a roof installed by a roofing contractor that is a member of OIRCA. It is a fact that OIRCA members and their well-trained and highly skilled employees install three out of every four roofs in the ICI sector right across the province of Ontario.
As a purchaser or specifier of roofing systems, it is in your best interest to use the services of an OIRCA member. Since 1964 the OIRCA has been the voice of the ICI roofing industry in Ontario. Our Association is a group of professional union an non-union roofing contractors, roofing product suppliers and building science consultants. Our members strive for excellence in roofing construction; as such, they endeavour to provide their customers with the highest standards of service and the finest quality of workmanship.
The OIRCA is not a trade association per se. New member applicants do not secure membership by simply completing an application and sending it with payment. Rather, those companies must meet specific criteria and submit to a thorough evaluation that includes on site workmanship inspections as well as an independent safety audit; a process that may take six to nine months to complete. Accepted membership applicants serve a two year probationary period where workmanship and safety will be monitored.
Ultimately the Association provides the construction industry with a means to pre-qualify roofing contractors. By specifying an OIRCA member, the purchaser of roofing systems is assured competent and competitive roofing practices. As a self-policing organization, the OIRCA stands behind the principles and ethics of our Association and expects each member to do so as well.
OIRCA members take pride in their workmanship and issue the OIRCA Standard Form of Warranty, which covers their installation work for a period of two (2) years. Our Association members, who manufacture and supply roofing systems , may provide long term system warranties that cover their materials as well as workmanship and in some cases water tightness.
Safety continues to be a driving force within our organization. All members of the Association have been audited by the Infrastructure Health & Safety Association (IHSA) to determine compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations for Construction Projects.
OIRCA members have access to an exclusive third party liability insurance program. Designed specifically for ICI roofing contractors, the Association works directly with the insurer and their brokers to ensure that coverage exceeds CCDC requirements and represents OIRCA’s risk management policies.