The Upper Canada Roofing Company Inc.

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Toronto ON M5R 2E2
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Victoria B.
Victoria B.
7 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Cedar shingling on front of house

My husband had taken on the task of cedar shingling the front of our house. He got as far as completing the front mudroom but hit a road-block when it came time to do the bay portion of the house (putting up scafolding, 3 stories high, with the type of garden we have was virtually impossible for him to do). Enter Brent... I contacted Brent due to the great reviews I read about him here on Homestars. He came out to assess the situation and took our project on. As he got to work in removing the old woodwork it was apparent that everything underneath was rotten. So being the perfectionist that Brent is, he literally rebuilt the bay (which goes from the main floor all the way up to the 3rd floor) and layed the cedar beautifully. Our neighbours are in ah of the craftmanship, so much so that two of them (possibly more) have done or are in the midst of having the same done to their place. Our next door neighbour is actually in the midst of having theirs done by Brent as I type this review! Brent's top notch and we'd recommend him to anyone looking for a solid roofer/artist.

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Victoria in Toronto... Thank you for the very kind words! It was a treat to work on your project . Combined with your choice of stains, colors and the cedar, your home will be absolutely stunning (and solid) for a long time to come! I would also like to thank you for trusting us enough to recommend us for your neighbors project, its most flattering!.... Thanks again! Brent .. The Upper Canada Roofing Company

Jim in Etobicoke
Jim in Etobicoke
2 reviews ETOBICOKE, ON
10/10

New Cedar roof & siding on rear shed

I had Brent re shingle our back shed and true to form did a LOT more than I expected. I've known Brent for a long time and there's no other roofer in the GTA that I would recommend for Cedar or Slate. He fixed upt the Eavestroughs too!

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Thanks Jim, Its nice to be complimented by someone familar with our industry such as yourself, and a repeat customer at that! It just doesn't get much better! By doing "more" my roofs last longer, and in the end, thats what we all want from the purchases we make! Thanks Jim, it was a pleasure as always,,,,Brent... The Upper Canada Roofing Company

James Rogers from Agincourt
James Rogers from Agincourt
1 review Agincourt, ON
10/10

Reshingle

This is the third time I have had my roof done.I finally found someone willing to do it right! Brent will refuse to do a quicky repair job, he will only do the job correctly. He was the only roofer to identify the problems on my roof . He is so fusy that he was fixing nieghbors roofs for free! Fixing other roofers mistakes! Now I know why other rooofers are using pictures of Brent`s work and calling it their own. thanks to Brent

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Jim, Thanks kindly for taking the time to write this generous review! We take great pride in the roofs we install and absolutely refuse to cut a corner. The issues with your roof, venting, insulation,siding, are taken care of and you'll be worry free for a very long time.!! Looks good too! Fixing your neighbors roof was just something that really needed to be done,(considering their roofer wouldn't return their calls and it was leaking!!!.) Free.. well ,I think they needed a break after what they went though! Thanks again,, Jim, it was a pleasure. ,,, Brent... The Upper Canada Roofing Company

Eamonn O'Connor in Toronto
Eamonn O'Connor in Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Flat Roof, Cedar Siding

I was referred to Brent via my home inspector. He came with the highest recommendation and he did not disappoint. After doing some of the biggest most impressive roofs in the city Brent still took the time to come and help us with our newly purchased Parkdale home. The thing that makes Brent stand out and the reason that anyone should consider hiring him is his attention to detail.

From diagnosing the source of leaks, using the highest quality materials, and carefully proposing the the best possible roofing solution, Brent will make sure the job is done to the highest standards.

When it came time to replace the cedar siding on the back of our home there was only one person who we considered calling. Brent. We trusted him with the job while we were away on vacation and returned to a finished work that far surpassed our expectations.

I would highly recommend hiring Brent again in the future.

Thanks for everything Brent. You're the best.

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Thanks Eamonn , for the nice review! It always takes three items to produce a fine cedar shingle or flat roof , the quality materials,, the quality and skill set of the installer, thirdly the quality oriented homeowner,without which we could not produce these fine projects! Thanks again Eamonn, for allowing us to do the work for you, it looks really great on your home, and you'll be able to enjoy it for a very long time to come!...... Brent ... The Upper Canada Roofing Company

arno in Mississauga
arno in Mississauga
1 review Mississauga, ON
10/10

Fixing a roof leak

Brent cam out for a rental unit we had problems with in terms of a continually wet ceiling while we were trying to get the whole house repainted and reoccupied. He correctly diagnoised the problem to be a leak from the chimmeny flashing and came backthe next day to reflash it. He went above and beyond in terms of helping us meet our deadlines.

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Arno,Thanks for taking the time to write this review, I know your busy over there!! I'm glad we could be of some help. If you find yourself in need of our services again ,we'll be there for you ! Thanks again Arno. Brent.....The Upper Canada Roofing Company.

Tony from Toronto
Tony from Toronto
1 review North York, ON
10/10

Replaced entire roof

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I feel very lucky to find Mr. Brent Regnier to replace the entire roof on my house for me one year ago. Actually, I obtained 6 quotes for the roof replacement. On second thoughts, I chose Brent to do the job because I can feel Brent’s passion for roofing which impressed me most.

Brent did not let me down. He is kind of perfectionist, he never took short cuts and he did his work with meticulous attention to detail. He always took his time and made everything as perfect as it can be. In addition, Brent was always happy to impart his knowledge to me whenever I asked him for advice on how to maintain and improve the roof, etc. Finally, it was an excellent roof in terms of artisanship and quality. Even now my neighbors keep on asking me for the Roofer’s contact info. I am more than happy to recommend Brent and the Upper Canada Roofing Company to any one I know!

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Thank you Toni! Your very kind review is much appreciated! It was really nice to meet you and your family as well! Thank you for trusting my judgement on certain aspects of your roof and allowing us to create a very strong and lasting,functional roof for you and your family.One I would be proud to have protecting my house. Also thanks from all of us for all the treats! They were great!!! I think Darren and I gained weight on that job! Ha! Brent..... The Upper Canada Roofing Company

P in Toronto
P in Toronto
4 reviews East York, ON
10/10

New Roof

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Brent Reigner of Upper Canada Roofing Company applied on a new high-end roof on my home in the fall
of 2010.

My house is worth ballpark $2 million and has a very complex roof, is in a nice district, so the
quality and appearance for re-sale are very important to me – not just functionality.
My choice of materials, after consulting with Brent, was Certaineed Grand Manor Colonial
Slate which can be seen at:
http://www.certainteed.com/products/roofing/residential/luxury/308581#
Its excellent product BTW, very 3-dimensional, thick and a very slate-like appearance.

Brent came highly recommended by a former employee who was once also a high-end cedar
roofer. The shingle manufacturer's rep also spoke very highly of him.

Bottom line is Brent and his guys did a perfect job. It looks excellent with many technical
details which are far beyond the average job. Clean-up was perfect daily.

It has been a year now, with much heavy snow and ice on the roof and no leaks. The
aesthetics are superb. Both the workmanship and materials get my highest rating – and I am
an experienced builder. This is not my first new roof!

Brent’s colleague also did eaves troughs for me very reasonably.

I replaced a cedar roof with high-end asphalt with Brent’s agreement, even though he is a
cedar specialist and cedar would have cost less than what I chose. My reasons had mainly to
do with abundant trees surrounding my house and constant wet leaves on the roof.

Brent is an honest guy and can be totally trusted in a business arrangement. He is meticulous
and extremely proud of his skilled knowledge and workmanship. He goes way beyond
“sufficient” to “doing it right.” There are many cheaper short cuts available in roofing and
Brent does not take them. I’d give his work a rating of 11 on a scale of 10.

On thing: Brent does not show up in a business suit and shiny sedan. He is all-work and looks the part, as does his pick-up truck. If you need an MBA-grad to give you a quote, look elsewhere and pay too much for worse work. I know of what I speak!

Look past the appearances and get the job done RIGHT by the rare tradesman who is meticulous and professional, waaay beyond the norm.

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Thank you" P in Toronto" for the kind words. It was fun and a pleasure to do business with you! Your choice was wise both aesteically and in functionality and your research of products and methods was impressive to say the least! We install all "our roofs" to last, as we would our own home, so short cuts,compromises,are just not considered,! We also believe that attention to the details is what makes an outstanding roof like yours.Once again thank you!....Brent Regnier..The Upper Canada Roofing Company inc...P.S. You'll be happy to know we sent the truck to the drycleaners:)

A in Toronto
A in Toronto
1 review East York, ON
10/10

New cedar roof

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We needed a new cedar roof. Who did we call but the same guy who did it 25 years ago – Brent Regnier.
The Upper Canada Roofing Company – owned by Brent Regnier was the perfect choice for us. We loved the work that Brent did for us 25 years ago so naturally we wanted him again.
He did not disappoint us. We found that he continued to take pride in his work, he is a perfectionist, he ensured that all lines were not just right on, but perfect. He takes ownership in his quality of work. He is dedicated to his work and did not rush the job. He did not take any short cuts but went the extra mile to make it right. The outcome was an excellent roof that people passing by comment on saying the roof looks great.
I would not hesitate to recommend Brent Regnier – The Upper Canada Roofing Company – to do my roof again.

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"A in Toronto"...Thank you for the kind words! Your home has been a source of pride for me for many years! Even more flattering was that you allowed me to shingle your roof once again!!! This time around we really went to town trying to out do what we did the first time to make the roof last longer! So, if for a third time, in say 40 years you call, and I don't answer right away i'm .......out jogging. Ha! Once again thank you.... Brent

Scot
Scot
3 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Custom Cedar Roof

Brent Regnier, owner and master roof craftsman at The Upper Canada Roofing Company, simply cuts no corner, nor has it his 3rd-Generation-cedar-roofing DNA NOT to do a PERFECT cedar roofing job (I hear that he works in slate as well!) His attention to every detail is awe-inspiring and the most-appreciated of traits. A day does not go by where I simply stand out in front (...and behind...and at the the sides!) of my nearly-80-year old home on the Kingsway with my new custom and very unique new cedar roof, and admire the subtlety of execution and attention to the centuries-old craft. While he can sometimes be a bit "cantankerous" (smile!), Brent only--and always!-- has the best interests of the customer foremost in his mind. He will never leave a customer hanging, nor will he ever give one of his prized commissions anything but 110% of his full-time attention. If perfection is what you desire, there is NO ONE more talented, more-knowledgeable or more-driven, to execute your custom cedar project of distinction and pride for decades to come, than Mr. Regnier and The Upper Canada Roofing Company!

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Hi! Scot! Im humbled by your kind words! Thank you for having the faith in my skill set to install your truely one of a kind cedar roof and walls! However,it really was the two of us that produced this unique roof, your vision and my tools. Your project, sorry, vision tested my knowledge and skills like few others ever have or I'm sure my fathers,or his father..Ha! It truely was an honor as a tradesmen to install such a beautifully complicated roof! I also thank your very patient wife for giving up her parking spot so we could invent and setup what you call, "The brentomatic 2001," lol to steam bend the cedar! Once again, Scott thanks for "testing the heck out of my skills" lol... it was a pleasure!! Brent, The Upper Canada Roofing Company

Jim in Etobicoke
Jim in Etobicoke
2 reviews ETOBICOKE, ON
10/10

Installation of Decorative Cedar Shingles

Mr. Regnier of TUCRC installed our decorative shingles on our home in Etobicoke in 1998. He is a master craftsman when it comes to cedar, slate and most types of roofing. The workmanship and quality is quite stunning and we were very pleased with the final outcome. I can highly recommend Mr. Regnier for a roofing project.

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Thanks Jim..Those are kind words.I was by just the other day ,shes still a show stopper!! Very proud to have worked on your project.Thanks BWR

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More about The Upper Canada Roofing Company Inc.

Welcome to Upper Canada Roofing Company. We bring with us extensive experience installing and servicing fine cedar, slate, copper and asphalt roofs in the Greater Toronto Area since 1988. Our team is led by Brent who is a third generation roofer and has over 40 years of experience in the ...
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