Apples To Apples

When searching for a residential and commercial roofing company in Southern Ontario, you will find that not all roofing companies are created equal. In fact, some roofing company’s products, services and pricing are so drastically different that it’s like omparing apples to oranges. At Tops Roofing we encourage all of our potential and existing clients to search for a commercial and residential roofing company that best suits their needs, then find other similar roofing companies for comparison. By comparing apples to apples, you are better able to determine which roofing company can best provide you with the residential or commercial roofing installation, replacement or repair services you require within your desired timeline, and at prices you can afford. To ensure that we deliver the most competitive and modern commercial and residential roofing services and products to our clients, apples to apples is an expression that we keep in mind. Here are a few key points to ponder when shopping around for a residential and commercial roofing company in and around Burlington, Mississauga, Oakville, Hamilton, Ancaster, Dundas, Stoney Creek, Grimsby, Milton or Etobicoke, Ontario:


Did you know that you could be liable for damages to your property or injuries to your roofing contactor if they do not have adequate liability insurance? When choosing a commercial and residential roofing company, it’s important to ask for a copy of their current insurance policy to ensure that you are well protected. In order to guarantee customer and roofing contractor protection, Tops Roofing carries five-million dollars in liability insurance for all commercial and residential contracts we are involved in. In addition, our company is fully registered, licensed and insured with the Workplace Safety Insurance Board (WSIB) of Ontario, and provides WSIB clearance certificates for all residential and commercial roofing projects we undertake. Before we commence your commercial or residential roofing installation, replacement or repair, you can also check WSIB’s E-Clearance for a copy of our clearance certificates (just ask us for our account number).


Tops Roofing offers many styles & types of shingles for use in our residential & commercial roofing systems. Today, all shingles are fiberglass mat shingles, replacing the old organic type shingles. All fiberglass roofing shingles are available in standard 3-tab and laminate & architectural styles. Our fiberglass roofing shingles are produced by such trusted manufacturers as GAF, IKO and Certainteed. Our shingles are covered under a lifetime warranty of up to 50 years, non pro rated

Roofing Installations

At Tops Roofing, we make sure that your commercial or residential roof is designed and executed as a whole roofing system so that it will last for as long as possible. Our durable roofing systems are installed by our extensively trained and experienced roofers, who are personally overseen by our company’s owner. Our roofers utilize the most current techniques in the Southern Ontario residential and commercial roofing industry to ensure the best coverage for your commercial property or house. Our roofing installation process includes:

  • Custom-production of all materials required to complete your roof in our metal shop.
  • Commercial and residential roofing installation by licensed and experienced roofing specialists.
  • Reviewed and upgraded ventilation requirements.
  • Roof finishing with a colour-matched caulking for added protection and perfect aesthetic appeal.

To ensure the best coverage for your home or commercial business if anything does go wrong, Tops Roofing also strictly adheres to all residential and commercial roofing shingles manufacturers warranties. Our roofing company not only offers roofing installation services, but also replacement and repair services for existing commercial and residential roofs in and around Burlington, Mississauga, Oakville, Etobicoke, Hamilton, Ancaster, Dundas, Stoney Creek, Grimsby and Milton, Ontario. Our residential and commercial roofers are fully equipped to repair such related roofing products as:

  • Chimney pans
  • Roof flashings
  • Rafters
  • Trusses
  • Sheathing
  • Metal work
  • Valleys
  • Saddles
  • Step flashing
  • Copings
  • And much more
Completion Times

Most commercial and residential roofing systems can be replaced, repaired or installed in a timely manner, especially when you trust your roofing needs to Tops Roofing. To determine just when your residential or commercial roofing project will be completed, please ask us and we will offer you a projected finish date at the time that we provide you your quote. As we already mentioned, not all commercial and residential roofing companies are created equal, so make sure that when shopping around you compare apples to apples. For more than 30 years, Tops Roofing has delivered the most superior quality roofing for homes and commercial businesses across Southern Ontario. Our talented roofers know how to securely install, renovate or replace your roof using a variety of sure-fire methods, including hand-nailing and nail-gun / air compressor. Unlike the quick nail-gun / air compressor method, hand-nailing is a slower, methodical process. Both our hand-nailing and nail-gun / air compressor methods are suitable methods for the correct installation, replacement or repair of commercial and residential roofing.

When our company’s owner Brian Burnett first started installing residential and commercial roofing in Oakville, Burlington and Mississauga, Ontario, there were only a handful of roofing companies in operation. Today that number has grown due to the increase in population and housing in this region of Southern Ontario. With a vast list of commercial and residential roofing companies to choose from, Tops Roofing knows the importance of choosing the right roofing contractor for your job. To ensure that you’re asking the right questions, our company has compiled a handy contractor checklist for you to use when comparing apples to apples:

Tops Roofing Contractor Checklist
Company location
Customer referrals / name, address, phone
Better Business Bureau registered
Liability & WSIB / policies included
Manufacturer's certification
Extended warranty available
Shingle type & warranty period
Completed homes / colour & type
Replace all step & counter flashings to coloured steel / coloured caulking to match
Replace & upgrade ventilation
Choice of hand-nailing or nail-gun / air compressor
Underlayment as per warranty specifications
Grounds / garden protection
Cleanup of eavestroughs, grounds & perimeter using magnetic brooms
Disposal / tandem trailers
Completion time & delivery
Written warranties (shingles manufacturers & Tops Roofing)

Tops Roofing’s industry-competitive pricing includes the cost of the materials we need to provide you very best in residential and commercial roofing in Mississauga, Burlington, Oakville and other Southern Ontario cities. When comparing apples to apples, you may find that some commercial and residential roofing companies will undercut us with their pricing, however you can rest assured that you will not receive the same quality workmanship, customer service and end results that Tops Roofing delivers each and every time.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us with your residential or commercial roofing needs, and for a complimentary, no-obligation quote that will include your projected roofing project completion date. For the highest-standard commercial and residential roofing throughout Burlington, Mississauga, Oakville, Hamilton, Ancaster, Dundas, Stoney Creek, Grimsby, Milton and Etobicoke, Ontario, Tops Roofing is the company to trust!