"In a nutshell, SAWDAC means credibility. Today's homeowner wants assurances that, when they invest thousands of dollars in a renovation project, they are getting the highest quality workmanship performed by a certified professional that backs their work with a written guarantee.
If that's not you, then no need to apply."
What Membership Type does my company fall under?
| SAWDAC (Dealer)
|| Dealer members must supply and install siding and /or window products at the retail level as a significant portion of their business.
| SAWDAC (Associate)
|| Associate members, benefit by joining SAWDAC because of the opportunities for contact with a group of professional renovators to whom you can promote your company's products or services.
| Renovation Canada
A program designed to offer specific SAWDAC membership benefits to renovators whose main scope of work is something other than siding or windows.
|| Why do companies belong to the Siding and window Dealers Association of Canada?
Did you know that about half the companies that apply for membership in SAWDAC or Renovation Canada each year aren't accepted? That's right. Think about how much that means to the average consumer. Are homeowners worried about renovation nightmares? You bet. SAWDAC members have been in business a minimum of three years, carry liability insurance, offer a five-year workmanship guarantee, and have a good credit rating and a good reputation. I'm proud to be a SAWDAC member. I made it. Others wish they could but can't. I always point that out when quoting a job. Do you?
Every day several consumers call the SAWDAC office for advice. What is Low-E? Who makes vinyl siding? Who are your members in my area? Why do I have condensation on my windows? Which is better retro-fit or complete tear-out? Is it true that product X is made from regrind? Where can we get a renovation loan? How do we choose a good contractor?
SAWDAC has many resources for consumers including books, articles, brochures, videos, CDs, advice on who to call, how to find out, what to ask. When consumers experience how helpful SAWDAC can be they naturally want to deal with a SAWDAC member.
Every SAWDAC member must provide a five-year guarantee and must abide by the Association's Code of Ethics. When consumers call with a problem SAWDAC listens and responds. Here are just a few examples that have occurred recently:
SAWDAC Liability Insurance
- Found a contractor to finish a bathroom renovation when the first contractor went out of business.
- Helped a member who got in over their head on a sky light installation.
- Helped a consumer avoid loosing money to a known fraud artist.
- Helped a member convince a fussy client that everything was OK by having an inspector examine and confirm quality.
For information of current insurance programs, please call the SAWDAC office.
SAWDAC Group Insurance
A Cost effective method of providing: Life, Disability, Prescription drugs and Dental.
Discount Long Distance, Internet and Web Hosting
Discount Fleet Rates
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Through The Siding and Window Dealers Association of Canada, member companies can receive a discount on both fuel and car washes at all Petro-Canada Retail Service Stations by using the SuperPass Fuel card. Apply today by calling SAWDAC.
SAWDAC offers its members outstanding merchant rates provided by the Scotiabank. SAWDAC offers another package which members who do not have Merchant Services, can accept Visa from their customers and make the transaction through the SAWDAC office..
Offering renovation loans helps contractors close more quotations and sell bigger jobs. With the new Full Service RenoPlan all you do is quote the monthly payment and the RenoPlan office handles all the paper work. Every company can use this service. It makes offering renovation loans easy and worry-free.
||If your window and your installation methods meet the Window Wise standard you can become certified. It costs $41 a job but the consumers will pay a lot more than that for the trust and confidence that a Window Wise installation provides. Want to set your company apart from the competition? Get Window Wise!
Web Site Services
By having your own dealer site within our SAWDAC web site, consumers can easily access your company history and information, PLUS a link to your official web site. Never underestimate the power of the web. The majority of today's consumers will check the internet first before picking up the phone book and thumbing through the Yellow Pages.
Over 128 Ontario members called the SAWDAC office in the past year for advice on how to implement the Ten-Day Cooling-Off legislation. Questions about workers compensation, labour laws, safety requirements, sub-contractor reports and many others are handled by SAWDAC.