Understanding Fire Ant's Warranty Program

Fire Ant Contracting Warranty Program

What Is A Warranty?

In the construction industry a warranty is a written guarantee that any defects in the products or services provided will be the liability of the provider for a certain period of time. It is common practice for contractors to include their warranty information in a written contract with each homeowner. The warranty inclusion motivates contractors to always do their best work and it reassures homeowners that they will be taken care of if something doesn’t turn out right. A written warranty is binding and is enforceable by law.

Manufacturer’s Warranty:

The actual materials and products used for your home renovations most often include a warranty from the manufacturer of the products. Warranties add value to the products and are one of the ways that manufacturers compete with each other for your business. When you make your product selections pay attention to the which products have better warranties. Remember that some warranties are conditional on the products being installed correctly by a trained professional. Contractors should be able to provide proof of their qualifications.

Warranty on Workmanship:

Contractors in Alberta are required to provide a warranty of at least one year on their workmanship. A warranty on workmanship is a promise that all work was done correctly, and any defects that arise throughout the warranty period will be rectified by the contractor. All warranty information, including any exclusions, should be provided in writing and included with the signed contract. Warranty confusion can result in a bad experience for homeowners and contractors alike.

Fire Ant’s Warranty Program:

Warranty On Workmanship:

Fire Ant is committed to a higher standard of renovation excellence which is reflected in our warranty program. Each renovation project includes a two-year warranty from the date of substantial completion on all workmanship provided throughout the project. If homeowners notice any defects that resulted from poor workmanship they are simply required to provide written notice to us. Written notice must be provided within reasonable time of noticing the defect, and prior to the warranty expiring.

Manufacturer Warranties:

To help homeowners maximize the benefits of their selected products we make sure that they are aware of and understand the included manufacturer warranties. Fire Ant will convey to the Owner any warranties by manufacturers or suppliers on individual materials, products or systems supplied by Fire Ant under the Contract. All warranty documents will be brought together into one package that can be kept safe and transferred if you sell your home. It is important to note that not all warranties are transferable. The best time to review warranty information is throughout the product selection process, but we are available throughout the course of the project to answer any questions.

Sub-Trades And Suppliers:

The final part of our warranty relates to sub-contractor work and suppliers that provide products or materials for the project. Fire Ant will hold the homeowner harmless from any contractual obligations with any sub-trades and suppliers. This means that we are responsible for the agreements that we make with sub-trades and suppliers, and that we will manage all included obligations, whatever they may be. This extra assurance gives homeowners peace of mind in knowing that everyone involved has been fairly dealt with.

Any Questions?

If you have any questions related to our warranty program don’t hesitate to contact us. We are happy to go through it with you or send more information.

A day as a Blacksmith!

Blacksmith Fire Ant Contracting

We work with the best crafts men and women in the Province!

We are lucky enough to work with some specialist craftsmen who sometimes invite us to try out the trade! Mark at Mystic Forge taught Ed some blacksmithing skills at his awesome workshop in rural Alberta.  

Wow, what an experience! 

Mark creates the most amazing custom pieces, from staircases and tables to railings and gates, all custom, all handmade.  

Contact Fire Ant Contracting for a quote on incorporating a custom piece into your next renovation.

Visit the Mystic Forge Website for some inspiration!

Rocky Ridge Recreational Facility

Rocky Ridge Rec Centre

As proud members of the Calgary Construction Association we were invited to an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the construction site of the Rocky Ridge Recreation Facility.  The contemporary structure is truly impressive!

The new facility is due to open in 2017 and will house 2 ice rinks, 2 swimming pools, a library, gyms and a theatre.

We are excited to visit again when it opens next year.

Thank you to CCI for organising this informative tour.


New website for our Restoration Division!

front proof

Visit our new website! www.fireantrestoration.com

We are very excited to launch our new website dedicated to our Restoration Division.

Our Restoration Division is proud to offer a variety of renovation, maintenance and emergency response services.




Ann Sacks in Portland

Ann Sacks Portland

Fire Ant visits the Ann Sacks showroom in Portland Oregon

Last week while visiting friends in Portland Oregon we went to see the Ann Sacks showroom in the lovely Pearl district of Portland.  

The tiles are beautiful!  We particularly enjoyed the stone mosaics as pictured. 


Ann Sacks Website



Aerial Work by Fire Ant Contracting


Specialist Condominium Service Work 

At Fire Ant Contracting we have certified Aerial Work Platform Operators to carry out specialist condominium and residential projects requiring machinery such as boom lifts.  Here is one of our operators driving an 85ft boom lift on a beautiful day in Calgary.  



Water Restoration Technician


Water Damage Restoration Technician

We are very pleased to announce that Edward has qualified by service and examination for certification in Water Damage Restoration. The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification is a highly regarded professional institution that is recognized by insurance companies throughout North America.

This certification is very useful for the extensive work we do with condominiums throughout Calgary and the emergency response calls that we service.

Please call our 24/7 emergency response line if you ever need our assistance (587) 999-6490

The IICRC is a certification and standard-setting non-profit organization for the inspection, cleaning and restoration industries. In partnership with regional and international trade associates, the IICRC serves more than 25 countries with offices in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.