Archive for December, 2011


It is very important to have your gutters cleaned prior to every winter. If there is proper ventilation, drip edge, ice and water shield from the gutters are in place and also if the down spouts are clean you can consider yourself safe. But if there are valleys involved you might consider getting the access snow and ice removed before thaw starts.

Contact your local Ottawa Roofing Contractors for your free consultation. If you require Roof Snow and Ice Removal be sure to ask for proof of insurance before hiring any contractor.

We offer residential and commercial roof snow removal services in the cities of Ottawa, Nepean, Barrhaven, Kanata, Stittsville, Manotick, Greely, Orleans, Gloucester, Cumberland and Rockcliffe Ontario. Call or email for your free quotes and estimates today.

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Blog | Theresa Baird, Broker, located in Mississauga, Ontario Canada. RE/MAX Realty Enterprises Inc., 647-298-0997.

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It is impossible to know when it will happen but it is your responsibility to prevent it and have your roof inspected. It takes a while for water to work its way through. Homeowners are often notice the water damage by coincident. After noticing the yellow stains on the ceiling most people would ignore it and wait to see if it would get bigger before hiring a local roofing contractor. If you notice a yellow stain on your ceiling call for repairs immediately. Not having the problem assessed can lead to mold in your attic. Problem can be solved before further insulation and plywood damage can get bigger. Time to time crack on the shingles are not visible to naked eye and problem area needs to be inspected while its raining or water test needs to be done by two people. Once the problem area is detected further repairs can be done by replacing the damaged shingles in that area.
If the yellow stain is ignored eventually multiple yellow stains will occur and the repairs will cost you an arm and a leg. Always have your roof inspected by a roofing contractor prior to every winter.

Contact Ottawa Roofing at 613-255-2323 for all your roofing needs.

We offer free quotes and estimates in the cities of Ottawa, Nepean, Barrhaven, Kanata, Stittville, Orleans, Manotick and Greely Ontario.


 

Not to long ago a local roofing contractor in Ottawa got sentenced to 71 days in jail and thousands of dollars of fines. How to choose the right contractor? First of all if the contractor has been in the business for a long time he would have a web site, business registration number, hst number, a truck with decals indicating which company with a phone number.
If an unmarked truck arrives at your door to do an estimate for a new roof be sure write down his plate # if you are going to give him a deposit.
If you decide to give a deposit be sure to get a receipt with all the company info including hst number, phone number, make and model of their truck.

A deposit should be around 25% of the job. If the contractor asks for more than that please refuse it.
I am a Ottawa Roofing Contractor and only time I ask for deposit is when all the material is on the roof or on site. This way my customers see that all the materials have been paid for out of my pocket and I am ready to complete the job.
Always ask around to family members for a Trusted Roofing Contractors in Ottawa they may know.

Cheap doesn’t necessarily mean quality or good. Always understand the quote or the estimate that was given to you by the contractor. Be sure to make it clear to your contractor about any additional work that is required to be approved by you so you wont be shocked with the final invoice.