Archive for February, 2017


As appeared in Popular Mechanics Dec/Jan 2017 ANECDOTAL EVIDENCE suggests that ole Saint Nick is the Chesley Sullenberger of sleigh pilots. He can put that baby down safely on just about anything. …

Source: What is the ideal roofing material on which to land a sleigh, nine reindeer and Santa?

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Ice dams are visible all over town.

Ottawa Pitched And Flat Roofing Blog

English: Ice dam forming on a slate roof near ... Cleveland, Ohio. Snow melt caused by attic heat loss and warming of slate roofing collects at roof eave to create ice dam. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I have to admit this past week was extremely crazy. My phone did not stop ringing for the past 5 days because of all the houses that got flooded because of the ice dams.   Homeowners starting to understand the importance of a good quality roof instead of a quick fixer upper. The money they saved on the roof replacement plus few more thousands to the repairs to correct the issues and maybe a new roof. Ice dams does not form on its own. It requires either direct sunlight or heat loss thru your attic to form ice dams. Proper ventilation is one of the issues. When the vents get covered by snow, it makes it harder to vent our or even does not vent out…

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Winter in Ottawa Ontario can be different every year. Because there is always freezing rain in the forecast for the capital, there will be layers of snow and ice build up on your roof. It can cause…

Source: Why Snow And Ice Needs To Be Removed Off Your Roof In Ottawa?


Roof leak prevention

Ottawa Roofing And Repair Blog

It is almost that time of year to take a better look at the amount of snow that is parked on your roof before more weight is added or the sudden thaw.

Ice dams are more likely to cause a roof leak when it’s compared to snow



Ice dams are common problem when it comes to leaky roofs this time of year. It is highly recommended to remove all the ice dams prior to thaw to avoid roof leaks or damage to your home, office or estate.

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