Roof is leaking, what to do next ?


Some homeowners wait for leak to stop on its own. Never had that happen to me but seasonal leaks are possible especially only in winter.

Best thing to start with is, poking a hole on the drywall if possible with a pencil or something in similar diameter to contain the water in one spot. Place towels and place bucket to catch all the water while you contact your dependable contractor.

Once we are in communications and on location, in most cases same day. We can inspect the roof depending on the season we are in. During spring and summer it is visible to locate entry point but in winter, Ice damming is always the reason for leaks.

If it leaked last winter, there is a good possibility it may leak this year. Give us a call for all your Preventive Maintenance Services

We offer residential and commercial roofing services in Ottawa, Orleans, Barrhaven, Cumberland, Nepean, Kanata, Stittsville, Manotick, Greely and Gloucester Ontario.

How to prevent leaky roofs in winter in Ottawa


Depending on the duration of the winter and amount of snow accumulated on your roof can say everything we need to know.

Around this time of year I would clear the snow from the first 6 feet of the roof of our home starting from eavestroughs. I would clean all the valleys as well as all the roof ventilation if it’s covered with snow or not.

Skylights are not to be forgotten. Most roof leaks are caused by ice damming and Skylights are one of those obstacles that require preventive maintenance prior to warmer temperatures.

Having all necessary maintenance done on your roof before the thaw can save you from experiencing leaks and thousands of dollars.

Our preventive maintenance roof snow removal services are available 24/7 and prices are starting from 250$ and depending on the size and difficulty level. We do not charge per sqf rates because we believe providing flat rate fees are fare to homeowners in these difficult times.

We offer residential and commercial roof snow and ice dam removal services in Ottawa, Nepean, Orleans, Cumberland, Rockland, Barrhaven, Kanata, Stittsville, Manotick, Greely and Gloucester Ontario.

Skylight leaks during winter months in Ottawa.


Excellent feature to light up few rooms or the living room without using any electricity. Energy efficiency is a bonus.

On the other hand, having significant amounts of snow on the glass itself can be problematic. When temperatures are blown freezing point and your thermostat programmed to room temperatures (23 degrees Celsius) it can transfer heat and melt the snow gradually. Over time melting snow accumulate and form an ice dam at the bottom of the skylight. Any additional snow that melts due to heat loss or rain gets trapped behind the ice and leaks into the house.

Having new shingles does not guarantee a leak free skylight. If proper membrane is used around the skylight and wall flashing is caulked properly, it can provide better protection definitely.

It is highly recommended to have all skylights free off ice dams and accumulation prior to thaw and warmer weather. Preventive maintenance is a key to prevent leaks and damage if you had experienced it before.

We are a local restoration company located in Ottawa Ontario offering complete skylight, roofing and snow/ice removal services in Nepean, Barrhaven, Kanata, Stittsville, Manotick, Greely, Gloucester, Cumberland, Orleans and Rockland Ontario. FREE QUOTES AND ESTIMATES.

Understanding your flat roof in Ottawa Ontario.


All flat roofs need tlc time to time, depending on the circumstenses. We recommend annual inspections for medium to large scale roofs.

Only thing that is concerning about a flat roof is the accumulation of the snow, ice and the current flow rate of the drains. Frozen and/or clogged drains are likely to cause roof leaks and property damage.

It is highly recommended that all drains are free of dirt and debris prior to winter. Being proactive with maintenance can save thousands of dollars in preventable leaks caused by stress. When we get called in to repair a roof leak, it is always caused by negligence. Leaks caused by natural disasters are almost impossible to prevent.

When we look at a pitched roof, majority of the roof is visible from ground level and does not require climbing unless a small leak that is not visible. Flat roofs have zero visibility from ground level unless you climb up there. 

Before making a claim through your insurance company, always have your roof inspected by a experienced professionals independently. Insurance claims will pay for the damages caused by the leak but not the source. 95% of the time your roof is not covered by the insurance unless you have “no water clause”. Additional premiums apply.

We offer independent reports for insurance, mortgage companies and for property owners. Our services are available 24/7 in Ottawa, Nepean, Kanata, Stittsville, Manotick, Greely, Gloucester, Cumberland, Orleans, Barrhaven and Ottawa South.

Is the insulation in your attic working?


When temperatures linger around -5 and zero degrees Celsius, depending on the amount of snow there is on your shingles, you can see where the snow is melting.

When you set your thermostat to room temperature of 23 degrees Celsius during cold winter months, your insulation keeps the hot air stay inside. If the insulation is 30 + years old, it will become compressed and lose its R Rating. Homes that are 30 + years have serious ice dam issues due to heat loss caused by poor insulation and/or compromised vapour barrier.

Most modern homes have blown insulation in the attic, with a dept of 18 inches once its settled. To maintain your carbon print and keep your home energy efficient, it is highly recommended to upgrade insulation, roof, underlay, ice&water shield and new high flow roof ventilation.

If you spend 20k for instant on new roof, insulation ect… your heating bill will reduce by atleast 35 % and if we calculate that by 20 years, money spent on energy efficiency pays itself off in the long run.

We are a local restoration company located in Ottawa, Ontario serving Nepean, Barrhaven, Kanata, Stittsville, Orleans, Manotick, Greely with roofing, siding, snow removal, foundation repairs and general maintenance services. Emergency roof repair services in Ottawa, Free quotes and estimates. 24/7 Emergency Services.

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We offer variety of roofing, siding, soffit and fascia, attic insulation, roof ventilation, roof truss repairs and flat roofing repairs sales and installations in Ottawa Ontario.

After multiple wind damage repairs on a shingle roof is perfect time to put an end to this repeating problem. We normally document the condition of the roof and estimated life span ect. Pictures are provided to the homeowners with detailed explanations to understand the circumstances.

Best time to replace a shingle roof is in spring or fall. Not too hot, not too cold. Extreme hot temperatures does speed up the granular to move with force of foot traffic. Under circumstances we would soak the roof with water to keep the texture on asphalt shingles.

If you are in need of emergency roof repair services in Ottawa, have a leaky skylight, experiencing ice dam issues, we can help.

Give us a call or send us an email with your inquiry and we will be more than happy to provide you a no obligation free roofing quotes and estimates in Ottawa.

Emergency Roof Repair Services in Ottawa, 613-255-2323


When water stains are visible on your ceiling or dripping, time to make a call. Neglecting preventive maintenance against water damage is an issue if you have made claims for damages.

Only way your insurance company will cover damages the second time on same problem is if you have done preventive maintenance on your roof. Removing snow and ice dam of your roof will be your best option. Insurance companies are becoming more ristrict about the repeating claims. We have been dealing with many emergency roof repairs in Ottawa and not every issue is worth making a claim for.

Always do a visual inspection of your roof for visible signs of ice damming, accumulation of too much snow and blue stains on your ceiling. We are professional Restoration contractor in Ottawa offering, insurance claims management, emergency roof repair services, emergency ice dam removal services in Ottawa.

If you are in need of consultation regarding water damages caused by snow, ice damming, wind damage, basement flooding ect… we can assist you with what is in your best interest.

Our services include roofing and repair,  siding and repairs,  soffit, fascia, eavestroughing, roof truss repairs, foundation crack repairs and rooftop snow and ice dam removal services in Ottawa, Nepean, Barrhaven, Kanata, Stittsville, Carp, Kemptville, Manotick, Greely, Gloucester, Orleans, Rockcliffe, Cumberland and Rockland Ontario.

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Preventive maintenance is a scheduled service to minimize risks of having water damage caused by snow and ice accumulations on your roof.

Depending on the pitch of the roof, snow may pile up due to design of the roof trusses. When there are walls and valleys are involved, it is venerable to accumulation. Melting snow can turn into ice damming and cause water pooling on your pitched roof.  If you have experienced leaks due to ice damming, it is highly recommended to do preventive maintenance on your roof.

Heat loss is another reason why the accumulation of the ice is greater when compared to neighboring houses. When there isn’t significant amount of insulation is in your attic, this can increase your heating bills dramatically. Blue staining and leaks when temperatures drow down to ZERO amd warmer are the signs of heat loss.

Having proper ventilated attic is another important factor. Your attic should be same temperature as the outside. If not there is an issue with your ventilation system. This can cause ice damming and leaks.

Hire a professional roofing contractor in Ottawa, Nepean, Kanata, Stittsville, Manotick, Barrhaven, Greely, Gloucester, Rockcliffe, Orleans, Carp, Cumberland and Rockland Ontario.

We offer free quotes and estimates for all your emergency services and insurance claims management services.

Ice Dam Problems, Causes and Solutions In Ottawa 613-255-2323 — Ottawa Roofing, Siding, Foundation, Repairs and Rooftop Snow and Ice Dam Removal Services 613-255-2323


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