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You may think that the seals are bad between the double panes in your window but the real question is what is the cause for it? During cold winter months your furnace is working overtime to keep your house in a reasonable temperatures live in. Insulation behind the drywall and in your attic supposed to keep you warm from cold winter months. When there is no fresh air flow in your attic due to improper ventilation system, it forces all the warm air to get trapped and cause condensation .

Many may think skylight is in bad shape and needs to be replaced but it may only leak because of the ice dams that are allowing water to enter around the skylight and cause a leak.It’s like taking a shower with hot water and getting all the mirrors moist. As soon as you turn on the fan all the moist air fans out and circulates the air. Due to position of the skylight, snow does melt and freeze. Monitor skylight tunnel for yellow stains to make the call.

So on your roof there are vents designed to fan out the trapped moist air. If these vents are blocked because of the snow or they are not big enough to fan out the moist air, it will cause condensation. If you are experiencing similar effects and want some answers, contact your Ottawa Roofing Contractor  for advise. If roof vents are not visible and covered with snow, hire an  experienced roofer in Ottawa to remove all the snow off your roof.

Annual roof inspection is in every home and business owners interest and responsibility to protect integrity of the dwelling. Oil change for your is no different than inspection for your residential and commercial roof in Ottawa. Better safe is always better than too late

 

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Skylights can be the best option to brighten up any room or living space that is consuming electricity during daytime. Using the mother nature to bring in daylight can save you money in the long run no doubt.

Only problem with skylights is that if the roof is being replaced, skylight should be replaced at the same time to avoid problems in the future. If the skylight gets pried or moved a bit just to get the old shingles out, it can definitely cause leaks not today but eventually. I’ve done many skylight repairs on newer roofs just because of that reason. We can only caulk around the skylight itself or around the glass to stop the leak. These repairs are temporary solutions and it can get pricy slowly but surely. If you spend 250$ every year on repairs, you can have a new skylight installed for the same amount in 3 to 4 years. We are not talking about the drywall repairs or the paint job that is needed to complete the repairs.

Skylight leaks are not always visible to a naked eye. It can rot the plywood around it slowly and this can be a structural issue if not taking care of. In some cases mold can be found just because of the duration of the leak that was not noticed.

If a skylight is leaking, there can be 2 reasons a) it is not flashed properly b) seal on the glass is cooked under the sun for all those years. Temporary option is to repair it so that the leak stops. Permanent solution is to replace the skylight and get it over with. A new skylight comes with 10, 15 or 20 years warranty depending on the make and model as well as the company who is installing it. Always shop around and get multiple quotes from 3 different companies to compare. Cheap does not mean good, expensive does not mean any better either. Look for a reasonable price somewhere in between.

We offer skylight repairs in Ottawa and the surrounding.  We only offer quality skylights for your skylight replacements in Ottawa. Request your free Ottawa Skylight repairs and replacement quotes by phone or email and we will be more than happy to assist you. Feel free to call or email if you have any questions or concerns about this subject or anything has to do with your complete home exterior.


There has been a major increase in town-home developments in the past five years in Ottawa Ontario. Mainly in Barrhaven, Kanata and Orleans Ontario from 2 to 3 story town-homes. Price for a new roof can depend on the style of the house as well as the details.

Not every home is built the same and there are townhomes as big as a single family home. Roof structure on townhomes are mainly elevated. There may or may not be any valleys, dormers, lower roofs at the front or at the back of the house. It is always recommended to replace the entire roof at once but most of the time it is a mission impossible to bring 4 to 6 homeowners agree on terms. End units are always more expensive to replace because the end units are much bigger in terms of square footage as well as the middle units.
Only problem with townhomes is that dividing the property line between 2 units and waterproofing both units once the installation is complete.
Shingle Manufacturers has specific guidelines in order to offer a valid warranty when the roof is being replaced. Not every roofing contractor is aware of this nor the homeowners.

Typical townhome roofs can be anywhere between 3000$ to 5500$ the most and again it all depends on the details, pitch of the roof etc..
It is always a good idea to get 3 quotes when its time to replace your townhome. Always talk to your neighbors living on the same complex to see whether they will be interested in replacing the roof at the same time as you are to speed up the process as well as reduce the cost of having another roofing company come out. It will save money and time if it is all done at the same time.

We take every job serious and it doesn’t matter if it’s a townhome, single home or its a garage that needs roof repairs or replacement. Send us an email at 613roofing@gmail.com or give us a call @ 613-255-2323

We do offer financing, credit-card payments and much more to give more than one option.

 


It can be frustrating for homeowner, especially paying for service calls every time there is a new leak. Repairs can be costly depending on the total amount paid at the end of the year.If repairs were necessary due to high winds or ice dams, it shouldn’t be more than 500$ for both repairs. Would you like to find out how much a new roof is for your home? Request a free roofing quote today.

There are many reasons why a new roof is necessary.  If the neighbor’s roof has way more snow than yours, it may be caused by the heat loss. If the roof shingles are crumbling and it is crunchy when you walk on it, it is time for a new roof. If within 2 years you’ve spent 1000$ for roof repairs, a new roof can only be few thousand away. A small roof can be as little as 3k installed. We do offer monthly payment plans for qualified customers. Payments can be made by all major credit cards and paypal.

You can pay for your roof repair or replacement by any major credit card or paypall. Roof repairs are considered emergency and most cases it needs to be paid on the spot.

We have many clients in the city who is still paying for their roof replacement costs at the end of every month. Payments can be for 3, 6, 9 or 12 month contract. It is an option at no extra cost.

We offer emergency roof repairs to complete roof replacements in Ottawa Ontario. If you in need of consultation and trying to figure out what to do next give us a call or send us an email with your inquiry. Ask as many questions as you like, we are here to help.


Did you know we offer flat roofing quotes and estimates in Ottawa Ontario. We’ve done a study recently about flat roofs and results are in.

Most flat roofs in Ottawa Ontario are tar and gravel but there is a new trend that is going to change that. Any regular tar and gravel roof weights 3 times more than Torchon Roofing (modified bitumen) including the insulation and the metal.

During a flat roof replacement in Ottawa we kept records of the dump fees and the total waist that was removed from the existing tar&gravel flat roof to the landfill. When all the separate trips to the landfill was added at the end of the removal, we ended up with 15000 KG. New roof material was 5500kg including 2 inch insulation, 1/4 protection board,(proboard) 180FF Base membrane and 250 Cap membrane.

If all the flat roofs are light weight systems, it can avoid the possibility of the roof collapsing because of the extra weight of the snow and ice. There has been many incidents all around the world because of this issue and lives has been lost. Extra pressure from the snow and ice does cause stress to the structure and that is why the tar&gravel roof leaks are almost impossible to detect.

It is an investment at the end of the day. Request your free Ottawa Flat Roofing Quotes and estimates today. We also offer emergency flat roof repairs in Ottawa 24/7.


Many people rely on roofing companies when installing roof membranes or replace the roof of their houses in Ottawa Ontario.

There are a variety of advantages that flat roofs can give your home.

A slanted roof is very difficult to clean and most of the time you will need to call a professional to do the job. It is very risky to climb on a pitched roof, and your only option is to call a maintenance company. Flat roofs are easy to clean and also have a coating that helps the water flow over the surface.

A flat roof helps homeowners reduce energy use, especially in summer. These facilitate cooling ceilings of the house, particularly if it has been coated roofing membranes reflective material that allows heat from the sun increases the temperature inside the house.

Currently growing homeowners are installing flat roofs and covered with roofing membranes or looking houses with roofs such as it is quite cheap compared to install angled ceilings. A smaller amount of material is used and labor costs are also reduced.

The mark of a good company is in the testimonies of their clients and if this information is available then you should check it online, on twitter, facebook and linkedin if the comments are positive you can be sure that the company is credible. The customers are the concrete proof of service of a first class contractor in Ottawa.

Read the entry here published on waterproofing of horizontal surfaces , flat roofs and terraces possible.

The flat roof is characteristic of the modern house . Although there are modern chalet style houses with sloping roofs, the change in architecture leading to flat roofs and its use was effective as modern house design and modern buildings in the twentieth century.

Actually, a flat roof is not strictly horizontal: if not, the water will not slip out. They are named for the average slope of a flat roof (between 1 and 3 inches per foot of horizontal development) is significantly lower than that of a tiled roof: it can range from 0.30 meters to at least one meter Ceiling horizontal development. It is therefore more likely to heavy rain water from collecting in a ceiling more than one inclined plane. And so, the chances of leaks. Especially if the ceiling is not well resolved encounters with wall’s insulation (babetas calls). Or if they were not well constructed seams or vents in the funnels through which the water will drain.

If it snows, the choice is one: in these cases the sloped ceiling is imposed. Even if possible, it is desirable that the ceiling as simple as possible. This prevents the breaks-called valleys, and hip lines-which are the weak points of a sloping roof.

We are a local roofing company in Ottawa Ontario offering roofing, siding, foundation repairs and snow removal services. Feel free to call or email at anytime, if you need assistance or in need of consultation. We will be more than happy to assist you.

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Many people who rely on the best companies when installing roofing membranes or replace the roof of their houses. There are a variety of advantages that flat roofs can give your home.

A slanted roof is very difficult to clean and most of the time you will need to call a professional to do the job. It is very risky to climb on a pitched roof, and your only option is to call a maintenance company. Flat roofs are easy to clean and also have a coating that helps the water flow over the surface.

A flat roof helps homeowners reduce energy use, especially in summer. These facilitate cooling ceilings of the house, particularly if it has been coated roofing membranes reflective material that allows heat from the sun increases the temperature inside the house.

Currently growing homeowners are installing flat roofs and covered with roofing membranes or looking houses…

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Eavestroughs are important features of our homes’ roof structure. But, they can pose as a source of real threat to your home if not properly taken care of.  Gutters should enjoy regular cleaning together with the downspouts to guarantee the safety of your home from various forms of damages. In case you neglect your eve troughs you may encounter.

Eavestrough and Drain Blockage

Gutters are installed in order to collect water from the roof, channeling it to the downspouts, where it is released into the backyard or the water carrying system. But, if the gutters are blocked with twigs, leaves and other debris, they will not effectively serve their purpose. Regular and thorough eavestrough cleaning will ensure the gutters as well as the downspouts a clear of any debris hence effectively performing their services.

Roof Damage

If you allow leaves and other forms of debris to build up in your trough, you will be faced with quite a huge threat on your roof. Leaves and other debris may hold on to water against the roof, hence leading to unpleasant mold growth. If it goes without discovery, it may compromise the integrity of the roofing system.

Inspections and Maintenance

Finding a good eavestrough cleaning service may also present some other benefits. Due to time and exposure to temperature and weather changes, ferrules and spikes become loose. A good service person should be able to fix them. Additionally, a good service person should carry an extensive inspection of the roof, gutters and eveastrough in order to note all the areas that require immediate repairs. This can definitely prevent a small issue turning into a major concern and costing you far much more to repair.

How do you find a good Service Technician in your city?

Finding a good and reliable service technician to take care of your troughs can sometimes be a difficult task. However, there are several communication channels through which you can find a technician of your choice. You may consider asking your friends or family whether they know any reputable technician within your locality. Also remember to ask whether there are any technicians you should avoid during your search.

You can also find a good service person online. There are numerous websites with abundant information on eavestrough technicians. On these sites, you will find different technician each ranked according to the services they offer. Carefully read through reviews of earlier clients in order to get an idea of their services. Always avoid technicians with many negative reviews. Make a list of the top rated service persons in your area and contact each for further evaluation.

Nowadays, the house repair industry is full of scammers and if you are not careful, you may end up hiring such an expert. So, always ensure the expert you are about to hire is licensed and their documents are legitimate and up to date.

During your search, do not hire the first service person you come across, always take your time to sample more. This will ensure you have a variety to choose from.
Give us a call or send us an email regarding your eavestrough related problems for a prompt service. We are a local roofing company serving Ottawa and greater Ottawa region.