How important preventive Maintenance is?


March 2021 and there is lots of snow and ice damming accumulated on many Ottawa homes. Few are smart enough to schedule Preventive Maintenance for snow and ice removal before it leaks.

Many homeowners wait for the leaks and learn it the hard way. Ice damming is the number one reason why any roof would leak this time of the year. Insurance will cover the damages caused by the water but they will not cover the cost associated with the source of the leak.

Main reason for ice to accumulate is : *Not enough roof ventilation. * Not enough insulation.

  • If your roof ventilation is blocked under the snow, attic will heat up and snow will melt.
  • If your insulation in the attic is old, got wet from previous leaks, or has lost its R rating, this can speed up the snow to melt.
  • It can also caused by blocked soffits and not enough fresh air flow.
  • If your attic is not same temperature as outside, you have problems to address.

Be sure to give us a call if you are in need of expert advice and willing to solve the problems above. We serve greater Ottawa metropolitan and Nepean, Orleans, Rockcliffe, Cumberland, Gloucester, Barrhaven, Kanata, Stittsville, Manotick, Greely Ontario with all types of roofing, Snow removal, siding, ventilation and foundation crack repair services.

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.

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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Rooftop Snow and Ice Dam Removal in Ottawa 613-255-2323


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.

Preventive Insurance Claims Assistance For Roof, Siding, Soffit, Fascia, Eavestroughing and Foundations in Ottawa


Unpredictable weather conditions are on the rise in Ottawa. Long winters with lots of snow, major floods due to rain and melting snow and recently, tornados passing thru Ottawa and the Valley.

As a homeowner, there are list of maintenance that needs to be inspected and repaired in order to prevent the worst from happening. Your roof, foundation and exterior walls protect you and your family from elements of mother nature. There are ways to be proactive and inspect regularly.

Your roof must be in top notch shape to perform under high gusting winds, sun, rain, snow and ice. Shingles alone is not enough. Second line of defense is very important to act as a moisture barrier to perform. Good dept of insulation and proper ventilation will save energy.  Once the roof is 10 years old its time for inspection and maintenance. Only a professional roofing contractor will know what to look for. Clean eavestroughing twice a year and install leafguards if located in wooded areas.

Your siding protects you from all directions. Have a qualified siding contractor inspect all the walls, caulk around the windows, vents, chimney ect.. to keep it dry and intact. One piece of lose siding could turn into entire wall if not repaired asap. Call your local siding contractor for repairs.

Soffit and fascia are the cosmetic details plus ventilated soffit allow fresh air to enter into your attic and push the moist air out thru the roof ventilation. Has to be balanced. Soffit and fascia is also there to keep the wildlife out in the wild not in your attic. Hire professional soffit and fascia contractor for repairs.

Foundation needs to be dry or there is serious issues to come. Have all downspouts extended away from your foundation walls, keep eavestroughing clean at all times to avoid overflow. Inspect sump pump regularly and clean inlet. Only hire professional foundation repair contractors for all your repairs.

We are a local roofing, siding, soffit and fascia, foundation repair and snow removal service provider in Ottawa, Nepean, Kanata, Stittsville, Carp, Barrhaven, Manotick, Greely, Gloucester, Orleans, Rockcliffe, Cumberland and Rockland Ontario. We offer free estimates and quotes for all your roofing and repairs, siding and repairs, soffit and fascia repairs and services, eavestroughing and repairs, foundation repairs and snow-ice removal services.

We offer emergency services for insurance claims with our expertise, your claims will be approved sooner. We will respond, asses and report directly to your adjusters for approval.

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Skylight Symptoms and Ventilation During Winter


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