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It may be a popular brand in U.S but surely they are trying to make a big push here in the Canadian roofing industry also. Home-Depot has terminated their contract with BP shingles and switched to Timberline as of 2012.

At one point Owens Corning shingles were a top seller in U.S and it made its way to Canada, lost its clients and it’s selling power over the years. Most builders use standard 3tap 25 years shingles with all the new homes and upgrade is always available if the buyer is willing to pay. What i”m worried about is that timberline is an expensive roofing product and only way to get the proper warranty from the manufacturer is to use all of their products to go with the shingles. Ice and water shield, felt paper, starter strips, ridge caps and even ventilation. So if you decide to buy timberline shingles, you are obligated to buy whatever else is needed to get the warranty. It’s a money-making system that is designed for you to keep buying their products. Only time you will see timberline shingles on a house is when it’s a re-roof.

Most roofing companies do offer timberline roofing products but they use it as a selling point. If you are buying a new roof you want that warranty in your hands. Canadian shingle manufacturers are always on top of their game and they operate without forcing you to buy extra over priced products to get a warranty out of them. I’ve noticed the difference in weight when it comes to timberline and they weigh as much as a 25 yrs shingles while IKO or CRC shingles are thicker and they have less fiber in them.

I am a local roofing business owner here in Ottawa, Ontario and i have been installing IKO and CRC for very long time and i prefer their products without a doubt. I choose to invest my money in Canadian brands no matter who says what.

If you are planning on re-roofing or in need of roof repairs, feel free to contact us for your free roofing quotes and estimates today.


 

As we all know roofing is a seasonal trade and there is a high demand for it. A poor maintained roof will always cause problems if the problems are not solved from the root. Where do we start to get things right for your new roof? Make sure they are insured to protect yourself first thing.

Choosing the right roofing contractor who will honor his work and his word is a homework for the homeowners to study. There are many details that needs to be taken to a consideration.  For example commercial liability insurance is required for any contractor to perform work in or around your house to protect you from any damage or failure during or after the work was performed. This will cover your home, your vehicles and any other details that belongs to you. WSIB is a must for any roofing contractor to work under all the safety regulations and rules for safer work environment for all the employees. This coverage will protect all the employees and their families from injuries or even fatalities if there will be one. There are safety officers driving around and paying a surprise visit to random contractors while they are working to examine the safety standards and if not met to warn or fine them thousands of dollars for not working under the safety act. All the workers should be wearing steel-toed boots and tied down while working on the roof. Did you know that if a contractor gets injured at your house while working and does not have insurance do you know who is liable for that??? You, the homeowner who hired the contractor. Always check for commercial liability and wsib insurance certificate before hiring a roofing contractor.

Roofing is a dangerous trade and chances of survival from a two-story home is pretty slim, don’t you think?  You might get a cheaper estimate from them but that is why it is so cheap, because they do not have to pay for insurance.

We are a fully insured roofing company in Ottawa, Ontario offering professional roofing services. We have WSIB and commercial liability insurance certificate in our work trucks at all times because we care about our employees and our customers. We are here to protect you, your home and loved ones from the unthinkable.  All of our staff is covered with additional coverage to protect them and their families. Safety is one of our main goal target to force at all times and we will not tolerate any unsafe behavior or condition. Safety First.