Posts Tagged ‘new roof’


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.

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English: This image exhibits the different pit...

English: This image exhibits the different pitches (rise/run) for roofs, and the number corresponding to that pitch is displayed below the roof line. The number is spoken as “1 in 12” (for the first pitch provided). This means that for every 1 unit of rise, the roof has 12 units of run. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Last time i was here i blabbed about how to get on the roof safely and now we’ll talk about how to remove the existing roof and prep for the new roof that requires smooth and nail free deck.
When installing a new roof, capping the ridges are the last thing to do but since we are installing a new roof, we start removing the capping first. Pry all the roofing nails with RED ripper and remove all the caps. Hold on a second; did you tie yourself down? Gravity and height are very dangerous to mess with. Hook your lanyard to the rope-grab or some call it choker and adjust your rope length as you work. Normally i would rip 2 sheets at a time and make myself a pile to grab with my ripper and launch it in the trailer if trailer is just there. If not the wheel barrow has to make few trips. Once all the shingles are cleared off the roof, broom the dirt and dust of the deck as much as possible. Its time to check for any nails left behind and pry it all out. Check for any lose, bowed, spongy and rotten plywood and if any replace. Now we have a solid and clean roof deck to prep for the new roof.

Depending on the pitch of the roof we will determine how many feet of ice and water shield is needed. Are there any metal valleys? If there is any, i would install  3 feet of ice folded in to 1.5 from bottom of the valley to the top before the valley. Once the metal valleys are in and chalked lined 4 inches at the bottom and 2 inches at the top we will install 3 feet of ice and water shield on both sides of the valley to sandwich the metal for a life lasting seal. I always sandwich my valleys doesn’t matter what the pitch is. If this is a typical one story bungalow with 3/12 pitch, we need 9 feet of ice and water shield. If it was 6/12 slope six feet of ice and water shield would be more than enough but 3 or 4 twelve pitch needs to be sealed very carefully. Ice dams are more likely to back in to the house if this is a low slope home and there is not enough ice and water shield. It’s very easy to install. Overlap lines are printed on the roll. Drive 3 roofing nails and unroll the length you need and cut with a straight blade. Hook knife works too but you have to be quick. Align the ice&water with the drip-edge if there is any, if not install drip-edge. Peel the bottom film and stick, peel the top film and stick. Re-align if needed and nail the top line with hand nails. Repeat the same step any times as you like 3, 6 and 9 feet. Cover the rest of the exposed deck with #15 or #30 felt paper with hand nails or staples but i personally hand nail it. Once the entire roof is prepped it should be water tight.

Installing the shingles does take time but not as much as removal and prepping. I only install step at a time. I’ll build myself a staircase along the edge or a valley and work myself up. Some like to install it straight up but that would be incorrect. Manufacturer will void your warranty if it is not installed according to manufacturer guidelines. Every bundle has the installation details printed on the wrapper. If using an air gun be sure to adjust the debt of the nail. If nails are going thru the shingle, adjust the compressor and the gun for a smooth landing. Once nails are flush with the shingle than we are in business. 4 nails per shingle if it’s a 25 years 3-tap shingle, 5 to 6 nails per architectural high wind shingles.
When capping the ridges, use chalk line for a straight finish. Minimum 2 nails per cap. Caulk any exposed finishing nails, around the vents and plumber boots. Good clean up around the house will complete the projects.

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Line art drawing of a shingle roof

Line art drawing of a shingle roof (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Stepping


 

These days if you type the word roof in google you will get millions of results for that keyword. Google is the new and improved way of researching and studying tool. I’ve noticed yellow pages has been loosing weight since internet has improved its capability.

If you think you are in need of a new roof or have an emergency, you can either look for a roofing company in yellow pages, page number 1234 or search it on the internet with more specific and direct search results. Google will list all the companies in your area and yellow pages will list all the companies by alphabetic order. Lets say you phoned few companies and requested a quote for a new roof. Next day you have three estimates in front of you and i am sure they all have a different cost in mind. What is the right thing to do at this point? First of all read all the estimates one by one and understand what is being offered and for how much. Second of all is the type of material being offered what you had in mind? If you are not sure about any of the estimates feel free to phone the company and get the answers you are looking for. Chances are there will be an expensive, mid-range and a cheaper one. It is your right to ask for proof of insurance which you should always ask for that. Not just a liability insurance, you should ask for a wsib insurance as well. Also to know who you are dealing with, ask for Master Business Licence to confirm that this is a real company registered in Ontario and not some flyby roofer trying to make quick cash. The final decision is always yours and never give deposit unless you have identified the company and made sure they exist. Ask for receipt if you do give a deposit and a deposit should not exceed over 25% of the total cost.
Hiring a registered and insured roofing contractor is always a best choice to protect yourself, your home and you also send a strong message to the roofing contractors that you are aware and you wont be fooled.

If you were to search for reviews about the company using  the internet, you will be able to browse any and every review that was made about that roofing company. Always be money wise and know who you are dealing with.

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