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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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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.

 


 

There is a big difference between being a roofer and a roofing company. A roofer is an individual who is employed by a roofing company that gets paid per hour to perform such task. A roofing company is the one who provides solutions, quality workmanship and offers workmanship and manufacturer warranties.

In Ottawa Ontario there are two types of warranties available. First one is what i call it “tail-light warranty” offered by an individual that whom you’ll never see again, in other words; once the tail-light is disappeared so is your warranty. Second one is an official manufacturer warranty that is filled out by a company with all the contact, price, product and even an address with a valid phone number signed and dated right in front of the customer when the job is completed.

A well established roofing company will not request any money up front as long as the contract is signed and all the terms are understood by the homeowner. A start date will be determined after the color is chosen by the homeowner.

To be honest this season i sold jobs by email and never even met the homeowners until  i was actually on site with my crew. If i cant trust my customer why should the customer trust me? That is one of the reasons i refuse to ask for deposit from any of my customers. Especially getting all the referrals, it is a guaranteed sale.

We offer residential and commercial roofing, siding, foundation repairs, snow removal, snow plowing and roof-top snow and ice removal, emergency roof repairs, emergency siding repairs and offer free quotes and estimates in Ottawa and Ottawa Valley.

 


Ottawa Emergency Roof Repairs 613-255-2323.


Should You Pay 250$ For A Roofing Contractor To Show Up At Your House???.


 

Not to long ago a local roofing contractor in Ottawa got sentenced to 71 days in jail and thousands of dollars of fines. How to choose the right contractor? First of all if the contractor has been in the business for a long time he would have a web site, business registration number, hst number, a truck with decals indicating which company with a phone number.
If an unmarked truck arrives at your door to do an estimate for a new roof be sure write down his plate # if you are going to give him a deposit.
If you decide to give a deposit be sure to get a receipt with all the company info including hst number, phone number, make and model of their truck.

A deposit should be around 25% of the job. If the contractor asks for more than that please refuse it.
I am a Ottawa Roofing Contractor and only time I ask for deposit is when all the material is on the roof or on site. This way my customers see that all the materials have been paid for out of my pocket and I am ready to complete the job.
Always ask around to family members for a Trusted Roofing Contractors in Ottawa they may know.

Cheap doesn’t necessarily mean quality or good. Always understand the quote or the estimate that was given to you by the contractor. Be sure to make it clear to your contractor about any additional work that is required to be approved by you so you wont be shocked with the final invoice.

 


A small water spot on the ceiling of a room. T...

A small water spot on the ceiling of a room. This water damage was caused by rainwater leaking into a roof. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Snow being dropped from roof in Jyväs...

English: Snow being dropped from roof.

As we all know owning a house is the best thing can anyone would want instead of renting of course. Only difference is that you do not have a landlord to call if there is a problem.

What is the most important part of a house? Your roof of course. What can you do to protect your roof? For starters, have your roof inspected every year before winter to make sure it will survive the heavy snow fall, ice build ups and of course heavy rain during the spring.

The roof is designed to protect you against whatever the mother nature has to offer. During winter months all the snow parks on top of your roof and waits for the sunny days to melt. When it starts to melt it could lead to major water damage in your attic, on your walls, even on your floors. What happens is that when the surface of your roof turns in to ice and it gets thicker and thicker. Once the melting occurs water is looking for a path to make its way down. If the slope on your roof is 4/12 or 6/12 pitch, you may be facing  water damage or not yet.
When the slope of the roof is not providing a path for the water to escape, it finds its way down in to your bedroom, living room or kitchen.
When the water starts to build up it works its way going towards the peak of the roof. It creeps under the shingles or metal penal. It happens most of the time to “bungalows” where the slope is 4/12 or 6/12. It can happen to any home with this type of pitch.

How can you prevent this from happening? The answer is simple. *First of all have your gutters cleaned out before winter so that ice doesn’t build up inside your gutters. *Have your roof inspected before winter. *Get all the valleys,  flashing’s and all the exposed nails caulked. *If snow is starting to build up, get it removed by a professional. * Get all the snow removed before Feb/21.

If all the necessary steps are in place, your house is protected from whatever the mother nature has to offer. We are here to assist you with all your roofing, siding, foundation and snow removal services in the cities of Ottawa, Nepean, Barrhaven, Kanata, Stittsville, Orleans, Manotick and Greely Ontario. Call today for you free consultation or quotes and estimates.

It is worth the money you’ll spend on inspection, caulking or roof-top snow removal. It could cost you up to thousands of dollars to get all the damage repaired.

Never wait for it to happen. Do your homework on time and you’ll be okay.

Thank you.
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