After a rough winter the condition of your roof is determined by the amount of problems you’ve experienced during those cold winter days. It can be multiple reasons why you need to replace or repair your roof.
Typical problems during winter can be water damage, heat loss, condensation and many other reasons. It is always in your best interest to hire an honest roofing company to inspect your roof and repair if necessary. If water found a way thru your pitched and/or flat roof, you have few options; inspect the roof yourself, research on the web or request 3 quotes from local roofing companies. Be sure to understand the difference between a contractor and company. Anyone can be a contractor but it requires more than an individual to operate a registered company. It may sound to you the same thing but actually it is totally two different things. If your heating bill was extremely abnormal, this is caused by heat loss. It can be caused by all the doors and windows, insufficient amount of insulation or roof is too old. It is always in your best interest to get an opinion from a local roofing company.
Never wait for the last-minute, always be ahead of the necessary maintenance and repairs that maybe needed for your residential or commercial roof. Choosing the right roofing company is a key. You may end-up paying 10 to 20% more to a company that has too much overhead expense. As long as company is willing to provide all the necessary warranty and documentation to you on its own, you are in good hands.
Request your residential and commercial roofing quotes and estimates by phone @613-255-2323 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org we will be more than happy to assist you. All estimates are free and we will work with your schedule to serve you better.
It has been awhile since I’ve posted any articles. It has been extremely busy on the field and at home but life goes on.
We are happy to present our 10 new web sites that are designed to serve each and every major town within Ottawa Ontario for better and more successful days. Including Ottawa, Nepean, Barrhaven, Kanata, Stittsville, Orleans, Manotick and Greely Ontario. Also we have Ottawa flat roofing and Ottawa roof replacements web sites as well.
They are designed to target only the specific town for better search result and quicker response. It is much easier to market a site designated for one town only while everyone else is trying to market one web site for 10 different towns.
We are a local roofing company in Ottawa Ontario offering residential and commercial roofing, siding, foundation and snow removal services 24/7.
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As we all know timberline is a brand if shingle manufacturer like iko, crc, bp, certenteed or owens corning. There is a huge difference in price, warranty bs and the other products.
In order to get a warranty from timberline you have to use their shingles plus 3 other qualified roofing products from timberline like ice and water shield, felt, starters or the caps. With all the other manufacturers there isn’t a major scam like timberlines to sell you more. For example competitor ice and water shield comes in 80 feet rolls but timberline only offers 65 feet for the same price. Caps for the competitor comes in 63 pieces in a bundle for 19.99 but timberline offers 45 pieces for 35.97. Starter strips for the competitor is 19.99 but for timberline 35.00 dollars. Also timberline shingles are way over priced than the competitors for the same warranty. Competitor offers 15 years iron-glad protection but timberline only offers 10 years. We are talking about the same lifetime warranty shingles here. Competitor offers 2 inch space to place the nails but timberline gives you a straight line to nail onto if you don’t warranty is void and it will blow of the wind storm and they will blame the contractor of course who else.
So in other words you pay more to get less with timberline while other Canadian manufacturers like IKO or CRC gives back more but you pay less. I refuse to sell or install timberline products in Ottawa, Ontario. I do not want to over charge my customers to support economy somewhere else. I am a proud Canadian and i will only sell what helps our economy grow. I love Canada and i will do my best to help our economy grow.
We are a local roofing company located in Ottawa, Ontario and we offer all types of roof replacements, roof repairs and roofing services for residential and commercial roofing systems. We also offer 24 hours emergency roof repairs in the region. Call us today to get your FREE roofing quotes and estimates.
We offer quality roofing services in Ottawa, Nepean, Barrhaven, Kanata, Stittsville, Carp, Manotick, Greely, Gloucester, Ottawa South, Riverside South, Rockcliffe, Orleans, Cumberland and Rockland Ontario.
Most homeowner have high deductible to pay less monthly or less deductible to pay more on monthly basis. Who is the winner in this case? If your estimated roof repair cost is 800$ and deductible is 500$ what is your best option? You will make the payment to the roofing company and submit it to your insurance company. Normally it might take 2 week for you to receive the payment. You paid 800$ and received a cheque for 300$ because your deductible was 500$. If your deductible was 250$ than you will get 550$ from the insurance company. After your claim was processed and settled with, how much more are you paying for your home insurance?
So the bottom line is that you will pay back whatever the amount you got from the insurance company with interest. Insurance is a great option for home and business owners to have just in case there is a disaster or fire to protect your investments. How much richer do we make the insurance companies with all these small claims? They are getting paid from every home, auto and business owners millions of dollars in revenue. Insurance is the most effective and legal scamming business out there.
Always think for the possibilities for the long run, is it cheaper to pay your roofing contractor directly or make claim for it and increase your monthly payments for 3 years. Having a trusted roofing company on your side is a must. If you tell the roofing contractor that it is going to be a insurance claim, they will take advantage of the situation and over charge you for the repairs. Shop around, get few different quotes and compare it before jumping into a conclusion.
Contact us for all your questions or concerns if you have any and we will be more than happy assist you. We offer free consultation over the phone.
If you live in Ottawa and the valley you must have seen the layers of snow and freezing rain combination. Sometimes you may think there is a problem with your roof but actually it’s the unpredictable weather that we are having.
If your house is a bungalow and has more than average number of valleys on your roof, get prepared for the snow and ice build up during winter. Any house or building can have ice dams or more than average snow build up.
If you ask what causes ice dams i can explain it briefly. There are many reasons behind ice dams and it changes from house to house. If there is not enough fresh air in your attic, it can build condensation and turn into ice dams. If your vents are covered with snow and attic air is not venting out, it will help ice dams to form. If you have poor ventilation it will definitely form ice dams. Number of vents and amount of vented soffits must be balanced, if your attic is not same or close to temperature outside, it will help the ice dam. If you are not sure what it is or need an advise from a professional, contact your local Ottawa Roofers and they will be more than happy to consult you about your needs.
It is always in your best interest to maintain whats yours. You may have to do roof inspection once a year to be on the safe side. Your roof protects you and you should do the same in return and maintain it. Hire a roofing contractor to remove all the snow and ice dam off your roof before spring or you may be facing a bigger issue if there isn’t any ice and water shield or felt paper. Now days builders are saving nickles and dimes. I have not seen one house yet with ice and water shield or felt paper all around. But that’s where i take over and do it right.
We are a local roofing company in Ottawa Ontario offering residential and commercial roofing, siding, foundation repairs and snow removal services in the cities of Ottawa, Nepean, Barrhaven, Kanata, Stittsville, Orleans, Manotick and Greely Ontario. Call today for your free quotes and estimates.
It is very important to have your gutters cleaned prior to every winter. If there is proper ventilation, drip edge, ice and water shield from the gutters are in place and also if the down spouts are clean you can consider yourself safe. But if there are valleys involved you might consider getting the access snow and ice removed before thaw starts.
Contact your local Ottawa Roofing Contractors for your free consultation. If you require Roof Snow and Ice Removal be sure to ask for proof of insurance before hiring any contractor.
We offer residential and commercial roof snow removal services in the cities of Ottawa, Nepean, Barrhaven, Kanata, Stittsville, Manotick, Greely, Orleans, Gloucester, Cumberland and Rockcliffe Ontario. Call or email for your free quotes and estimates today.
Blog | Theresa Baird, Broker, located in Mississauga, Ontario Canada. RE/MAX Realty Enterprises Inc., 647-298-0997.
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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.
Roof Snow Removal – Calculate Your Snow Load
Is there a way to calculate the weight of the snow and ice that is parked on your roof? Yes there is.Winter is here and it’s time to think about your Roof Snow Removal. Just how important is shoveling off your roof after a snow storm? Here are a few statistics to help you decide when it’s time to drag out the ladder.
How much does snow weight? A square foot of snow 1? deep weights 1.25 pounds. So if you have 20 inches of snow, you’ve got a 25lbs/ sq ft snow load on your roof. Ice weights 5.2lbs per sq ft so be sure to factor this in.
Most roofs can withstand around 40lbs/sq ft of snow load, while some older roofs and manufactured homes start to show damage around 30lbs/sq ft.
What’s worse than your roof buckling under the weight of the snow? Falling off it while shoveling after slipping on the stuff. Be careful! Hire a contractor if you’d like to avoid the risks.
Contact Expert Roof Reno Restore Inc for all your roofing, siding, foundations repairs and snow removal services. We are proudly serving Ottawa, Nepean, Barrhaven, Manotick, Greely, Gloucester, Rockland, Cumberland, Stittsville, Kanata and Orleans Ontario.
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