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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.

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I have been installing shingles and flat roof membranes for a long time and there are many different brands of roofing products out there to choose from. They are all made from the same mixture of materials. One brand can be darker than the other or other brand may have variety of colors to choose from. I personally think that it’s not the brand of the shingles that matters. If you ask why; there are many factors involved in the life span of your roof, for example underlayment, ventilated soffit, roof vents, slope of your roof, location of your house and on and on.

You can install the identical shingles on two different houses in two different locations and the one that’s less visible to sun, better ventilated and with a better pitch will last a long time to age. On the other hand if the house is right under the sun all the time, poor ventilated and has low-pitched slope on it will get fried.

Choosing a mid range color is a key when it comes to replacing your roof. Darker colors will attract the sun and life span will be shortened. Lighter colors are in the same category but opposite reaction to the sun. Sun reflects of the brighter colors and there is still a big impact on the life span of the roof. Mid range colors are always out there but they are not flirting with the sun. Sun is a player and it will burn you down as soon as you turn around.

Always inspect your soffit to make sure it is not blocked by insulation and there is a path for the fresh air to flow. Ventilation is a must, your attic should be same temperature as the outside. Make sure according to the sqf of your attic, have enough ventilation installed.

Always hire a trusted roofing company that you can depend on. Ask family or friends for advice if you don’t know any. Search on the internet for reviews and ask for references.

We are a local roofing company in Ottawa Ontario offering residential and commercial roofing, siding, foundation repairs and snow removal services. We do offer free quotes and estimates.

 


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.


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 Ottawa Roofing for all your roofing, siding, foundations repairs and snow removal services. We are proudly serving Ottawa, Nepean, Barrhaven, Manotick, Greely, Stittsville, Kanata and Orleans Ontario.

Thank you.
VBR.

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