Did somebody say winter? Yes you heard it right winter. It is that time of year cleaning the front and back yard few times until there is no more leaves left to rake.
You don’t necessarily need to be living beside a lot of trees but the wind has its own method of drifting. Cleaning around the house gives every home a fresh and clean start when the spring is knocking at the door. But before we go to fast, we need to make it thru the winter first. It takes a lot of dedication to take all the necessary steps to protect yourself and your loved ones from the cold winter days. For starters make sure your hydro and natural gas bills are paid up to date for any surprise delays during cold days. Your roof is in good shape and has been inspected by a professional roofing company. Any branch that is leaning towards your roof is a potential danger so trim it down. All the gutters are free from leaves, debris and maybe tennis balls. It may sound strange but I’ve seen it too many times. A clogged drain is a first element of a massive ice dam that could destroy your home and cost you a chunk. Make sure all the drains are functioning and water is being guided “away” from your foundation.
If you have a low-pitched roof that is facing north, be sure to keep an eye on it because it can get messy especially when the thaw begins. Roof rakes are good to have but always hire insured and experienced roofing companies to perform the risky stuff, don’t take a chance. If you notice a leak, call your local roofing company to remove all the snow and ice off the roof.
If you are located in the greater Ottawa and have a question or concern about your roof, siding, foundation or snow removal, feel free to send us an email and we will be more than happy to assist you.
We have been working in Barrhaven pretty much this whole summer and lots of roofs needs replacing. If the majority of your roof is facing south or southwest you will be replacing your roof more often.
You roof protects you, keeps you dry and keeps you cold. Poor maintenance is the biggest problem with most of the houses. A simple leak can lead to thousands of dollars in repairs. First time this season we have run into a house that has so much plywood damage it was a nightmare. Every section we removed the old shingles had water damage. Total of four guys against this one house full of surprises. It is so dangerous to walk on it because we might end up in one of the bedrooms unintentionally.
There are many steps homeowners can take to eliminate further damage caused by a leak, poor ventilation or ice damming. If your roof leaks once it will follow the same path and cause more damage in your attic. Always clean your gutters twice a year. Make sure there is proper intake and ventilation system in place to eliminate ice damming or prevent leaks.
We offer free quotes and estimates in the cities of Ottawa, Nepean, Barrhaven, Kanata, Stittsville, Orleans, Manotick and Greely Ontario. We also offer commercial roofing, roof replacements, snow removal, snow plowing and roof snow removal services.
We are a local roofing company in Nepean Ontario offering residential and commercial roofing, siding, foundation repairs and snow plowing/removal services.
There are seasonal rates available for residential and commercial properties. Options include sidewalk and walkway snow removal, salting, roof snow and ice removal, snow hauling from tight areas.
If you are looking to have snow removed from your residential or commercial property we do offer free quotes and estimates in Ottawa, Nepean, Barrhaven, Kanata, Stittsville, Orleans, Manotick and Greely Ontario.
It is always a surprise in Ottawa when the snow decides to touch-down. Every year it has its own schedule and density. In the past years winter has been getting milder and milder.
If you own a commercial property or operate a business, it is your responsibility make walking and or driving safe in your property. Some people they prefer to hire snow removal companies to provide a seasonal snow plowing or removal services. It does get costly but, it will be next to nothing if you compare it to a law-suit. Residential snow removal is mainly done by the homeowners. Most of the homeowners own snow blowers for a quick clean up but sometimes houses are so close to each other you can’t blow it any more. Snow plows are quick and effective if there is enough room to pile up all the snow.
There are many companies in the city specialized and equipt for snow removal including Ottawa Roofing. We are a local roofing company in Ottawa Ontario offering residential and commercial snow removal and plowing services in the cities of Nepean, Barrhaven, Kanata, Stittsville, Orleans, Manotick and Greely Ontario.
If you are looking for a snow plowing or removal quote for the season please feel free to contact us at your convenience. We offer free quotes and estimates within the cities listed above.
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.
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We are a local roofing company in Ottawa Ontario offering residential and commercial roofing, siding, foundation and snow removal services 24/7.
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.