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There was a time where I used to sub-contract work to others and took me a while to get all the deficiencies and the problems solved. I thought it was a good idea at the beginning but let me tell you; when a homeowner calls you not happy because of the performance and the bad workmanship that was displayed what would you? I went extra few miles to make all the homeowners happy and lost money out of my pocket. I was not worried about losing money, I was more worried about my reputation that was left in the hands of hill billies who just want to get paid.

It was a big lesson that made me a better business owner. I only employ roofers who cares about the quality not quantity. Finishing touches are the most important details of the product. If we have to spend extra few hours and rake the lawn, clean the gutters and inspect the roof over and over until everything is perfect. When the homeowner is happy and glad to see our company trucks in her driveway, it makes me feel proud of myself. From angry homeowners to smiling customers is a big success.

If we are performing repairs in different parts of the city I don’t need to be on every job site but if we are replacing a roof or re-roofing a portion of a roof I am always there. It is my responsibility to make sure everything is done as it was stated in the contract. Providing workmanship warranty for 10 to 15 years is a huge liability that I take on. Manufacturer warranty needs to be filled out and signed by me as well. Staying on top of my employees for insurance and workmanship purposes is part of the trade. Lesson was learned long time ago.

I refuse to sub-contract any work to protect our customer and the reputation of the company. It took lots of dedication and effort for me to bring OttawaRoofing.Net to where it is and i will continue to do so. We offer quality not quantity. If you are in need of free consultation or in need of roof repairs, we are always here to serve you.

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I was in a new residential area today and what a great job builders do installing maximum vents side by side even though on the box of the vents it says  ” install minimum 8 feet apart in order to have it work properly”. Don’t worry homeowners your warranty on your new roof is only one or two years.

If 25 years shingles are only good for 10 years go after the builder not the shingle manufacturer. If 30 years shingles are only good for 15 years, go after the builder not the manufacturer. If 40 years shingles are only good for only 20 years, go after the builder not the manufacturer. Because of the installation errors and lack of ventilation homeowners say these shingles are garbage but unfortunately your builder was cheap and cared about quantity not quality. Has anyone ever bought a new home that came with a 25 years warranty??? No sh*t. If you get two years warranty out of your builder you are considered blessed.

Installing two vents side by side does not help either. When the roof vents are installed to close to each other they cancel each other out and instead of having two vents working, you only have one of them functioning. Eventually it causes hot attic air to get trapped in your attic and cook the shingles from inside. Best advise i can give any new homeowner is that hire a professional roofing company in your area to inspect your roof and point out the obvious issues or problems before the warranty runs out.

If you are in need of an inspection, roof repairs or roof replacement, we will be more than happy to assist you. Visit our website at www.ottawaroofing.net or call 613-255-2323 if you have any questions or concerns.