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Preventive Insurance Claims Assistance For Roof, Siding, Soffit, Fascia, Eavestroughing and Foundations in Ottawa

Posted: June 4, 2019 in Foundation Repairs, Home Improvement, Ottawa Flat Roofing, Professional Roofer, roof repairs, Roofing, Siding, Snow Removal, Soffit & Fascia, Uncategorized
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Unpredictable weather conditions are on the rise in Ottawa. Long winters with lots of snow, major floods due to rain and melting snow and recently, tornados passing thru Ottawa and the Valley.

As a homeowner, there are list of maintenance that needs to be inspected and repaired in order to prevent the worst from happening. Your roof, foundation and exterior walls protect you and your family from elements of mother nature. There are ways to be proactive and inspect regularly.

Your roof must be in top notch shape to perform under high gusting winds, sun, rain, snow and ice. Shingles alone is not enough. Second line of defense is very important to act as a moisture barrier to perform. Good dept of insulation and proper ventilation will save energy.  Once the roof is 10 years old its time for inspection and maintenance. Only a professional roofing contractor will know what to look for. Clean eavestroughing twice a year and install leafguards if located in wooded areas.

Your siding protects you from all directions. Have a qualified siding contractor inspect all the walls, caulk around the windows, vents, chimney ect.. to keep it dry and intact. One piece of lose siding could turn into entire wall if not repaired asap. Call your local siding contractor for repairs.

Soffit and fascia are the cosmetic details plus ventilated soffit allow fresh air to enter into your attic and push the moist air out thru the roof ventilation. Has to be balanced. Soffit and fascia is also there to keep the wildlife out in the wild not in your attic. Hire professional soffit and fascia contractor for repairs.

Foundation needs to be dry or there is serious issues to come. Have all downspouts extended away from your foundation walls, keep eavestroughing clean at all times to avoid overflow. Inspect sump pump regularly and clean inlet. Only hire professional foundation repair contractors for all your repairs.

We are a local roofing, siding, soffit and fascia, foundation repair and snow removal service provider in Ottawa, Nepean, Kanata, Stittsville, Carp, Barrhaven, Manotick, Greely, Gloucester, Orleans, Rockcliffe, Cumberland and Rockland Ontario. We offer free estimates and quotes for all your roofing and repairs, siding and repairs, soffit and fascia repairs and services, eavestroughing and repairs, foundation repairs and snow-ice removal services.

We offer emergency services for insurance claims with our expertise, your claims will be approved sooner. We will respond, asses and report directly to your adjusters for approval.

Free consultation at your convenience.

 

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English: Ice dam forming on a slate roof near ...

English: Ice dam forming on a slate roof near Cleveland, Ohio. Snow melt caused by attic heat loss and warming of slate roofing collects at roof eave to create ice dam. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Roll formed metal fascias on a house in Northe...

Roll formed metal fascias on a house in Northern Australia. Portable roll forming machines make it possible to make long lengths on the building site, thus reducing joints. The eaves or soffit lining can be seen. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Photo of soffit with perforated vinyl sections...

Photo of soffit with perforated vinyl sections for air flow into attic space. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There are lots of older homes in Ottawa Ontario that does not have significant ventilated soffit installed to increase the fresh air flow into the attic. Majority of the older homes did not come with that feature and those homeowners replace the roof way more often than they should.

Roof vents are designed to help all the fumes, hot air from your attic to escape so that the temperature of your attic is same or similar to outside. In order for the roof vents to work properly it requires fresh air to enter from the soffit. When there is no intake/fresh air entering the attic ventilation process is very slow maybe even non. You can install as many vents as you like but it requires fresh air to create a force to complete a cycle.

During winter months it is very easy to point out which house does not have proper air circulation just by looking at the ice dams. When the snow covers the vents on your roof it suffocates your attic and that causes condensation, forces the hot air to exit from the soffit instead of the roof vent itself. Hot fumes exiting from the soffit creates a thaw action daytime and allows it to freeze overnight. After few weeks of that will give you a massive ice dam that will form along the eavestrough and it will work its way along the metal valley. It can get messy once this ice starts to melt and cause major water damage to the houses.
It is not a very big job to do but there are only certain roofing companies who will be able address that issue. Many roofing companies would want to get paid for removing ice dams instead of fixing the lack of air balance. We offer residential and commercial soffit and fascia sales, installations, repairs and services in greater Ottawa region. We also do offer free quotes and estimates to potential customers who is experiencing that types of problems.