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A pitched roof has sloping surfaces at an angle of more than 20 degrees. On the other hand, a pitched roof may refer to two slopes of a roof meting at a central ridge. Generally, pitch refers to the vertical raise of a roof to the horizontal extension. A pitched roof is regarded as an effective and reliable way of making a building weather proof. Nowadays, pitched roofs are constructed using pre-fabricated frames known as trusses/rafters. The trusses/rafters are designed and manufactured according to the precise loading requirements of a building. The loading requirements take into consideration the roof pitch, span and the weight of the slates and tiles to be used. Trussed roofs are not suitable for conversion since changing/removing any component would out rightly weaken the whole structure. This is unlike the traditional roofs where much of the roof’s load was centered on the purlins. There are several pitched roof styles including gabled, hipped and mansard pitch roofs.

Factors to consider for pitched roofing,

PITCHED Roof

The greater the roof’s pitch, the more costly and difficult the roofing work is. Due to the added regulations and safety hazards, if the roof is too steep to access or stand on, then ensure that you hire a licensed contractor for the roofing job. This is mainly because such a contractor is bound to have the necessary equipment and specialized knowledge to provide workers with the necessary protection against falls. In order to ensure that federal guidelines are not violated and that the employees are well protected, it is vital that the contractor understands and uses fall arrest systems, guard rails, and safety nets that help prevent serious injuries.

Pitched Roof Replacement

The slope of pitched roofs makes them more difficult to work on during maintenance. Despite their good drainage, pitched roofs require regular inspection and frequent maintenance. On the other hand, failure to often inspect drains and gutters may leave them to be clogged and therefore, they will be damaged quicker.

Flat Roof

The pitch you select plays a vital role in determining the roofing material for your roof. For example, shingle roofing is unfit for low-pitched roofs where moisture can easily accumulate. On the other hand, a steep-pitched roof is unsuitable for most roofing products that are single-ply. Asphalt shingles may be best suited for steep-pitched roofs.

Pitched roofs are a bit expensive as compared to flat roofs. However, this may not make up for the subsequent long-term benefits in terms of costs incurred during maintenance. Due to their reduced susceptibility to moisture, pitched roofs are best suited for wet climates.

Over the years, homeowners have taken the advantage of the extra space provided by pitched roofs to increase the living space. Most commonly, the attic space is converted into extra bedrooms. All these factors play important roles in determining the type of roof you settle for. Therefore, it is vital to know the facts surrounding the decision you make. Your choice should not only fit your budget but also all your needs and preferences if possible since style is bound to have an influence on the decision you make. It would help to have a professional contractor advise you on the type and style of roof you settle for.

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Before the winter is the best time to perform annual maintenance on your Pitched or flat Roof.

Once the winter arrives, it may take long several months before the snow melts. Flat roofs can be repaired without issues in the cold but Pitched roofs can be challenging with all the snow and ice. Flat roof membrane can be repaired with open flame but standard shingles will not bond in fridged temperatures.

Once all the leaves are fallen, clean your gutters all around. Be sure to have downspouts extended away from foundation walls. Inspect roof shingles for cracks and popping nails. Check metal valleys for cuts. Check wall flashing for lifting. Check chimney cap for openings and caulk as required. As for the flat roofs, Check for blisters, check walls and flashings for gaps. Clean roof drain filter and keep roof free of leaves and debris.

If you are in need of professional assistance with all of your roofing needs, feel free to give us a call @ 613-255-2323 or send us an email to roofrenorestore@gmail.com


If your roof only leaks during winter months, I doubt anything wrong with it.

After a full inspection of the attic insulation, assessed significance of the intake Soffit as well as the exhaust roof ventilation, we have determined that roof shingles are in good working order.

Having heat loss due to poor Insulation dept in the attic in most cases why the roof seems to leak. Before spending thousands on a new roof, have a professional evaluation to identify permanent solutions.

Also having poor ventilation in the attic is another no brainer. Stop spending thousands and address the source of all the problems. Bandaid can only last for a short period of time.

Flat roofs may or may not have ventilation. Commercial applications have no attic space and insulation is right under the roofing membrane. As long as 2.5 inch insulation with vapor barrier is valid, type of membrane can be modified Bitumen, epdm or tar/gravel. Residential flat roofs do have a small crawl space for the Insulation.

Send us an email or contact us by phone to have a free consultation.

Poor Workmanship

If your roof only leaks during winter months, I doubt anything wrong with it.

After a full inspection of the attic insulation, assessed significance of the intake Soffit as well as the exhaust roof ventilation, we have determined that roof shingles are in good working order.

Having heat loss due to poor Insulation dept in the attic in most cases why the roof seems to leak. Before spending thousands on a new roof, have a professional evaluation to identify permanent solutions.

Also having poor ventilation in the attic is another no brainer. Stop spending thousands and address the source of all the problems. Bandaid can only last for a short period of time.

Flat roofs may or may not have ventilation. Commercial applications have no attic space and insulation is right under the roofing membrane. As long as 2.5 inch insulation with vapor barrier is valid, type of membrane can be modified Bitumen, epdm or tar/gravel. Residential flat roofs do have a small crawl space for the Insulation.

Send us an email or contact us by phone to have a free consultation.

Poor Workmanship

If your roof only leaks during winter months, I doubt anything wrong with it.

After a full inspection of the attic insulation, assessed significance of the intake Soffit as well as the exhaust roof ventilation, we have determined that roof shingles are in good working order.

Having heat loss due to poor Insulation dept in the attic in most cases why the roof seems to leak. Before spending thousands on a new roof, have a professional evaluation to identify permanent solutions.

Also having poor ventilation in the attic is another no brainer. Stop spending thousands and address the source of all the problems. Bandaid can only last for a short period of time.

Send us an email or contact us by phone to have a free consultation.


Residential Pitched roofs are always at risk of wind, rain and snow throughout the year. Experiencing all four seasons with extreme temperatures and weather, it does put your roof to a test.

Orleans is a fast growing region in the Ottawa Ontario Metropolitan. Residential sector has exploded over the past 20 years with volume builders slapping them together like cheeseburgers. Fast production does impact the quality in my personal opinion. Majority of the repairs are mainly on the 20 year range homes in the Orleans area.

Seeing blown off shingles to lose Siding and even Soffit and Fascia problems. Extreme winds including tornadoes are always a possibility in the region.

Inspect your home all around regularly to identify potential problems and let us know if you are in need of roof repairs, siding, soffit-fascia or other exterior problems.


When fall and spring arrive with all the heavy rain mother nature brings, it is a mystery where the water got in to your attic. Always inspect your ceiling for obvious yellow stains. It normally takes time for it to get bigger and bigger. By the time it starts dripping from your ceiling, it already made its way through the plywood, insulation, vapor barrier and of course the drywall. Contact your local roofing contractor.

Roof Leak Due to Wind Damage

If it is an emergency you don’t have much time to shop around. Get it done as soon as possible before the damage gets worst. Black mold is dangerous and harmful to you and your loved ones. Babies are the first ones to get sick from it. Seniors are always next in line and of course anyone else that resides in that house, building.

Emergency Roof Tarping

Be aware of the problems it can cause in the future. Have your attic and walls inspected by a professional who has knowledge about mold and solutions to those problems. Depending on your house or building be sure to contact the right roofing company to perform the necessary repairs. Not every roofing company can repair a flat roof or pitched roof. If you require flat roof repair contact a roofing company that is specialized in flat roofs. If it’s a pitched roof, contact a pitched roofing specialist. Do not hire a handyman to perform the repairs. Be sure to ask for proof of insurance to protect yourself and to raise awareness for the contractor itself.

We are a local roofing company in Ottawa region offering pitched roofing, pitched roof repairs and pitched roof replacements, flat roofing, flat roof repairs, flat roof replacements services. If you have any questions or concern about anything has to do with your residential and commercial roofing, give us a call @ 613-255-2323 and we would be more than happy to assist you.


Layers of felt paper and liquid tar can last a long time. Proper slope towards the drain is crucial or pooling water can lead to leaks that can never be found.

Flashing is causing leaks

If there are trees nearby, cleaning the drain filter regularly can be your first step. If the slope is designed to guide water into the eavestrough, regular cleaning is very important. Noticing air pockets (blisters) is an indication of a leak. Blisters must be cut out and sealed with plastic cement. Leaks around the drain are the most common issues with flat roofs. Sealing around the drain with plastic cement can be an option diy project.

Leaking Around the drain

Skylight flashing and exhaust vents can be problematic also. Inspecting for cracks and sealing it with plastic cement can stop the leaks. Always tie your ladder when climbing height. A professional roofing contractor is only a phone call away.

We offer full line of flat roofing repair and installation services in the cities of Ottawa, Rockland, Cumberland, Orleans, Vanier, Rockcliffe, Nepean, Barrhaven, Kanata, Stittsville, Manotick, Greely and Gloucester Ontario.

Tar has cooked up over the years

There is a small % of roofing contractors who know how to install or repair flat roofing systems in Ottawa Ontario.

Homes built around the 1980s or prior years had tar and gravel roofing systems. Back then, it was the most popular roofing systems and it was affordable. 40 years later, these roofs need to be restored to new technology systems. New roofing systems like Modified Bitumen torchon roofs are a RedSeal specialty.

FIRE PROTECTION (PROBOARD)

Finding a leak on a tar and gravel roof can be not only challenging, also it can be costly for the homeowners. In my personal experience, I always recommend for a new roof instead of trying to bandaid and old system.

180FF BASE MEMBRANE

In order to install a new roof, gravel needs to be removed off the roof, tar needs to be removed completely, and all the flashing needs to be removed. Once we are down to the bare wood deck, slope can be adjusted according to drainage that already exists and/or address the slope to prevent water pooling on the roof.

250 CAP MEMBRANE

If the slope is good, the roof deck is in good shape, and fire protection will be the first item to installed, followed by the 180ff base membrane starting from the drain of course. 180ff membrane will be folded down onto the side walls prior to installing dripedge starter metal flashing. Once the dripedge is installed and fastened with nails, everything has to be spray primed (manufacturer recommended ) for a superior seal. The next step is to install a strip of 180ff membrane on the flashing to seal the nails and flashing to the field. Now, we are ready for the Torch 250cap membrane starting from the drain.

We only use white color membrane to maximize energy efficiency and regulate the temperature inside house as well as extend the life of the roof.

If you are in need of flat roof repairs or in the market for a new roof, we offer free flat roofing estimates in Ottawa, Rockland, Cumberland, Rockcliffe, Vanier, Nepean, Barrhaven, Kanata, Stittsville, Manotick, Greely and Gloucester Ontario.


Winter can be challenging for new homeowners. Noticing stains on the ceiling can be an uncertain situation for the most. Yellow stains on the ceiling can be caused by more than few reasons. Attic is not ventilated properly, not enough insulation or damaged roof. Ventilation issues can be due to not enough intake or not […]

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