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VIDEO: doing the roof, metal style.

VIDEO: doing the roof, metal style. (Photo credit: RyanIsHungry)

I was recently visiting a friend who just got a brand new metal roof installed and he was very upset about it.

According to him only good thing about a metal roof is just the looks. It cost over 18000$ for a basic single home. Every time it rains it feels like living in a barn that has a tin metal sheeting on it. It makes so much noise as soon as the rain drops makes contact with the roof. Imagine a heavy rain fall or a hail storm.

That was one of the reasons why I only choose to sell shingles. Shingles are installed directly on the plywood and there is no space for echo or additional noise. Don’t spend a ton of money on something which requires high maintenance. Roof shingles have been in the market for decades and they are the most affordable roofing systems out there.

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Every year there is a new product in the market that we watch the same commercials about it over and over again on different channels. Have you seen any commercials about roof shingles or roofing products in Canada? All I see is car, trucks, food and health related products being advertised over and over.

I have seen many lawn signs saying that your last roof and all that but is it really your last roof? Metal roof manufacturers really think that  homeowners will really spend three times more to get their roof replaced but hey are wrong. If the warranty on roof shingles and metal roof is the same why should anyone spend 15000$ if they only need to spend 5000$. Some homeowners have too much money piled under their pillows and don’t know what to do with. I personally think that metal roofs in Canada is not a good choice and if you ask why? Because there is a +40 to -40 temperature difference between summer and winter months which is not a condition that metal can survive due to expanding and shrinking factor. Discoloration and fading color is another problem with metal roofs. It may cost up to thousands of dollars if you were to re-finish it again but it will never be the same. Majority of the homeowners choose shingles because it is affordable, repairs are easy and has zero chance of getting hit by a lightning. Your house getting hit by a lightning is has a very small percentage but if it does i don’t know what the aftermath would be.

Metal roof products are way over priced when you compare it to shingles and i would rather pay the 5000$ instead of 15000$ for it any day. We offer full line of roof shingles and products for residential and commercial sectors. Free quotes and estimates at your finger tip when you want it.

We also offer in home or over the phone free consultation for the cities of Ottawa, Nepean, Barrhaven, Kanata, Stittsville, Orleans, Manotick and Greely Ontario.


Since the last wind storm i had customers complain about other roofing companies who wants to charge 250$ for sending a service truck to an address and to perform simple roof repairs at homeowners cost. So 250$ for the service call plus material and labor???

Would you agree to pay a roofing company 450$ to remove 3 taps and install 3 new taps of shingles to your roof? I don’t know if you are second generation rich person but paying 450$ for that is sounds like robbery to me. We offer free estimates all around town and when we do price out a job we asses the difficulty of it and amount of material is needed to complete it. I have done repairs for as low as 60$ if its only one or two taps and it’s easy to get to. Time to wake up people. Also many people are getting fooled with the cost of the roof repairs and actually making a claim to their insurance company. This is the type of trap some companies wants to get you in to. Always shop around and get up to 3 estimates for your roof repairs or roof replacements. Compare all the differences and make a decision from there.

Hiring an insured roofing contractor is every homeowners homework. Insurance saves you, your property and the contractor who is going to perform the work.

We offer pitched and flat roofing services for residential and commercial sectors. If you are located in the cities of Ottawa, Nepean, Barrhaven, Kanata, Stittsville, Orleans, Manotick and Greely Ontario we can provide you with a free written quote or an estimate at no cost to you.

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That is a question every home or business owner should ask themselves. Calculating the cost of the repairs and estimated replacement costs  should be compared before more roof repairs needed.

Once the roof is all dried up and has no strength to fight back against the mother nature is a good time to replace that old roof. Roof shingles need tlc and preventive roof maintenance to make it through the hot summers and harsh winter in Ottawa, Ontario. There are many factors are involved when it comes to performance of your roof. For example; ventilation, sufficient air flow, gutter maintenance, roof snow and ice removal and also underlayment. Not having proper ventilation can speed up the aging process for your roof shingles. As well as blocked soffit or no soffit.
Number one reason for ice damming is caused by poor or no ventilation in your attic. Also having all the gutter full of leaves and blocking the water flow. Eventually it freezes and starts up ice build up along the metal valleys.

Exterior caulking that is used on your roof can be good up to 5 to 10 years depending on the positioning of your house. South facing section of your roof will be damaged before any other side. Also roof leaks are common during thaw on the north facing section of the house. Hiring a insured roofing contractor to inspect your roof can may cost you hundred or two but water damage can and will cost you thousands of dollars.

To increase the performance of your roof, you should clean the gutter before and after the winter, have your roof inspected and caulked every 4 to 5 years, remove any major snow build up from your roof to eliminate structural damage, remove snow from north facing section of the house to eliminate water damage.

If you take your car to get the oil changed every 5000 kms you should take all the necessary steps to protect your roof also. After all you can not live in your car can you?

We offer residential and commercial roofing and roof repairs, siding repairs, foundation repairs and snow removal/plowing services in the cities of Ottawa, Nepean, Barrhaven, Kanata, Stittsville, Orleans, Manotick and Greely Ontario. We are fully insured for residential pitched roofs, commercial flat roofs and snow plowing. Request a free quote or an estimate by email or by phone and we will be more than happy to assist you.


Winter in Ottawa Ontario can be different every year. Because there is always freezing rain in the forecast for the capital, there will be layers of snow and ice build up on your roof. It can cause structural damage because of the weight.

There are many reasons for ice damming other than freezing rain like poor ventilation, heat loss, blocked soffit or even having a low-pitched roof. It the slope of the roof is 6/12 or less, ice and water shield must be installed under neat and both sides of  the valleys. On a 4/12 pitched roof i would recommend 9 feet of ice and water shield. If your house is facing north and south than your north side is more at risk of water damage before the south side. If you ask why; south-facing side of the house always kept warm by the sun and snow will always melt before. But the north side of the house does not see as much sun and melting occurs gradually not like the south side. Melting snow will pool up and back right under the shingles. Removing all the snow and ice from the north side of your house is a must unless there is enough ice and water shield and felt is installed.

Eventually heavy snow that’s parked on your roof will bow the plywood and you can see the rows of trusses from the street. It doesn’t matter if your house or your roof is new. Your roof is not design to haul weight for months, its design to allow rain or snow to run down and keep your house dry.

Always hire a roofing company that carries liability and wsib insurance certificate. Incidents are unpredictable and it can happen to anyone, anywhere at anytime. Protect yourself and your family from flyby roofers. We offer residential and commercial roofing services in Ottawa, Nepean, Barrhaven, Kanata, Stittsville, Orleans, Manotick and Greely Ontario. We are fully insured and cover by wsib to protect our staff and our customers from all the possibilities.  We offer shingled and flat roof services, roof snow and ice removal and also offer FREE roofing quotes and estimates in the region.