Posts Tagged ‘Ottawa roof repairs’


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.


There are few reasons why the roof shingles get blown away from the wind if you ask me. Age of the roof is one of the key factors and aged curled shingles have no chance against the wind because they are completely cooked under the sun for many years.

Anyone can use an air roofing gun now a days and many contractors claim to know how to install a new roof properly. From what I’ve seen in the past few days is not acceptable. There are instructions on the on the bundles telling you where to and where not to place the nails while installing but if a volume builder is paying you for your speed not for the accuracy than you might be in jeopardy of repairing yours very often. All the new houses come with two years exterior warranty and if you needed repairs within the first two years of purchasing your new home, you should hire a professional roofing contractor in your area to inspect and point out the good and the bad. Today i completed 3 roof repairs in Orleans Ontario and all of them were new homes. Improper installation was the main cause of loosing shingles. 25 years shingles are rated up to 95km/hour and architectural shingles are rated up to 165km/hour resistance “IF INSTALLED PROPERLY”.

If you are a new homeowner before spending more money on roof repairs, hire a insured roofing company in your area to inspect your roof and report it to you by writing. Advise your builder that you have a report in your hand stating that such and such. Once your warranty is over you are history in the builders agenda so act now. If you have to pursue this matter in the court-house to ask for your right, do it don’t let them get away with another pass of from your bank. Once the builder gets paid from your bank, you owe the money to your bank not to the builder.

We have been serving Ottawa , Nepean, Barrhaven, Kanata, Stittsville, Orleans, Manotick and Greely Ontario for many years now and we refuse to work for volume builders who does not care about the quality. If you are looking to get a free quote or estimate we can help. We offer residential and commercial roof replacements, flat roofing replacements, pitched roof repair, flat roof repair , siding repairs, foundation repairs and snow removal/plowing services.


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.