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There is a big difference estimating a roof by looking at it from the street or actually getting up on the roof and measuring the sq footage and the details. Getting up on the roof and measuring is called “a quote”. A quote is more preferred for you because it is accurate measurements instead of eye balling. Eye balling is an estimate where the price may change without a notice because contractor sold himself short and needs to hustle the customer.

Always request 3 roofing quotes when it comes to replacing your Ottawa home, office or commercial building from few local roofing companies. Cheap does not mean good, expensive doesn’t mean good either. The entire concept of getting 3 quotes is to identify the price difference between all and types of material being offered.

Material being used in the current roofing industry are very similar and only thing that really needs to be looked at is the amount of “ice and water shield”, maximum roof vents and the felt paper. Ice and water shield must be applied at least 6 feet from the eavestroughs and the rest of the roof needs to be covered by #15 felt paper or higher grade. Installing ice and water shield and the felt paper must be done by hand. 1 1/4 hand nails are my preference when it comes to hand banging. If there are any valleys, ice and water shield must be installed under neat the metal valley prior the metal valley itself. Valleys are known for ice damming and that’s why we use ice and water shield. A roofing gun can be used to install the shingles only as long as proper dept is set on every gun that is being used on that specific roof.

These are the most important details to look for when it comes to replacing a shingle roof in Ottawa Ontario. We offer free roofing quotes and estimates in Ottawa for residential pitched roofing, residential flat roofing, commercial shingle roofing and commercial flat roofing sales, installations, repairs and services.ImageImageImage

 

 

 

 

 

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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.


These days we all try to save as much money as possible from renovations to basic maintenance that is needed for our home or auto. The problem is we only realize things should have been done properly at the beginning to put an end to it there and then.

If you hire a jack of all trades to do your renovations for couple of thousand dollars cheaper than an actual company or companies who specializes in that type of work you might save way more than you think. For example: an electrical fire is caused by the faulty connections due to handyman express bs and now there are no tags with the certification numbers and insurance will not pay for the damages. Was it worth it? I don’t think so. Another example: handyman express brushed tar all around the roof where they though the original leak was but next rain fall leak got worst and cost thousands more to repair it. Plywood had to be changed, insulation had to be replaces and new ceiling with a paint job was a must to get things back into normal. Handyman express is a great service at a low-cost to certain things but not for anything that requires experience, skill and certification.

It may be a good idea to save now but make sure it wont empty your pockets later for the same problem. Always hire a professional for whatever needs to be done in and around the house. Companies that are experienced and fully insured are less likely to generate more problems in the future plus they pay tone of money for insurance coverage’s to protect themselves and you if things go south.

A fully insured roofing company will have liability and wsib coverage for employees and the homeowners. Handyman express might have a life insurance package. Do you see the difference here?

613Roofing.ca is a trusted and insured local company offering residential and commercial roofing services in Ottawa and the region. We offer free consultation over the phone or in home. Free estimates are always available if you need one.


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.