Posts Tagged ‘Ottawa Roofing’


It is almost that time of year to take a better look at the amount of snow that is parked on your roof before more weight is added or the sudden thaw.

Ice dams are more likely to cause a roof leak when it’s compared to snow


 


Ice dams are common problem when it comes to leaky roofs this time of year. It is highly recommended to remove all the ice dams prior to thaw to avoid roof leaks or damage to your home, office or estate.

We are a fully insured local roofing company in Ottawa offering residential and commercial roofing, siding, foundation repairs and snow removal services. Give us a call or send us an email if you require assistance or looking for more information.

 

 

 

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If you experienced a leaky winter because of all the snow and ice build up on your Ottawa home or office, maybe it is that time to reconsider a new roof.

A new roof has more advantages in the long-term when compared to repairing it once or twice a year. Repairs may or may not cost few hundred dollars but again depending on the situation it may be a lot more than you’ve expected.
Most important advantage of a new roof is that you will be worry free for a very long time if it was done right. You may have to come up with the money at once or in few months depending on the company. Always walk away from ZERO INTEREST or financing options if you ask me because you will pay thousands of dollars more if you do your math. If you have no other options and you feel trapped than financing will be suitable for your budget depending on your credit score. I’ll give you a simple example: Second hand auto sales specialize in bad credit customers because they can charge up to 25% interest in 6 years. If you had good credit you can purchase the same car from the manufacturer as low as 0.9% interest. It is a number game at the end of the day. Pay 5k for your roof today or pay 7500$ in 3 years choice is always yours.

Depending on the weather your roof will age a lot faster when compared to milder weather when no rain or snow is in the forecast. Heavy rain is the worst when it comes to wear and tear. Annual roof inspection is a must if your roof is older than 8 years. Eavestroughs needs to be cleaned at least once a year prior to winter. It can be DIY project for the homeowners but again, if its difficult to access, hiring a professional roofing company is a must. All these maintenance costs will add up at the end of the year.

If you spend up to 500$ per year on roof repairs than it is time for a new roof. We can offer you a new roof that will suit your budget and if need help financially we can offer you a payment plan at 0% interest up to 12 month. Call us today or send us an email with all your info for a free roofing quote in Ottawa Ontario.


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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English: FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. (July 6, 2007) – Cyptologic Technician Technical 1st Class Jason Guidry nails shingles onto the roof of a house during a community relations project with Habitat for Humanity. The crew members from USS Nassau (LHA 4) completed the roof during a port visit to Ft. Lauderdale during the July 4th weekend. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Steven Scott Smith (RELEASED) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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English: Radius or vaulted Standing Seam Metal Roof Snap Baton Panel (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Metal roofs can cost up to 3 times when compared to shingles but can everyone afford it? If both roofing systems have the same life span, why pay triple. Once the metal starts to lose its color, it will cost you a lot to sand it down or paint it again but it will never be the same. Baked paint and brushed or sprayed paint does not have the same quality. Wooden roof shingles are a joke too.

Wooden Roof Shingles

Wooden Roof Shingles

One of the reasons why I only choose to sell shingles is that, repairs are easy and cost-effective, any house can be remodeled without a big budget. 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. Out here in Ottawa the weather is very unpredictable and it can be an 😯 Degrees Celsius from summer to winter. Metal is known to expand and shrink depending on the weather so does the roof shingles. Metal is known to attract ice dams but shingles don’t. Using metal for the exterior walls is a great idea but for the roof shingles are a must.

Many occasions roof leaks are caused by the metal valleys that has no proper underlayment in place to act as a second layer of protection. It is more likely to have an ice dam form where the metal valleys are because they are designed to collect all the water to guide it to a specific direction. Most common installation areas of a house would be at the entrance of the house.

Request up to 3 roofing quotes and estimates and compare when its time to replacing or repairing your roof. Cheaper does not necessarily mean it will be quality work.


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.


You may think that the seals are bad between the double panes in your window but the real question is what is the cause for it? During cold winter months your furnace is working overtime to keep your house in a reasonable temperatures live in. Insulation behind the drywall and in your attic supposed to keep you warm from cold winter months. When there is no fresh air flow in your attic due to improper ventilation system, it forces all the warm air to get trapped and cause condensation .

Many may think skylight is in bad shape and needs to be replaced but it may only leak because of the ice dams that are allowing water to enter around the skylight and cause a leak.

It’s like taking a shower with hot water and getting all the mirrors moist. As soon as you turn on the fan all the moist air fans out and circulates the air.

So on your roof there are vents designed to fan out the trapped moist air. If these vents are blocked because of the snow or they are not big enough to fan out the moist air, it will cause condensation. If you are experiencing similar effects and want some answers, contact your local roofing contractor for advise. If roof vents are not visible and covered with snow, hire an experienced roofer in your area to remove all the snow off your roof.

Be sure to ask for proof of insurance.


When fall arrives with all the heavy rain mother nature drops, 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.

What do we do next? Contact your local Ottawa Roofing Company for an inspection to have it repaired.
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 or condo.

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 613 region offering pitched roofing, pitched roof repairs and pitched roof replacements, flat roofing, flat roof repairs, flat roof replacements, roof snow removal and snow plowing services.

If you have any questions or concern about anything has to do with residential and commercial roofing, snow removal or snow plowing send us an e-mail to 613roofing@gmail.com or call us by phone @ 613-255-2323 and we would be more than happy to assist you.