In this article, we explore the five things that you should always look for in a trusted roofing company – to ensure you’re not getting ripped off and that the work being done will be done right.
1. Warranty & Insurance
One of the riskiest things you can do when hiring a roofing company is deciding to work with someone who is unlicensed and uninsured. Why? Because if something goes wrong, such as a contractor being injured or your home facing damage, you put yourself at risk of being on the hook for repairs and damages!
When an attic is poorly insulated, some very serious and expensive issues can arise. To help homeowners to become more aware and informed when it comes to their attics and roofing systems, we’ve outlined the twelve most obvious signs that your attic is poorly insulated:
Ice dams are classified as ridges of ice that form at the edge of a roof due to continuous melting and refreezing of snow. This ice blocks snow and water from draining off of roofs and can cause foundational issues and leaking in improperly insulated and ventilated homes.
When it comes to cottage roofing in the Muskoka region, it’s critical that owners understand the unique set of challenges they may face. This is especially true for cottagers who only vacation in the summer and do not inspect or check their cottage roofing systems during the cold winter months.
In this article, we outline seven roofing matters that all cottagers should be aware of:
1. Winter Maintenance
If you are a summer-only cottager, odds are that your cottage, shed, and boathouse are unmonitored all winter long. Therefore, it’s very important to prepare each roof and structure for fall and winter by:
Have you lost shingles in a recent windstorm? Like many others in your neighbourhood, you may have experienced shingle loss due to extremely high winds. If so, this article was written for you!
At Roof Pro Plus, we’ve taken the time to answer a few commonly asked questions that you may be asking about your damaged roof and shingles.
Plus – we’ll tell you which of our trusted shingle brands had a 100% success rate for our customers during Ontario’s most recent windstorm.
Let’s get started:
What do I do if my shingles have lifted and fallen off in a windstorm?
If your shingles have lifted and blown away, your home is vulnerable to further and more expensive damage. To prevent leaks during the next rainfall, it is critical that you call professional roofers like Roof Pro Plus immediately. Our roofers will be able to assess the damage and provide solutions that will protect your roof and your family from further disruption.
If you live in York Region, Simcoe Region, Durham, Muskoka, or surrounding regions, call 1-888-677-7757 today. We’ll be there are soon as we can.
Winter is Coming, and Toronto Residents Must be Ready
Every year, when the leaves have darkened and the days grow colder, the experts here at Roof Pro + like to encourage all citizens of the Greater Toronto Area to examine the state of their roofing. Your roof is a critical component of home safety in all seasons, but in this city, during this time of year, everyone who owns a building should be make preparations for the coming months. Those who avoid this task and pay no mind to the structure that protects their home may be in store for a rude awakening, as an unattended roof in disrepair is a recipe for disaster.
We are realists. We fully understand that with a hectic professional schedule, hectic home life, and the desire to find that rare moment of peace during the day, thinking about a roofing situation is not at the top of everyone’s to do list. However, this process does not have to be a stressful hassle that takes a large chunk of your downtime away. In fact, we offer convenient inspections at a time of your choosing and can perform an expert analysis in a very short timespan. We are happy to provide this free service to anyone who requests it, because we would rather take preventative measures over responding to an emergency roofing disaster.
Summer is here already, and some are rejoicing at the chance to enjoy sunny days in the park and backyard parties with loved ones. However, the entirety of North America was struck with a heatwave last week that required cooling stations to be opened throughout the Toronto area, providing water and snacks to those in need. The public often thinks of roofing and roof maintenance during the harsh winter months, but the intense heat can also cause great strain on your roofing system as well.
The local roofing experts here at Roof Pro + want all of the citizens of Toronto to be safe and secure during this time, and make sure your roof is in perfect condition. Harsh rain, wind, and snow are certainly great threats to the health of your roofing, but the intense heat and moisture will cause stress and damage as well. If you believe that your roof is already in a critical condition, the summer heat could be the last straw, causing great damage to your home.
Roof Pro+ is Ontario’s Expert Home Roofing Guardians
Roof Pro+ is Ontario’s choice for everything roofing. This includes diagnosis, repair, and emergency services. While we do everything we can to encourage our long-standing and loyal clients to take special care of their roof and pay ultimate attention this time of year, sometimes the unexpected occurs. While regular maintenance and calling your local roofing experts for an inspection can greatly reduce your risk of a collapse or other major disaster, the Canadian winter can be brutal, and this season may be one of the worst in recent memory.
If mega hurricane Sandy is any indication, this winter season is going to be a very long one with many dangers that lie ahead. As those who own homes in the rugged region of Ontario, we are no strangers to these weather-based realities. Living in one of the most beautiful natural areas in the world has its cost, and a harsh winter season can be very tough on our roofs. Roof Pro+ will always be a call away, and diagnosing minor problems before the winter storm season kicks into full gear should be on the top list of your priorities as a homeowner. However, some major problems can happen swiftly with little warning in such a rugged climate, and we will be there with expert roofing guidance and expertise when you need us.
24/7, 365 Emergency Roofing Services for Ontario
In the upcoming winter season, please keep our information handy because we are on call for you anytime should a major roof disaster occur. Beyond simply being ever-present in the event of an emergency in our beloved but dangerous Ontario winter, we will never charge you an extra fee for our round-the-clock services. We love our community, and are not in the business of punishing it for an unexpected event. Roof Pro+ will be here for you and yours through any roofing event, any time, throughout the winter months.
Don’t let the Harsh Canadian Elements put your Roof in Disrepair
Having a roof in disrepair is dangerous for both your family and your home in any location, but the brutal Canadian climate makes this all the more perilous. Most of the public doesn’t know the intricacies of roof management or the dangers of living in a home that is in need of serious roofing repair. The roof seems like background maintenance, only to be paid attention when there are obvious signs of wear. However, as anyone who has gone through a roofing collapse or similar disaster will tell you, keeping your roof current with the proper repairs is of vital importance.
The key to roof maintenance is a relationship with a trusted professional roofer in your area. If you live outside of the Greater Toronto Area, you can check online reviews, ask for advice from friends, and call your local roofing companies for suggestions. However, for the GTA, Roof Pro Plus is the only choice for a professional roofer. With decades of experience in our region and the most detail-oriented staff available, we have developed relationships with countless families across the region.
Once you have found a trusted roofer that you have developed good rapport with, you can get updates and repair work done with less cost and hassle. The relationship allows your roofer to become very well-acquainted with your residence, your budget, and your needs. Most homeowners are reluctant to call a roofer for minor repairs because of the potential cost. When you have a relationship with your personal roofer, it is much easier to receive detailed information quickly, a diagnosis of the overall health of your roof without being sold unnecessary repairs.
Roof Pro Plus offers a myriad of roofing repair services for the residential homeowner. We repair blown off shingles, replace and re-seal metal flashings, re-insulate attics, and install new downpipes or additional roof vents. We also unclog downpipes, repair damage caused by wildlife, and remove damage caused by the elements, such as snow or ice. Please call Roof Pro Plus today, and have your roof diagnosed by trusted professional roofers at a fraction of the cost.