Preventing a problem is the smartest way to protect your largest investments – especially when it comes to the place you call home. And when it comes to ensuring your home is taken care of, you may need to consult specialists to complete renovations, upgrades, or general maintenance.
First and foremost, a safe, reliable, and comfortable home depends on a properly designed, fitted, and installed roof. Without warrantied shingles, expert roofing services, and high-quality roofing products, your roof and home can become vulnerable to leaking, moulding, water damage, heat and cool air escape, and other concerns.
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Weather and changing seasons can take their toll on your home. For example, one major windstorm, tree fall, rainstorm, or snowfall can greatly impact your roof – especially if it’s out-dated, has some shingles missing, doesn’t feature underlayment, or wasn’t installed properly.
At Roof Pro Plus, we provide roofing inspections, install complete roofing systems, and we take the time to educate our customers about the importance of using the right roofing products.
We’re also passionate about creating awareness around roofing in autumn – because there’s no better time to service your roof! Here’s why:
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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.
In harsh Canadian climates, winter ice damming is one of the most obvious signs that something is awry in your attic and roofing system. To learn more about the risks of ice damming, check out our article, ‘How to Prevent & Eliminate Winter Ice Damming’.
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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:
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Your Guide to the Basics of Roofing
The roofing professionals here at Roof Pro + never get tired of talking out the products, methods, and principles of this industry. While the consuming public may not think of roofing as an entertaining topic to discuss over wine on a Saturday evening, these residential roofing enthusiasts would love to speak about the subject any day of the week.
The veteran contractors of Roof Pro + would probably want to discuss roofing topics that may be a little advanced and esoteric for the average citizen. Instead of exploring “recent innovation in composite shingling,” we will run through some basic information that can provide homeowners with a more solid basis for understanding this vital aspect of their own properties.
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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.
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The Rare Qualities of Toronto’s Trusted Roofing Company
The process of searching for a professional roofing organization to repair your home should involve a careful, in-depth analysis of many different factors. Your roof is a skyward guardian, a family protector against the elements that should only be maintained by reliable industry experts. This is of particular importance for residents of the Greater Toronto Area, who experience rugged, unforgiving Winter months year after year. There are a few quick questions you can ask in order to get a basic understanding of a roofing company’s qualifications, such as:
How long have they been in business?
Does the roofing company carry insurance? What types?
What is the workmanship warranty of this organization?
Essential inquires such as these should always be made before signing a contract and allowing a roofing company to work on your home. This basic information will determine whether or not a business is qualified, but finding decent roofers is very different than finding the very best.
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A Reminder About Roof Maintenance and Inspection
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.
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Studying the Latest Advancements in the Roofing Industry
Roof Pro + may be experts in the field with the experience that is required to become known as Toronto’s best roofing company. However, this does not mean we are set in our ways or refuse to learn new things about roofing and building science. In fact, we have made it a top priority to stay constantly educated and updated with respect to technological changes in the field. Our President, Chris Hasenauer, is the roofing expert and leading authority on the current industry trends and knowledge on the scientific side of the business.
One important aspect of roofing education is understanding exactly how a manufacturer instructs the contractor to install their product. A roofing warranty is a very valuable thing, securing your home financially in an unfortunate event. However, this warranty can become null and void if the roofing system is not installed correctly! Contractors must know precisely what the manufacturer says about installation and follow the directions. Roof Pro + studies this intensely, and always make sure the work is installed properly. The difference between a roof lasting 10 years with good installation and 30 years with excellent installation can be minor, which is why attention to detail and following manufacturer instruction is so very important.
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Roof Pro + and the Complete Roofing System
Roof Pro + has been your trusted professional roofer in the Ontario area for over three decades. Over this course of time, they have developed some of the most effective methods for total protection, tailored perfectly to the harsh Canadian climate. Newer professional roofers that are just starting out in the industry may have somewhat efficient techniques for roof protection and maintenance, but Roof Pro + has perfected these strategies for decades, resulting in a time-tested strategy called the Complete Roofing System.
The Complete Roofing System works so effectively, the process can serve as a massive benefit to nearly any residential home across the globe. However, their expertise in the Ontario and Newmarket areas make them the ideal candidate as your professional roofer. If a home has had a catastrophic roofing event or you are thinking of purchasing entirely new roofing, the Complete Roofing System comes highly recommended, with rave reviews coming from many satisfied customers.
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