Hello again and welcome to the Professional Roofer’s blog! It’s been a doozy of a month weather wise, so we decided to create a little more light reading for you as you curl up indoors with a hot tea or cup of cocoa and think of warmer times. In preparation for the spring and summer, and in continuation with our series from last month, we at Professional Roofers are discussing more of the technical components that make up your roof, and why they’re important. In this blog, we have decided to focus on flashing, since it can be critical to the integrity of your roof and keeping all that nasty snow and hail out, out, out!
This month our blog posts are designed to teach you the basics of roofs. We’re discussing the technical terms for all the components that make up your roof, along with common problems that may arise with each individual structure. Today, after having already discussed soffit, fascia, eavestroughs, and downspouts; we’ve decided to continue our tutorial with a structure that works closely with each of these components: a roof’s drip edge.
If you haven’t read Professional Roofer’s last riveting blog post about the most mysterious aspect of your roof (the soffit and fascia), we encourage you to go back and find it – we guarantee you’ll learn something! For our current blog series, we are writing about all the unique and interesting components of your roof, and the potential hazards or problems that might arise with them down the line. This time, we decided to discuss one of the better-known aspects of your roof: your eavestroughs and downpipes!
If you’re a new homeowner, or even if you’re not, you may not know all the technical terms for the components that make up your roof. And more importantly, if you don’t know what bits and pieces are there, you also won’t know what to look for when something goes wrong. For this reason, we have decided our next Professional Roofers blog series will describe the parts that make up your roof and the common problems associated with each. For our first post, we are going to kick things off with a couple of terms that seem to be known the least amongst homeowners we meet: ‘soffit and fascia’.
Over our past few blog posts we at Professional Roofers believe we’ve talked you through 90% of what you need to know regarding hiring a quality roofer. By now, you should be able to pick out a true professional roofing company and create a solid contract that ensures you receive the services you pay for; however, there is one final detail that we want to discuss with you before we close this topic. In hiring a roofing contractor, as well as for any business dealing, you need to know your rights. In the event that something doesn’t quite go as planned, or you find out that you have chosen the wrong roofing company, you need to know what you can and cannot do – what the government protects you from, and what it does not.
At Professional Roofers, we like to believe we offer a great service for a great price, and we are willing to stand by that service no matter what. It’s one of the reasons we are so adamant about creating a fair and comprehensive contract for all our clients – so that they can hold us to the standards we pride ourselves in. However, we know that not every company is as transparent or honest as ours. Some roofers will do anything they can to “bait” a customer into working with them, then they will break their promises or find loopholes in their agreements, souring the good name of roofers everywhere.
With the holiday season now upon us, money has a way of disappearing quicker than any other time of the year. We at Professional Roofers know that the cost of hiring a roofing contractor can be daunting for any homeowner, particularly at this time of year, which is why we decided the next blog in our series on “choosing the right roofing contractor” would be about the importance of receiving several quotes or bids for the work you need completed. However, when you receive a roofing quote, it is not simply as cut and dry as opting for the cheapest contractor out there. A bid that is initially the cheapest might actually end up costing you the most in the long run if you don’t know what you are looking for. There are a lot of factors you need to consider in order to accurately and appropriately compare bids, and we’ve created this blog to help you sift through your options and hopefully allow you to make an informed decision on the company you inevitably choose to hire.
The fall season in Canada can mean a lot of things to a lot of people: warm colourful hues on trees, family thanksgiving celebrations, Halloween costumes, and delicious pumpkin flavoured goods are just a few of the reasons it is beloved by many.
I think we would all like to believe that this week’s common GTA roofing problem doesn’t occur, but unfortunately it happens all too often – yes, this week at Professional Roofers we’re talking about poor installation services. Whether you hired the wrong roofer or you tried to fix a problem yourself, mistakes happen and it is important to know what to look for when it comes to improper roof installation, as a small problem today can become a big problem tomorrow.
Here at Professional Roofers we’ve dealt with all kinds of roofing problems. Homeowners typically expect roof damage from extreme wind or torrential rainstorms: what they often don’t think about are the slow culprits. The common, everyday things that can seriously deteriorate and decrease the lifespan of a roof: I’m talking about moss, lichen, fungus, and blue-green algae.