The roof of our home shields and protects us from the elements. Precipitation in its many forms and ice buildup are the main reasons for damage to your roof tiles. Ottawa roofing companies have a solid understanding of Ottawa´s harsh weather and climate.
Many homeowners have deliberated about updating their roof for several years. What will prompt their decision usually amounts to several small and large indications that the roof is no longer serving its purpose. Homeowners notice leakage in the attic after severe weather conditions and ice buildup on the outside. Mildew and peeling of paint is also an indication that your roof needs to be replaced. On the exterior, dark patches or missing shingles show that your tiles have exhausted their job. Often the decay on the exterior sheathing of your home are a result of damaged roofing. Unfortunately, the reality is that the longer one waits to fix their roof, the more damage to the exterior and interior of their home is incurred. Avoiding procrastination can save you a lot of money, time and headaches. Your Ottawa roofing company will guide you to your best choice.
Added value and character:
A new roof can also add value to your home. Some of the common options for roofs include asphalt and steel. It is becoming increasingly common for people to deviate from the standard clay or dark cookie-cutter colour choices into bolder colours like crimson, aqua blue, navy, olive or maroon. These colours will add character and make your home stand out on the block. Think about your last European vacation and you will recall the charming and cozy characters of homes with multi – coloured roofing. Why not bring this unforgettable flavour to your neighbourhood? Ottawa roofing companies can show you the numerous choices that are available to you. Keep in mind, white tiles will absorb less of the sun´s heat and can save the homeowner 10-20 percent in air conditioning costs. Some other trends include reflective tiles or reflective coating over darker tiles. Not only will this add aesthetic appeal, the reflective coating will reflect the sun´s rays and heat; thereby, another option to save you money in the long run by keeping your home a few degrees cooler in the summer. The coatings can be made of several materials including acrylic, silicone and polyurethane.
Not only will more eco conscious roofing materials save you money and minimize your eco footprint, eco-trailblazers have realized a solar roof, able to harness the sun´s thermal energy and sell it back to the municipal power grid. If you have been interested in making your home more eco-friendly, inquire with your Ottawa roofing company about ways to make your roof or a portion of your roofing space solar ready. It is easier than you think. Many materials can be installed over existing or new roofs.
Before embarking on a decision to update your roof, be sure that you consult with an Ottawa roofing company that understands local seasonal conditions and trends and can offer you choices for your needs and a fair estimate. Choosing the highest quality materials and a solid warranty will ensure that your home´s exterior and interior are protected for decades to come.
Ottawa roofing companies have the appropriate roofing solution that will guarantee to make you sleep better under your roof.