It’s the time of the year where homeowners like you are beginning to seriously consider planning a few exciting renovations projects this spring or summer. Yet, when it comes to calling an Ottawa roofing company, many homeowners seem to want to procrastinate a little—much like when we know we should call our doctor but think “oh, I will look into that tomorrow”.
Is that ever a good idea?
It turns out, if you are noticing the following problems with your roof, it is in your best interest to call your Ottawa roofing company, especially if this company offers free estimates. Doing so will be beneficial to your peace of mind, as well as to the structure of your precious home, which you want to protect from water, wind, the hot summer sun, and even fire!
Did you know that reputable Ottawa roofers can not only guide you in the process of choosing your shingles, but also in choosing the underlayment that would best suit your roof’s needs? No matter the slope of your roof, you will see there are three main types of underlayment available on the market today. They are:
• non-bitumen synthetic;
• asphalt-saturated felt (also referred to as ‘organic’);
• rubberized asphalt.
So how do you choose between the three? Luckily, an experienced Ottawa roofing company will be able to guide you through the process depending on the slope of your roof, the nature of your shingles, and the climactic conditions your home is under (for example, if you are located in a very high-wind area).
Rubberized asphalt is a popular underlayment among Ottawa roofers, as many manufacturers include an adhesive coating on one side which has been proven to resist to extremely harsh temperatures.
Likewise, non-bitumen synthetic underlayment is known as a great way to prevent the dreaded growth of fungus in your roof, as this underlayment does not absorb moisture. If you think there might be a reason for Ottawa roofers to replace your shingles at a later date, non-bitumen synthetic underlayment can be exposed to sun and wind for a period of up to six months to an entire year.
Choosing your underlayment is no light task, but consulting Ottawa roofers will shed some much needed light on the matter.
If you don’t want to be humming to the tune of “Raindrops Are Falling On My Head” this spring, give an Ottawa roofing company call today so that, instead, you can loudly sing: “… Nothing’s worrying meeeee!”