If the roof caves in, (literally or figuratively) you can call on a reputable Kanata roofing company to come to the rescue. You could try to fix it yourself but why risk going through the roof when you realize how difficult it really is (not to mention you’ll be risking your health and safety). Trust your need for expertise in roofing to Kanata pros and you’ll raise the roof when you see the excellent results! Kanata roofing experts will be like a cat on a hot tin roof until they finish the job and you have a roof over your head.
If you read the paragraph above and thought “huh?”, it’s because you need a quick lesson (or refresher) on the many expressions that use the word “roof”. You might already know some, or all of them, but still, you probably never looked at them so concisely before. You have to admit, the English language is quite impressive; how one little four letter word can be used in so many different ways.
The roof caves in: While a Kanata roofing business is concerned with preventing your actual, physical roof from caving in (and repairing it if it does), this expression has a more symbolic meaning. It’s used when something very bad suddenly happens for which someone is unprepared and it feels like everything is falling apart (much like how things would be if a roof actually did cave in). For example: Everything was going according to plan and our holiday was everything I’d hoped until we got flu and the roof caved in.
Going through the roof: This expression has more than one meaning. When someone goes through the roof, it means they are extremely upset about a situation. Hit the roof is another variation of this expression. For example: My parents are going to go through the roof when they find out I totaled the car. This expression is also used to refer to something that is increasing quickly and significantly. For example: The demand for snow removal services is going through the roof this winter. Another example: His appetite went through the roof every time he thought of the thanksgiving meal.
Raise the roof: This expression means to show great enthusiasm by making a lot of noise or generating a lot of excitement. For example: When the show ended, the audience raised the roof and demanded an encore.
Like a cat on a hot tin roof: This refers to someone who is very nervous and fidgety. Picture how a cat would act (I could have said ‘look’ or ‘behave’ but I said ‘act’ because it’s an anagram of ‘cat’ AND it rhymes…just another example of how great the English language can be…I know…I’m such a nerd!) if it was walking on a very hot surface and it gives you a good idea of why this would refer to nervous, agitated people.