Reliable & Affordable Ottawa Roof Repair Services
Whether it is high winds, hail, or just regular Canadian winter conditions like snow and low temperatures: your roof is exposed to the elements 24/7. These elements, especially in extreme conditions, can cause damage. High winds can tear off shingles. Severe hail might break them. But even aside from these unusual circumstances there is the problem of regular wear and tear that will affect your roof over time.
While proper care and maintenance are important factors, eventual repairs to your roof are next to inevitable. When those situations occur, you don’t want to settle just for the cheapest option. While money is an important factor, a job well-done by experts can save you money down the line.
As one of the leading roofing companies in the Ottawa area, Kovar Roofing offers reliable and affordable roof repair services. Our professionally equipped, well-trained staff brings years of experience and know-how to the table. We can handle any roof repair tasks, from broken tiles to leaks. Whatever the case may be, we can fix it.
For more information on roof repairs in Ottawa, contact our team of experts at Kovar Roofing today or simply request a quote online.
Common Roof Repairs in Ottawa
Our roofing experts are equipped for any kind of repair: from replacing shingles to repairing roof fixtures.
Here are just a few of the roof repairs in Ottawa that we at Kovar Roofing perform.
One of the most common reasons for hiring a roof repair contractor is to repair or replace shingles.
Even the most durable shingles can get worn out, weathered, and damaged. Other times, shingles may get torn off by high winds. Whatever your individual case may be: if you have damaged or missing shingles on your roof, you want to repair or replace them as quick as possible. The reason is simple and goes beyond cosmetics: damaged or missing shingles can result in leaks, which in turn can cause significantly more damage.
Our Ottawa roof repair experts are trained in repairing or replacing all types of shingles, from asphalt and slate to fibreglass or any other kind of shingles. If you have damaged or missing shingles, we can provide help with quick and affordable repairs.
Skylights are a wonderful way to give your attic some natural light. The big downside of skylights though is that they are prone to leaking. The reason is simple: skylights interrupt the roof’s surface. Whereas rain would usually just flow down the smooth surface of the roof and collect in the drain, the crevices of a skylight give it the opportunity to build up and collect. The result is that tiny amounts of water, can find their way through – and eventually grow into a leak.
To prevent this from happening, it is important to contact a roofing contractor right away to fix the sealant before the leak can grow and cause further damage, requiring even more expansive (and expensive) repairs. The Ottawa roof repair experts at Kovar Roofing can assess the situation and prevent further damage to your skylight.
The roofing underlayment is fixed between your roof deck and your roofing. It is essentially an extra, waterproof layer of protection between the shingles and your roof deck. If there is damage to your shingles or underlayment, the continued exposure to moisture can cause damage to the roof deck – which can be costly to repair or replace.
A roofing underlayment is not essential to a roof, but it is definitely recommended. If your roof is lacking an underlayment or if your underlayment requires fixing, you can contact us at Kovar Roofing today.
Roof Fixture Repairs
Roof fixtures are things like your vents and chimneys. Any damage to these fixtures can also cause damage to the rest of your roof. Some of these damages, such as flashing or sealant repairs, can be relatively inexpensive – if detected early. However, these issues can progress and cause structural damage to the fixture itself which escalates the problem and makes repairs more difficult and expensive. Our Ottawa roof repair experts at Kovar Roofing can take a look at your roof fixtures and take care of any damage – small or big.
Signs That You Need a Roof Repair
Even if your roof does not show any visible signs of damage, such as missing or cracked shingles, its structural integrity underneath may still be compromised. It is therefore recommended that homeowners get their roof inspected regularly. A regular inspection by Ottawa roof repair specialists can potentially save you thousands of dollars in damages by detecting issues while they are still small and manageable.
Some of the most common signs that your roof might require repair include:
- – Cracked, Curled, or Missing Shingles
- – Water Stains
- – Mold, Moss, or Algae on the Roof
- – Sagging
- – Rusted Metal
If you detect or suspect any of these signs, consult Ottawa roof repair specialists like the ones at Kovar Roofing right away and get their expert opinion on whether your roof requires work – it might save you money in the long run.
Certifications and Warranties
When you hire a contractor to replace or repair something as essential as your roof, you naturally want to know that your project is in good hands. Warranties and certifications provide you with the assurance that your project will be done professionally and successfully. We at Kovar Roofing are proud to say that all our installers are manufacturer-certified and trained, enabling us to offer our customers the best warranties, including:
- – Certainteed Sure Start PLUS 5 Star – a 50-Year Warranty (offered only by a select few contractors. Covers not only the materials for 50 years, but also the workmanship for 25 years.)
- – BP Certified 50-Year Warranty
- – Royal 10 Vinyl Siding
- – Velux 20 year Product Warranty
- – BP Product Warranty
But warranties are only one side of the coin. We have also earned the following certifications and ratings that represent our dedication and underline the quality of our work:
- – Certified 5 Star Shingle Masters for Certainteed
- – A+ Accreditation with the Better Business Bureau (BBB)
- – Certified Velux Skylight installers
– Best of 2017-2020 Homestars
– Best of 2018 Trusted Pros
– Best of 2018-2019 Houzz
Why Choose Kovar Roofing?
Shopping for a contractor can feel overwhelming. How much will the repair cost? Is there a warranty for the workmanship and material? What options do you have in terms of material? How fast can the contractor start? What is their reputation with regards to all these questions?
Our Ottawa roof repair experts at Kovar Roofing have the certifications and warranties, along with a long line of customer recommendations and testimonials to provide you with answers to some of these questions.
Here are just some benefits of hiring us for your roof repair and replacement needs:
- Workmanship Warranty: All projects completed by our team come with a minimum written, 10-year workmanship warranty
- Quality guarantee: we carry a number of warranties and certifications. For more information on those please see the Certifications tab
- Leading Manufacturers: We only use the highest quality roofing materials
- No Upfront Payments: We don’t ask for any upfront payments. We believe that our job is only done when you are satisfied with the work. That is why we are more than happy to be paid after the job is done.
- Trained and Certified: Every member of our crew has attended our own Kovar Contracting’s Safety Policy Workshop which includes training on working at heights, WHMIS, fall protection, and other safety training
- Coverage: We offer up to $5,000,000 in liability coverage, and all workers are covered by the Work Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB)
Contact us today for your roof repair needs at 613-799-1704 or email@example.com and receive your estimate for roof repair in Ottawa.
Tips on Finding a Roofing Company
Finding the right contractor can be a bit of a daunting task, especially when you don’t have friends or family that can refer somebody from their own experience. However, there are a few very basic rules that you can follow to ensure that you end up with a reputable company that provides quality work and leaves you satisfied with the end result.
1. Insurance and Warranties
It is absolute essential for any reputable contractor to provide installation and liability insurance for all its employees and subcontractors. Feel free to ask for proof of such – a company that provides insurance should not have a problem with providing the evidence. Also make sure that your roofing contractor offers solid warranties, such as workmanship warranty.
2. Check For Certifications and Reviews
Even if you don’t know anybody that has shopped for a roof in the last few years, make sure to check the certifications and reviews of the contractors you are looking at. Thanks to the internet, you should be able to find a number of reviews for any contractor. With regards to certifications: feel free to dig a little deeper: find out what they mean and ask your potential contractor about them.
3. Get Options and Pricing
Of course, pricing is important. After all, you are (most likely) working with a certain budget. However, pricing is not everything. Quality does have its price. So if a contractor’s price is way below the average, chances are that the quality of their work is too – which, in turn, leads to more expenses sooner rather than later. A good roofing company will also work with you and provide you with different options and inform you about the pros and cons of every one of them (for example price, timeline, materials).
4. Get Everything in Writing
Any reputable contractor will put their job details and pricing in writing before they begin. This is done to ensure that both parties are in agreement about the terms of the job. Make sure to ask when the job will start and how long it will likely take. Also do not hesitate to ask questions if anything is unclear to you. Some contractors may also ask for a deposit, which in itself is not a warning sign – however, if the deposit seems rather high (25% or more), you should probably think twice about it.
5. You Contact Them, Not the Other Way Around
Perhaps your roof has been damaged in a recent storm and, as luck would have it, a roofing company knocks on your door. You might think it a stroke of luck, but beware: these are essentially salesmen trying to take advantage of your misfortune and sell their services. Do not agree or sign to anything when put on the spot, no matter how good the offer may sound. Ask the contractor for their information, conduct your research in a timely manner and, if you are satisfied with the results, give them a call.
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