Ottawa Roof Repairs
Whether severe weather or unwanted visitors like raccoons, squirrels, and mice: your roof can be damaged by a variety of different factors aside from the regular wear and tear. Get Em Out Wildlife Control is not just here for you to remove pests from your home, but also for any roof repairs in Ottawa. From missing or damaged shingles to your gutters – Get Em Out Wildlife Control is your roofing contractor in Ottawa and the surrounding area.
HOUSE MAINTENANCE SERVICES
Roof Repair Services in Ottawa
Regular maintenance is essential for every part of your house, especially the roof. Your roof is one of the most important parts of your house. Many issues can be detected in their beginning stages during regular maintenance and fixed before they become larger problems.
At Get Em Out Wildlife Control, we are not only here for you to get rid of any pest or unwanted visitor and fix the damages they have created. We are also here for any roof maintenance and roof repairs in Ottawa. We inspect your roof and perform any necessary repairs, from minor wear and tear to bigger damages, like leaks.
By scheduling roof inspections regularly (at least twice a year) you can ensure that any developing issues are addressed before they escalate. This can save you thousands of dollars in the process o costly repairs. For more information, contact us today.
FROM INSPECTION TO FOLLOW-UP
Our Ottawa Roof Repair Process
We guarantee that the job at hand will be handled in a professional manner by our team of experts, from the initial inspection to our wave goodbye. Here is how our process works:
We understand that we provide a service for you – and much like any other service, we want (and need) to understand your concerns first. Therefore, our team will begin any project by asking you a few questions to better understand the nature of the issue. Roof problems are not always obvious, so it is important to gather as much information as possible.
After our team has gathered enough information to understand the basic issue, they will go and conduct a visual roof inspection. However, a roof inspection alone may not be sufficient in all cases. It might be necessary to check the attic as well. Sometimes, we might also need to use thermal cameras or other advanced tools to accurately identify the root of the issue. There might even be a need for a water test. In the end though, we will find out where the problem lies – whatever it takes.
Once our team has identified the problem, our project manager will determine whether a roof repair in Ottawa is a good investment for you. Considerations that influence his decision, among others, are:
- the age of your roof
- the condition of your roof
- an estimate of repair costs
Based on these, our project manager will recommend a course of action to you. The final decision though will obviously always lie with you.
After the decision has been reached to go ahead with the roof repair in Ottawa, our roofing contractors Ottawa’s team will go to work. If the problem is minor in nature, our team may be able to repair your roof on the spot. For larger repairs, a separate service appointment will need to be scheduled.
Post-Repair Customer Care
We commit to making sure the repairs are done correctly and the roof problem is fixed as expected.
Therefore, once our work is done, we will walk you through our repair work again and answer any remaining questions or concerns. We stand behind our work and have a robust limited warranty.
Choosing the right Roof Style
Not all roofs are created equal. There is a variety of roof styles to choose from and it is important to make sure you are not only satisfied with the result aesthetically but are also aware of what might be the best fit for your house and why. Here are some roof styles and their benefits, as well as downsides.
Asphalt Roof Shingles
Asphalt roof shingles are one of the most popular roofing options because they are low maintenance and affordable. At the same time, they are highly customizable as they are available in hundreds of styles and colours. On the other hand, their lifespan of 20-50 years is relatively short compared with other options and they are more susceptible to damage caused by high winds and may require more frequent roof repairs in Ottawa.
Benefits of asphalt shingles:
- low maintenance
- variety of colours and styles
Downsides of asphalt shingles:
- comparably short lifespan (20-50 years)
- comparably low energy efficiency
- comparably susceptible to severe weather damage
Cedar Shake Roofing
Cedar shake roofing will provide your home with a timeless rustic aesthetic. It is made from fragrant hardwood. Its strength and energy efficiency are two notable benefits. With proper maintenance, it can outlast asphalt shingles. However, therein lies a problem: cedar shakes require more (and regular) maintenance.
Benefits of Cedar Shakes
- environmentally friendly
- excellent insulator
- elegant aesthetic
Downsides of Cedar Shakes
- high cost
- regular maintenance required
- potential supply delays
Roofing technology is constantly advancing, and synthetic shingle roofing is the newest option available. Synthetic shingles closely resemble wood shake or slate and provide a luxurious feel to the home, all the while keeping maintenance to a minimum. They are also more durable than most other options. The main downside of synthetic roofing is the cost. However, if you weigh these costs against their durability, synthetic shingles may be worth the while.
Benefits of synthetic shingles:
- extremely durable
- long lifespan (40-50 years)
- (almost) maintenance-free
- Upscale aesthetic
Downsides of synthetic shingles:
- high (initial) cost
Whatever roof you have on your house, we are can do the job! Contact Get Em Out Wildlife Control, your roofing contractor in Ottawa and get a free quote for your roof repair in Ottawa today!
Frequently Asked Questions
What Causes Damage To A Roof?
Countless factors can cause damage to your roof or contribute to regular wear and tear. Obviously, severe weather is one-factor – hail or high winds can break or tear off shingles. If you have darker shingles, a high UV index can cause those to lose their colour faster than lighter shingles. Another factor can be animals: raccoons or squirrels can set up their nests in attics. In the process of entering, they can cause damage to your roof as well.
How Long Does A Roof Usually Last?
That really depends on what kind of roof you have as they have different lifespans. Rubber shingles have the shortest lifespan at 10-15 years. Metal shingles, concrete tile, and cedar shingles last somewhere between 30 to 50 years. But there are other factors that can contribute to the wear and tear of a roof that is out of your control, such as the weather.
How Much Does A Roof Repair Ottawa Cost?
That depends on the kind of damage you are looking at. We definitely recommend getting a quote from a few reputable roofing contractors Ottawa to get a ballpark number. You should base your decision on which roofing contractor Ottawa to go with on the severity of the damage and the timeline that suits your need, the price, and the reviews and reputation of the roofing contractor Ottawa.
Is It Better To Repair Or Replace My Roof?
That depends on the age of the roof, your budget, and/or the severity of the damage to it. If you are looking to replace your roof in the near future anyway, it may make sense to hold off on minor repairs or go ahead with the replacement sooner than anticipated. If your new roof suffers severe damage, it may be better to just go ahead with roof repairs in Ottawa instead of investing in another roof. Make sure to consult with several different roofing contractors whenever you face the question of whether to repair or replace your entire roof.
How Often Should I Have My Roof Inspected?
Ideally, you will have your roof inspected twice a year: once in the spring and once in the fall. That way, you ensure that your roof is winter-proof and can repair any potential damage resulting from winter in the spring. The other benefit of regular roof inspections is that you detect smaller issues right away and prevent them from becoming bigger problems in the future. To learn more or schedule your roof inspection, contact us today.
WE DON’T JUST GET’EM OUT – WE KEEP’EM OUT!
We are the only Ottawa pest control company that offers you full removal and repairs caused by wildlife. Not to mention the wide array of maintenance and repair work we do! But not only that: we are proud to have received back-to-back Top Choice Awards in 2020 and 2021, among others. Most importantly though, we have a proven track record of satisfied clients: just look at our reviews on Google, HomeStars and some of our testimonials.