The 4 Year Leak

When you’ve been in business for decades it's interesting, to me, to come across a roof leak that makes you say, ‘Wow...Really ?!?’. Situation: Roof leaking in master bedroom. Water actually dripping onto the bed. The house and roof are new, only four...

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Designer Shingle Leak

Traditional shingles have three tabs or three parts to it, each approximately a foot long. If you look at them from the ground they look like they have lines in them. These lines are actually ‘cut outs’ of the shingle to give it’s unique look. Nowadays the...

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New House, New Roof Leak

New house homeowners are rightfully shocked when their roof leaks. They find it hard to believe. They also find it hard to believe that the warranty on the new roof can be somewhere between 1-3 years. The standard warranty on a new roof (excluding New...

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10 Signs Your Roof May Be Leaking

You hear a dripping sound above your ceiling or behind a wall. There may not be any visible signs of leakage but you hear a dripping sound. You see a pale yellowish circular stain on your ceiling...i.e. A water stain. You see a bubbling of stucco or dry wall on your...

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Big Leak, Tiny Flaw

There’s a part of your roof that is called a ‘valley’. A valley is where one slope of your roof meets another slope of your roof. It’s concave in structure and, therefore, similar to a valley in nature. Valleys carry water down the roof to the gutters/eavestroughs....

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Why Did My Shingles Blow Off

Why did the shingles snap off, blow off or become dislodged on your roof ? The problem usually comes down to 2 main reasons: The shingles that were put on your roof OR The installer of the shingles THE SHINGLES. There are several manufacturers of roofing shingles...

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Roofing: Things You Should Know

Many roofs are leaking into the attic and we don’t even know it. With so much insulation in our attic and a vapour barrier under the insulation, many roofs are leaking. We assume our roof isn’t leaking because we don’t see signs of leakage in our main living quarters....

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Roof vents, Bathroom Vents and Ventilation

When you look up at a roof in a residential neighbourhood you will see what’s normally referred to as “Roof Vents” at or near the peak. The most commonly used roof vents today (in York Region, southern Ontario, Canada) are square in shape, black or brown in color,...

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Why does my roof leak?

Why does my roof leak? There’s obviously so many possible answers to this question…but we can simplify it more or less. Yes, it’s true that an older roof will leak but newer ones leak as well. On an older roof the shingles are more likely to blow off as they don’t...

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