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Wintertime Roof Damage

One of the most important but overlooked parts of your home is the roof. Keeping your roof in tip-top shape is a great way to protect the overall value of the home. During the summer months, storms and high winds can bring damage to the roofing systems. But the wintertime is one of the worst seasons for the roof. Let’s learn more about winter roof damage and what you can do about it. How Your Roof Gets Damaged During the Winter During the winter months, snow and ice place heavy loads on the roof. All this weight can cause structural failure which can be a serious problem. Not only is snow and ice a serious load problem for roofs, they also weigh down trees. Broken tree limbs and falling trees due to ice can damage your roof and potentially put your family's lives at risk. Also during the winter months, high winds can cause roof damage. Roofing tiles can be blown away causing water to leak inside of the home. Addressing these wintertime roof problems quickly is a very good idea. You never know when the next snowstorm is on the way. By being prepared and staying on top of potential threats to your roof, you will protect your investment for many years to come. Let a Professional Roofing Service Help If you are faced with wintertime roof damage, it’s time to contact a professional. CLS Roofing has been servicing the Ottawa area for many years. Our attention to detail and their commitment to customer service is why so many people trust us. We offer a wide selection of services including residential roofing services and commercial roofing services. Roofing repair and replacement are just a few of things that we offers. If your roof needs repair, contact us today for professional roofing services.
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How To Protect Your Roof During The Winter

The winter months are fast approaching, which means harsh weather and severe environmental conditions will soon be under way. Strong wind, snowstorms, ice and hail can take their toll on the structural integrity of your roof. The best way to protect your roof against winter weather conditions is through proper maintenance. Here are just a few ways that you can protect your roof this winter from the professional contractors at CLS Roofing.

Inspect Your Attic

Ironically, some of the most helpful work you can do to prepare your roof for winter can be done from inside the home. Proper ventilation and insulation is essential for keeping your roof in good condition. Proper ventilation allows fresh air to enter your home, pushing out stale, moist air. If your home is not properly ventilated during the winter, there’s a risk that mold, mildew, icicles and thick ice dams will form along the underside of your roof, damaging the structural integrity of your home. Inspect your attic for any signs of mold, mildew, and ice and make sure your home is properly ventilated to prevent these issues.

Have Your Roof Fully Inspected and Repaired

A damaged roof is more likely to cause your problems over the winter months than a roof that has been repaired recently. If you’ve been putting off having those broken shingles replaced or having those cracks in your eavestrough repaired, now is the time to have those simple issues fixed. Damaged shingles, for example, are very easy and cost-effective to replace but can cause leaks, flooding and other serious damage if left in poor condition over the winter. Before the snow really starts to fall, having your roof thoroughly inspected and repaired to bolster its strength against harsh winter conditions.

Winter roofing maintenance and repair is not always easy, and sometimes it can even be dangerous—don’t put yourself or your loved ones at risk by attempting to winterize your roof on your own. For professional, experienced and reliable roofing maintenance and repairs, contact us at CLS Roofing today.

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This House Needs a New Roof—Should I Still Buy It?

The real estate market can be tough, and finding a home that has everything you want can be next to impossible. If you find the perfect home but it needs some updated roofing, you don’t have to abandon it completely. Fixing up a home with a broken roof is often more cost-effective than purchasing a recently renovated home. Here are some of the benefits of outfitting your recently purchased some with a new roof.

It’s a Cost-Effective Investment

Repairing your roof after purchase may seem like a large investment, but it’s actually often more cost-effective than purchasing a home that was renovated before going on the market. Many property sellers make promise sturdy roofs, but the only way to guarantee high-quality roofing is to have it inspected, repaired or replaced on your own terms. If you give your roof an upgrade after purchase, you can have control over the types of material used and the warranty attached to the services. Giving your home a new roof is a cost-effective investment that will keep you protected against any sudden breakdowns or damages after moving day.

It Will Improve Your Home’s Efficiency

Older or damaged roofs aren’t designed to keep your home well-insulated or protected against the elements. Heating and air conditioning systems have to work harder to regulate the temperature of homes with old or damage roofs, costing you money and turning your new home into a less comfortable environment. A newly installed roof will improve the energy efficiency of your home, saving you money and helping your household protect the planet.

A damaged roof may seem like a deal breaker when buying a new home. However, a new roof is a great investment in your future—not only does it protect your home from environmental damage and provide insulation and temperature regulation, it also protects you against any damage or neglect sustained by the previous owners of your home. For all roofing installation, repair and replacement services, trust the reliable and professional team at CLS Roofing. For more information about our roofing services and to schedule an appointment with one of our professionals, contact us today.

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Fall Roofing Tips

Now that summer is winding down, it’s time to start thinking about preparing your home for the fall. Many home owners neglect to inspect and repair their roofs for the fall, which can lead to insulation loss and environmental damage during the colder months. Here are a few roofing maintenance tips for fall that will keep your house protected all season long.

Trim Your Trees

During harsh winter storms, tree branches can snap off and cause serious damage to your roof. That’s why it’s important to trim any trees in your back yard or front lawn so they don’t present a danger to your roof. Once the leaves begin to fall, it will be easier for you to see exactly which branches are veering to close to your property, so fall is the perfect time to do some preventative gardening. Trimming your trees early in the season will also prevent leaves from clogging your eavestroughs later on.

Clean the Eavestroughs

Dirt and debris can build up in your eavestroughs over summer, which can clog your eavestrough and make it impossible for rainwater to drain away from your home. As the summer turns to autumn, your eavestrough will likely start collecting many fallen leaves which will only create a larger clog. Prepare your eavestroughs for fall by cleaning out all of the gunk that has collected in them over the spring and summer. If you start the season with a clean eavestrough, you’re less likely to experience leaks and clogs from overflowing rainwater down the line.

The best way to avoid any accidents during the winter is to prepare your roof for the upcoming weather changes in the fall. Roofing upkeep can be a dangerous undertaking, so always consult a professional before performing any roofing maintenance or repairs. For professional and courteous roofing installation, repair, maintenance and advice, contact us today at CLS Roofing.

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The Benefits of Regular Roofing Maintenance

At CLS roofing, we recognize how devastating roofing issues can be. Broken shingles or a leaky eavestrough can cause insulation problems and structural damage, not to mention personal discomfort. One of the most effective ways to prevent any serious or longterm damage from ruining your roof is to have it regularly maintained. Here are just a few of the benefits of routine roofing maintenance.

Improve Your Curb Appeal

Having a properly maintained roof is a great way to increase the curb appeal of your home. A damaged roof looks unappealing to potential home buyers. This will make it harder to sell your home for your desired price. A clean and properly maintained roof improves the visual appeal of your home, raising your property value and making your home more competitive in the real estate market. roofing maintenance is the best way to improve your curb appeal if you’re thinking about selling your home.

Save Your Money

Regular roofing maintenance can save you money on costly repairs in the future. A neglected roof can cause environmental damage that can ruin the structure and foundation of your home, leading to expensive and time-consuming home renovations. Poor quality roofing can also ruin the insulation and ventilation in your home, increasing your energy bills and making your home a less comfortable environment to live. Regular roofing maintenance can help you save money in the long run by reducing your energy consumption and ensuring the structural integrity of your home.

Keep Your Home Comfortable

Regular roofing maintenance also helps to keep your home comfortable, healthy and livable. Well-maintained eavestroughs, for example, prevents water from severe rainstorms from flooding or leaking into your home. A well-maintained roof also prevents insulation issues, allowing your home heating and cooling system to work as effectively as possible to keep your home cozy and comfortable.

Maintenance is the best preventative measure against roofing damage. Have your roof routinely inspected, repaired and maintained to avoid larger property damages in the future. For expert contracting services you can trust, contact us today at CLS Roofing.

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Everything You Need To Know About Flat Roofs

Many modern buildings are designed with flat roofs. Unlike traditional sloped roofs, flat roofs sit on top of your house horizontally, or nearly horizontally. Many home owners who have flat-roofed houses are unaware of the proper maintenance. This can lead to roofing damage, leaks and loss of insulation. If your home has a flat roof, here’s some important information that you should know. The Benefits of Flat Roofs Flat roofs have many advantages for home owners. Flat roofs are faster and more cost effective to install than sloped roofs. They are also easier and safer to repair and maintain. Flat roofs also require less interior support, allowing you to maximize your interior space from the floor to the ceiling. Flat roofs are also more accessible than sloped ones and can be used as outdoor storage spaces, patios or rooftops gardens. Flat Roof Maintenance To remain in good condition, flat roofs require different maintenance than traditional sloped roofs. If properly maintained, the waterproof membrane that covers a flat roof can keeps your home insulated and dry for up to 30 years. The most important thing that you can do to maintain your flat roof is clear the leaves and windblown debris that collect in the rainwater outlets, especially during the fall and spring. These rainwater outlets act as your roof’s drainage system and need to remain unclogged in order to prevent leaks and flooding. Flat roofs can also be outfitted with leaf guards to create a more comprehensive drainage system. They require very little maintenance besides making sure the drainage system is unclogged. Most major flat roofing issues are a result of inadequate installation. If a flat roof is not installed properly, it can lead to leaks and poor insulation. Make sure you contact a professional roofing contractor to install a fully functional and hassle-free flat roof. CLS Roofing is the premier provider of residential and commercial flat roofing services in the Ottawa area, so no matter your concern, our professional and experienced contractors are here to help.  
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The Benefits of Shingles

Choosing a roofing material can be a difficult task. You want to use a material that is cost-effective, visually appealing, and can insulate and protect your home from environmental damage. Shingles are a durable and convenient roofing material that will keep your roof secure for years to come. Here are just a few of the reasons why you should consider installing shingles on your roof. The Convenient Choice Shingles are generally more cost-effective than other roofing materials, so you can get the durable roof you deserve without breaking the bank. Installing shingles is a quick and easy process, so you can have your roof updated with minimal disruption to your daily life. With a lifespan ranging from 15 to 30 years, shingles required very minimal maintenance, making them one of the most durable roofing materials available. Shingles are great insulators, keeping your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter, and they can protect your home against rain, ice and snow. Save yourself the time, money and aggravation of expensive and difficult roofing materials by installing shingles on your roof. A Range of Options One of the best things about shingles is that they are available in a variety of materials. Shingles can be made out of materials such as fibreglass, cedar or asphalt. Each of these different materials and textures can give your house a unique exterior appearance. Whether your house is contemporary or more traditional, you’ll be able to find shingles that match the design of your home. This kind of distinctive visual accent can increase your property value by raising your curb appeal. Shingles combine the durability you need with the charming visual appeal you want. It’s important to choose a roofing material that’s right for your home, budget and lifestyle. Shingles are the economical, reliable and versatile choice for your roof. If you need shingles installed, repaired or replaced on your roof, contact us at CLS Roofing for the professional and quality service you deserve.
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The Importance of Eaves Troughs

You may have never noticed your eaves troughs before, but they do a lot of work for your home. Eaves troughs are the pipes that run along the edges of your roof. They collect rain and snow water and send it down a pipe along the side of your house (known as the downpipe), so that the water can be deposited away from your house’s foundation. Here are some of the reasons why eaves troughs are important for keeping your house in peak condition. Structural Protection The goal of an eaves trough is to guide water away from your home so it doesn’t pool around the foundation. Water buildup around the foundation of your home can cause leaking, mold growth, and structural damage. Water damage becomes more serious in the winter because water can freeze and cause cracks in the walls of your foundation. Repairing this kind of structural damage to your home can be time consuming and expensive. Save yourself time, money and energy by making sure that your eaves troughs are properly installed and fully functional. Increase Your Property Value Eaves troughs can also help increase the property value of your home by raising your curbside appeal. Water damage doesn’t only cause structural damage; it can also create dirt splashing and water stains that will permanent mark the façade of your home, making it look less attractive. Water falling from your roof can also cause harsh soil erosion, which could ruin your landscaping and make it difficult for things to grow in your garden or front lawn. Eaves troughs help to preserve the exterior of your house so that your property value stays intact. While often left unnoticed, eaves troughs play an important role in the maintenance of your home. Keeping your eaves troughs clear and in good condition is a great way to improve the appearance and structural integrity of your home. If you need eaves trough installation or repairs, contact us at CLS Roofing Company for professional and efficient roofing services.
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3 Mistakes to Avoid When Making Roofing Decisions

Your home is the most important thing in the life of you and your family, so taking the time to consider your options and weigh the pros and cons is essential. We often see homeowners making the same mistakes over and over, so we thought we’d share 3 mistakes to avoid when making roofing decisions. Steer clear of these and you’ll have a beautiful new roof you can count on. Make them, and you’ll be wishing you hadn’t. Going DIY Without Experience With all of the YouTube tutorials out there, roofing blogs, and cheap tools available, more and more Canadians are going DIY without experience in an attempt to save money. We want to tell you this now: it does not work! You need to avoid this mistake when making roofing decisions. We get a lot of calls from angry wives whose husbands thought they were Mr. Fix It and turned out to be Mr. Severely Damaged It. Professionals are paid to do this for a reason. A roof keeps your heat in, protects you from the elements, and helps keep your family safe. Mistakes can not be made here or else people will be in danger. Leave this to the pros. Rushing contractor decisions You might be tempted to go with the roofing guys down the street, going with the first result on Google, or searching out the cheapest price, but we want you to know that this is a mistake. There is a difference between affordable and cheap. When you go with cheap you get cheap. Not researching who your contractor is, what their track record is like, or seeing the results of their work is a recipe for disaster. Avoid this common roofing mistake, and do some digging. Buying your own materials Shopping around for a great deal is a good idea, and so is knowing what’s going on with your roof and the materials being used. But trying to take matters into your own hands and buy all of the materials is a big mistake. Contractors have insider deals that allow them to get great pricing. Not only that, we know exactly how much we need. Letting a contractor buy the materials will save you time and money in the end. Your roof is important to you, and that’s why CLS Roofing provides personalised, affordable, and convenient roofing services in the Ottawa area. We want you to avoid these 3 mistakes when making roofing decisions, because those that make them end up paying more in the end and even putting themselves in danger. Contact us today to get a brand new roof you can depend on!
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The Benefits of a New Roof for Your Home

Homeowners on the fence about replacing their roofs often wonder why they should invest money into something that is just meant to keep the elements out. The thing is, your roof is so much more important than that. One that is dilapidated with holes in it not only takes away value from your home, it exposes you to the elements. The benefits of a new roof for your home go far beyond aesthetics. So let’s look at a few reasons why you should get it updated as soon as possible. A new roof adds value to your home Your home is your castle. It’s where your family stays and where you make your life. But it’s also important to look at your home as an investment. You don’t know if you will be there your whole life, or if when it comes time, you leave the home to your children. Getting a new roof will add value to your home and increase the selling price. Not only is it one of the first things that people notice when driving by, it is also one of the biggest projects to replace. Buyers won’t want to purchase a home they have to invest too much in, but they won’t mind buying something that needs a few minor touch ups. A new roof saves you money on bills A new roof is going to cost you money to install, but when it comes down it a new roof will put money back in your pocket every month. Estimates by a governmental energy commission say that 35% of your home’s energy escapes through the walls and roof, and if you have holes in yours, it could be even worse. Getting a new roof with modern, energy-efficient materials will keep your bills down. A new roof prevents damage When you have a damaged roof, it can cause further issues within your home. This is especially true in the tough Ottawa winters. All of that water that gets in either from rain or melting snow can get into the walls, structure, or foundation of your home, causing irreversible damage. Not only that, but heavy snow could cause it to collapse. That is the last thing that you want. If you are on the fence about replacing your roof just because you think it is only for aesthetic purposes, then CLS wants you to know that the benefits of a new roof for your home go far beyond the way it looks. Not only will it increase your home's value, but it will also prevent damage and save you money on bills. CLS has been helping homeowners get beautiful new residential roofs since 2008, and together we have over 20 years of experience in the industry. Contact us today to find out more about how we can help you.  
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Replacing the Roof at the Ottawa Little Theatre: Local Pros for a Local Landmark

CLS Roofing specializes in the roof replacement for commercial buildings in the Ottawa area, and we are proud to announce that our team of professionals was chosen to replace the roof at a local landmark: the Ottawa Little Theatre. We’ve done our fair share of commercial roof replacements around town before, but none have been more exciting than this one. Even the winter couldn’t keep us away. The Ottawa Little Theatre Although it started the Ottawa Drama League all the way back in 1913, the theatre as we know it opened to audiences in a brand new building in 1972. Since then, they have been delighting audiences with reproductions of some of the biggest titles in drama. Since 1913, they have debuted major Canadian plays, opened dramatic festivals, donated money to the war effort, offered classes for children, and expanded education to all forms of drama such as screenwriting and acting. Major renovations The building the theater is in need major structural repairs. The theatre raised hundreds of thousands of dollars from donations within the city to begin repairs in four stages. New lighting and sound equipment was needed, they needed a new roof, and they needed work on the windows and cladding. CLS was honored to be chosen to work on this local landmark, and once we are done replacing the roof, it will look good as new. Rain, snow, or shine! CLS has some of the best in the industry and no bad weather can stop us from getting the job done. The Ottawa Little Theatre needed major renovations immediately, and that’s why they chose a company that could get it done regardless of the cruel Canadian winter. With temperatures well below 0, you need hardy roofers that won’t miss a beat. CLS Roofing is the local leader in commercial roof repairs, and we are proud to have been chosen to help renovate the Ottawa Little Theatre. We know that important local institutions require the highest quality, and that’s what our roofers give. Contact us today to learn more about commercial roofing services and how we can make your building as beautiful as this theatre will be.
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Insta-Bins: Our New Division

We at CLS Roofing have added a new division to the family of our business. This division is called Insta-Bins.  Insta-Bins is a disposal and dumpster rental company that is also based in Ottawa.  This division specializes in clearing the clutter out of your life and keeping the property around a construction or renovation project clean and tidy. Symbiotic Relationship We thought it would be the best decision to add a junk removal division to our business, because often times, when replacing or renovating a roof, our roofing professionals need a place to put their removed shingles and other construction waste.  Having these two professional services ensures that the roofing business is neater, faster, and easier to clean up, while the junk removal is readily available for you any roofing professionals working on your home at the time.  After you have received one of our top quality services, you have a great referral system for another top-quality service. Easy and Up Front Insta-Bins is populated with experts available for any amount of questions related to junk removal.  Through our new division, you can find the right size of dumpster for your job, you can know what can and can’t go into a bin, get a quote on costs and how to plan out your junk removal project as efficiently and effectively as possible.  We have made sure that our new division is reliable, and comes with the best customer service. CLS Roofing is proud to announce its expansion, ensuring our highest quality of service can be extended to different kinds of services all over the Ottawa area.  We have complete confidence that our services, and especially our combination of services, will be optimised to exactly what our clients need.  The next time you need roofing or junk removal services, our professional team will be ready to help.  
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