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Services Residential Roofing Services in Wasaga Beach, Collingwood and Surrounding Areas

Service and Repairs

ACE Residential Roofing customers can rely on us to provide a quick response to attend to any concerns with your roof or shingles.

When leaks are not repaired and water penetrates, drywall, insulation, roofing materials, etc. can be damaged and mold may grow. Stopping leaks immediately minimizes damage and inconvenience. Signs of a problem include:

  • Granular loss
  • Shingles cupping, curling, spider cracks
  • Scorch marks around roof vents
  • Missing shingles
  • Ice damming in the winter months
  • Stains and mold inside your home on ceilings, walls, etc.
  • Water leaking through soffits
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Roof Pricing

Roof prices vary from roof to roof based on the slope of the roof; the architectural design of the roof; type of material to be installed and total square footage. Number of existing layers must also be taken into account on a re-roofing project, as this will increase the labour and waste price. If you would like a quote for your roof, please contact us. We would be happy to drop by and provide you with a detailed quote.

Safety & Environment

ACE Residential Roofing takes both safety and environmental issues very seriously.

ACE Residential Roofing carries commercial liability insurance. All employees are covered under WSIB and have had, as required by law, fall arrest training. ACE Residential Roofing considers safety compliance of utmost importance. In order to protect the environment, ACE Residential Roofing is committed to allowing for the safe and proper disposal of roofing materials and promotes recycling whenever possible.

Guarantee

guaranteeShould a roof not be completed in a day because of inclement weather, ACE Residential Roofing will place a note on your front door to keep you the homeowner up to date with respect to work done and work to be completed the next day. This is our way of keeping our customers in the “loop” and is another example of our commitment to service.

With the 10-20 year manufacturers warranty on shingles and our 10 -20 year workmanship warranty on labour, you will be left worry free during and after the installation of your new roof.

Disclaimer

ACE Residential Roofing Services owns all materials until they are paid for in full, and has the right to retrieve said materials upon non payment. Interest rate of 18% will be charged upon completion of all contracted jobs if payment has not been received.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I measure the slope (or pitch) of my roof?

Set one end of a 12” level on the roof surface – make it level. Take a tape measure from the other end down to the surface of the roof. This will give you the slope of the roof. For example, a roof rising 4-inches for each horizontal foot has a 4/12 slope. Slope is also sometimes referred to as "pitch". The greater the slope, the more material will be required to complete the installation of the roof, hence the slope factor. The slope factor multiplied by the area of the roof will give you the number or sq. ft. to be covered. Is it necessary to remove the plastic cellophane tape on the back of shingles? It is not necessary to remove the plastic cellophane tape that is applied on the back of shingles. This tape is applied during the manufacturing process and prevents the shingles from sticking together in the package.

What are ice dams? How can they be avoided?

Ice dams are formed by continual thawing and refreezing of melting snow. Large masses of ice develop as snow on the upper part of the roof melts. The water runs under the snow and refreezes at the edge of the roof. Additional snow melts and forms pools against the dam gradually causing water to back up the roof often getting under the shingles and eventually leaking into the house. Causes other than heat escaping from the home include:

  • Bright sunshine melting the snow
  • Insufficient attic insulation allowing the heated air of the attic to reach the roof deck and melt the snow. (This could happen anywhere on the roof surface).
  • Naturally occurring ice accumulation due to various weather conditions.
  • Poorly placed gutters prevent snow and ice from sliding off the roof.
  • Inadequate attic ventilation.

How to avoid ice dams:

  • Install progrard plus or gripgard waterproofing Membrane on eaves and in valleys to prevent water from penetrating the roof
  • Improve attic insulation keeping the attic space cool, thereby reducing the amount of melting snow
  • Improve attic ventilation to ensure that the attic remains cold
  • Make sure that your gutters or eaves troughing are lower than the slope of the roof allowing snow and ice to glide off

What are the aging signs in shingles?

All shingles, whether organic or glass based, will be subjected to UV rays from the sun, causing the asphalt coating to dry, loosening the granules covering in the long run. Other visible signs are pieces of torn shingles, curled tab corners as well as centerline cracks.

What are the black streaks on my roof?

Usually visible on North-facing light-coloured roofs ranging from five years old, discoloration or streaking is sometimes mistaken as dirt, moss, or granule loss. It is actually caused by algae growth that propagates in areas of the roof that receive less direct sunlight, and thereby retain a higher level of moisture. Although most noticeable on light shingle colors, the algae affects all asphalt shingle roofs, including darker colors. The discoloration caused by the algae is in no way indicative of a shingle defect. This is an aesthetic concern and will not harm the shingle or shorten the life of the roof. The algae discoloration is difficult to remove from roofing surfaces, but may be lightened using various solutions available at most lumberyards.

Notes:

Cleaning the shingles is a temporary solution as it will eventually grow back due to higher humidity levels in areas of limited exposure to direct sunlight. The cleaning process will have to be repeated every few years. Care must be taken when cleaning the algae as to not remove excessive amounts of granules that are attached to the surface of the shingles.

Why are my shingles doing the wave?

Buckling shingles can become humped or wavy, usually running in a straight line up, or across the roof. Possible Causes:

  • Deck or felt movement often caused by varying moisture levels in the material under the shingles. The shift will cause the nails to move in accordance with the deck forcing the shingles closer or farther apart depending on the situation.
  • Improper nailing - nails will 'pop up' creating the buckling effect.
  • Shingles nailed too tightly together.
  • Thin decking (3/8") over 24" centers can be the cause due to clips, meant to hold the decking in place, coming lose or coming off.
  • Depending on the cause of the buckling, improving attic ventilation to eliminate excess humidity, removing fasteners and refastening or replacing distorted shingles can be some possible solutions.

Why are the corners of my shingles turning up?

Corners of shingles turning up is referred to as Curling and it is generally caused by excess moisture attacking the underside of the shingle. Inadequate ventilation causes the entrapment of heat and moisture in the attic. This will eventually penetrate the roof deck and cause the shingles to curl. Improving air circulation within the attic space can stop the progress and rectify the situation if the curling is not too severe. In some rare instances, curling can reveal itself only under cold weather conditions. This would be referred to as winter curling. The corners of the shingles will slightly curl up from the roof deck when cold, then lay flat again during warmer weather. This is especially prevalent during damp winter conditions when frost forms on the top surface of the shingles. This cooling on the top surface will cause the shingle to contract while at the same time the underside of the shingle in contact with the roof receives a certain amount of passive heat from the attic space. The variation of temperature between the top side and underside of the shingle will result in some minor curling. This does not affect the shingle's durability and effectiveness to shed water.

Why are the shingles bubbling or bumpy?

Small bubbles or bumps will sometimes develop on the surface of roofing materials. This is referred to as blistering that will generally appear within 2-3 years of product installation. Small rash blisters, 7mm (1/4") or less, will not normally affect the performance of the shingle. Larger blisters, often up to 2.5cm (1") in diameter, can shorten the life of the shingle as they often break exposing the underlying components of the shingle. Causes include trapped moisture, inadequate ventilation of the attic, excessive use of adhesive, or the use of non-compliant adhesive.

Why are there granules in my gutter?

Granule loss is a normal process in the weathering and aging of any asphalt shingle.
Common causes of additional granule loss:

  • Traffic on roof;
  • Shingles applied on very slight slopes (2" in 12" or less), are prone to increased levels of granule loss due to the poor drainage capabilities of the roof.

A certain amount of granule loss is to be expected. Shingles are made with an excess of granules on the surface called "hitchhikers".If the underlying asphalt is prematurely exposed, the appearance and service life of the shingle may be affected.

Why are there sections of my roof where the shingles are buckling or puckering?

Fishmouthing looks like buckling but it is usually random on the roof. The front edge of the shingle is raised, and tapers back into the shingle. Although it does not usually affect the durability of the shingle, it should be addressed. Possible Causes:

  • Moisture build-up in the attic can cause wetting & drying cycles in the shingles. Improving attic ventilation can prevent this.
  • Installing wet shingles on a dry day, or dry shingles on a wet day will almost guarantee the appearance of fishmouthing.
  • Nails that are 'popping' out can also cause fishmouthing. Simply correct the position of the nail.

This phenomena is mainly an aesthetic issue that can be repaired in most cases. The most common repair method would be to use hot melt adhesive to glue down the distorted shingle rendering it flat. To proceed, the sealant bond of the affected shingle should be broken first. These types of repairs are best carried out in mild (not too hot) weather conditions.

Why do different shingle types carry different warranties?

In today's market, there are many types and styles of shingles available. The various types of shingles come with warranties representative of the life expectancy of each type. Generally speaking, the heavier the shingle, the longer the warranty. All other things being equal, the weight difference comes from the amount of waterproofing material (asphalt) used during manufacture.

Why is my roof leaking?

Leaking roof: Normal weathering of asphalt roofing shingles will not cause leaking. Causes:

  • Flashings are crucial areas that must be watertight to avoid leaks. These are the areas most frequently identified as the causes of leaks.
  • Damaged shingles leave the roof exposed to leaks and should be repaired without delay.
  • When installing shingles take note of the alignment of the cutouts, depending on the type of BP shingle chosen, as well as the nailing location as these areas are crucial to the ease with which water can infiltrate a roof. They should always be covered by overlying shingle tabs.
  • Inadequate ventilation can cause ice damming, frost and condensation accumulation. These problems can all be easily prevented with proper air circulation.

Why is ventilation so important?

Ventilation is a crucial factor in the life of a roofing shingle. Heat build-up in the hot summer months, as well as the cold weather of winter will accelerate the aging process of your asphalt roofing shingles. Proper air circulation, regardless of the weather outside, will greatly reduce the chances of leaking, blistering, distortion, curling, rotting of wood structure, wet insulation and many other potential problems.

It is also important to note that adequate ventilation is required to validate the shingles manufacturer warranty. In Canada for example, minimum requirements prescribed in the National Building Code must be respected. In all cases, the most stringent applicable building codes must be followed.

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    These guys are professionals and polite.

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    Excellent workmanship and more than a fair price.

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