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:
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.
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.
Should a roof not be completed in a day because of inclement weather, ACE Residential Roofing will contact you 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 lifetime limited manufactures warranty on shingles and our 10 year workmanship warranty on labour, you will be left worry free during and after the installation of your new roof.
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.
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.
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:
How to avoid ice dams:
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.
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.
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.
Buckling shingles can become humped or wavy, usually running in a straight line up, or across the roof. Possible Causes:
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.
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.
Granule loss is a normal process in the weathering and aging of any asphalt shingle.
Common causes of additional granule loss:
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.
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:
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.
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.
Leaking roof: Normal weathering of asphalt roofing shingles will not cause leaking. Causes:
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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Great service from start to finish! i will be recommending them to anyone in need of a new roof! five star job!
When you need your roof replaced it's a big investment and you want the job done properly. These guys are professionals and polite. I highly recommend them.
Outstanding service from start to finish, excellent workmanship and more than a fair price. I will be recommending ACE, Craig and his crew.