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How Long Does Attic Insulation Last?

Ontario homeowners learn quickly that having the right amount of high-quality attic insulation is a must during the long winter season. It helps the home retain as much heat as possible while taking some stress off the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. Proper insulation is just as important during the summer when you need your home to release excess heat. Getting the ratio of blown-in attic insulation right is crucial all year long if you desire to increase the efficiency of your HVAC system while lowering your heating and cooling costs at the same time.  How Does Attic

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Four Flat Roof Choices for Protecting Home and Business

A flat roof is never simply a flat roof. To begin with, it must always have a slight pitch to avoid the pooling and leaking of water. Second, not all flat roofs are constructed of the same materials. Aside from correcting any problems with pitch, the first step in choosing a new flat roof, or reroofing an old one, is to become familiar with materials available for the project whether commercial, industrial, or residential. Here are four common choices. Built-Up (BUR) and Modified Bitumen These materials generally are only used on houses. BUR stands for “built-up roof,” which is the

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Rooftop Ice Dams | What You Need to Know

A snow-covered roof with icicles draped all along the edges looks charming in the dead of winter, but there is nothing charming about the extra problems these winter issues can bring. Take a look at what you need to know about ice damming and snow removal.  A Closer Look at the Dreaded Ice Dam  What is an ice dam? In general terms, an ice dam is a ridge of frozen water that forms close to the edge of the roof. Two things have to happen for an ice dam to form; snow must build up on the roof and the

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4 Signs You Might Have Attic Insulation Problems

Although it is well known that heat rises, attic insulation problems tend to escape detection time and time again. When homes seem to lose their heat faster than the furnace can produce it, many seem to look at the insulation in the walls or the heating system itself for a sign of a problem. And come up empty-handed, of course, as the issue is more than likely in the attic instead. Thankfully, the four following signs can point you in the right direction, potentially saving much time and money in the process. Pests Have Made Themselves at Home Scratching, squeaking,

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Fall Home Maintenance Checklist from Our Collingwood Roofing Experts

With fall and winter just around the corner, it’s important to get together your maintenance checklist to ensure your home is ready for the weather. At Ainger Group, our team of Collingwood roofing experts understand the most important preparation procedures and can help you and your home get started on the right foot. Take a look at some exterior and interior preparation tips below. Exterior Preparation for Fall in Collingwood  Roof – It’s important to get your roof inspected before fall when more constant rain can start to hit. You should ensure that there are no loose or missing shingles,

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Roof Inspections: Information from Our Commercial Roofing Company

Although it might seem like a hassle at the time, regular roof inspections can help you decrease roof repair and replacement costs significantly. Not only that, they can extend the life of your commercial roof by anywhere from 13 to 25 years. At Ainger Group, our commercial roofing company and team understand everything you need to do to keep your roof in peak shape. Take a look at our roof inspection checklist and information below. Type of Roof Before you jump into your checklist, determine if you have a flat roof or sloped roof. The former is prone to leaks

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4 Fall Skylight Maintenance Tips

A skylight is a great way to add natural light to your home. But some Collingwood homeowners often forget that a skylight must also be properly maintained in order to remain a safe, functional part of the household. It is essential to check your skylight during the fall, before the harsh winter weather sets in. The experts at Ainger Roofing have put together a list of things to help you do this. Check for signs of leaking Leaks can often occur when there is damage to the flashing around your skylight. This means that water and other unwanted elements will

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4 Things You Need to Know About Cleaning Your Eavestrough

Cleaning your eavestrough is not the most glamorous job, but it is essential to maintaining a safe and structurally-sound home. With the changing weather conditions in Collingwood, homeowners must be vigilant to prevent debris from building up in their eavestrough and creating problems. The experts at Ainger Roofing have outlined some key information for Collingwood homeowners to help them tackle cleaning their eavestroughs. You may need to clean your eavestrough more often than others The number of times you need to check your eavestrough throughout the year depends on many factors, including the number of trees surrounding your home, your

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5 Keys to Inspecting a Commercial Roof

A commercial building can be expensive to maintain. But business owners can protect themselves against unexpected costs by regularly inspecting their commercial roof. The experts at Ainger Roofing have put together a list of important things to look for while inspecting the roof of your commercial building. Start from the inside of the building When left without inspection for long periods of time, commercial roofs can endure damages due to natural elements, allowing water and mold to seep into the building. Before inspecting a roof, it’s important to check for damage to the interior of the building. If damage does

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How to Properly Inspect Your Roof

Homeowners in Collingwood often neglect their roofing problems until it is too late but that doesn’t mean you have to. All it takes is giving your roof a good inspection at least once a year in order to prevent major issues. But you might be unsure of what you are looking for, which is why the roofing experts at Collingwood’s Ainger Roofing have listed a few things to look for when inspecting your roof. Ensure there is no damage to your flashing Flashing is the sheets of metal that seal joints in your roof and prevent leakage into your home.

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