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How to Know When Your Porch Needs a New Roof

Your porch provides a comfortable place to enjoy warm days whether it’s sunny or rainy. If the roof isn’t in good shape, though, you won’t get as much use out of your porch. A porch roof that’s in bad condition can also affect your home’s curb appeal. While roof repair in Barrie can help correct damage, it’s important to know if you’re better off getting a new roof. Keep the following in mind to determine if you should get a new porch roof.  Bulging Roof When your porch roof has areas that are bulging or bloated, this can indicate that

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Man using crowbar to remove rotten wood from leaky roof. After removing fascia boards he has discovered that the leak has extended into the beams and decking.

How to Remove Mold From Your Roof

While you certainly never want to come across mold growth anywhere in your home, there can also be problems if you find it on your roof. Yes, your roof is a place where mold and algae can develop, especially in areas that stay relatively shaded from direct sunlight. If you notice the presence of mold or algae on any part of your roof, we suggest contacting your Collingwood roofers today for safe, proper removal. Not only is it an eyesore, but it can also lead to premature shingle deterioration and shorten the overall lifespan of your roof. Mold and algae,

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Selecting the Best Siding Option For Canadian Weather

Looking for new house siding in Barrie? If so, then you should be taking into account everything that Mother Nature could be throwing its way before you make your materials selections — and keep in mind that Canadian weather isn’t always pleasant. So what are the best siding options to handle the Canadian weather, especially the Canadian winters? We’ll break it all down in this post so you can make the best siding materials decision for you and your home. Here’s a look: House Siding in Barrie: What You Need to Know So what are the best options for house

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How Heavy Rain Impacts Your Roof

When Mother Nature rears her head, will your property be able to withstand heavy rain and inclement weather? For roofing in Barrie, heavy rain isn’t unusual — and it’s why it’s so important to ensure that the roof is in good working order. The last thing you want is water penetrating your property from above and an expensive water damage situation on your hands. In this post, we’ll discuss the impact that heavy rainfall can have on your roof and why a well-maintained roof is so important. Here’s a closer look: How Heavy Rain Impacts Roofing in Barrie Wood Rot

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Roof Maintenance Spring Cleaning Checklist

Winter weather can take a toll on your roof, which can increase the risk of having leaks and other problems develop this spring. Routine maintenance can help ensure that roof problems are caught and repaired early to stop damage from occurring. While you’re doing spring cleaning, you should include roof maintenance. Keep the following maintenance checklist in mind for roofing in Barrie. Look for Mold and Algae Stains Mold inside your home can turn into a health problem, while algae on your roof can give it an unsightly appearance and cause deterioration. Look for visible signs of mold in your

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Fixing damaged roof shingles. A section was blown off after a storm with high winds causing a potential leak.

How Strong Winds Can Affect Your Roof

If you’ve lived in Central Ontario for more than a few months, you know that late spring and early summer can bring thunderstorms and strong winds from Georgian Bay, Lake Ontario and Lake Erie that converge in the Barrie area. These winds can damage even a new and well-maintained roof. That’s why it’s so important to have your roof inspected by a trusted roofing contractor after a severe storm or once a year as a preventative measure. This inspection can help you avoid costly and messy water damage from a roof leak left unchecked. Ainger Group Roofing and Exteriors specializes

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How to Choose the Right Roofing Material

When working with our Collingwood roofers at Ainger Roofing & Exteriors, you’ll learn about a range of roofing materials that could work for your home. The key is being able to compare them based on what’s best for your property. Our team can help with this process in person during a consultation. It can help to have some idea of what to expect. Our Collingwood Roofers Offer These Tips First Before considering materials, focus on these three things: What is your long-term goal for the home? Do you plan to live there for the rest of your life, or do

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Close up view on Asphalt Roofing Shingles roof damage covered with frost.

Three Ways How Winter Weather (Probably) Impacted Your Home’s Roof

Canada is no stranger to cold, snowy and icy winter weather, and roofing in Barrie and the surrounding areas aren’t immune from experiencing the brunt of it. While conventional roofs normally last for 20 years on average, the better care you take of yours, the more return on investment you’ll get out of it. It’s why it’s advised to have your roof professionally inspected at least twice a year, once in the fall before winter weather sets in and then again in the spring or early summer after it has endured another cold season. Scheduling inspections around winter is recommended

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Why Is Metal the Most Environmentally-Friendly Roof Type

If you’re looking for ways to make your home more environmentally friendly, there are small changes you can make — and big ones. When it comes to your roof, for example, our Collingwood roofers are often asked what roofing material is the most environmentally-friendly. To this, our response is always the same: metal. What Makes Metal so Environmentally-Friendly? When speaking in terms of the environment and sustainability, experts often call metal roofs “cool roofs.” Though not all metal roofs can be considered sustainable cool roofs, these days, most are. Cool roofs have several environmental advantages in addition to looking clean,

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7 Signs You Need a New Roof

Your roof protects your home and everything in it. Ensuring that it remains in good repair is a must. Not sure how old your roof is or whether it is time to update it? The signs below can tell you it’s time for a call to our Collingwood roofing contractors for a quote. Call Our Collingwood Roofing Contractors if You See These Signs 1. Light coming through into the attic. Go into the attic with a flashlight and look under the eaves. If you can see stains, streaks or light coming in, your roof may be leaking. Inspect this area

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