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Why Should I Have a Roofing Contractor Install my Outdoor Christmas Lights?

With Christmas right around the corner, it is time to put up those Christmas lights, stockings, and Christmas trees. Decorating your front yard with the perfect Christmas ensemble takes a lot of hard work, money, and creativity. You might be tempted to take on the challenge of putting up your Christmas lights all by yourself.

However, with all the electrical and outdoor lighting technicalities, it is best to hire a roofing contractor to turn your house into a winter wonderland. Here are a few reasons why your roofing contractor is the best choice for installing your outdoor Christmas lights:

  1. Electrical Safety
  2. Safety always comes first. Christmas lights, no matter how “eco-friendly” they claim to be, will consume more electrical energy than your family normally uses throughout the year. Overloaded circuits, bad wiring, and insufficient grounding can happen when the light installation is poorly done. This can lead to fires and damage to your property. This is why an experienced contractor can be helpful in the electrical aspect of installation.
  3. Construction Safety
  4. You may want the Christmas lights to be placed above and around the roof, on top of a tall post, and other hard-to-reach places. It is quite easy to have a major accident when trying to install lights yourself. A roofing contractor has more experience with safety precautions than the average homeowner when dealing with this type of task atop a roof. In case of an accident, the contractor also has insurance to protect him.
  5. We Provide the Lights
  6. A roofing company like Titans Roofworks will bring the lights to you! Our Christmas lights are available in either traditional large C9 incandescent bulb lighting or energy efficient LED bulb lighting. You can also choose from clear or multicoloured lighting, or a mix of clear bulbs and green, red, or blue. We will take care of yearly maintenance of your lighting so there are no burnt-out bulbs to replace.
  7. Paperwork
  8. Installing Christmas lights may require insurance, business licenses and permits from your homeowners association if you have one. These things will be dealt with by your hired roof contractor who has years of experience in installing holiday lighting.
  9. More Elaborate Designs
  10. Roofing contractors have more experience in putting up Christmas lights. They know what is possible and consider the limitations of your roof, intricacies of your electrical outlets, and aesthetic preferences. They can be innovative enough to put your Christmas lights on automatic switches or other light-saving tools. They also have the right equipment and specialized tools like extension cords, hooks, and clamps to make these things possible. This does not only save you the trip from going to and from the hardware store but also climbing up and down your roof.
  11. We Take Them Down, Too!
  12. By hiring a roofing contractor, taking down the Christmas lights will not be your problem. When the cold month of January comes around, your roofing contractor can remove all of your holiday lights. In addition, post-installation inspection can be done on your roof to ensure that nothing’s left behind. We can even store your lights for you until the next season!

Contact Titans RoofWorks for all of your holiday lighting needs. From installation to removal, you can trust our roofing contractors to make your home sparkle with Christmas lights.

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Your home is one of your most valuable assets. If your roof is leaking, not only is your roof damaged, but your valuables may also become damaged. Sometimes roofs develop leaks years before the entire roof needs replacing. Usually these leaks are caused by localized damage, such as cracked or missing. Water can infiltrate the smallest crack which will weaken the roof structure over time and could cost hundreds to thousands of dollars to repair or replace entirely.

Before repairing any type of leaky roof you must first locate the source of damage. The best thing to do in this situation is to call in a professional roofing contractor to assess the damage and make repairs. Here are some things you can do in the meantime to prevent further damage to your home:

  • Locate the area in which the roof is leaking. Locating water stains on the inside walls or ceiling of the house can sometimes give valuable information as to where the leak is coming from.
  • Move any items inside the house around the area of the leak. If you can’t move a furniture item, cover it with plastic sheets for protection.
  • Place a bucket under the leak to catch any water coming in and prevent damage to your flooring.
  • Monitor the leak until a professional arrives to assess and repair your leaky roof.

Titans RoofWorks has years of experience in repairing roof leaks and re-roofing homes. Call us now if you have a leaking roof. Our prompt, knowledgeable roofing contractors can get there fast to fix your leak!

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The roof is that part of your house that you may quickly glance at as you run in and out of your home, but you never really pay too much attention to it. By having your roof inspected on a regular basis you can avoid expensive repairs or replacement in the long run. The one question that many homeowners face is – Should I Replace or Just Repair My Roof? It is important to know when to repair your roof and when to replace it; a professional roofing contractor can help with this decision.

It is recommended that you examine your roof carefully every 3 – 5 years, more often if you live in an area that experiences harsh weather conditions like snow and heavy rainfall. Roofs are typically replaced every 8 – 12 years, so something like a minor roof leak can usually be repaired and does not mean that your entire roof should be replaced in the middle of its lifespan.

How can you tell when to replace your roof? You will know when the roof needs to be replaced when you see the shingles are blowing off, cracking, curling or if you see the neighbours are renewing their roof, is also a signal if the houses were all built at the same time. You will also notice that the roof remains saturated beneath the shingles, this will cause the roof to slowly decay. This type of problem would impact the wood deck beneath, causing possible mould and further damages. However, something like a leak will typically impact one area of your roof and can almost always be repaired.

If your roof is reaching the 8 – 12 year mark and you are finding small problems such as leaks, sagging, dark spots or other problems then you will want to replace your roof rather than invest in roof repair. Even though many of these problems are usually repairable, if your roof is already old, you will want to invest in a new roof. By investing in a new roof you can avoid fixing a few problems this year and having to pay again to have the whole roof replaced the next year.

Contact Titans RoofWorks, a certified roofing contractor, to receive a free quote on your roof repair or replacement. We can help you determine the best course of action for your damaged roof!

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Whether you live in a warm-weather climate or in a cooler northern climate, it is hard to keep comfortable and to keep those costly energy bills at a reasonable level. One way to make an impact on your energy bills is to check your attic insulation, as many homeowners have no idea how much they have or if they need to replace it.

The answer depends on where you live. Colder Canadian climates need a higher insulation level in their attic than those who live in a warmer climate. These higher insulation levels will keep heated air in your home from escaping through the roof in the winter. During the summertime, a good blanket of attic insulation helps keep the house cooler and reduces the load on air-conditioning equipment. Adding adequate home insulation can cut heating energy costs by as much as 50 to 80%.

To determine if you need more insulation, measure the depth of the insulation you have currently in place with a ruler or tape measure. Charts are available from Canadian Building Association that shows the approximate thickness of each type of insulation you should ideally have in the attic. When you do the measuring, make sure you have plenty of light to work by, take caution not to step through the ceiling and work on a cool day.

If you determine that your attic could use more insulation, you have two options:

  • Install new fibreglass bats over the existing insulation
  • Have new insulation blown-in over the existing insulation

If you decide on loose-fill fibreglass or cellulose, consider hiring a professional attic insulation team to install the material. The equipment pros use blows in material at the correct density. Don’t be concerned if it seems they are installing more insulation than necessary; the material will settle to the right thickness.

Contact Titans RoofWorks today to get a free no obligation quote on your attic insulation project.

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Whether you intend to buy or sell a home, a roof inspection done by a certified roofing contractor, is always a smart move. The roof is an essential element of any house that protects the rest of your investment. A roof inspection will spare you many headaches and save you a lot of money down the road. If you are still wondering why you should get your roof inspected, here are a few arguments that may help you make an informed decision:

Prevention Is the Key

It is always better to be proactive rather than reactive. A roof inspection can reveal roof damage or factors that may cause future issues, which can be repaired on time to prevent further damage. Spotting any signs of roof damage is essential if you want to minimize the costs of roof repairs. This is a useful measure for both sellers and buyers.

Add More Value

If you are a buyer, a roof inspection will expose latent roof damage, which will allow you to negotiate a better price for your future house. If you are purchasing a house, the suggestions of the roof inspector will help you take the right measures as far as the repairing or replacement of the roof.

If you are a seller, a roof inspection will determine if you need to make the necessary repairs or possible roof replacement before you actually list your home. If the buyer calls for a roof inspection and it turns out your roof is damaged, then your house value will drop in the buyer’s eyes. On the other hand, if you discover the damage beforehand and you have the repairs done then you will have a great advantage and a great roof to negotiate with.

Future Renovation

When you buy a home, you may want to make certain modifications and add a new room. When you sell a house, you may wish to renovate the entire house to prepare it for the sale and raise its value. In both of these cases, a roof inspection will provide the required information so you can plan your renovation with the right knowledge in hand.

Discover Hidden Damage

Nothing matches the training and experience of professional roof inspectors. They know exactly where to look and what to look for when they perform inspections. They see damage that the untrained eye can never see. The reason why so many homeowners discover the damage on their roof too late is that they can’t see the hidden damages, they wait until the first leak occurs.

Roof inspections focus on checking particular roofing components including shingles, metal flashings, roof deck, eaves protectors, underlayment, and ventilation. It is important that they not only check the condition of every element, but also the way they were installed and whether they meet the proper regulations.

There are many reasons why you should have a roof inspection from a roofing professional, regardless if you are looking to buy or sell. Even if you don’t intend to sell your home in the near future, regular roof inspections can help you save money in the long run. Contact Titans Roof Works today to schedule a roof inspection for your home.

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Your eavestroughs require regular maintenance due to the amount of dirt, debris and leaves they are exposed to on a daily basis. Today, there are gutter protectors specially designed to keep your eavestrough clean and functioning properly.

Gutter protectors are used to fit perfectly into the gutters to prevent leaves or other debris from blocking the gutter. If you are wondering how gutter guards could possibly help you, take a look at these benefits:

  • Saves Time And Money

Gutter guards help you save time and money. Normally, you would have to clean the gutters annually yourself or hire a professional to do it for you. In both cases, it would cost you time and money.

  • Prevent Insect Infestation

When all kinds of materials clog your gutters, water remains trapped with them as well. That creates the perfect environment for all kinds of insects such as cockroaches, spiders, and mosquitoes.

  • Reduce The Risk Of Overflowing Water

Clogged gutters are the cause of overflowing water that will affect the rest of the house, including the roof. Overflowing water can cause staining on the outside of the house as well as damage to your foundation and basement.

  • Prevent Winter Freezing Damage

Gutter protectors prevent freezing water during the winter time. Freezing can destroy your gutters beyond repair.

  • Protect Your Roof From Damage

Gutter guards create a physical blockade against certain rodents, mice, possums, or birds that would want to make their way into your roof space. They can cause extensive damage to your roof down the road.

  • Protect Against Premature Rusting

When gutters are blocked, water is simply sitting in them. Thus, they become prone to premature rusting, which will eventually reduce their life to half. Gutter protectors do not allow water or debris to sit inside your eaves for any period of time.

  • Protect Against Wood Rotting

Congested gutters do not allow water to flow as planned. Water is redirected to spaces that it should not reach such as wood on your siding or roof edge. Water and wood are not the best combination and it all leads to rotting of all wood elements.

  • Collect Rain Water

If you like to collect rainwater in specially designed tanks, water guards will help you refill your tankers more often with cleaner water. Gutter protectors act like a filter and provide you with cleaner water.

  • Prevent Landscape Damage

When gutters can no longer redirect the water away from your home, everything around the house will be affected by water. Thus, your pavement or concrete will lose its color, get stained and possibly moss will begin to grow on them. Gutter protectors will allow you to maintain the color of your concrete and the quality of your patio. Your grass and plants will not be damaged either.

Gutter protectors can be installed at any time. After a thorough eaves cleaning from Titans RoofWorks, we can install new gutter protectors to keep your eavestroughs clear and protect your home from damage. Call us to get a free, no-obligation quote today.