Whether your roof needs a small repair or a full replacement, Kovar Contracting has the skilled and accredited staff to provide the best quality workmanship on the market today. Our experience, competence and efficiency takes the worry out of one of the most important renovation projects homeowners’ face. Contact us today.
ROOFING & YOUR HOME
Your roof plays an important role in your home. Yes, it does the obvious - keeping the interior safe from the elements, like rain and snow - but a quality roof also increases your home’s energy efficiency. Maintaining your roof means no leaks, lower heating and air conditioning bills and a beautiful crowning touch to your home.
Our Roofing Services
Our expert team will come in and remove the existing roof - shingles, membrane and insulation. We will then replace everything with new material, ensuring a long-lasting life that is covered under a 50-year warranty.
If a full replacement isn’t necessary, our roof repair service will do the trick. Repair means that we cover the existing shingles with new ones. Please note that if there is already two layers of shingles on your roof, we will have to remove one layer.
Snow & Ice Removal
After heavy snowfall, snow and ice could buildup and cause water to seep into your home. Removing snow and ice prevents this and extends the life of your shingles. Read our Rooftop Snow and Ice Removal service page for more information.
The most common type of residential roofing material in North America is the asphalt shingle. It is the least expensive option to buy and to install. This is what we use for the majority of our roofing projects. All of our shingles are purchased from CertainTeed Shingles; Kovar Contracting is a certified Shingle Master with CertainTeed, which means we are great installers and allows us to give you a 50-year warranty, should you desire one. This certification is held by only a handful of roofing experts in Ottawa.
For more information on CertainTeed Shingles, please visit their website.
Shakes, while less popular than asphalt shingles, are still used in Canada. They are more common in the western provinces. Shakes are hand-split wood products, allowing the natural grains of the wood to maintain integrity and give a unique aesthetic. Wood shingles are also available; these are sawn products in a uniform thickness. Shakes tend to last longer than wood shingles, but they are two to three times more expensive than asphalt shingle roofs.
- Certified Shingle Masters with CertainTeed
- Best of 2017 by Home Stars
- BBB A+ Accreditation
- GAF-Elk Product Warranty
- BP Product Warranty
- Velux Product Warranty
- Royal 10 Vinyl Siding
- CertainTeed Warranty
Our Safety Commitment
All members of our roofing crew have attended Kovar Contracting’s Safety Policy Workshop - which includes training and information about Working at Heights Training, WHIMIS, fall protection and any necessary training for other activities, like working with a chainsaw. For more information, read Our Commitment to Safety.
REASONS TO HIRE KOVAR CONTRACTING FOR YOUR ROOF
We have the certifications, warranties and testimonials to prove that our work, materials and dedication is the very best. Every member of our crew is trained to be courteous and tidy, so after a full day of us working on your roof, you can return home in the knowledge that your lawn, driveway and home will be neat and tidy.
⎫ Trusted and recommended by homeowners across Ottawa. Read our reviews.
⎫ High quality components guaranteed by Canada's leading manufacturers.
⎫ A written 10-year workmanship warranty for all work.
⎫ No upfront payment required, satisfaction guaranteed.
⎫ Hassle-free turnkey services at the most competitive prices.
⎫ Accredited by BBB (Better Business Bureau).
⎫ A trained, experienced, and amicable workforce that respects your property neighbours, and privacy.
⎫ All workers covered by WSIB (Work Safety and Insurance Board).
⎫ Liability insurance coverage of up to $2,000,000.
How do I know my shingles are due for a repair or replacement?
There are a couple of signs you can look for to determine if you need to repair or replace your roof:
- Your roof is over 20 years old - today’s shingles are produced to last, but shingles installed 15 to 20 years ago were not.
- Roof looks old and worn.
- Shingles are curling up at the edges
- Shingle tabs are cupped.
- Roof has “bald spots” - this is when the rough parts of the shingle, called the granules, has worn off or is missing.
- Roof has dark streaks/splotches or moss - while these aren’t always a sign that repair or replacement is needed, it is better to have your roof checked out. It may just need to be cleaned.
- Roof is missing shingles or tiles.
- Roof is sagging.
- There are leaks or water stains in the attic/interior of your home.
- Daylight shows through the roof when you’re in the attic or crawlspace.
If you think you might need your roof replaced or some shingles repaired, we’ll be happy to take a look to confirm.
How often should I check the state of my shingles and roof, and why is it important?
Proper maintenance and checks can extend the life of your roof quite a bit, so it is definitely important to have it checked out (or to check it yourself, if you feel up to the task).
Self-check your roof twice a year (spring/fall).
Have it inspected by a qualified roofing professional once every three years (for asphalt/composite shingles and wood shakes) or every five years (for tile roof).
Do you offer different types of shingles/roofs?
We offer the full line of available asphalt and starter shingles by CertainTeed Shingles - you can view the products available in Ottawa on their website.
Can I buy my shingles from the market and hire Kovar Contracting for the installation only?
We do not recommend this. When we prepare the shingles, shakes and, well, anything for your roofing project, we can guarantee the materials, craftsmanship and installation. If you purchase roofing materials from the market, we’re not able to offer you the manufacturer's non-prorated extended warranty. In order to make sure you’re getting the best price the market can provide without having to purchase from outside suppliers, we guarantee price match and only use the best, time-tested products for your job.
What else will need to be replaced when my roof is replaced? Fascia? Soffits? Beams?
Before we start installing your new roof, we will examine the underlying roof structure, fascia, soffits and eaves to ensure that everything is in good condition. At that point, we will know if it is necessary to replace or just patch up anything in poor quality.
Please note that it is necessary for us to do minor repairs to the roof structure (usually in the form of replacing bad wood) - this is included in our quote and necessary to ensure your roof doesn’t collapse under the weight of the shingles.
I’m worried about my property while you’re working on my roof. Can you assure me that it will be protected?
Yes, most definitely. All of our crew members are instructed to ensure your entire property is protected while they work. This includes siding, walls, plants, bushes and more. At the end of each day, we scour your property with our magnetic broom to pick up any nails, then the crew will examine the area - on their hands and knees if needed - to make sure nothing is missed. With us, you won’t even find cigarette butts lying around and we aim to keep swearing and noise levels to a minimum.
Book Kovar Contracting today or call (613) 799-1704.