FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
We’ve been a Cobourg roofing company for over 20 years and have received many questions from customers. Here we will detail out the most frequent ones. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any other questions you may have. We’re always happy to help! 905-999-5751.
Who is Quality Canadian Home Improvements?
We are a roofing company in Cobourg Ontario, offering new roof installation, roof replacement, roof repair as well as eavestrough and metal work. We use high quality products and expert installers, which enable us to provide such high-quality roofing services. We also offer interior home renovations including basement and family room renovations, bathroom and kitchen remodeling. Although our main office is located near Cobourg Ontario, we service all the surrounding areas. We are roofing contractors for Durham Region, Peterborough, Port Hope, Cobourg, Grafton, Brighton, and all surrounding areas. We also specialize in home improvements, such as exterior and interior renovations, kitchen and bath re-modelling, basement finishing and more.
Do your roofing quotes include taking off the current shingles?
For asphalt shingle roofs, our quotes include removing 1 layer of shingles and any layer after that is additional. For metal roofs we typically lay over top of the existing shingles however we can remove the current shingles for an additional cost.
Are your roofers certified and insured?
ShieldPro Plus Certified Installers.
Certified working at heights training
Licensed and Fully insured for $5 million
Fully covered by WSIB
10 year workmanship warranty on all roofing jobs. 25 year labour warranty on all shingle and steel roof jobs completed by our corporation.
Better Business Bureau Accredited with an A+ rating
How do I know if I need a new roof?
If you see that your shingles are torn, cracking or are curling, it is likely your roof needs replacing. If you see any staining on the ceiling inside your home, or blistering of paint, you may have a leak. Our consultants will be happy to come out to your home and advise you on what is required to repair your roof. As always, we offer free, no obligation quotes on your roof repair or replacement.
Do light coloured shingles last longer than darker shingles?
Light and dark shingles should last the same amount of time, given that they are installed on a house with a properly vented attic. A key component to a longer lasting roof is proper attic ventilation.
How much will a new roof cost?
The cost of your new roof depends on size, shape slope and number of existing roof layers. We offer free, no obligation quotes, so call us today to discuss your options.
Why are there dark streaks on my shingles?
The dark streaks that you see on your roof are commonly caused by algae growth. They usually show up on the north-facing slope, the area of the roof that receives less sunlight. There are new shingle products available which can help prevent this algae growth. Please call us and we would be happy to explain the shingle options that help to inhibit algae growth.
Why does one side of my roof wear faster than the other?
Because UV rays slowly break down roofing material, the area of your roof that receives the most sun exposure will wear faster.