Payment is due upon completion of all residential single family homes and not a penny upfront should ever be given to any company or association.
Deposits asked for by any roofing company should be a BUYER BEWARE red light warning that perhaps they do not have a strong financial backing to endeavor the project in question. Upon completion we accept CASH CHEQUE CREDIT CARD E TRANSFER and HAVE FINANCING OPTIONS AVAILABLE.
The short answer is definitely not.
At RaiseEmUp we are firm advocates for doing the job properly and ensuring that the project is completed without any potential for old problems coming back. This is often the reason why replacing the roof is necessary, because of an existing problem that the old roof system is not covering.
The best practice is to remove the old roof, inspect the roof substrate and then ensure the structural integrity of the system such as rotten areas product of water penetration. Keeping an old roof will not only compromise the installation of the new one but could further create new issues of water penetration and mold or exacerbate existing ones.
Therefore both for aesthetic and safety reasons re-roofing over an existing roof is never a good idea.
There are several signs that will show if your roof needs replacement or repairs, even before you have a leaky roof. Look for curling or cracked shingles, granular loss or patches where you can see the black asphalt below. Occasionally, fixing a leaky roof is only a matter of replacing a few shingles. However more often, missing shingles are an indicator the roof may have outlived its longevity because the shingles are no longer secured by the fastener. In this case, it is necessary to replace the entire roof.
RaiseEmUp Roofing uses trailers for garbage removal on residential roof replacement projects. The rubber tires on our trailers do not mark or damage driveways (large roll off bins used for waste removal can mark and cause damage to a driveway – we do not use these!).
We are fully insured, WSIB compliant and all members of our team have their Working at Heights
training from the Ministry of Labour
The plastic release film on the back of roofing shingles does not need to be removed. The sole purpose of this tape is to prevent the shingles from sticking together in the package. Once the shingles have been removed from the package and are applied in the correct orientation on the roof, the release tape serves no purpose whatsoever. The shingle sealant, which bonds the shingles together, is located elsewhere on the shingle and will seal succeeding courses of the shingles together on the roof when warmed by the heat of the sun, soon after application.