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Keeping the heat in – from the top down


There are a lot of expenses involved with owning a home. Most of us are eager to find ways to lower the costs of these skyrocketing prices. The one greatest money saving change you can make to your home is proper insulation.

The majority of your heating and cooling escapes through poor insulation in the ceiling and attic. Simply upgrading the insulation in these areas will allow you to live in added comfort as well as reduce your energy bills by up to 30%. It is not always necessary to remove existing insulation when adding new. The insulation professionals at Empire Exteriors will inspect your space and advise the best insulation solution for you.

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How do I Know When My Roof Needs to be Replaced or Repaired?

It can be dangerous and costly to believe your roof is structurally sound without having the information necessary to make that basic assessment yourself. The main reason for having a roof is to keep out water during rainy season and the snow and ice during our harsh winters. Any breach in the roof structure can lead to water leaking into the house and cause significant damage to your roof deck wood, insulation, ceiling drywall and most importantly your homes electrical system.

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8 signs that you may need to replace your roof

Roofs can reach the end of their useful life without experiencing roof failure. This is unlikely in our Canadian weather, but it may happen. A roof may reach its end and just look old and worn and you keep it going with preventive maintenance and proper care. However, it is important not to delay replacing your old roof when it shows clear signs of wear as this could easily lead to larger and costlier problems in the future.

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Is it possible to fix your roof during winter?

Many Guelph roofers and Cambridge roofers claim it is not possible to fix your roof in winter. Citing risks, poor workmanship or other ideas, these contractors say you must wait until summer to improve your home. However, at Empire Roofing & Exteriors we have done roof repairs during winter and done so successfully, ensuring a long-lasting life to the roofing systems we fixed and installed.

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