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Are you planning on getting your roof re-shingled? It pays to have your attic inspected first.

2015-09-01

It has been our experience in recent years that many reputable roofers are not in the habit of verifying the general condition of their clients’ attics, even though the state of the attic has a huge impact on the functionality and durability of roof shingles.

Inadequate ventilation, caused by blocked soffits or other factors can cause damaging heat build-up in the summer that can cause your roof to age prematurely.  In the winter a poorly-ventilated attic can experience moisture buildup and condensation that could lead to mold, mildew, wood rot and ice dams.  These problems are exacerbated if a roof is poorly-insulated or if plumbing vents, bathroom fans, dryers, and kitchen hoods are vented into the attic and not directly outside through a properly insulated pipe and roofing vent. Heat loss into the attic from recessed lights and other air leaks from your living space are also a major contributing factor to attic problems.
In fact, many of these problems are so detrimental to the health of a roof, that many shingle manufacturers require proper attic ventilation to validate the full terms of their shingle warranties.

We have also seen our fair share of critters taking up residence in people’s attics. Bird and bat droppings are toxic to humans and must be professionally remediated. If caught early on, these issues are easily dealt with.
Did you know that roofers often include a certain amount of “new” plywood as part of their quote to replace any damaged plywood sheets they may find when re-shingling the roof? If you know about a few sheets that look bad from the inside before they do the job, you will benefit from their replacement at no extra charge.
Should any these problems be uncovered following an attic inspection, they can easily be addressed during the roof installation, saving you time, money and aggravation. If you’re going to get the job done, it pays to protect your investment.
If you need advice on anything to do with your home, don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and call us. We’re always happy to help! 

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    -- Ness Welhan, Baie d'Urfé, QC

  • "My wife and I had been looking to move by the water for over 3 years before finding the home that was right for us. During this time, the Broadys’ patience was so appreciated as we never felt pressured despite our lengthy process deciding what was best for us. This was key and helped make the experience enjoyable. Of course once we decided on the right home, we needed to sell our existing house fast. As such, we were able to see both sides of the Broady efficiency. On the one hand, they offered tremendous insight and patience when buying our home; on the other, they effectively and efficiently sold our house in a timely matter ensuring our maximum return. Anytime you buy or sell a home, there will be logistical issues, I can’t imagine handling these without the experience and knowledge of a well-established group of brokers. We truly enjoyed the experience of working with the Broady family, each member brought different insight, experience, knowledge, and negotiating abilities allowing us to focus on the fun parts of the move knowing such a dedicated team had our best interest during the whole process."

    -- Mark Paulin and Stephanie Rondeau, Baie d’Urfé, QC

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    -- Lysanne Rich, Baie d'Urfé, QC

  • “I worked with Team Broady in selling my mother's Beaconsfield home. I live near Toronto which meant effective communications and timeliness were particularly important to getting things done. And we were dealing with a house that was coming off rental ... needing a quick sprucing up to make it easily marketable. Libby and team were very accessible, responsive, communicate especially well, and had very practical ideas to maximize the home's presentation; and they moved quickly to promote the home in a slowing market. With that ... and a bit of luck ... the home sold easily. Mom and I (Mom herself was an agent for 20 years) felt exceedingly well served by Team Broady."

    -- Mike Wood, Toronto, ON

  • “You Broadys have been friendly, courteous and very professional. Your appraisal of the house, with both its pluses and minuses, was honest and your suggestions on how to improve the look of the house were very helpful, as you managed to sell our house in 3 days!"

    -- Loretta Teasell, Beaconsfield, QC

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    -- Mr. and Mrs. Donnet, Beaconsfield, QC

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    -- Jacques & Francine Douziech, Beaconsfield, QC

  • “Team Broady are a pleasure to deal with. They make a point of understanding your objectives and never utilize pressure to force a deal. We would recommend them to anyone in the market to sell or purchase a home. Their work ethic, dedication and straightforward approach make the entire process much easier."

    -- J.F Turcotte & Stephanie Crook, Beaconsfield, QC

  • “Our mother has lived in the same house for 45 years. Thanks to the Broadys’ caring and understanding, the huge transition to an apartment was made much easier for her. They also did an excellent job in marketing and selling her home quickly. We truly appreciate all their efforts."

    -- Nancy Turnau

  • "Many thanks, to the Broady team, for a good job well done. Moving an octogenarian couple from Quebec to Ontario was no mean task, but together you made it happen painlessly, and we greatly appreciate your work. Mark took care of us in every way, but having the whole family as a backup was a tremendous advantage, In addition to the Montreal team, you introduced us to your colleagues here in Kingston, which made the transition that much simpler. Thank you again, and we would recommend the team to anybody looking for real old-fashioned service, with modern trimmings."

    -- John and Penelope Fossey, Baie d’Urfé, QC

  • "Ce que j’ai vraiment apprécié de l’équipe Broady c’est qu’elle ne nous a pas fait miroiter de fausses attentes. Très bon travail de recherche, aussi bien pour la vente de notre propriété que pour la négociation de l’achat de notre nouvelle maison. Ils se sont aussi bien assurés de qualifier les éventuels visiteurs pour nous éviter des visites non productives. Je n’hésite absolument pas à recommander L’équipe Broady."

    -- Jean Hamelin, Baie d’Urfé, QC

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    -- Rodney and Helen Heather, Beaconsfield, QC


  • "Great end-to-end service, expertise, and advice. Handled the pitfalls quickly and with resolve. Their team dynamic was extremely helpful as they were able to have our house listed very quickly after notification of intent. We’re very satisfied with the process."

    -- Joshua and Alexandra, Beaconsfield, QC


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443 Beaconsfield Blvd.
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Phone: 514-697-9181
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