So why this article is called roofing in Ottawa, why not just the Roofing? Why it matters if it’s in Ottawa? Not anywhere else?

Well, Ottawa is not your average city when it comes to the exterior of your home, the quality and craftsmanship is so important that there are no chances of errors. In this article we will go through why the Ottawa is one of the harshest places for quality and long-life of your roofs.

Harsh Winters

Welcome to Ottawa’s average winter, the temperature can drop to -35 degrees any day easy, we receive on average 3-5 snow storms each winter and snow can be few feet’s easy, that is all the snow weight on your roofs, since you can shovel your roofs, so your roofs must bear the burden all itself.

Some point you need to consider here:

  1. Is your roof prepared for Freeze-and-thaw cycles?
  2. Ice and Snow accumulation?
  3. Strong Winds protected?

Hot Summer

As much as its cold in winter here Ottawa, summer can be super-hot. Now imagine your roof stayed strong all winter long and now it’s under the direct sunlight throughout the day, with strong UV light exposure, so there Is this cycle of Hot & Cold that your roof is trying to tackle.


Yes, we have those a few times every year and they can be as bad as they sound, someone throwing rocks at you with full force, that’s what it feels like but add the strong winds at the same time with rain.

What makes your Roof last?

You want to get the best return on your investment, when choosing a roofing company, you shouldn’t just choose the cheapest option available since its not only a matter of your roofing life but your own protection again the natures extreme weather conditions. By choosing an experienced, licensed and qualified roofing company like Parliament Roofing you can get the peace of mind.

Ask these 7 questions when you are choosing a roofing company:

  1. Is this roofing company licensed?
  2. How long are they operating for?
  3. Do they have any reviews on Google /Homestars /TrustedPro’s?
  4. Are the BBB Accredited Business with A+ Rating?
  5. Do they offer any warranties?
  6. Are the Sub-Contracting? (If they are then stay away!)
  7. Do they charge you before the job is done? (You shouldn’t pay until you are satisfied)

If you are looking for getting your roofing done, you can start a Free Estimate right now, just fill out the form and someone from our team will get back you to you in few hours (except weekend or holidays, but we try to get back to you as soon as possible.)