Logik Roofing is excited to participate in Enbridge’s energy rebate program. You do not have to be an Enbridge Gas customerin the GTA. You can still qualify for rebates for making energy improvements to your home.
January 13, 2019
Logik Roofing is excited to participate in Enbridge’s energy rebate program. You do not have to be an Enbridge Gas customerin the GTA. You can still qualify for rebates for making energy improvements to...Read More
December 13, 2018
There are several things you should evaluate when you are considering getting a new roof installed on your GTA home. It is beneficial to review these to determine what primary factors you should consider...Read More
September 20, 2018
Fibreglass insulation has been around since 1938 and has remained the preferred choice for homeowners when adding insulation to their homes. Fibreglass insulation helps makes home more energy efficient by creating a barrier between...Read More
August 10, 2018
Having a new roof installed on your home is exciting because once completed, your home will have a refreshed, new look and appearance! One of the important decisions you will need to make prior...Read More
There are several things you should evaluate when you are considering getting a new roof installed on your GTA home. It is beneficial to review these to determine what primary factors you should consider and if it is time to get a new roof.
From heating your home and using appliances to lighting up your holiday decorations, there are all sorts of things that use energy. If your energy bills are going up and up, there are several things you can do to help reduce your home’s energy use. Some of these things are simple and easy to do yourself and others will require a professional.
It won’t be long before winter is here, which means colder days and an increase in heating costs to keep your home warm. While it can be difficult to predict how mild or severe it will be this winter, there are several things you can to help prepare your home. Doing these things now, will help save on heating costs later and could even reduce your energy bills this winter!
Fibreglass insulation has been around since 1938 and has remained the preferred choice for homeowners when adding insulation to their homes. Fibreglass insulation helps makes home more energy efficient by creating a barrier between the interior and exterior of the home to help maintain indoor air temperatures year round. It is even a good choice of insulation for people looking for green solutions for their homes.
Having a new roof installed on your home is exciting because once completed, your home will have a refreshed, new look and appearance! One of the important decisions you will need to make prior to having the roof installed is what colour of shingles would you like to use.
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How Do I Qualify?
The first step in the process is to complete a home energy audit with a REA (Registered Energy Advisor). After completing an initial phone interview to determine pre-qualification, a home energy audit will be completed.
What Do I Do After I Qualify?
The next step is to complete at least two qualifying home energy upgrades within the allowed time frame. There are several different upgrades you can consider including:
- Upgrading your home heating system.
- Upgrading your insulation.
- Upgrading to a new water heater.
- Having your home air sealed.
The more upgrades you complete, the higher you final rebate amount will be – up to $5,000! You can obtain the complete list of qualifying rebates from Enbridge.
What Do I Do After My Upgrades Are Completed?
After you have completed all the energy improvement upgrades to your home, you must schedule and complete a post-home energy audit with the same REA. Your REA will then submit your paperwork for you rebate to Enbridge. You will receive your rebate incentive cheque by mail in about 8 to 10 weeks.
What Upgrades Can Logik Roofing Perform?
Logik Roofing is authorized to perform basement and attic insulation upgrades. Our experienced insulation installer technicians will assess your home and perform the necessary upgrades for you to receive your maximum rebates for these incentives through Enbridge.
Do I Have to Pay for the Upgrades Upfront?
The pre- and post-home energy audits must be paid for upfront prior to receiving your incentive cheque. You must also pay for any of the qualifying upgrades you want to complete upfront. Once your REA has verified all work has been completed during the post-home energy audit, then your incentive rebate application is submitted for processing.
Please keep in mind you will receive a rebate of $600 to help cover the costs for the pre-qualification and post-upgrade energy audits. This is on top of the rebates you get for completing qualifying upgrades – up to $5,000.
To help offset the costs of upgrading your basement and attic insulation in your home, Logik Roofing can assist you by offering SNAP Home Financing to cover the costs of the upgrades.
Then after you receive your rebate incentive cheque you use it to help pay off your home improvement loan. To learn more about Enbridge’s Energy Rebate Program, and program details, please feel free to contact Logik Roofing at (905) 424-7469 today!
We would be happy to provide you with the information you need to prequalify your home energy upgrades. Once you are approved, just let us know so we can schedule a time to upgrade you basement and attic insulation!
- The age of your roof. Most roofs in the GTA tend to last around 20 years or so, depending on how well they are maintained. If you roof is 10 years old or older, you may want to replace it now, so you will not have to worry about replacing it for another 20+ years. Otherwise, you may start to notice roof repairs start to become more frequent.
- The condition of your roof. If you have noticed several warning signs inside and outside your home, you will want to get a new roof installed before selling your home. The most common warning signs to look for include:
- Water stains on the walls or ceilings inside the home. This is a sign there is a water leak that could be coming from your roof and needs repaired.
- A damp and musty smelling attic. This is another sign that water is getting into the home through the roof. It could also indicate your attic is not vented correctly, which could require some roof work and repairs.
- Cracked, broken and/or missing shingles. If your roof has damage, you should have it fixed. If there are numerous cracked, broken or missing shingles, it makes financial sense to just invest in a new roof.
- An excessive amount of shingle granules in on the ground or in your eaves. This often means the shingles are nearing the end of their useful life span and need replaced. The granules start coming off faster and in larger amounts when the shingles need replaced.
- Moss growing on your shingles. If you have moss grown on the shingles, this often indicates these is excess moisture getting in between them. Depending on the age of the roof, this problem may be able to be repaired or resolved with a brand new roof.
In addition to these factors, don’t forget to factor in other things too. For instance, how much would you spend on repairs to try to save an older roof compared to getting a new one? How much value would a new roof add to the curb appeal of your home and its value?
Even if your roof has a few useful years left, the best solution before selling your home is to have a new roof installed. To request a free roofing installation quote, please feel free to contact Logik Roofing at (905) 424-7469 today! We also offer financing options to help pay for your new roof!
- Increase the amount of insulation in your basement. Most basements are not sufficiently insulated so heating or cooling this area of the home costs more. By adding more insulation, it will cost less to heat or cool your basement.
- Increase the amount of insulation in your attic. Another area of the home that is often lacks plenty of insulation is the attic. Adding insulation on top of the existing insulation is a major improvement and helps lower your home’s heating and cooling costs.
- Insulate your water heater. If you have tank-style water heater, you can reduce heat loss with an insulated blanket specifically designed for water heaters. Once installed, your water heater will not have to run as often to maintain hot water in the tank.
- Upgrade the lights in your home to LEDs. LED lights have come a long way and many are now brighter than fluorescents. LEDs use a fraction of the energy as incandescent lights and less than fluorescents.
- Use your dishwasher to wash dishes. Dishwashers use less water and soap compared to washing dishes by hand.
- Only run the dishwasher when it is full. There is no reason to run a partially loaded dishwasher, since most models use the same amount of water whether it is partially loaded or full.
- Don’t do partial loads of laundry. It costs just as much to do a full load of laundry as partial loads. If you typically have small loads, consider getting a smaller, combination washer and dryer as the combo unit will be more energy efficient compared to traditional full-sized machines.
- Do laundry and run the dishwasher in the evening. Hydro rates can be cheaper in the evening hours compared to daytime rates.
- Install low-flush toilet handles or a low-flush toilet. Low-flush toilets use less water and will help reduce your water bills.
- Install water-saving fixtures and faucets. There are all sorts of models to choose from for your shower, tub, and sinks.
- Upgrade your windows to energy efficient models. If your home is older, you can help reduce energy usage by getting new, modern windows installed.
- Replace your furnace if it is older. If your furnace is 15+ years old, you may want to replace it with a new, energy efficient model.
Even the smallest of improvements and changes can be a big help to reduce your home’s energy use. To request a free quote for attic and basement insulation, please feel free to contact Logik Roofing at (905) 424-7469 today!
- Top off your attic insulation. Most attics are under-insulated and do not have a sufficient barrier of protect to keep out the cold. Increasing the amount of insulation in your attic will keep out more cold air, but also keep more warm air inside your home.
- Make sure your attic is properly ventilated. Proper attic ventilation is necessary to ensure proper air flow and keep moisture out of the attic.
- Increase the insulation in your basement. The basement is typically cooler in the winter and with more insulation, it won’t cost as much to heat this area of the home.
- Install a door sweep on the bottom of doors. On the interior side of exterior doors, adding a door sweep will block out cold air drafts from getting into the home.
- Install weather stripping to seal up air leaks in door frames. If you can see sunlight coming in from around your exterior doors, they are not sealed. Adding weather stripping will help seal the doors and keep cold air out.
- Install caulking or weather stripping around windows. You will want to make sure there are no cold air leaks around windows too.
- Use window coverings to block out the cold. While blinds do help stop some cold from getting inside, you can block out more with honeycomb blinds, thick drapes, and thick curtain.
- Use natural sunlight to help heat the home. On any windows that get direct sunlight in the winter, open the blinds or drapes and allow the sun to help heat up the room.
- Get better insulation windows installed. If your home is older, you could decrease heating costs with new windows for your home.
- Remember to close the damper when not using your fireplace or stove. Once the fire has cooled down and burned out, close the damper. Leaving it open allows cold air to get into the home.
- Install a programmable thermostat. You can program the thermostat to keep your home a few degrees cooler during the day when no one is home to save some on your heating costs.
- Set ceiling fans to their winter direction. Make sure all fans are spinning in a clockwise direction and only run fans on a low speed. This will help draw up cool air and push hot air trapped on the ceiling down.
Fibreglass insulation normally comes in two different formats: Loose fibreglass insulation which is layered over the top of existing insulation or precut formed layers with a backing, typically made into rolls. Aside from helping maintain the desired indoor air temperatures, a secondary purpose of fibreglass insulation is acoustic sound dampening. This feature helps block out outdoor sounds from inside the home, while at the same time keep noise from inside the house from being heard outdoors.
In addition to these two great features other benefits of fibreglass insulation include:
- Greater Design Flexibility: It is easy to install larger amounts of fibreglass insulation in certain areas of the home to increase overall thermal protection and sound dampening, such as the attic.
- It Comes in a Wide Range of R-Values: Fibreglass insulation is available in different R-value ratings which range from R-8 to R-40. Ideally you want to use insulation with higher R-values for the best results.
- Fibreglass Insulation Does Not Settle: Rolled and loose fibreglass insulation will maintain its R-value as long as it has been properly installed. It should never be compressed as this causes a reduction in R-value.
- It Is Moisture Resistant: Unlike other types of insulation that can absorb water, fibreglass insulation does not absorb or hold water. If it gets wet, the insulation just needs to be fully dried out to restore its original R-value.
- It Is Fire Resistant: Since it is made from sand and glass, it is naturally fire resistant and does not require any addiction fire retardant treating.
- It Is Made from Recycled Materials: Most fibreglass insulation is made from 80% recycled glass. The other component to make fibreglass insulation, sand, is already a naturally occurring and renewable material.
Fibreglass insulation offers a wide range of benefits to help keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Plus, it is an eco-friendly and green building solution that is not expensive to use. After 80 years on the market, fibreglass insulation is still an excellent choice to insulate your home.
Here at Logik Roofing, we specialize in helping you improve the insulation in your home and increase its energy efficiency. Whether you want to add attic insulation or insulation to your basement, we can help. Feel free to contact us at (905) 424-7469 today for further details or to request a FREE quote!
To help you decide what colour would be best for your home, our experienced GTA residential roofers offer the following tips and suggestions:
- Request samples from a roofing contractor. Take the time to get different samples of the colours you are considering. You want to see how the colours complement or contrast your existing exterior colours of the home.
- Think about the curb appeal of your home. When selecting the colour of shingles, you have to decide how important your own personal preferences are compared to adding curb appeal and increasing the value of your home. Trendy colours can be a good choice if you intend to sell your home in the near future. Otherwise, it might be good to stick with neutral colours than never go out of style.
- Choose a shingle colour that complements the colour of your home. You want to choose a colour that will go well with your siding, brick or other exterior finish on the home. For instance, if you have a white exterior and want a traditional look, go with black or dark grey shingles.
- Consider your neighbours when selecting a shingle colour. Take a look at the colours of the roofs on your neighbours’ homes. Think about how your colour choice will look next to theirs. You should also try to avoid choosing the same colour as your neighbours, unless doing so is considered normal in your community.
- Consider how the colour will affect the appearance of the home. Dark colour shingles can create the illusion your home is smaller. Light colour shingles have the opposite effect and make the home look bigger.
In addition to having a new roof installed on your GTA home, this is also a great time to verify your attic is vented correctly, as well as top off your attic insulation. Proper attic insulation can help lower your home’s heating and cooling energy bills. Plus, proper ventilation will mean that the roof can “breathe” effectively and help maintain more event temperatures in the attic.
To request shingle samples and a free roofing quote, please feel free to contact Logik Roofing at (905) 424-7469 today! Please feel free to inquire about our basement insulation and basement renovation services as well!