Roofing and Exterior Articles – Archived

Energy Efficient Windows

Windows with low-e coating reflect back part of your room's heat in the winter

Energy efficient windows are a requirement in new homes and are starting to replace windows in older homes. They provide maximum lighting and ventilation while keeping the heat out in the summer and provides warmth in the winter. Read More

 5 Reasons your Roof is Leaking

Roof is leaking in home

Find out the 5 reasons your roof is leaking. Read More.

 Habitat for Humanity Robitaille and Solomon Edition

Habitat for Humanity

Two amazing families, Robitaille and Solomon, were presented with their keys to their new home and we were happy to be apart of this special day. Read More.

BBB Accredited Roofers

BBB 20 years accredited

We are celebrating our 20th year with the BBB find out how we stand by the 8 standards of BBB Accreditation throughout our company. Read More.

Storm Damage to your Roof

Roof samage from a storm

Storm Damage to your roof can happen any time of the year and can cause major damage, find out what to do after a big storm.Read More.

Soffit Ventilation

Soffit Ventilation

Soffit ventilation improves attic ventilation which will allow your roof to last longer. Read More.

Matching Siding and Shutters

homes exterior

Find out tips and tricks for matching your homes exterior. Read More.

SAWDAC Customer Service Excellence Award

SAWDAC Customer Service Excellence Award

We are 2017 Winners of the SAWDAC Customer Service Excellence. Read More.

Habitat For Humanity Groundbreaking Carter Work Project Build & Canadian Heroes for Humanity

Groundbreaking Habitat for Humanity Forbes

July 10th was the groundbreaking ceremony on Forbes Street, London for two more families! Read More.

Ideal Roofing – Steel Roofing Company

Ideal roofing logo

Find out more about the most trusted Steel Roofing Supply Company. Read More.

Fall Roof Inspection

End of summer is the best time to have a fall roof inspection to get ready for the fall season. Read More.


Ice on your Eavestrough

Gutters-filled-with-ice

Find out why ice is building up on or around your eavestrough. Read More.

Insulating House Wrap

house wrap

There is a very important step when installing Siding. The insulation. Read More.

Habitat for Humanity Team Build

Habitat for Humanity Build

Staff participated in Habitat for Humanity Team Build for the 2017 Canadian Heroes edition. Read More.

Windows in the Winter

Bay Bow Window

 

Did you know you can still replace your Windows in the Winter in London? Read More. 

Toys for Tots Canada Collection 2017

Toys for Tots Canada 2017 Final Collection

Another successful year collection Toys for Tots for Tots Canada! Read More.

2017 Wrap Up

1stChoiceHomeSolutionsDressForTheCauseStaff

Catch up on our exciting year in 2017! Read More.

 2016

Attic Inspection – Snow Melting

Poor Roof Attic Insulation

Snow piling up on your house is a good indicator of the roof’s condition. Read More.

Energy Efficient Tips for your Home

Some helpful tips to save your hard earned money and have your home become more energy efficient. Read More.

Metal Roofing Company London

A Metal Roof is known to be 2-3 times more money upfront than a common Shingle or Asphalt Roof. However, over the course of a lifetime, the Metal Roof ends up saving you money as no repairs or re-roofing will need to be done. Read More.

Steel Shingle Information

Steel Shingle Information Infographic

Check out some Steel Shingle Information on our Infographic. Read More.

Roof Installation

Having a Roof Installed is a big decision that requires a lot of research. You will want to look at your budget, how long you will be living there and what style your home is. Read More.

Vinyl Siding Insulation

Insulplank

Vinyl Siding Insulation is very important to have on your home in the Summer and Winter. Read More.

Benefits of Installing a Door Glass

Installing a door glass to your entrance way will not only allow more natural light into your home but will also raise the curb appeal, and value, of your home. Read More.

Benefits of Skylights

Skylight in Living Room

Velux offers various type of Skylights such as a pivoting window, top-hinged window, a balcony window, solar powered window and a digitally controlled window. Read More.

Eavestrough in the Winter

Eavestrough in the Winter filled with ice

Your Eavestrough is a critical aspect of your home. Snow and ice can build up in your downspouts and run off. If you do not have a proper hanger installed, your home’s foundation and roof will suffer. Read More.

Electronic Locks

Weiser Smartcode 10

Electronic Locks are becoming increasingly popular. They can even be programmed with your Smartphone. We will go through the advantages of installing an electronic lock and which one is best for your home. Read More.

Roof Deck Protection

GAF Roof Deck Protection

Roof Deck Protection is one of the most important Roofing Products you can have installed. Read More.

8 Tips to Enhance your Homes Curb Appeal – Part 1

Country Style Home

Here are the first 4 proven tips to enhance your homes curb appeal. Find out the purpose of your home, colour combination and materials and textures. Read More.

8 Tips to Enhance your Homes Curb Appeal – Part 2

Steel Home

Here are the other 4 important aspects to enhance your homes curb appeal. Read More.

How Heat can Affect your Shingles

Warped Shingles

Heat can affect your Roof Shingles in many ways and can cause major damage down the road. Read More.

New Homeowner Checklist

Checkmarks on paper

Purchasing a new home is an exciting time. For anyone who is purchasing their first home some things can be overwhelming and scary. As a Trusted Roofing Contractor in London Ontario, we have a handy checklist that you can print out and keep with you to make sure your basics are covered. Read More.

Preventing Basement Leaks

Wet Basement

Spring rain can be great for your yard but no so much for your basement if you don’t have proper eavestrough installed. Read More.

Pet Rescue BBQ – Part 1

Paws United

A BBQ was put on by 1st Choice Home Solutions, “Prove it” and Paws United to raise money for the not-for-profit dog rescue Paws United. Read More.

Pet Rescue BBQ – Part 2

Pet Rescue BBQ

1st Choice Home Solutions and Paws United came out to Pet Valu at 760 Hyde Park Road to host a BBQ in hopes to raise money for pet adoption and collect items needed for our furry friends. Read More.

Get The Farmhouse Look

Get the look of the Farmhouse

We will show you how to create your dream home with products that we currently offer. Read More.

Leak Barriers & Ice Dam Protection

Weather Watch

A Leak Barrier helps prevent water penetration at the most vulnerable areas of your roof (at the eaves and rakes, in valleys, around chimneys, etc.). Read More.

Get The Craftsman Look

Get the look of a Luxurious Craftsman Home! Read More.

Questions to ask your Roofing Contractor

There are 3 questions you should ask every Roofing Contractor in London Ontario. Read More.

Get The Stone Look

We are able to help pick the right stone colour and any other additional characteristics to help make your house, your home. Read More.

Overflowing Gutters

overflowing-rain-gutters

Most of the time the main cause of overflowing gutters is a blockage.  There are multiple reasons your gutters become blocked, shingle granules, leaves, sticks, seeds, nests and more. Read More.

Siding Leaks

Siding Leak damage

While Vinyl Siding itself is waterproof leaks can happen. They are usually caused by openings at the joints of the siding sections, drain openings, bottom edge and not having a waterproof barrier. Read More

Steel Roofing Shingles Information

Steel Shingles Junior H-F

Steel roofing shingles can be installed in different styles and forms which include shingles, standing seam units, click lock and more.  Read More.

Energy Ratings for Windows

NFRC Label There are many energy ratings for windows (and other products). They can be broken down into different categories. Read More.

Toys for Tots

Toys for Tots Canada Logo

1st Choice Home Solutions has decided to help this holiday season and give back to the community by collecting newly purchased toys for the Toys for Tots program. Read More.

Decorating your Roof for the Holidays

Decorating your roof for the holidays can be a risky job. Here are 4 main safety tips for putting up Holiday decorations on your Roof. Read More.

Replacing your Roof Before Winter

Metal Roof Home

Your roof may need to be reinforced, re-shingled or even have new flashing installed before the snow comes. It is important to strengthen your roof before any potential damages can occur. Read More.

Wakefield Bridge Information

Wakefield Bridge steel shingles are created by using new and recycled steel, which is cost efficient as the price does not experience any fluctuations of world market oil prices, unlike Asphalt shingles. Read More.

Toys for Tots Canada

Toy Donations in Boxes

A lot of age groups was purchased for this year, and a very large donation came from a lady with a bag full of items, mostly for ages 10-14 which was very much needed.Read More.

2016 Wrap Up

Our involvement with the London Ontario Community this year has been great! 2016 has been a wonderful year for 1st Choice Home Solutions.Read More.

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