Pitched versus Flat Roofing

April 17th, 2019

Residential Roofing

Roofs are arguably the most important feature of any building regardless of whether you are talking about commercial, industrial, or residential buildings.  Roofs offer shelter and protection from inclement weather, but they are also one of the key structural components of a building.  If you are building a home or other outdoor building and you are considering what type of roof to install, you will want to consider some of the pros and cons of pitched versus flat roofing.  Pitched and flat roofing are popular choices for all types of buildings, but there are certainly advantages and disadvantages to each – let’s take a closer look.

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How Often Should Your Roof Be Inspected

February 21st, 2019

Residential Roofing

Determining the appropriate frequency of roofing inspections is not what you would call an exact science.  There are a number of factors that will influence how often your roof should be inspected from the materials used in its construction to the age of the roof, not to mention the impact of weather such as wind, snow, rain, and sun.  As the homeowner, you should ideally commit yourself to giving your roof a quick once over at least twice a year where you look for signs of damage, but you will also want to schedule regular professional roof inspections.  Let’s take a closer look at some of the factors you should consider when determining how often your roof should be inspected.

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What to Look for in a Residential Roofing Company

January 23rd, 2019

Residential Roofing

Choosing a residential roofing company is a decision that should not be taken lightly.  Roofing repairs and replacement can not only be costly, but they are crucial to protecting your home, belongings, and most importantly – your family.  So, when selecting a roofing contractor, what should you consider?  From the company’s reputation and experience to your preferred working style, there are many things to look for in a residential roofing company.  Let’s take a look at some of the most important factors to consider.

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Qualities of a Commercial Roofing Company

December 22nd, 2018

Commercial-Roofing

Finding and hiring a commercial roofing company can be a painstaking endeavor, but one that must be completed with care and attention.  Commercial and industrial roofs are complicated and integral components of any industrial or commercial building, so working with a reputable roofer is critical to ensuring your business operates effectively.  Leaking roofs can lead to damage to equipment, products, and could even compromise the health and safety of your employees.  An excellent commercial roofer is one with industry experience and the reputation to match.  So, what should you look for in a commercial roofing company?

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Most Common Materials for Commercial Roofing

November 20th, 2018

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Commercial roofing represents a highly specialized industry wherein roofing experts utilize a variety of construction materials and methods.  To believe that all commercial roofs are constructed from the same materials would be incorrect.  So then, when it comes to commercial roofing practice, what are some of the most common roofing materials and how would you choose the best materials for your building?  Let’s take a closer look at the most common material for commercial roofing and some of the reasons they are selected for various projects.

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Residential Roofing Materials Comparison

October 22nd, 2018

Residential Roofing Materials Comparison

 

 

If the time has come for you to repair or replace your residential roof, it’s also time to learn something about the most common materials used in residential roofing.  Depending on your geographic region, the materials currently used in your roof, and your budget, your choice of roofing materials is going to vary.  In Canada, there are several commonly utilized residential roofing materials including asphalt, clay, concrete, and metal.  Let’s take a moment to describe and compare each of these materials.

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How to Repair Roof Shingles

August 17th, 2018

How to Repair Roof ShinglesSo your roof is leaking and you are hoping that there are some easy to follow do it yourself repairs that will stop said leaking.  Knowing how to repair roof shingles is helpful even for a new roof because it is not uncommon for roofs to develop leaks before the entire roof needs to be replaced.  In cases such as these, a home owner with the right tools and a handyman’s intuition may well be able to repair a leak and save the cost of hiring professional roofers.  Small leaks caused by localized damage such as broken or missing shingles can usually be fixed quite easily.  In fact, the most difficult part of repairing roof shingles is locating the leak.  One you have found the leak, single roofs tend to be the easiest to fix. 

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Avoid Major Roof Repairs

June 7th, 2018

Roof Inspection Techniques

Roofing contractors will tell you that one of the leading contributing factors to roof deterioration is improper maintenance. Homeowners often expect that their roof is in good condition if it can survive major weather events; but if you have to wait for a storm to learn that it needs repairs, you’ve waited too long. Even minor leaks during a moderate rainstorm may be a sign of more significant problems; and since your roof provides important structural support to your home and protection to your belongings, it is vital that you ensure it is cared for properly.

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Best Roofing Materials for British Columbia

March 5th, 2018

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The leaky condo crisis of the 1980s, 1990s, and early 2000s provides plenty of proof that construction materials and methods can have a major impact on the overall condition and quality of your home.  Living in British Columbia means that you likely experience more rain in a few months than most climates experience in an entire year.  Yet, if you’re wondering which the best roofing materials for British Columbia are, there are no simple answers.  Indeed, British Columbia offers a very diverse climate, and many regions face a great deal of rain as well.  So, if you’re asking yourself which roofing materials are the best, speak to a qualified roofing contractor in your city.

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Best Commercial Roofing Products

January 19th, 2017

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In general, commercial and industrial building feature flat roofs, but that’s not to say all flat roofs are the same.  There are a number of flat roof options for commercial and industrial buildings and each have their pros and cons.  Perhaps one of the best commercial roofing products today is the sprayed polyurethane foam roof, though it is not commonly installed.  Built-up roofs, modified bitumen roofs, PVC roofing, and single ply EPDM roofing structures tend to be more popular.  Let’s take a look at each of these roofing products and some of their benefits and disadvantages.

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