Leaking roofs are one of the worst things that can happen to a building. And cause the biggest headache. It can be hard to discern where a leak is coming from and it is guaranteed to be nearly impossible for you to fix it alone. A leaking roof is by no means the only reason you may need to have your roof repaired, but it is a very common one. (more…)
One of the best ways to prevent the need to have your flat roof replaced is to maintain and inspect it regularly. Flat roofs require more maintenance than sloped roofs simply because of their inherent flatness. They collect water and debris more easily than sloped roofs and it’s more likely you will miss common issues because you cannot see them walking up to the building. (more…)
Did you know up to 40% of heat loss in your home happens through the roof? In Ontario, with constant rising heating costs and cold winters, it is a good idea to save your heat wherever possible. The current building standards require 22.5 inches of insulation whereas residential applications have a mere 6 inches. Having proper insulation and maintaining that insulation will dramatically reduce the amount of heat lost through your roof. (more…)
A flat roof is very hard for even a skilled handy man to inspect. This is because flat roof issues that will cause you migraines down the road are hard to spot. In fact, sometimes it’s impossible to see them with the naked eye. Professional roof inspectors can extend the life of your flat roof years in just one inspection by providing you with tips and maintenance solutions. (more…)
Whether you have an obvious leak or you’ve noticed a hole in your roof after a bad storm, some problems need immediate attention. It’s common to call roofing places with these problems and get a lackluster response and then be told they can have someone there for you within a week. While a week isn’t necessarily the end of the world, it’d be nicer to get a faster response wouldn’t it?