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New Trends in Roofing Material and Building Processes

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Are you in the market for a new roof? New trends in roofing this year have seen a real surge in eco-friendly and green roofing materials and building practices. There’s also emphasis on durability, and long-lasting roofing options, as well as a move towards stylish and modern roofs that have character. If you’re looking for some ideas for your new roof, or just interested in keeping up-to-date on the latest Read More

5 Ideas for your Building’s Flat Roof

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These days, flat roofs aren’t just a way to cut down on construction costs and commercial space – they’re a well-built, creative part of many homes, cottages and office buildings. Whether you have a section of flat roof on your house or commercial building, there are plenty of design ideas that will make it more aesthetically appealing – not to mention functional. Are you envisioning a patio space, or a Read More

What is a Living Roof?

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More and more often these days, you are likely hearing the phrase “living roof” or “green roof.” Though the concept and design of a living roof seems quite modern, the truth is far more complex. In fact, green roofs have been used for thousands of years by societies like the Norse, the Babylonians and the early European pioneers in Canada. So just what is this mysterious, retro roofing composed of? Read More

Why It’s Worth It To Have Professionals Install Your Residential Flat Roof

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If you’re a homeowner, chances are good that you have a few solid DIY skills. Maybe you’ve become the best plumber or painter in the neighbourhood – or even turned a decrepit old house into a charming, beautiful dwelling. Having building and repair skills is great, but when it comes to installing a residential flat roof, it’s best to bring in the experts. It’s understandable that you may want to Read More

How to Perform Winter Flat Roof Maintenance

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You probably already know that no matter how structurally sound your flat roof is, it needs regular maintenance to outlast its warranty. Flat roof or pitched roof, they all need some TLC to survive. This is especially the case in harsh climates where powerful rain, wind, snow and hail can inflict damage from season to season. In Canada, winter flat roof maintenance is very important to the lifespan of any Read More

5 Common Reasons for Commercial Roof Repair

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Although flat roofing isn’t usually the first choice for home builders in Canada, it is the most popular choice for commercial builders. Contrary to popular opinion, this type of roofing is neither perfectly “flat,” nor does it pose more maintenance problems than a pitched roof. That said, every type of roof needs regular maintenance and repair to keep it working properly. Whether your roof is pitched, flat, skillion or bonnet, Read More

The Most Common Flat Roofing Materials

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Flat roofing is used in so many different parts of the world that in some cases, they barely resemble each other. Cultural differences equate to differences in architectural style and material choices from one place to another. In fact, there are over a dozen types of flat roofing materials that are used by modern builders. Among these materials we find asphalt, fibreglass, coal-tar and many different types of manufactured rubber and Read More

5 Ways To Make Your Roof More Green

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What is a green roof? “Green” is a term that is often used to describe an object or process that is beneficial to the natural environment of a space, or at least less detrimental than other run-of-the-mill items. A hybrid car versus an SUV, for example. But what of construction, and roofing in particular? What things can homeowners, business owners and builders do to make their roofing more “green?” It’s Read More

How Long Does Roof Insulation Last?

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There are many ways to insulate a roof, from the classic pink fibreglass pillows to wood fibres and perlite boards. Which works the best, and lasts the longest? The truth is, each type of roof insulation can be a great, long-lasting choice so long as it is installed properly and not directly exposed to extreme weather conditions. In fact, most modern insulation products are expected to last the lifetime of Read More

What is a Green Roof?

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A green roof is covered either partially or completely by living plants and some kind of substrate in which the roots will anchor themselves. This is actually not an altogether new idea, although it has gathered a great deal of momentum over the last few years. Traditional pioneer homes across the Canadian prairies were topped with sod – a layer of growing grass and dirt – as insulation. Why the Read More