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How to Replace a Flat Roof

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When it comes time to replace your flat roof, there are a number of different factors to consider. It is important to understand each factor before diving into the roof replacement to help ensure that the roof you choose is right for your needs, and for the building it is being installed on. Deciding on the right type of roofing material is one of the most important decisions when it Read More

The 4 Different Types of Flat Roofs

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Considering a flat roof for your residential or commercial building? Flat roofs are a popular choice for urban environments, and when properly installed and maintained, can last for up to twenty-five years. If you’re thinking about a new flat roof or looking for options for a new building, there are four main types of flat roofs that you’ll be able to choose from. Here’s what you should know about each. Read More

Great Ideas for Roof Areas for Your Apartment Buildings

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One great advantage of a flat roof is more usable space. Not only does a flat roof design provide more room inside, it also opens up a world of possibilities for maximizing space outside as well. One of the high points of a flat roof is the ability to create spectacular outdoor areas like gardens, decks, patios, and outdoor lounges –an excellent way to increase your apartment complex’s value, boost 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

5 Benefits Of Having A Flat Roof For Your Commercial Building

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Flat roof or peaked roof? It’s an age-old battle that will probably never end. Supporters of each roof style have compelling arguments, but when it comes to your commercial building, the flat roof is truly the best way to go. It’s not just about fitting in with the rest of the flat-roofed commercial buildings in your area; it’s about choosing the architectural style that best suits the needs of the Read More

5 Common Noise Issues With Flat Roofs (And How To Fix Them)

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Flat roofs are not immune to noise problems, especially if they are not well-built or well-maintained. While no roof is sound-proof, there are certain repairs and replacements that can be done to reduce the sound of rain or hail, and the banging noises that many unfortunate home-owners do experience from time to time. The most common noise issues with flat roofs are banging, loud rain, snapping/popping sounds, heat-related cracking, and Read More

Modified Bitumen – The Pro’s and Con’s

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If you look around at the various types of low-sloped roofs, you will find a wide variety of types depending upon the type of roof, its location, and various other factors. In Burlington, Mississauga, and Oakville, Modified Bitumen is a widely used product for roofs by many roofing contractors. Modified Bitumen roofing systems are composed of five different components which the roofing contractor can assemble in various combinations. The layers Read More

Flat Roof Safety

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Flat Roof Safety One would think that a flat roof would be relatively safe to work on compared to a sloped roof. Generally, it is but there are still danger’s workers must be aware of when working on a flat roof. The most important safety device you can utilize while working on a flat roof is sitting right on your shoulders – your head. It seems simple enough but more Read More