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What are the different possible types of roof work?




Do you need to undertake work on your roof? You know that your roof is in bad condition but don’t know anything about the various types of roof work? No worries, we will cover the subject and answer all your questions in the next lines!

Why trust us on this blog? Located in Montreal, more precisely in Anjou, Clinique de la Toiture FCA is a roofing company that specializes in flat roofs, with professional roofers that cumulate many years of experience! It’s thanks to them that we can collect information and write these blogs.

Therefore, continue with your reading and you will discover the different roof works…

1. Installation of a Roof

Whether it is a residential or commercial building, an all-new construction needs a roof! So far, you probably knew that. Now, various roof options are available to you, starting with the inevitable: the flat roof vs the slanted roof! Depending on what is feasible in your case, one option could be better than the other, and we invite you to browse our blog or to contact us to find out more about this subject! If the flat roof option suits you, the next step is to figure out the type of material adapted to your budget, your neighbourhood and the project’s lifespan. There are several membranes for flat roofs, in particular, TPO, EPDM or elastomer membranes. Each covering has its own installation technique based on the different materials (plastic, rubber, tar, etc.).

Click here to find out more on these membranes!

2. Roof Repair

Your roof is leaking? Is the membrane covering it torn? It is very often possible to fix that with repairs to your roof. It is however crucial to act quickly, to limit the risks of water infiltration; which could cause substantial damage to the structure of your building or to your insulation! What is more, if mold and humidity were to creep in, repair works might become much bigger than expected, so here is our advice: Keep an eye on your roof, this could save you quite a lot of money!

Which brings us to the following point…

3. Reroofing

Sometimes, the membrane could be damage beyond any possible repair. The replacement of a roof is obviously a substantial expense that one does not undertake happily; however, trying to repair at any cost a roof that should not be repaired anymore may result in costly repair work to the building’s structure in itself… think about it!

On the other hand, this work should not be undertaken lightly: heavy work requires heavy means! And not everybody can be a roofer… (luckily for us!). We thus encourage you to contact a professional in this case of force majeure.

4. Roof Ventilation and Insulation

Poor insulation of your attic space or roof deck might result in a consequent loss of heat and rapidly increase your heating bill, and your carbon footprint. Defective ventilation can lead to a lack of proper air circulation, hence to the presence of excessive humidity, which accelerates the deterioration of the roof and therefore reduces the lifespan of the latter. The installation of ventilation holes on your roof, in the right spots, is necessary to ensure adequate air circulation.

If you do not want to undertake this work by yourself, you can trust the specialists from Clinique de la toiture FCA to carry out your project. We offer free estimates, and we help you find out information about grants for the renovation of your roof. Contact us!



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