Different flat roof types: which membrane to choose?

June 01 2022

The Clinique de la toiture FCA is here to help, and tells you everything you need to know about different types of roofing membranes.

Everything you need to know about converting a flat roof into a terrace.

June 01 2022

The Clinique de la toiture FCA helps you by giving you all the information you need on several types of roofing, costs and setup

Bird nests on your roof: what to do and what are the possible damages?

May 31 2022

What are the consequences of having bird nests on your roof? What can you do and how to avoid it?

Advantages and specifications of TPO roofing

January 25 2022

Increasingly popular, TPO roofing visually stands out because of its color, which is generally white. It has sparked a growing interest thanks to its advantageous features and, mostly, because it is very environmentally friendly.

TPO membrane is a thermoplastic polyolefin composition which is combined with materials like talc, carbon or fiberglass, making it even more resistant. TPO roofing is a single-ply system that is very resistant to weather conditions.

Maintenance for asphalt, gravel or tar flat roofs.

January 18 2022

If you have a flat gravel roof, you probably know that it requires regular maintenance. Nevertheless, it is important to know what elements must be checked and what must be done when anomalies are found. At Clinique de la toiture FCA, we are offering our expert advice as to how to do maintenance on your flat gravel and tar roof.

The advantages of PVC roofing membrane

January 11 2022

When it comes to roofing systems for flat roofs, a vast choice of different materials can be used; this can make it difficult to know which is best! For example, PVC roofing membrane, which offers numerous advantages, is increasingly popular in the industrial roofing industry.

Roofer’s wage: amount, experience, and growth over time

January 04 2022

Everything you need to know about the structure of a roof in Quebec

December 31 2021

Qu’est-ce que la structure d’une toiture et à quoi sert-elle ? Connaître les différents éléments du toit vous permettent de mieux détecter et comprendre les problématiques qui peuvent y être liées. En outre, si vous faites affaire avec des professionnels, vous serez plus à même de leur poser les questions et de comprendre les opérations effectuées.

How to calculate roof pitch?

December 28 2021

Whether it's a simple repair, a major renovation, or even the construction of a new roof, calculating roof pitch is critical for many reasons. Whether you are doing your own renovations or hiring a contractor, knowing the angle of your roof is essential.

Attic Ventilation: Definition, Role and Importance

December 24 2021

When thinking about the structure of a roof, the attic is often forgotten. However, this empty space between the roof and the house plays an important role in regulating temperature and humidity.

Clinique de la toiture FCA shares with you some tips to ensure proper ventilation of your home's attic.

Roof decking: definition and importance

December 21 2021

Roof decking is the sturdy layer found underneath the roof covering. So if you want a strong roof, you will need a strong deck. If you want to protect your property from the weather and extreme temperatures efficiently, then it is important to install the roof decking in a professional manner.

8 things you need to know before renovating your roof!

August 16 2021

Are you thinking of renovating your roof, but don't know where to start? Here's everything you need to know to help you get started!

TPO vs EPDM membrane: which is more durable?

August 16 2021

Between a TPO membrane and an EPDM membrane, which one is more durable? Characteristics and advantages of these 2 membranes, here is our comparison.

How do roofers renovate a flat roof?

August 16 2021

Wondering how roofers renovate flat roofs? Read on to find out more about the various construction steps!

Find out what renovation grants you can take advantage of for re-roofing

August 16 2021

Did you know that you could benefit from government grants for your roof renovation? All the details here!

Green roofing: an environmentally responsible and sustainable choice

May 31 2021

What are the most environmentally friendly roofs on the market? Clinique de la toiture FCA has compiled a list of 5 eco-friendly solutions!


How to clean your roof like a pro after winter?

May 31 2021

Roof cleaning: when to do it? With which tools? What are the steps to follow? Clinique de la toiture FCA tells you all about it!


Can you paint a TPO roof? And can you do it in Quebec too?

February 23 2021

You are wondering if you can paint a TPO roof? No worries! We will explain this in detail in this article: surface preparation, application techniques and the proper choice of paint!


How to waterproof your rooftop terrace?

February 15 2021

The waterproofing of a terrace roof is essential in Quebec. Discover our tips to keep your roof perfectly watertight every season!


How to install a skylight on a flat roof?

February 05 2021

It's not always easy to consider a skylight in Quebec: climate, energy consumption, installation, cost... We explain everything you need to know!


How thick should the insulation be for a flat roof in Quebec?

January 26 2021

If you wonder how thick the insulation for a flat roof should be and why. Read this article and ask the specialists at Clinique de la toiture FCA for advice!


How to insulate a flat roof from the outside in Quebec?

January 21 2021

You want to insulate your roof from the outside? Read our detailed article to find out what you need to check and what types of materials to use!


8 things to know before putting a deck on a flat roof

September 23 2020

If you own a property with a flat roof, one of the best ways to increase outdoor space for your business, or to create a more attractive rental or condo property, is by creating an outdoor deck on top of a flat roof.


How to remove a wasp nest under the roof?

September 16 2020

There is one pest that can make outdoor gatherings a lot less fun, and in some cases, downright dangerous – the wasp.


How to ensure good attic ventilation and insulation?

September 09 2020

Ventilating the attic of your building is essential to avoid condensation problems, which in turn can lead to other major problems.


All the advice concerning EPDM roofs

September 02 2020

Does your building have a flat roof? There is a good chance that it is covered with an EPDM membrane. But what does EPDM mean? What is it made of? What are its characteristics? How do you maintain it? Our flat roof specialists will answer all your questions and give you 3 valuable tips about this type of roof!


What are the roof emergencies?

June 12 2020

Water infiltration in the roof, whether minor or major, is an emergency; in fact, you can’t put off repairs until later, at the risk of damage to the interior of your home!


The importance of fans with air outlets for the bathroom, kitchen and dryer on your roof

June 10 2020

Whether you own a new home or an older home, attic insulation and ventilation are essential, regardless of the type of roof your home has.


Asphalt and gravel flat roofing: advantages, disadvantages, and green alternatives

June 08 2020

If your flat roof needs to be replaced, there are many options available, such as tar and gravel roofing, green roofing, or TPO or EPDM roofing, each of which offers several advantages.


Flat roof leaks: what are the causes, how to find them and how to repair them?

June 05 2020

A water leak from the roof is an inconvenience you could do without! But it can take a long time from the time water starts seeping through your flat roof to the time you notice it inside your home.


The importance of inspecting your roof twice a year

June 04 2020

If you own your home or a commercial building, there are certain obligations that you cannot avoid, such as your municipal and school tax bills.


Green roof: what are the benefits for the environment?

April 01 2020

If you are considering replacing the roof of one or more of your buildings in Montreal, have you considered installing a green roof?


Green roof: Can you have an ecological roof at an affordable price?

March 25 2020

In life, we're always happy to save money; and if we can do it while doing the environment a favour, we can be a winner in every way! If you are considering a roof replacement, why not go green? The flat roof specialists at Clinique de la toiture FCA in Montreal can tell you more about how to make your residential roof more environmentally friendly!


Converting your flat roof into a terrace

March 23 2020

If your home has a flat roof, you may be thinking about installing a terrace on the roof! But it's not as simple as taking out the patio furniture, putting it on the roof and inviting friends over for a BBQ; in fact, there are certain conditions that must be met before you can build a roof terrace.


Rubber roofing with recycled tires: what to expect?

March 20 2020

You already know about EPDM roofs and other flat roofs, sheet metal roofs, asphalt or cedar shingles, but are you familiar with recycled tire roofs? New on the market, these eco-friendly roofs are still in their infancy here, but they offer many advantages.


How does roof financing work?

March 17 2020

Do you need to repair or replace the roof of your home? There is a good chance that you won't have the full amount in your savings account but rest assured: there are many ways to finance your roof, and they are often more advantageous than you might think!


Clogged flat roof drain: what to do?

March 16 2020

Flat roofs are very practical and give a certain cachet to your property: they can be used as a terrace or regulate the temperature of your building by reflecting the sun's rays and reducing heat islands, which makes them very interesting for cities such as Montreal and Laval. But this type of roof also requires regular maintenance—and not just in terms of snow removal—to avoid considerable damage.


Ice dams on your flat roof? Resolve the situation!

January 15 2020

If you notice an accumulation of ice dams on your flat roof—commonly known as ice dams or ice blockages—you might be tempted to use a metal shovel or even worse, an ice pick, to try to break the ice, but this is to be avoided at all cost! Not only will you risk hurting yourself, but you are also risking damage to your roof; however, it is important to resolve the problem as soon as possible to prevent further damage!


Rooftop snow removal: Yes, but how?

January 09 2020

Rooftop snow removal is an important task to undertake on a regular basis. Yet, if removing snow from a flat roof might seem simple, some precautions do apply. And this is why it is always preferable to call upon experts in flat roof snow removal, who will know how to quickly and efficiently clear snow from residential or commercial roofs.


When should I remove snow from my roof?

January 09 2020

Removing snow from your roof is never a fun task and this, no matter what type of roof it is. And while some people do it themselves, it’s better to trust specialists in flat roof snow removal to ensure that the work is carried out properly—and that you do not cause further damage, thus avoiding costly renovations! But do you necessarily have to clear the snow from your roof? What are the possible risks of opting not to remove the snow?


What are the different possible types of roof work?

October 04 2019


Installing a TPO membrane on your flat roof!

September 25 2019


What are the advantages of installing a flat roof?

June 25 2019

Flat roof or pitched roof? In terms of residential roof, the sky is the limit, or just about! Depending on the age of your home, it could have a pitched roof or a flat roof. More and more popular, the latter is well worth discovering. What are the advantages of a flat roof? Here are a few...


When is the best time to replace a roof?

June 20 2019

Are you wondering about whether your roof needs minor repairs, or if it needs a complete re-roofing? The advice from specialists, like those at Clinique de la toiture FCA in Montreal, will be very useful for you! Specializing in flat roofs, we can carry out both the renovation and the replacement of a roof; but unless there is an emergency that needs to be dealt with in the next few days, certain times of the year are more conducive than others for roof work. And sometimes, a simple repair is enough!


How to counter water stagnation on a flat roof?

June 11 2019

The stagnation of water on a flat roof can result from various causes and lead to numerous problems; which is why it's important to deal with the situation as soon as possible. Whether it is a residential roof, or a commercial or industrial one, you must quickly deal with standing water issues on your roof. But when must one intervene actually? If, 48 hours after a rainfall, there are still one or several pools of collected water, you need to act; and while a simple repair is often sufficient, a water stagnation problem that has not been dealt with can lead to the replacement of a roof because of damages that may result from it.


5 tips to follow to renovate your flat roof

June 07 2019

Roof renovation is not a subject to take lightly. Indeed, it’s better to entrust your repair project to flat roof specialists rather than trying to do it yourself to save a few dollars… which you risk having to spend down the road anyway, to repeat the work that wasn’t done properly! If you’re thinking about repairing or renovating your flat roof, here are 5 tips that may come quite handy; follow them before you proceed with the work!


Roof Covering: What to choose and for what budget

June 05 2019

You can choose between 2 types of white roofs: TPO membrane or EPDM membrane, the latter also available in black. Fully recyclable at the end of their life cycle, they can also serve as a watertight base for owners who want to install a green roof. And contrary to an elastomer membrane, TPO and EPDM are not welded with a blowtorch, but with a heat gun, which reduces the risks of fire almost to nothing.


What type of roofing material should you choose for your flat roof?

April 06 2019

There are many roofing materials available for flat roofs and they offer many advantages; it is therefore important to learn about each of them before making your final choice because the cost of replacing your roof can be quite significant. Thankfully, there are many roof renovation subsidies available and these will help you save money! But how will you know which material best suits your building and your needs?


Correcting the slope of a flat roof to prevent water accumulation

April 04 2019

Does your building have a flat roof and do you have water accumulation problems? Maybe you need to correct the slope of your roof. In fact, there is a minimal required slope to allow for water to flow toward the roof drains and prevent stagnant water from pooling on your roof. When you choose to have our specialist roofers repair your roof, you’ll have not only a higher roof, allowing for better drainage, but you might also qualify for a one of Quebec’s subsidies for roof renovations.


Raising the roof deck: how can you optimize your roof ventilation?

April 02 2019

If your roof ventilation isn’t sufficient, it would be wise to ask us to raise the roof deck. Creating an air space will produce better air circulation under the joists, allowing for optimized ventilation and significantly lower heating and air conditioning costs. And if you add inadequate insulation to the mix, you might also have problems with water infiltration or ice damming (currently a common issue in Quebec), which will also increase your energy costs.


Flat Roof vs Pitched Roof: advantages and disadvantages

January 28 2019

Are you wondering about the price of a roof renovation and the cost of the materials? Are you asking yourself if you should opt for a pitched roof or a flat roof? Each of these 2 types of roofing has its advantages and disadvantages, and the specialists from Clinique de la toiture FCA in Montreal will be able to give you advice on the type of roof to favor in your situation.


What is the GAF certification for roofers?

January 28 2019

Did you know that the expertise of Clinique de la toiture FCA allowed us to obtain a certification from GAF, the largest manufacturer of roofs in North America? Indeed, our flat roofing specialists can carry out the repair or re-roofing of a flat roof, which will extend its lifespan and this, whether it is a residential or commercial roof. Don't entrust the repairs of your roof to a non-certified company, turn to the best roofers in Montreal, at Clinique FCA close to Laval, and ask for the lifelong GAF roofing system for residential roofs!


TPO Membrane vs Elastomeric Membrane: What are the advantages?

January 28 2019

You must repair or replace your white roof and are not sure what material you should use between a TPO or an elastomeric membrane? Here are a few of the advantages when you opt for a TPO roof.


Elastomer vs. TPO vs. EPDM: What are the differences for flat roofs?

October 26 2018

You have to renovate your roof but you do not know the cost of the work and the price of the different materials? How to verify the many products that exist on the market? The specialists of Clinique de la toiture FCA in Montreal will guide you in choosing the best material.


Directo: A unique commercial roof management service in Montreal!

October 24 2018

Clinique de la toiture FCA in Montreal offers you Directo, its commercial roof management service. No matter the size or number of your buildings, entrust the maintenance of your commercial and industrial roofs to FCA.


6 essential points to choose the right roofing specialist!

October 22 2018

Choosing a roofer for a residential, commercial or industrial roofing repair in Quebec and even in the Montreal area can be difficult given the large number of companies in this field. That’s why it’s important to shop around and choose the roofing company that best meets your needs.


What is a TPO membrane and what are its benefits for your roof?

October 19 2018

To learn everything about TPO roofs and their features, contact the best roofing contractors in Montreal at Clinique de la toiture FCA! But what are the advantages of choosing a TPO membrane for your white roof?


Specialist in roof construction in Montreal: Why choose our services?

October 15 2018

When it comes to hiring roofing specialists for your residential roof, or for your commercial or industrial roof in Montreal, Clinique de la toiture FCA is there for you!


Benefits of a green roof in Montreal

July 05 2018

Green roofs are gaining in popularity; but do you know all the advantages they offer? Contact Clinique de la Toiture FCA to learn more!


TPO and EPDM roofing: Benefits and characteristics

July 03 2018

What are the characteristics and advantages of TPO and EPDM roofs? Consult the expert roofers from Clinique de la Toiture FCA to learn more!


What are the best roof maintenance practices?

June 30 2018

What kind of maintenance upkeep does a flat roof require? Specialists from Clinique de la Toiture FCA in Montreal give you some advice!


The lifespan of a flat roof and advices from our roofing experts in Montreal!

March 22 2018

The lifespan of a flat roof depends on the type of material used for the re-roofing. Most people want a durable material at the best possible price. If you have a flat rooftop, you have everything to gain by opting for very durable materials that also provide a multitude of benefits.


How much are the anticipated costs for the replacement of your roof?

March 20 2018

How much should you expect to pay to renovate your roof? Here is your cost breakdown of materials, membranes and labor determining the cost of a new roof. This blog post covers sloped and flat roof replacement!


Get a free estimate from the best team of roofers in Montreal; Clinique de la Toiture FCA!

March 15 2018

Looking for the best roofers in Montreal? Trust the specialists at Clinique de la Toiture FCA! Serving the Villeray, St-Leonard, Rosemont and Plateau Mont-Royal boroughs as well as other neighbourhoods in Montreal and even in Laval, we offer re-roofing and replacement services not only for residential roofs, but also for commercial and industrial roofs as well.


What are the available grants for the renovation of your roof?

March 10 2018

Depending on where you live, you may be granted various financial contributions, based on a percentage defined by certain criteria specific to each municipality.