The roof on your home is one of the most important elements of your entire residence. This is especially true for those of us that live in the GTA and surrounding areas; where the snow can quickly pile up during the heart of the winter. Since the weight of this snow can challenge a poorly constructed roof, it's important to work with roofing contractors that are familiar with seasonal exposures and common repairs that are necessary in this region. We have the expertise and knowledge to install, replace, maintain and repair residential roofs from standard shingled roofs to flat roofs and more.
Commercial & Industrial
Just like your home, your commercial property is also an investment. A reliable commercial roofing contractor such as L.S. Roofing & Renovations, serving the GTA and surrounding areas, can make sure that your roof stays intact and your interior stays dry no matter what Mother Nature throws at you. When you use a local commercial roofing contractor, you can be assured that the money you spend will stay right here in the community, helping other local businesses. We cover you like we cover our own so give us a call for your commercial roofing needs.
At L.S. Roofing & Renovations, we offer comprehensive service for your flat roofing needs and ensure you are completely satisfied with the results. How are we able to effectively meet our client’s roofing needs? It starts with understanding their goals and then offering superior workmanship and competitive pricing to meet them. Below are some of the most popular flat roofing systems with some pros and cons for comparison:
Built Up Roofing (BUR) Built up roofing is a generic term for a roof system that is literally built by adding layers. Built up roofing is most often made from alternating layers of roofing felt with different waterproofing materials, including coal tar pitch, asphalt, cold application adhesive, and modified asphalt. It is also known as "tar and gravel" roofing, because it's finished off with a final layer of gravel, crushed rock, or other mineral substance, in order to minimize sun damage.
The other popular built up roofing style is a modified bitumen roof. MBR's are made from fiberglass-based asphalt sheeting, applied in layers with mopped-on hot bitumen between each. Built-up roofing is more commonly found on commercial buildings than on residential homes, but it's still well suited for houses with flat roofs. While built-up roofing is the most economical choice of flat roofing, sunlight will eventually break down the asphalt base and the roof will need to be replaced sooner than other options.
Single-Ply Roofs Single-ply roofs are the most reliable, popular, and practical, flat roof solutions on the market. It comes in two main types. Thermoset membranes are manufactured from rubber polymers, and require the use of liquid adhesive or tape to form a watertight seal at the overlaps. Thermoplastic membranes, made from plastic polymers, have seams formed with heat or chemical welding. Most thermoplastic membranes include a reinforcement layer of polyester or fiberglass for increased strength and stability, as well. Either way, these single ply roof materials, more commonly referred to as rubber, or plastic, roofing membranes, are probably the best choice if you need to replace flat roofing. They'll cost a little more than built up roofing for materials and installation, but they will last a lot longer with far fewer problems. Any extra initial costs are well worth it in the long run.
Sprayed Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Sprayed polyurethane foam is a relatively new product that is sprayed onto the roof as a liquid in order to form a single, continuous, seamless structure. Because foam is flexible and lightweight, it's perfect for irregularly shaped roofs and protrusions. For re-roofing, SPF also eliminates the need to remove the previous roof, since it can be applied directly over existing roof installations, including asphalt shingles, built-up roofs, clay tile, concrete, metal, and wood. Foam roofing systems are easy to maintain, and with a high insulation value, they can combat some of the heat issues common with flat roofing. The only downside is SPF's track record. It just doesn't have much of one yet, so you're taking a little bit of a risk by going with this product.
L.S. Roofing & Renovations offers a wide variety of residential roofing shingle options with profiles that are just as beautiful as they are durable. We offer designer, luxury and traditional shingle options offering different display's of textures, colors and styles that today's homeowners demand.
With such an important choice of which shingle brand and shingle line to proceed with, choosing an experienced and reliable roofing company is just as important.
When replacing a roof, you will need to decide if you want to remove the old shingles first. Most roofs are designed to hold one layer of shingles, but some people decide to add a second layer to save on the cost of removing the first layer. However, Ontario Building Code (Sec. 9.26) states that you may have no more than two layers of shingles, so you will end up spending more to remove both layers of shingles next time you replace the roof.
If you are having problems with your roof it is important to address them promptly. A small and relatively easy to fix leak could become a giant water damage cleanup project with just one bad storm. Roofing projects tend to be somewhat expensive, but investing in your roof tends to raise the property value as well as saving you from costly interior repairs.