How to Find Best Roofing Services

Posted on April 28, 2017 in Uncategorized

There are a large number of renowned names when it comes to roofing solution in Canada. Most excel in providing the best of roofing services in the industry. They not only possess expertise in new roofing service but in the errand of re-roofing as well. These companies are dedicated to deliver the best to their customers so that you can trust on these companies for all your roofing needs.

There are many online roofing companies that possess the best trained and experienced staffs in the industry to ensure timely and quality service to their clients as customer satisfaction is what they aim at. They can provide you with a range of choices when it comes to the roofing services that includes flat roof systems and sloped roof systems as well. They also offer roofing systems for residential as well as commercial purposes.

They also provide their customers with hi-tech services to ensure safety and security to you as well as your family. The roofing developed by these companies offers you with a high level of security from artificial as well as natural threats.

All you need to do is to make an online search for all your roofing solutions whether it is to build a new roof or just a re-roofing, these companies will provide you with excellent and high quality services for both residential as well as commercial purposes and that too at reasonable prices. There are many companies that expertise in the industry and thrive to serve you with the best.

Structural Steelwork Roofing

Posted on April 26, 2017 in Uncategorized

If you’re old enough then perhaps you can remember back to a time when steel roofing was the “ugly duckling” of roofing systems, and materials. The only time you saw it back then was when you were driving past a barn out in the country, or found yourself in the industrial district of your city where it was used to cover warehouses.

Then a handful of decade’s back things began to change and it started up in areas of high altitude, where folks began to use steel roofing on their homes and cabins. It’s strong and quite permanent, so it proved to be the ideal roofing system to shed heavy snow loads. A onetime roof that would last decade’s longer, and didn’t spring leaks while the owners were away for the season.

So now fast forward to today when in terms of popularity, steel roofing is the currently the fastest growing system in the US and Canada. Now keep in mind that this doesn’t mean that there are more of them. Rather, it means that what was once an obscure system is being discovered at a greater percentage rate than any other type of roof.

The big turning point for steel in particular, was the development of new high tech coating materials that now last up to 50 years and even more. In fact you can now find contractors that will guarantee their new steel roofs for up to 50 years which is a number that was unheard of just two decades back.

Now keep in mind that steel roofs can be re-coated in 50 years, and it’s only reasonable to assume that by then even better, longer lasting coating products will have been developed. So while it is more expensive up front than, say a standard composition shingle roof, when its added service life is factored in, it is the better deal.

Today’s coated steel roofs also come in more configurations, including of course standing seam and corrugated, but what many people are surprised to discover, is that faux wood shingles, and tiles are also now being made out of this amazing recyclable material. These systems are also more wind resistant and recyclable which cedar and concrete are not.

So then what are a few of the major drawbacks that you should know about before you make your final decision? Because just like all other roofing options, this system has its share? The answer to that question, is that there aren’t many but the first big one is cost. In short, this system is more expensive that some of the other more common systems like composition shingle.

Then if you live in an area that receives heavy hail, this type of roof is among the noisiest in a downpour, so it does require a heavy layer of insulation in your attic to deaden the noise. Then this type of material is just not the best choice for a “do it yourself” job because it requires a certain level of expertise, and experience.


The Importance of Looking After Your Roof

Posted on April 25, 2017 in Uncategorized

Your roof is one of the most valuable parts of your home, it keeps you warm, dry and safe.
Often however, it is one of the most neglected parts of your home, especially if you have
a terracotta or concrete tile roof.

The question is how can you maintain your roof so that it increases the life span of roof and minimises the risk of damage in the event of strong winds or a storm.

You need to:

– Replace any cracked or broken tiles
– Have you roof pressure cleaned
– Use a concrete sealer
– Paint your roof with a durable paint

In other words you need to consider having your roof restored every 10-15 years if you want to add to its longevity. Roof Restoration helps to restore your roof to almost new condition adding to the strength of the tiles and making them more durable. Having your roof restored also helps protect your roof from leaks which may occur due to cracks in the tiles or the wearing of the cement pointing. Pressure cleaning your roof helps stop your roof deteriorating due to the build up of mould and lichen which cause your roof tiles to become fragile, create cracks between the tiles or create water or leaf blocks all of time can creating a roof leak. Replacing cracked and broken tiles is important as large cracks and holes in your roof can damage your roof and house further in particular they can cause structural weakness of your home which may create excessive damage during strong wind or a storm. By fixing the cracked tiles you help maximise the strength of your roofing structure. Lastly it is important to use a durable paint which can with stand the conditions of your local environment. In Queensland we use a solar reflective coating which helps to keep your home warm in winter and cool in summer. Coatings should be tailored in the environment as the coatings used in Canada, Europe and most of America may not be right for the Australian environment or the environment in the southern states of the USA.