Even though your roof is your houses crowning glory, it is strange how it is completely forgotten about unless something goes wrong with it. This started me thinking about how useful your roof actually is to your home; apart from keeping the elements out that is. Here I have listed some ways that people can use their roof to add value their homes and save money. Read more
When people are expecting family or friends to visit, it is quite likely that they will invest some time in preparing for their arrival. In addition to shopping for meal items, snacks, and beverages, the homeowners will probably give the interior of their home a thorough cleaning and vacuuming and, depending on the time of year, exert some effort in terms of cutting the lawn, landscaping, or clearing snow; after all, they invited these guests to their home and it is understandable that they would want to make a good impression.
So why then, is this attitude not universally applied when roofing companies visit homes and properties within Toronto and the GTA? Roofers are essentially guests invited by the homeowners as well; it is extremely rare, if not completely inappropriate, for crews from professional roofing companies to simply stop by a home and initiate some type of repair work without prior arrangements with/consent by the homeowner.
Yet every day, there are instances where roofing companies will arrive at Toronto homes for scheduled roof inspections or other service calls, only to find that homes and their surrounding properties are not prepared to receive them, so to speak; this in turn can cause delays in starting the jobs, and in some cases, even pose safety threats that must be addressed/eliminated.
Therefore, to help expedite the work of these roofers, provide safer work environments, and safeguard their homes and properties, Toronto and area homeowners would be well-advised to consider taking the following steps prior to service calls by roofing companies:
One other aspect that should be taken into account when preparing for visits/repair work by crews from professional roofing companies is the possibility of unforeseen setbacks or delays; these can include such circumstances as:
These types of situations can create the need to repeat of some or all of the preparations and communications noted above, and although inconvenient, should be looked upon as temporary hold-ups rather than opportunities to point fingers, so to speak, at the roofing companies or criticize their inability to forecast the weather in Toronto.
By physically preparing their homes/properties and psychologically preparing themselves for the possibility of unexpected postponements, homeowners can influence and support the work that roofers in Toronto are contracted to provide their respective services.
The team from Integrity Roofers has been supporting homeowners with their roof repair and replacement needs for more than 20 years. As one of the leading roofing companies in Toronto during that period, these skilled roofers have capably provided their full range of roofing repair and replacement services, including but not limited to the following, for thousands of area residents:
For additional information on the complete scope of roof repair services provided by the professionals at Integrity Roofers, one of the leading roofing companies in Toronto.
For all residential roof-related matters, including inspections, repairs, and replacements, call the experts at Integrity Roofers in Toronto today at 647-953-9365 or contact us to request a free estimate.
At some point while residing in their current home, it is quite likely that the homeowner will require the services of a roof repair and replacement contractor. Factors that might eventually lead to the deterioration of a roof and/or its performance, and thus prompting the homeowner to call a roof repair company would include:
In many of these cases, if the roof needs substantial repair or complete replacement, the homeowners will choose to retain the same type of roofing materials used when that roof was first installed; for a majority of homes in Toronto, the most common material is still asphalt shingles, due to their extensive range of proven benefits:
But asphalt shingles are not the only choice of roofing material for Toronto homeowners. Local residents can actually select from several available options, including:
One influential factor that could play a role in the decision-making process would be how long the homeowner expects to occupy their home. From a lifespan perspective, as well as investment value, a metal roof may be the best option as it provides greater longevity than asphalt shingles with very little maintenance and related costs. On the other hand, homeowners who anticipate a shorter stay in their home (maybe another 15 years) may lean toward asphalt shingles due to their lower purchase price and installation costs.
Aesthetic appeal is another consideration when choosing new roofing materials. Tiles or wooden (cedar) shakes can appeal to specific personal tastes and add allure to certain types of homes. However, these materials may require more extensive installation work (i.e. roof structure reinforcement by the repair company) and hence will be more costly; as noted above, asphalt shingles may be a more practical option when price is a concern.
Therefore, determining whether asphalt shingles or alternative type of roofing material is the best option would be dependent on several factors, such as:
Fortunately, there are expert roof repair contractors, such as Integrity Roofers, who can be consulted to provide their insight on the installation of all types of roofs, from asphalt shingles to metal to tile, for a variety of residential and commercial properties in Toronto and the GTA. These discussions can be instrumental in helping homeowners choose the best roofing material for their specific needs and preferences.
The team at Integrity Roofers has been supporting residential and commercial property owners with their roof repair and replacement needs, including their respective choices of materials, for over 20 years. In addition, these skilled roof repair contractors provide a full range of roofing services, including but not limited to:
For further information on the entire scope of residential and commercial roofing services available from the specialists at Integrity Roofers.
For all your roof-related needs, including repairs, complete replacements, and changes in your existing roofing materials, call the experts at Integrity Roofers in Toronto today at 416-736-7373 or Contact us to request a complimentary consultation. Our specialists will be pleased to answer your questions and provide the information you need to make an informed decision on the best course of action for your roof.
Summer weather systems can produce some of the most relaxing and enjoyable settings possible, from brilliant sunshine to warm temperatures to gentle breezes drifting through the trees on a moonlit evening. Unfortunately, these same patterns can also generate some of the most severe storms, in turn inflicting damage to personal property including landscaping, fences, and, very often, the roofing of residential and commercial buildings.
For property owners, their roofs can suffer considerable harm as a result of the scorching heat and violent storms that are part-and-parcel of the summer season. Consequently, their enjoyment of summer might be disrupted due to a need for emergency roof repairs resulting from a compromised roofing system.
When a roof becomes compromised, its protection against water penetration is adversely affected, and the damage must be addressed promptly to avert any further destruction of property. Common reasons for emergency roof repairs in the summer in Toronto and neighbouring communities such as North York, Markham, and Etobicoke would include:
While homeowners cannot control the weather and are therefore helpless against natural acts that could damage their roof, they should however be ready for any such possibility; this preparation should consist of the following:
This latter point cannot be overstated; based on the post-storm condition of the roof and the importance of properly remedying the damage, emergency roof repairs should be left to qualified professionals like the crews from Integrity Roofers, who have been assisting homeowners in Toronto, North York, Markham, Etobicoke, and all other areas of the GTA in handling unexpected roof damage for more than 20 years.
For additional information on the emergency roof repair services available from Integrity Roofers.
The need for emergency roof repairs is typically unplanned (thus the word ‘emergency’). However, procrastinating when it comes to routinely maintaining a roof can prove to be a costly proposition for homeowners, as such a failure to act can result in very extensive structural and property damage throughout the year.
It is therefore important that the roof system not be ignored but rather maintained in a proactive and diligent manner. There are several precautionary steps that Toronto and area homeowners can take to prevent the need for emergency roof repairs; these steps should include the following:
For homeowners who may not be comfortable in performing their own roof inspections or any identified repair needs, professional roof inspections and maintenance services are available through a reputable contractor such as Integrity Roofers.
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Even though emergency roof repairs can be most inconvenient and potentially costly too, their importance should eclipse any and all such factors. A roof is an integral component of a home, especially from the perspective of protecting the occupants and the contents, and it must be treated with top priority to prevent further issues and unwanted costs.
When unexpected damage happens to your roof, emergency repairs are just a phone call away. Call the roofing specialists at Integrity Roofers in Toronto at 416-736-7373 and we will be there when you need us most.
Quite often, the urgency to have a service provider repair an item that is very important in their daily life, such as a vehicle, an appliance, or the roof of their home, can cause the owner of that item to act too quickly in signing the work order or contract. In their haste to have the repair work done as soon as possible, thus limiting the extent of their inconvenience, they do not take the time to ask any questions or review the contract thoroughly before giving the go-ahead; in turn, there are countless stories of people who have subsequently paid a contractor far more than expected for their particular services.
These situations can tend to have a lasting, and negative, effect because that owner had planned on a specific amount but was invoiced a higher total due to such circumstances as additional parts and labour, the need to substitute more expensive materials, project overruns, or that dreaded catch-all category known as unforeseen complications.
Whatever the basis, these surprises are typically rather upsetting to consumers, but they often pay the increased fees because they resign themselves to the fact that they had no other alternative. However, such situations can be prevented if homeowners or property owners request formal written quotes and invest the time to fully review/understand all aspects of that quote before signing the agreement.
In the case of a roof repair or replacement, there can be a substantial cost involved; as a result, this type of expense should be considered as an investment in the home, thus the work should be performed by competent roofing professionals and guided by a binding agreement between the contractor and the homeowner.
To begin the process, it is strongly recommended that homeowners obtain three or four roof repair estimates for comparative purposes rather than relying on a single roof repair company; additionally, the quotes should all be the result of onsite roof assessments and not general estimates merely provided over the phone.
So what type of information should be incorporated in a roof repair estimate? And what are the questions that homeowners should ask of each contractor, and have answered in their written quote, to determine which roof repair company is the right one for the job? The roof repair specialists from Integrity Roofers, a leading roofing company in Toronto for over 20 years, suggest that homeowners/property owners consider the following:
While this seems like a particularly extensive list, the roof repair company should include this level of detail in their estimates if they want to secure the contract. It is important for the homeowner to be fully satisfied with this information before accepting/signing the agreement as well; therefore, they may also want to ask these questions before moving forward:
As with any type of repair or service contract, a homeowner should be well-informed and comfortable with the terms and details of a roof repair estimate before committing to the contractor. In the end, there should be no surprises for either side when the job is done.
Over the past 20+ years, Integrity Roofers has established and maintained its reputation as a leading roof repair company in Toronto and throughout the GTA. This standing has been earned via a commitment to delivering quality workmanship as well as unparalleled customer service.
Integrity Roofers is motivated by a dedication to provide roof repair services in a reliable manner; this includes preparation of written estimates, by onsite roof assessments, and abiding by those quotes when contracted to do the work by their customers.
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When you require roof repair services from an experienced and reliable contractor within Toronto and the GTA, call the professionals from Integrity Roofers at 416-736-7373 or Contact us to request your free estimate.
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Based on the significant operating costs that are associated with maintaining commercial properties or complexes, the owners and managers of these facilities cannot be faulted if they looked for ways to stretch their budgets to the utmost extent possible; although it can be time-consuming to investigate and negotiate cost-effective contracts or services with various suppliers, these efforts are undoubtedly appreciated by the building tenants and can have a positive effect on occupancy rates.
Sometimes, there is little/no room for discussion with respect to the type of maintenance that must be done and the costs for such work; this is especially important in matters of personal safety and the protection of property. One aspect/line item of any commercial building maintenance budget where this would flat-out apply is roof repairs, since the consequences of procrastination and/or cutting corners in terms of the quality of the roof repairs or replacement can be particularly detrimental to the welfare of the structure, the occupants, and the businesses housed within.
For the vast majority of commercial properties, the type of roofing installed is a flat roof; this roofing is preferred due to its relative ease of installation and long-term performance however the nature of its design means that it can also be subjected to different types of damage; the more/most common reasons for flat roof repair services can include:
Considering the significance of the roof for a commercial facility, or any structure for that matter, similar importance should be placed on the choice among roofing companies in Toronto when the need for flat roof repair or replacement arises. The selection process should take into account such aspects as years of experience plus breadth of experience in commercial flat roof repair, as well as the certification/qualifications of the crews; for such reasons, commercial property owners would be wise to use the services of Integrity Roofers, one of the leading commercial roofing companies in Toronto and the GTA.
With more than 30 years of commercial flat roof installation and repair experience, the team from Integrity Roofers can skillfully address needs and issues related to all types of multi-ply and single-ply membrane flat roofs including:
Moreover, Integrity Roofing is manufacturer-certified to install their individual products, and their crews are fully trained and qualified to the strictest industry standards in terms of onsite safety and in working at heights. The depth and breadth of their flat roof repair experience and their extensive training/certification affords the specialists from Integrity Roofers prime consideration when deciding among the commercial flat roofing companies in Toronto.
When a commercial flat roof develops a leak or other damage that requires repair work, property owners/building managers can rely on Integrity Roofers to complete the task at hand in an efficient and thorough manner. This is accomplished through implementation of a comprehensive flat roof repair process that includes:
For further information on the commercial flat roof installation, repair, and replacement services provided by Integrity Roofers, one of the leading roofing companies in Toronto.
Looking for quality flat roof repair or replacement services for your commercial property in Toronto? To ensure that your flat roofing needs are correctly identified and remedied, call the professionals from Integrity Roofers today at 647-953-9365 or contact us to book an onsite inspection and repair or replacement service at your earliest convenience.
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For the vast majority of homeowners, the space in their home that presents the greatest mystery, so to speak, is the attic; while there is a general awareness that an area exists between the ceiling of the upper floor and the underside of the roof, it is quite possible that many homeowners have never actually opened the access panel to their attic, and a high percentage could even be fearful of what they will find in there if they dared to look.
Most people would likely describe their attic as a dark, musty place comprised of rafters, insulation, and perhaps some electrical wiring as well. And although this is accurate to a large degree, it also downplays the role of that attic relative to two key components of a home maintenance budget that are tied directly to the insulation – energy efficiency and the prevention of unnecessary roof repair costs.
Attic insulation plays a key role in reducing what is known as heat transfer, which can be described as the tendency for air naturally to move from warm areas to cold areas. Attic insulation acts as a barrier to heat transfer, preventing warm air from escaping the home through its roof during the cold winter season and stopping hot air from entering during the warmer months; this lets the homeowners set their thermostats at more reasonable temperatures year-round and thus better manage their overall utility charges.
Conversely, when the attic insulation is inadequate or insufficient, it can lead to excessive utility bills and unwanted roof repair costs. To prevent these undesirable circumstances, homeowners should be vigilant about the condition of their insulation; this means having an awareness of the visual signs that their attic insulation might require an upgrade (and in some cases, they will have to open the access panel to their attic for the first time).
Clues that attic insulation could be underperforming and hence need an upgrade include:
If it becomes evident that the attic insulation needs to be upgraded or perhaps replaced, the question then becomes: what is the proper amount for the local climate conditions in Toronto?
The answer, in general terms, would be insulation that has an R-value (i.e. its degree of resistance to heat transfer) in the range of R-50 to R-60, based on the style of roof, the roofing materials, and the age of the home; this can be determined more specifically by consulting a roofing contractor with extensive experience in attic insulation installation and upgrades, such as Integrity Roofers in Toronto.
Late in 2017, the Ontario government announced a rebate program for homeowners who pursued energy-efficient renovations, including upgrades to the attic insulation, through its Green Ontario Fund program. The primary goals of this renovations initiative include:
For such attic insulation upgrades, Ontario residents who live in a detached home, semi-detached home, or townhome can receive a rebate of $1.00 per square foot against the purchase and installation of insulation, up to a maximum of $1,500.00; it also stipulates that the work must be performed by contractors who have been screened and qualified under the Green Ontario Fund program.
To learn more about this attic insulation rebate program and about the roofing services offered by the professionals at Integrity Roofers in Toronto.
Are you concerned about the size of your utility bills and the fact that your heating and cooling systems seem to be constantly running/working to keep your home comfortable throughout the year? It may that your attic insulation is underperforming and needs an upgrade. Call the roofing specialists from Integrity Roofers today at 647-953-9365 or contact us to book a roof and attic inspection as soon as possible.
When a commercial roof needs to be replaced, it would be rather understandable if the first reaction of the property owner was considerably less than positive; more precisely, their state of mind would likely be influenced by visions of cost, both direct (labour and materials for a new roof installation) and indirect (the potential for tenant inconvenience, business downtime, revenue loss, and so on).
In general, property owners are seldom if ever pleased by the prospect of extensive and expensive repair bills. Yet, instead of looking at any roof replacement primarily from the perspective of immediate costs, perhaps the need for a new roof installation should be viewed as an opportunity to invest in and add value to the property.
Yes, the initial and sometimes substantial expenditure associated with a new roof cannot be avoided, but a new roofing system that is well-designed and well-installed can deliver qualitative and quantitative returns both short-term and long-term; these will consist of:
As well, depending on the particular type of commercial property, a new roof installation offers an excellent selling feature with respect to:
Whether their plan is to retain possession of the commercial structure or sell their asset, owners can add value to a property with the installation of a new roof. It is important to note, however, that any potential returns from a new roof installation will be predicated on the quality of the roofing materials and the workmanship of the roofing contractor.
Consequently, to ensure that they maximize their return on investment, property owners would be well-advised to use the services of a contractor with considerable experience in commercial roof installation; one such contractor is Integrity Roofers, a leader within the roofing industry in Toronto for more than 20 years.
The specialists at Integrity Roofers have the experience and the skills needed to perform new commercial roof installations efficiently, effectively, and to the complete satisfaction of the property owner.
Integrity Roofers recognizes the importance of minimizing inconvenience and disruption throughout the installation process, without compromising the quality of the roof surface and the multiple benefits and returns that it is intended to deliver to the property owner. As a result, all commercial roof replacements by Integrity Roofers include the following:
To learn more about the roof replacement services offered by Integrity Roofers, please check our roof replacement page.
Looking for a leading Toronto roofing contractor to install a new roof for your commercial property? Call the commercial roof installation professionals at Integrity Roofers today at 416-736-7373 or contact us to book a no-obligation roof assessment and receive a quote for a new roof installation.
When someone utters the expression ‘a roof over your head’, the immediate inference is that they are talking about having a place to live; moreover, the first image that usually comes to mind is the shape of a peak, perhaps with a vertical chimney stack protruding from one of the two sloping sides.
Although it may go about its duties in relative obscurity, the roof it a vital component in protecting and safeguarding the occupants of any residential or commercial structures; while the property owners take the appropriate measures to ensure that their doors and windows are locked, smoke detectors have batteries that are fully charged, and electrical outlets are not overloaded, the roof quietly and effectively keeps them sheltered against the elements of nature all year long.
An effectively functioning roof is indispensable to protecting families and their personal possessions from the seasonal extremes of Toronto’s weather; in many respects, a roof acts as a shield against these elements, ensuring the family’s comfort and safety while holding at bay any high winds, rain, snow and ice, intense sun and heat, bitter cold, etc. that local residents can experience throughout any calendar year.