About GTA Ontario Flat Roofers in Vaughan,Toronto, Mississauga Kitchener and Southern Ontario
GTA Ontario Flat Roofers is a roofing company of professionals who believe in quality products, exacting workmanship and personal attention to our customers. Flat roof resurfacing, roof replacement and seamless waterproof coatings that last even longer that standard flat roof replacements are what we specialize in. We have mastered all forms of roofing and coatings, in particular, industrial and commercial flat roofing systems, and waterproof rubber coatings along with the varied materials offered to ensure leak-free barrier construction. Our roofing company also does residential flat roof and asphalt shingles and many types of designer shingles . We are enthusiastic and proud of our work in this roofing and coatings industry and we guarantee our work 100%. When you choose us as your flat roof replacement contractor, you're getting many years of experience. We are no nonsense people who like to tackle any roofing problems thrown at us no matter how challenging it might be. If you have a concern regarding your roof, we are here to talk to you.
We're more than flat roofs. Check out our residential Shingle Roof Systems and our exclusive Spray Coatings Systems available to you.
We are experienced and fully up to date on all of the different types of sloped shingle roof systems and can discuss any installation you are interested in. Sloped roof systems include asphalt shingle, Slate; Faux Slate; Cedar Shingle or Shake; Metal Roofing and recently the development and availability of long lasting Rubber Shingle roofing material made from recycled tires. For commercial and industrial roofs, we have our application system of rubber coating with allows for a completely waterproof and seamless covering that can actually outlast most conventional flat roof systems. The coating dries almost instantly and can be walked on without fear of damage or separation of seams. In fact, the coating is not only for roofing but can be used on industrial floors, decks, most flat surfaces that require a durable, waterproof finish.
Spring is coming; start your roof maintenance program before the any problems can arise.
Whether you are a current client or not, we encourage you to have us come out from time to time to inspect your roof just to make sure it's in good repair. Please Inquire about our annual plans which are available whether you live in Oshawa, Toronto or Mississauga. Storms, high winds or maybe just a general lack of maintenance can lead to the start of roof issues needing attention.
Taking care of trouble spots, leaks and tears as they appear is much easier on your finances and will help extend the life of your roof. No need to replace an adequate roof if we can get a few more years out of it.
Enough about us. Here are some of the basics of Flat Roofing and Coatings in Vaughan, Toronto and most of Southern Ontario.
What are single ply membranes?
These are the membrane materials (flexible sheets of compounded synthetic materials) that are used for many types of flat roof replacement. They are referred to as thermosets or thermoplastics, and apply to some of the systems below. Single plies are covered within some of the following systems.
Built-up Roof (BUR)
BUR is the traditional hot-tar-and-gravel roof and probably one of the more moderately priced choices for flat roof replacement, however, not as popular as it once was. Four or more layers of waterproof material alternated with hot asphalts, which can have a rather strong odor; and often ballasted (which really means small stones are keeping the roof material in place). Small smooth stone is basically embedded in the final layer. Advanced roofing materials such as fiberglass membranes have made their way into the process, improving the performance and longevity.
Modified Bitumen Roofing
Modified bitumen (torch down) roof systems are a combination rubber/tar material that is heated by torch to meld the joints together. They have enjoyed over 30 years of success in the roofing industry and are usually installed as two plies with the common torch method. A rubber compound in the final ply is actually sealed by the torch heat, and ensuing melting process makes for the strong waterproof seal this system is noted for. Cold adhesives which are growing in popularity are also available. SBS modified bitumen roof system is the most popular at the moment. This is a durable, flexible (expands, contracts) weather resistant system offering adequate sun reflection for summer performance.
Rubber Roof Systems:
Rubber Roof Repair (EPDM)
Rubber roofing (EPDM) is synthetic rubber roofing membrane that is in fairly wide use in North America. Its major advantage is the cost factor, often less expensive than other types of flat roofing. It is, however, more susceptible to tearing and does not look quite as appealing as the others.
Plastic Roofing Systems:
Thermoplastic Polyolefin System (TPO)
TPO roofing is typically installed as fully adhered or mechanically attached. The white membrane remains exposed during the life of the roof giving it some benefit for UV rays. It's a single-ply reflective roofing membrane made from polymerized synthetics including some rubber. The TPO system has been available for over 25 years.
PVC Membranes System
The PVC membrane system features fusion-welded seams for permanent water tightness. This is an advanced version of TPO, and it can cost a bit more. Some of the advantages are: Available in 10’ wide rolls for faster installation, fewer seams; White reflective Cool Roof surface for a reduction in air conditioning costs; long term waterproofing; exceptional resistance to solar UV, ozone, and oxidation.
Metal Roof Systems:
Metal Roofing for home or factory
Metal roofs are not for flat roofs but can be used and applied to sloped roofs with a minimum 3/12 pitch, or 3" elevated for every 12" length. Metal roofs come in steel or aluminum; copper and zinc. Tin and titanium may also be used, and overall, metal products can provide all kinds of benefits. It is a more expensive alternative, however the cost differential is made up by the much longer life-span and reduced maintenance that metal roofs can provide.
Flat Roof Coatings System:
With two types of coatings to choose from the possibilities for repairing or recoating any roof are in your hands. Our polyurea coating greatly enhances the protection of any surface it is sprayed on. This military grade application of polyurea will leave your substrate resistant to all sorts of damage, including protection from corrosion, abrasion, chemical damage, among others. It's rock hard and waterproof for many years down the road. Our rubber coatings system will protect your flat roof and render it waterproof as well and has more flexibility in certain situations.