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Durable & Long-Lasting Flat Roofing Solutions

warehouse-flat-roof-leakA warehouse is a key component of any supply chain, acting like a heart in which company assets flow, serving as the main point between manufacturer and client. In this sense, you want to keep the warehouse operating smoothly and efficiently without being slowed down or clogged up.

To support businesses in this undertaking, Roof Maintenance.ca offers durable and long-lasting flat roof systems for commercial and industrial facilities. Just like a warehouse, a flat roof must be maintained and kept in an orderly condition to function efficiently. If poorly maintained, damage inevitably occurs and flat roof leaks spring. Not only are flat roof leaks a headache to deal with, but they have been known to have significant impact on a business.

Your Final Flat Roofing Solution

Roof Maintenance.ca keeps company assets safe and secure, minimizing and eliminating the risk of damage to the interior and inventory. Have your flat roof inspected for any signs of damage and eliminate the risk of flat roof failure.

We will advise you, free of charge, on your flat roofing needs and provide you with detailed written estimates and accurate pricing for all Toronto flat roof replacement, repairroof recovery services. Call us today at 416-238-6668.

 

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Will A New Roofing System Add Value To A Commercial Property?

With any commercial or industrial roofing investment it is critical that property managers and business owners across the Greater Toronto Area are able to receive both a return of investment and long-term benefits on their spending. There are distinct advantaged in replacing an old flat roofing system with a modern system. Newly installed flat roofing systems, if installed correctly will be more dependable and require less maintenance i the long-term and depending on the style of flat roof you choose, whether it be PVC or Modified Bitumen, you may benefit from increased energy savings and efficiency.

By working with us, an experienced commercial roofing contractor, we will be able to strategize and form a long-term relationship with you from the beginning of the new install the the end of the flat roof’s service life. This allows for a historic knowledge of the flat roofing system and easy maintenance. With this planning you can avoid the headaches and stresses when it comes to roof management and flat roof leaks.

As soon as the new commercial roof is installed, your building is worth substantially more than it was under the old, deteriorating roof. The building will be more secure, more weathertight, and more attractive.

But exactly how much can you get in return from a new flat roofing system?

There is no question that a flat roof replacement is expensive. Seeing the total price for a professionally completed replacement can cause eyebrows to raise and hearts to skip beats. However, when property managers grasp a true understanding of where the money on a new flat roofing system is being spent, they will see saved dollars in the long-term and how a flat roof replacement is a true investment.

For those considering on selling a commercial property,  installing a brand new flat roofing system could be very profitable. If the sale of your commercial or industrial property is a step you are looking to take, you should take into consideration what prospective buyers expect from a flat roofing system and building efficiency. Low maintenance costs, durability and a long life cycle flat roof is ideal.

By replacing a flat roof with a durable and reliable flat roofing membrane, you not only reduce future spending on flat roof repairs, but you also eliminate costs associated with the damage a leaking roof can cause. With green roof bylaws that require energy saving redentials, you could end up saving thousands of dollars more than the costs required to achieve it.

Recieve a Free Estimate!

At Roof Maintenance.ca we provide you with free consultation and detailed written estimates suited for your flat roof replacement projects.

If you have any questions about commercial flat roofing, contact www.roofmaintenance.ca today for friendly, expert advice.

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Commercial Roofing Tips for Property Owners – Part One

For all commercial property owners, replacing a flat roof will become a reality sooner or later. Today, storms are increasingly wreaking havoc on flat roofs and many commercial and industrial property owners are often setting aside the idea of a flat roof replacement until it is too late. Avoid letting this occurrence become a reality for you and the people under the roof.

It is always best to seek advice from a professional prior to taking any action. A thorough flat roof inspection must always be completed in order to accurately assess the damage. This allows a contractor to gauge the amount of work and material needed for the specific job and provide flat roofing solutions your budget. Ultimately, your flat roofing budget is what determines the options that will be available to you. Short term solutions to repair any flat roof leaks allow commercial property owners to start setting aside funds for when a full replacement is truly needed. Take the time to assess how much you want to invest in your flat roof now, in order to save later.

Choosing the Right Flat Roofing System

As a commercial property owner, it is essential that you know the basics of commercial roofing systems before you make the right decisions.

Depending on the location of the building and region it resides in, there are optimal flat roofing systems that provide advantages in cost-effectiveness and efficiency. For example, cool roofing systems such as PVC and TPO, perform better and provide a better return of investment in energy savings in warm weather regions. Modified Bitumen roofing systems provide better resilience in colder weather (sleet, hail, snow, high winds, etc.) and can handle high and low temperature extremes.

When selecting a roofing system, be wary that installing an inexpensive, low quality flat roofing system will initially cost less to install, but at the expense of issues you will face later on such as troublesome flat roof leak repair, leading to no money saved. Cheap roofs offered by lower-priced competitors will also have a short life expectancy even with ongoing maintenance. The best alternative: a reasonably priced high quality flat roof replacement that will last and comes with a warranty.

For free consultation on your flat roofing system, contact us today! Call 416-999-7663 to speak to a live representative.

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Choosing Your Commercial Roofing Contractor  – Part 2

 

Why choose Roof Maintenance.ca?

Choosing between roofing contractors for your next roof replacement or repair may be the determining factor which can lead to disappointment and unsatisfactory results. Choosing the right roofing contractor guarantees a well constructed, leak-free flat roof that will serve you well for years to come. After asking these 10 questions, you should have a better idea why choosing Roof Maintenance.ca is the right choice for your commercial industrial flat roofing project.

1. What warranties do we offer?
Flat roofing contractors should offer two kinds of warranties: a manufacturer’s warranty and a labour warranty. A manufacturer’s warranty is the guarantee that the maker of the roofing materials offers the customer. It states what the replacement requirements are when the roofing materials are inadequate or defective and how long the roofing materials are typically good for. Our labour warranty is what us as your flat roofing contractor offer our client s on all new work performed and completed. It promises that all our work will be done according to code and to the highest professional standards and remain leak-free for the next 7-10 years. We back our work and honour our warranties fully. If you have any questions about our warranties, they can easily be answered by contacting us.

2. Can you take before and after photos to show me the trouble spots on the roof?
Most of the time, it isn’t safe for a building owner to simply jump on the roof and inspect it. Rely on experienced professional to visually inspect your flat roof. Pictures of all troubled areas are taken and included in your written estimate.

3. Ask our previous clients.
When researching roofing contractors, you should ask for references of similar work performed within the past 12 months, of whom you may contact and see the work completed. What you’re looking for is an expectation of what it could be like if you hire us as your flat roofing contractor. Were we easy to get along with? Did we clean up the job site at the end of every day? Were all the past customer’s questions and concerns dealt with?

4. Ask detailed questions about your roofing system.
We are here to educate our clients and help them make an informed decision. If you’re in the market for a torch-on roof, ask us what kind of material the membrane is made from. You can also ask about the flashing we might use, or the kind of qualities the material will offer. The more knowledgeable you are about the flat roof you need, the better prepared you are to judge the answers you will get.

5. Do we offer a regular maintenance program?
After spending all that money on a flat new roof, the last thing that you want to think about is when it will need maintenance. But think of your question this way: you’re asking the roofing contractor if they are planning on being around in a couple of years, 5 years, 10 years or longer. Regular roof maintenance extends the life and value of your investment, and it is smart to get your roof checked out every now and then. All work completed by our flat roof technicians is guaranteed and regular check-ups are included in our commercial industrial “Preventative Maintenance+” plans as our way of standing behind our work – 100%. We look forward to securing long-term relationships with our clientele based off the principles of satisfaction, service and quality workmanship.

6. Are they knowledgeable,experienced and certified roofers?
We have been in the residential and commercial roofing industry for over 15 years and have experienced all types of roofing problems. We have worked with all types of roofing applications. This includes all types of membrane roofing, hot and cold applied BUR roofing systems, standing seam metal roofing, shingles, slate and tile roofing, waterproofing and damp roofing systems. In 2009 we were working around the clock assisting the victims of the Vaughan and Woodbridge tornadoes. All our technicians are trained and certified to complete your roofing project.

7. Does you roofing contractor have proper liability insurance?
Liability insurance covers the homeowner/business owner from any potential legal issues that arise from accidents, damage or other unforeseen problems that arise during the roofing job. You may ask to see a copy of our liability insurance and also call the insurance company to see if it is up to date.

8. What is the roofing company’s safety policy?
Safety is our number one priority. Every job-site is evaluated and a safety plan is devised if anything should happen. All  Roof Maintnance technicians hold Fall Safe Protection training.

9. Do we use superior quality roofing products?
As in all aspects of construction, there are better quality and lesser quality products available for your flat roof. If you don’t know much about the roofing trade, it can be hard to know if the materials we are using are being installed according to product specifications, and if they are top quality roofing products. One option is educating yourself on the roofing products by checking out the manufacturer’s websites or going to suppliers. Ask us why we use the products we do, and how we install them.

10. Can we assess whether you need a roof replacement, recovery or repair?
You may think that you need a new roof but it might be the case that all you need is a patch. Roof Maintenance.ca is the first roofing company in the Greater Toronto Area to use thermal imaging technology to provide infrared roof scans which spot subsurface moisture on your flat roof. This allows us to accurately and efficiently detect problem areas of the flat roof and locate the source of a leak. No more guessing where the problematic areas are.

Contact Roof Maintenance.ca today for a free, no obilgation quote.

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Hiring a Roofing Contractor?

Replacing your flat roof? Don’t get scammed!

Ensure that you get written quotes for the work to be done on your flat roof, and make sure that they contain everything you ask for. At Roof Maintenance.ca we provide detailed written reports identifying any and all deficiencies and recommendations. We provide our clients a scope of work, a written estimate which will allow for proper budgeting for implementation of all necessary repairs or entire flat roof replacement.

  • Make sure you understand what you are signing for and what is included.
  • Make sure the invoice, estimate or contract gives the full name of the sales person and the name, address and phone number of the roofing contractor.
  • Ask your contractor to see any safety gear that will be used on the job, and ask if the workers have been trained to work safely.
  • Avoid any contractors who try to offer you a tax-free deal to replace your roof. This can be a sign that a business is not only avoiding tax responsibility, but other important consumer and worker protection responsibilities as well.

What you need to know:

  • Buying a new roof? Consider this…
    Roofing is dangerous work; even a small slip can have serious consequences. So it’s very important to ask about health and safety precautions and certifications before hiring roofing contractors. At Roof Maintenance.ca, all of our flat roof technicians have obtained Working at Heights, Fall Arrest and Protection Certifications and CPR-C Training.
  • Get it in Writing!
    Having a written contract gives you control over your renovation or construction project, and is a good way to protect yourself and ensure long-term satisfaction. You want assurance you’ll get what you agreed to, on the schedule agreed to, at the price agreed to.
  • Consumer Beware List
    Many municipalities require roofers to be licensed, so a check with City Hall may tell you if your roofer is in good standing. Check this list for information on the company you may select.
  • Consumer Protection Ontario
    Your go-to source for information about consumer rights in Ontario.

What your roofer needs to know

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Roof Scan.ca Acquired by Roof Maintenance.ca

In a push to provide the Greater Toronto Area with the highest quality commercial and industrial flat roofing services available, Roof Maintenance.ca has acquired ownership of infrared flat roof inspection expert and industrial roofing contractor Roof Scan.ca. This unification of companies will create the most effective commercial and industrial roofing services the Greater Toronto Area has to offer. Roof Maintenance.ca will remain the parent company but the companies will remain separate.

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“The roofing industry has changed from what was a battle between a handful of roofing companies to hundreds of roofing companies within the Greater Toronto Area. Working together with Roof Scan.ca, we can drive innovation, set new standards for quality roofing and restore confidence to property owners who have experience failed roofs.”

– Alex Murdza, President of Roof Maintenance.ca

Roof Maintenance.ca is a leader in the Toronto roofing industry for its commitment to high quality roofing. With over 15 years of flat roofing experience and thousands of satisfied customers, the acquisition of Roof Scan.ca adds specialty infrared roofing experience to a team of highly trained roofing experts in flat roof leak repair, flat roof replacement, roof-top equipment installation, skylight services, and commercial waterproofing.

For more information on the roofing services provided, visit www.roofmaintenance.ca and www.roofscan.ca.