The violent storms that have struck any part of the continent in the past have forced and obliged each owner of a house to pre-emptively assess the damage that could be caused by unusual weather conditions, especially on the roof. The ecologists in the soul will look for a green roof. This natural coating is ideal for roof terraces and has the advantage of protecting against noise, absorbing too much rainwater and being an excellent heat regulator. Besides, its maintenance is almost zero. Do not forget a disadvantage. All roofs cannot support a plant layer because of its weight.
Redoing the roof: the evacuation of rainwater
The gutters are to choose copper, zinc or PVC according to the budget and the life expectancy that you expect. The evacuation system represents about 10% of a total renovation budget. Small roof repair or the complete change of the roof take the time of the reflection is imperative before any repair of roofing. If it is merely a question of replacing two or three available and recent tiles, the intervention of pro is not necessary. Beyond two or three pipes or with a zinc roof it is imperative to call a specialist. Several questions then arise, how not to change the aesthetics of the roof? For a complete renovation of the roof, prefer terracotta tiles or natural slate? What are the points to check before any change of coverage? In this case, you have many questions and only one solution, hiring the Toronto Roofing Contractor professionals.
For terracotta tiles, two solutions
Look for similar but faultless recovery tiles. This is not necessarily the best choice. You will not always have reliable information about their origin, their quality and above all, you will have no guarantee of durability. Placed on the north side, they may not be able to withstand freezing for a long time. Some flat tiles, diamond or channel imitate the degradation due to time passing in all dimensions and colours. The ideal is the mix, a mixture of new tiles. For mechanical pipes (interlocking), however, the limitations are less convincing. Better to change a whole slab of a roof. For natural slate, the opportunity is possible, but if it is a hyper-resistant material (some advance 100 years of life), it is also one of the most fragile. Slate poorly resists disassembly and the beautiful recovered slates are hard to find, if not locally. For zinc, take only new.
Conclusion: way to mount tiles
Mounting on a roof presents a particular danger, and it is necessary to respect some technical rules to guarantee the durability of the roof. Beyond the two or three tiles accessible or when it comes to zinc, the intervention of a specialist for the repair of roofing is required. For a new build, you will have no trouble finding the same elements of coverage. But with an old roof, the problem is getting worse. Today, its surface comes in multiple shades and finishes, more or less bright to obtain the desired age or colour.