Custom Roofing in Toronto – Who to Hire!

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Wild Weather Takes Toll on Roofing

As residents of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) know from recent experience, the weather is getting wilder. With ice storms, polar vortexes and torrential rainfalls, Toronto’s weather is posing an active threat to the physical integrity of area homes. There has never been a greater need to take advantage of custom roofing in Toronto.
When you have a specific medical problem you see a specialist; you should treat your roof with the same respect. An experienced roofer can look after all of your roofing needs – in terms of both the installation of a safe roof and the anticipation of any future issues that may occur.

What Kind of Roof Do You Want?

The company you engage should have a track record in the various types of roofing available. Every home is different and every homeowner has a unique vision for their respective residence. The various kinds of roofing have positive and negative qualities, and not every type of roof is right for everyone’s structure or budget. Whether you are building a new home or remodelling an existing one, the roof is one of the most expensive tasks you’ll undertake, much of the cost of which will depend on what materials you choose.
Take the time to weigh the various pros and cons of the various roof treatments. Slate is an expensive and highly durable option, but requires a strong supporting structure due to its weight. Cedar shingles and shakes are beautiful, functional and long-lasting, but, like slate, require a higher initial outlay. Asphalt roofing is the most common, and is effective and versatile. In some instances, a metal roof may be an efficient and hard-working solution.
Check out the credentials of the roofing company you are engaging. Ask for references and then follow up on them. Ask other homeowners how their home was treated during the process of roof construction. A roof job generates a great deal of debris; falling materials can damage siding and shrubbery, so the home should be protected by tarps and plywood. How good was the property clean-up afterwards?

Warranties, Coverage and Insurance

Speaking of "afterwards” – what kind of warranty and ongoing coverage is available? Some issues:
  • What guarantee does the roofing company offer for its work – and for how long? A good warranty should guarantee all labour for ten years. Materials are generally covered by the manufacturer, but the custom roofer in Toronto can extend that warranty.
  • A warranty means that, if a defect is found, the company will come back and fix it for the life of that warranty. When you are researching the roofing company’s references, ask that question! Not only should they come back and make that repair – they should do it expeditiously. A leaking roof can cause extensive damage in a very short period of time. As a result,  it is essential for you to act fast – and for the roofer to respond quickly.
  • There are fly-by-night outfits that may not carry proper insurance. Make sure the roofing company you contract has adequate insurance to protect damage to both your home – and that of your neighbour.

There are many companies offering custom roofing services in Toronto. Some due diligence on your part will help you choose the best!


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