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Roof Inspection : Q&A

How often should I have my roof inspected?

You should have a professional inspect your roof at least once per year. Of course, if there are any signs of water leak or mold, you should immediately call in a roofer.

How do I know if it's time to replace my roof?

Several signs can indicate that it is time to have your roof inspected, repaired or that it should be replaced. Cracks and blisters, mold, missing shingles, roof leak or water stains on the ceiling are all signs you need a roof inspection. Our expert roofers will assess the situation, and come up with solutions based on your roof condition. 

How long does a roof last?

In general, an asphalt shingle roof lasts about twenty years and elastomeric roof coatings can last up to 35 years. However, some factors can alter the lifespan of your roof, such as inadequate maintenance. This is why we recommend having your roof inspected at least once a year.

Why Should You Get a Professional Roof Inspection?

As a preventive measure, it is recommended to have your roof inspected at least once a year. This ensures that any problem that could have been spotted earlier does not cause further damage. Detecting problems early will allow you to ensure the longevity of your roof.

When is the best time to inspect your roof?

Scheduling inspections in late fall and/or early spring are most frequently recommended. However, you should have your roof inspected as soon as you see visible signs of cracks, mold, roof leak or after a major weather event. 

How much is a roof inspection?

The cost of a roof inspection can vary based on several factors such as your roof size and the roof type. Get a free quote today, it’s quick and easy!

Should I repair my roof or replace it?

There are many  factors to consider before a roof replacement. The age of your roof is definitely one of them. If your roof is very old or damaged, replacement could be a more secure investment. Replacing your roof may increase durability and come with a longer warranty. Get an inspection to know what your roof needs. 

Should I inspect my roof myself?

We do not recommend that homeowners inspect their own roofs. Your roof inspection should be done by a professional roofing team. They will be able to inspect your roof with the high attention to detail it requires. Our experts have the knowledge, training and equipment to get the job done safely. 

What areas do you serve?

We are happy to offer our services in Mirabel, St-Jérôme, Laval, North Shore and Montreal regions. Get a free quote today. 

Do you conduct inspections for all types of roof?

We have the accreditation to inspect all types of roof. We also install, repair, and maintain flat roofs on residential and commercial properties. We offer our services for multiplex, single family homes, condos buildings, business, shopping malls, etc.

Flat roofs and elastomeric membrane : Q&A

Why inspect your flat roof regularly?

It’s important to inspect your roof before winter to make sure it’s in good condition. Flat roofs are susceptible to leaks because of snow, this is why it should be inspected by a team of professionals at least once a year.

Why hire professionals for the inspection of your flat roof?

We recommend getting your roof inspected by a team of professionals. Our professionals will make sure to detect problems that could cause any further damage, like cracks, roof leak or mold. Relying on experts will save you money in the long run. We have the qualifications required to advise you.

Why should you pick an elastomeric membrane for your flat roof?

Elastomeric membrane roofing offers several benefits. It has excellent waterproofing and leak-sealing ability. This coating protects your roof from the sun. Elastomeric membrane is perfect for Quebec roofs. It supports both freezing temperatures and hot weather.

How much maintenance is needed for an elastomeric membrane?

This roof coating offers a host of advantages that make it an ideal choice. Elastomeric membrane requires little maintenance to remain in good condition. However, we still recommend having your roof inspected regularly as a preventive measure.

How long do elastomeric roof coatings last?

Elastomeric roof coatings will perform for 20 to 30 years. It can be used for repairing your roof or replacing it. However, having your roof inspected is important in ensuring that it can last you longer.

Why remove snow from a flat roof?

Snow accumulation on your roof can cause many damages and weaken the structure. Ice dams can also cause severe damage to commercial flat roofs and lead to water leaks.

Does a flat roof need drainage?

Flat roofs need a built-in drainage system. Drains are used to prevent the accumulation of water on the roof. They need to be clean and the leaves need to be removed. 

What are the types of roof coating?

The most common types of roof coatings are TPO and EPDM membranes, multilayer roof or even the elastomeric membrane roof. They all offer different benefits. Our team of professionals will help you make the best choice according to your budget. Contact us for more information.

What is the process of repairing a roof?

It is important to call on a team of professionals to analyze which parts of your roof need to be replaced. Contact a roofer immediately to determine your options and next steps.

How do I know if my flat roof needs to be inspected?

We recommend having your flat roof inspected at least once a year. However, it is recommended to have your roof inspected for preventive measures in the fall and at the end of winter. It is better to wait until the leaves have fallen and the snow has melted to have a better idea of your roof condition. It will be easier to detect cracks and water infiltration. Of course, before proceeding with the inspection of the roof, it must be cleared of debris.