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How to Install Roof Flashing

Roof flashing is an essential element for proper waterproofing of the roof. Flashing helps create a good seal between certain key materials. Its proper installation is crucial to protect your roof from the elements and to avoid any water penetration. The installation of a roof flashing is not that simple. It is vital to install…

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Best roofing materials Canada [2022 guide]

Are you looking for the best roofing material for your home but finding it hard to choose between all the options on the market? Not even sure which places sell the best roofing shingles? Don’t panic! To walk you through it, here are a few pointers from our roofing experts at Duro-Toit. Find out the…

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Roof turbine vents: how they work and benefits

Roof turbine vents are essential parts of your roof! They help to prolong your roof’s life span and provide good ventilation throughout your roof and home. Sufficient roof ventilation is important throughout both hot and cold seasons. The installation process of your roof turbine vent depends on the design of your roof (flat or sloped).…

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Everything to know about roof drip edges

Are the terms drip edge, siding, and roofing making your mind boggle? These elements all play an important role in protecting your roof and keeping it in good condition. Don’t panic! To help you better understand these terms, the roofing experts at Duro-Toit explain everything you should know about drip edge flashing! What is a…

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How and why to calculate the R-value of insulation

Insulating a roof is no small task. Depending on the type and thickness of your roofing materials, you will need to determine the R-value. This value determines the thermal resistance of your insulation.  Although it may seem complex, a simple formula and a reference table of materials can be used to calculate R-value.  Duro-Toit explains…

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How to manage snow accumulation on a roof

The snowfall and all the beautiful imagery that goes with it have arrived in Quebec. But these scenes can quickly turn into a concern when you consider the amount of snow that will accumulate on roofs in the coming weeks. Many residents of the province are unaware of the danger that snow accumulation poses to…

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Why is roof maintenance important?

Whether it’s your house, your condo or your business premises, the condition of your roof has a direct impact on your home and your well-being. A worn out and unmaintained roof can cause a lot of problems, including leaks and insulation defects, which can lead to high costs for heating. Being aware that your roof…

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Ice Dams: An All-Too-Common Roofing Hazard in Quebec

Do memories of the 1998 Quebec ice storm still make you shiver? Are you dreading winter and the inevitable formation of an ice dam on your roof? Never fear, Les Couvreurs Duro-Toit are here! Below we explain exactly what causes ice dams, how they form and how you can prevent them. Grab your warmest tuque…

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White Roofs: A Solution to Urban Heat Islands

Did you know that installing white roofs can help combat heat islands in urban areas? Certain neighborhoods, such as Rosemont-Petite-Patrie in Montreal, have even required new flat roofs to use white roofing. Which makes sense, given that it’s an affordable solution with many advantages for both homeowners and the general population. In this article, our…

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The Cost of a Flat Roof

Want to know how much you’ll need to invest in your flat roof project to get the desired result? Our roofers present the variables to take into account when estimating the cost of a flat roof in 2021. Minor or major renovation? Flat roofs are very common in urban areas like Greater Montreal. Many residential…

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