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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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TPO VS. ELASTOMERIC MEMBRANE: WHICH SHOULD YOU CHOOSE?

When doing flat roof repair or renovation, the choice of covering is an important but often overlooked step. Your roof and its components are among the most important elements of your home and the loss of its integrity can weaken the entire structure. This is why it is important to consider the advantages and disadvantages…

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Cathedral roof: your questions, our answers

Cathedral roofs are a popular choice for many consumers because of their beauty and their ability to make a room appear larger at first glance. The cathedral roof was very popular in Quebec in the 1960s, but many homes built at that time are now plagued by various problems due to neglect from previous owners.…

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How to shingle a roof: our pro tips

Asphalt shingles are popular with consumers not only for how good they look, but also for their durability and affordability. However, installing shingles is a delicate process that requires skill and attention to detail. In fact, if you don’t have experience in roofing installation, you could fall into one of the many pitfalls that await…

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When should you replace your roof?

“When should you replace your roof? ” The answer may seem simple, but the question can be a double-edged sword. First, the right time to have a roof replaced can depend on the roof’s condition. For example, there may be signs that a roof is damaged and needs to be repaired as soon as possible…

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