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How to clean an asphalt shingle roof

Asphalt shingles have several advantages that make them a great option for roofing materials. For example, they can easily be adapted to cover many different angles, shapes and sizes, and the wide range of tile shapes and colours can be used to create a great variety of designs. With asphalt shingles, you can give your…

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Are roof de-icing cables an effective way to prevent ice dams?

A common problem for homeowners in snowy climates is the formation of ice dams on their roofs. Ice dams are build-ups of ice and snow on the edges and eaves of a pitched roof. Ice dams can result in beautiful icicles, but they can also damage the roof, break gutters and cause water infiltration. Several…

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How to calculate roof pitch

Are you planning to contact a roofer about construction work? For them to be able to answer your questions as accurately as possible, it’s best if you can tell them the pitch of the roof you want repaired or renovated. How do you calculate and express roof pitch, and why do roofers need this information?…

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Protecting your home from heat: the importance of roof ventilation

“Protect your home from heat.” At first glance, this statement may only seem to apply during the summer. However, even in winter, there are certain parts of a house that must be protected from heat and humidity, such as the attic. In this article, our roof ventilation specialists will explain how they can help protect…

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Everything You Need to Know to Convert Your Pitched Roof to a Flat roof

Quebec roofers regularly convert flat roofs into pitched roofs. But did you know that the opposite is also possible? If you’re interested in converting your pitched roof into a flat roof, keep reading! Our roofers will go over the different benefits and risks of this transformation process. You will also learn why it’s so important…

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How to calculate the weight of snow on your roof

If you’ve made it this far, you probably already know the importance of removing snow from your roof when it’s covered with a certain amount. This prevents damage to eavestroughs, vents and the roof structure. However, you may be wondering how much snow your roof is currently supporting. This is crucial information that could help…

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The best types of skylights for pitched roofs

Installing skylights on a pitched roof automatically transforms the interior by making it look bigger than it actually is. Skylights can also reduce the need for artificial light and improve a room’s ventilation. Installing the right type of skylight for your pitched roof is necessary to enjoy its benefits. Our pitched roof specialists explain the…

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Flat roof lifespan by type of roof covering

Re-roofing is a major investment for most residential or commercial building owners in Quebec. The lifespan of the covering is therefore normally a main concern. Les Couvreurs Duro-Toit is here to help you choose the right roofing membrane according to its lifespan. Does flat roof lifespan depend on the covering? Flat roof durability depends on…

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What are the factors to consider when choosing a roof pitch?

Whether for a new building or roof renovations, choosing a roof pitch should be done carefully. You should always consider existing standards and regulations to determine the appropriate pitch. Here is some advice from our experts to help you choose the right roof pitch for your construction project. What is a roof pitch? Did you…

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Rain gutter installation: tips and tricks

Rain gutters are essential to efficient roofing. Without them, rainwater and snowmelt would leak down the exterior walls of your home and lead to water ingress and material degradation. If your rain gutter is damaged, you should definitely replace it before winter. Here are some tips and tricks to install your rain gutter safely and…

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