How do you ensure safety?

Each employee is committed to implementing the prevention program and all safe work practices. We also have ongoing development programs on work safety practices. Both for our company and our employees, workplace health and safety is integral to our mission.

Les Couvreurs Duro-Toit bring together what trades?

Our company has a team specializing in flat-roof work, both for repairs or new installations. Our workforce includes 35 experts in their fields, whether for laying asphalt shingles, membrane, sheet metal (tinsmiths), and exterior siding. We also have technical consultants, servicemen, estimators, a Security Manager, and office staff to coordinate customer service, construction sites, and billing.

Why entrust snow removal to roofers?

Flat roofs require particular attention as to the de-icing of storm drains and openings. Roofers know how to identify and properly maintain all components of flat roofs. By entrusting this work to us, you are assured of the thoroughness of the snow removal in addition to being protected should a problem arise. We use a steam machine for de-icing to do a fast and efficient job without ever damaging your flat roof.

Why is snow removal necessary for flat roofs?

When ice forms, the excess weight can weaken the building structure. The risk of collapse or weakening of the structure become possible. It is recommended to remove snow and ice from flat roofs when it surpasses 28 inches.

How do you prevent water seepage?

An efficient roofing system will not be exposed to the risk of water infiltration. Ideally, it is necessary that the entire system is in good condition, including the ventilation and insulation. Recommended maintenance include snow and ice removal and regular inspections.

How do you spot a water entry point on a flat roof?

In the case of a steel deck, one can follow the grooves to easily identify the entry point. If you find that water has infiltrated, please consult our specialists roofers, especially in the case of a rooftop terrace or green roof.

What covering is to be avoided for flat roofs?

There is no bad type of coating. The key is to select the proper coating in recognition of the needs of the building. For example, it is advisable to opt for a more flexible membrane when the building structure is given to change in reaction to temperature changes. In the case of a roof terrace or a green roof, it is best to check with an consultant.

What is the most durable covering for flat roofs?

Specifically for the temperatures in Quebec, the best choice is the two-layer elastomer. It consists of two hot-melted modified bitumen membranes. It is recommended to use this system for flat roofs and green roofs.

How to determine ventilation requirements according to the type of roof?

Manufacturers have specific factors that they measure to provide the best diagnosis based on the type of roof, as in the case of a rooftop terrace or green roof. These factors are, for example, the spacing available in the attic, the number of square feet of insulated ceiling, and the configuration of the attic. For more information, see our technical consultants. They will inform you on the ventilation requirements for your type of roof.