Flat-Roof Structure

An effective roofing system requires a structure and decking that effectively supports the covering of the flat roof. This condition is essential to optimize the longevity of the covering and to ensure the integrity of the building. Sometimes it may be necessary to correct the structural problems affecting the soundness of the roof. It is also possible to make changes in the joists for some projects, such as modifying the slope and other improvements. In all cases, structural modifications of a flat roof require expertise and specific techniques. It is therefore recommended to entrust this work to roofing specialists to best preserve the integrity of the building and protect your investment.

Structure and decking

Improvements to the Flat-Roof Structure

The structure and the decking are essential to the entire building. When a roof is not well supported, the cladding and waterproofing can deteriorate prematurely. For these reasons, Les Couvreurs Duro-Toit pay particular attention to the structure and decking implications of their roofing projects.

Work is only recommended if the flat-roof structure requires improvement to preserve its integrity. If so, our roofers can solidify, equalize, and straighten the joists or any other part of the flat-roof structure. Before any change in the joists is undertaken, a technical consultant will notify you. Depending on the needs of your building, he will offer you the best solution taking into account your budget and the intended performance. Thanks to his extensive knowledge, you will be able to choose among various proposals for procedures, such as:

  • Optimization of the spacing in the attic to increase ventilation
  • Solidification of the flat-roof structure
  • Decking replacement
  • Slope modification
  • Straightening of the joists

Flat-Roof Structural Changes

It is also possible to carry out customized structural modification work. At your request, our roofers can install boxes on the roof, add or skylights, or install a retaining wall and access doors on the flat roof. In all of those cases, the work is done in accordance with the type of roofing system in place. Regardless of the project to be carried out, our team has the knowledge and experience to offer you a structure in full compliance with regulations and standards.

Moreover, if you have a thermal roof, our team can, at your request, install a tapered sloping insulation system to allow proper drainage of water and snow. This system increases the energy efficiency of the building and maximizes the longevity of the sheathing. Check with our technical consultant for information about your roofing project.

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