Frequently asked questions - Commercial roofs
Les Couvreurs Duro-Toit inform you about key issues surrounding the renovation and repair of commercial roofing. Discover the answers from our experts about the effectiveness and long-term protection of a flat or a sloping roof. Thus informed, you will be able to make a better choice about the work required for your commercial roofing project. For further information, please speak to a consultant.Flat Roof Sloped Roof
- General Questions
- Roof Repair
- Snow Removal
Do Les Couvreurs Duro-Toit have the expertise required for commercial roofing?
Les Couvreurs Duro-Toit are certified for the quality of their installation as well as the services we offer in the field of commercial roofing systems. In addition to having a skilled workforce, we possess the necessary equipment for large jobs. In addition, the overall expertise of the team and the company as a whole allows us to advise clients effectively on how to optimize their short- and long-term investments.
Do Les Couvreurs Duro-Toit offer turnkey projects?
We offer turnkey projects in order to streamline the organization and work on construction sites. In addition, we can carry out all types of projects, regardless of their complexity. We secure the municipal permits required for commercial roofing work. Only the construction license must be assumed by the customer. Contact us to learn more about our services tailored to the commercial sector.
Which service is most effective: renovation or repair of a roof?
Each roof must be evaluated to identify the needs of its system and determine the work to be performed. The best option is to entrust the work to a qualified team who can advise you between renovation or repair of your roof.
Is it possible to carry out this work in winter?
Most roofing work can be performed during the winter. However, some products cannot be applied in cold weather, making it impossible to carry out certain work. However, renovation and repairs are more expensive because the snow must be removed and the roof dried.
Is repairing a commercial roof worthwhile?
Roof repairs are effective most of the time. However, we must intervene quickly before the damage goes too far. In fact, it is not possible to repair a badly worn roof that has leaked for a long time. Once an infiltration or other problem arises, it is best to intervene immediately to protect your investment. The choice of the workforce is also key.
What maintenance is recommended to protect a commercial roof?
If possible, you should carry out a systematic inspection of the roof and attic in both the spring and fall. You can entrust the inspection of your roofing to roofers who will advise you regarding the maintenance of your particular commercial building. You also need to remove the snow and ice from your roof to avoid excessive accumulations that can lead to water infiltration and a weakening of the structure. These precautions will help to prevent problems and the associated costs of roof repair.
How do you protect the roof over the long term?
Over the years, you need to pay attention to the aging of the roof, repairs, and the maintenance performed. It is best to consult experienced roofers who know the requirements of manufacturers' warranties when your roof needs work. You will be better protected if a problem arises.
When is it time to renovate a commercial roof?
It is recommended to change the complete covering of the roof in the event of major damage. In fact, the repair service becomes profitable in the long term in the case where the damage has spread considerably. Moreover, risks are eliminated at the source, which will prevent future problems.
What additional work might be called for during roof repairs?
Sometimes it is only possible to see the damage once the old covering has been removed. An intervention can then be inevitable to ensure the durability and integrity of the commercial roofing. Usually, materials affected by water need to be replaced and vents and walls need to be strengthened, etc. Furthermore, the presence of several layers of coverings may require additional work to return the roofing system to full effectiveness.
What guarantees are available?
The warranties offered depend on the type of work and the products used.
- Manufacturer's Warranty (material or materials and labour)
- Extended warranty available from SOPREMA, Carlisle, BP, etc.
- Les Couvreurs Duro-Toit workforce warranty.
What do I need to know about roof repairs?
You have to identify the source of the leaks to repair the roof adequately, using compatible materials. In the case of a thermal roof, it is important to change any water-logged insulation to prevent the evaporation of water particles that can cause bubbles to form on the roof.
When is it not possible to repair a commercial roof?
When the covering is too old, you need to completely renovate because repairs will not be effective and will prove a wasted expense. Sometimes it is impossible to retain old materials that are incompatible with new products. Furthermore, it may be more profitable in the long term to completely renovate in a case where major damage extends throughout the surface of the commercial roof.
What do I do when repairs are needed urgently?
Our service unit can effect repairs immediately. It is not necessary to prepare an estimate, which would take too much time. This rapid response is possible because our service unit is equipped with all the necessary equipment. In addition, our roofers are specialists in emergency interventions and commercial roof repair, which ensures high-quality service.
*This service is available at an hourly rate.*
Why remove snow from commercial roofs?
You need to prevent severe damage that could be irreversible. Snow removal can eliminate the possibility of a disaster in a commercial building at the same time that it preserves the integrity of its structure. By removing the excess weight from the roof, you can avoid a structural collapse due to the snow and the accumulation of snow and ice in the reservoirs and storm drains. In many cases, insurance companies make snow removal mandatory.
Will snow removal affect business operations?
Les Couvreurs Duro-Toit take pains to organize snow removal so that operations can continue as usual. Our team is discreet and professional, while working safely.
Do you offer ground snow removal services?
At your request, we can offer snow removal services to clear the pathways necessary to allow traffic to flow. Our partner, specializing in commercial snow removal, owns the equipment necessary to offer a complete and safe service.
Les Couvreurs Duro-Toit include which trades?
Les Couvreurs Duro-Toit bring together all trades necessary to complete commercial roofing projects. Each team member is experienced and has the certifications related to his specialty.
- Aluminum installer
- Technical consultants
- Security manager
- Project manager
- Office staff
What does it mean to optimize a roofing system?
Les Couvreurs Duro-Toit excel in installation and waterproofing solutions related to commercial roofing. We take into account everything that leads to the maximum efficiency of your roof. Our personalized approach is perfect for customers who profit from advice on the factors that may affect the performance of their roofing system.
What additional certifications do Les Couvreurs Duro-Toit hold?
We have manufacturers' certifications, allowing us to offer additional warranties. In addition, we are recommended by many organizations, such as:
- Mutuelle de prévention APCHQ
- SOPREMA Certification
- Carlisle Certification
- BP Certification