Flat-Roof Membrane System
The key issue when planning to recover your roof is to choose a skilled workforce and the right system for the building. Manufacturers have specific requirements governing the installation of their products. An installation that does not respect those guidelines will nullify the warranty should a problem arise. To help consumers, CAA Habitation has produced a report classifying enterprises. It recognizes Les Couvreurs Duro-Toit for the quality of work and customer service. Our team excels in the installation of systems certified by recognized manufacturers. If you plan to effect repairs to your flat roof, our consultants will recommend the right system to maximize your long-term investment.Talk to an expert
An installation respecting manufacturers' standards and a waterproofing system adapted to the building maximize the longevity of the elastomeric membrane.
An installation carried out by experts that meets the requirements of the manufacturer's warranty. Because of our certifications, we also offer additional guarantees.
Les Couvreurs Duro-Toit perform the repair work according to safety standards that protect our employees and your buildings.
Our team is continuously updating its training on new techniques and manufacturers' procedures. If something unexpected occurs, we will have the solution.
Before installing the new elastomeric membrane, we must assess the strength of the structure to ensure that the covering has a solid support. If necessary, our team can replace rotten wood or repair any weakened areas. After that, Les Couvreurs Duro-Toit can install two layers of asphalt black paper which act as a vapour and flame barrier. In that way, the possibility of fire is eliminated at the source. Then our team installs an elastomeric undercoat that acts as a primary sealing layer. If necessary, the elastomeric undercoat may be laminated on a support panel. If required, our roofers can also install support panels to level the surface of the flat roof and eliminate imperfections. It is also possible to perform the following steps:
- Prime all vertical surfaces, such as walls.
- Install an adhesive elastomeric undercoat that ensures the vertical surface is waterproof.
- Install a heat-sealing elastomer finishing coat to the undercoat. This layer protects from the sun, UV rays, and weathering.
- Apply the elastomeric membrane to the vertical surfaces.
- Install or replace steel flashings that protect the ends of the elastomeric membrane and the parts exposed to the wind.
A Recommended Waterproofing System
There are a number of waterproofing systems. The elastomeric membrane provides the best value for residential and commercial buildings. The method also meets the requirements of manufacturers' warranties. Les Couvreurs Duro-Toit suggest this sealing system, used mainly for residential and commercial work. However, each system must be adapted to the building's reality. If another waterproofing system is better suited to your building, our technical consultants will recommend the solution that best corresponds to your budget and the work needed.Frequently Asked Questions