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Roofing

Until October 31st get a Free roof inspection (150 $ value)

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TorontoGeneralconstruction is most trusted, and Professional exterior  Network solution.

All our professional members are fully trained and certified  in all types  of roof systems and other exterior services. Leaking roof, poor drainage, and clogged, and downspouts  can lead into significant water damage inside your home.

To help determine whether  you need a new roof or a repair our contractors will conduct an outside and inside free roof inspection. Don’t let small problem become big problems.

Choosing TorontoGeneralconstruction it mean your project will be protected of some of the best warranties available at no extra cost to you.

Roofing
Your roof and your foundation are complementary parts of your house. You know the importance of your foundation—it supports everything built on it. The roof is just as important, because it protects everything under it. Here’s why quality matters in your house roof.

Durability
A higher-quality roof will last longer than a low-quality roof. It will be more likely to stand up under the routine wear and tear of sun, wind, and rain—even many hail storms. A lower-quality roof will tend to wear out sooner, which means you’ll have to pay to replace it more often.

Protection
As we mentioned above, your roof’s primary job is protection. As a low-quality roof begins to fail, it doesn’t perform this job, leading to leaks in your roof. Unless you’re inspecting your attic regularly, you may not know when it begins to fail, and by the time you notice water damage in your ceiling, you may have already suffered significant damage to the rafters and other structural support in the roof.

Efficiency
Proper roof ventilation and insulation saves energy.
Your roof serves as a vital heat and humidity release valve for your house. Water that comes up from your house can be as destructive as that which comes down from the sky. Proper roof vents help your house shed this water. Proper insulation also creates a transitory heat zone that can help your home stay warmer in winter and cooler in summer.
Quality Depends on Materials and Installation
When you are looking for a good roof, it’s important to remember that the roofing materials are only half of what makes a quality roof. Installation is also important. At Lallier Construction, Inc, we have more than 20 years’ experience in roofing. Our installers are factory-certified in the proper installation methods, so you can have confidence that the job will be done right.

Eavestroughs
The main purpose of a rain gutter is to protect a building’s foundation by channeling water away from its base. The gutter also helps to reduce erosion, prevents leaks in basements and crawlspaces, protects painted or stained surfaces by reducing exposure to water, and provides a means to collect rainwater for later use Clogged gutters can cause water leakage into the house as the water backs up. Clogged gutters can also lead to stagnant water build up which allows mosquitoes to breed and also allows grasses and weeds to grow in the gutter.
Gutters must be maintained regularly to remove leaves and other debris to keep them from clogging. Gutters that are filled with debris can overflow and soak the foundation, damage the roof structure, and exacerbate ice dams in cold climates.
Effective gutter guards that keep debris out but allow water to enter are a good alternative to regular cleaning.
Gutter protection devices include strainers, snap-in metal and plastic gutter guards, filtered gutter guards, stainless steel gutter guards, hinged gutter guards, plastic and metal total gutter covers, and even gutter brushes that look like hairy caterpillars.
Regardless of the gutter guard protection used, all gutter systems should be examined for cleaning and repair twice every year.
Another option is to use a closed gutter to ensure that debris and leaves do not enter the gutter. The continuous hanger is a way to protect gutters from clogging and damage while reducing required cleaning to a minimum.

Siding
Siding is the outer covering or cladding of a house meant to shed water and protect from the effects of weather. On a building that uses siding, it may act as a key element in the aesthetic beauty of the structure and directly influence its property value.
Siding may be formed of horizontal or vertical boards, shingles, or sheet materials. In all four cases, avoiding wind and rain infiltration through the joints is a major challenge, met by overlapping, by covering or sealing the joint, or by creating an interlocking joint such as atongue and groove or rabbet. Since building materials expand and contract with changing temperature and humidity, it is not practical to make rigid joints between the siding elements.
Siding may be made of wood, metal, plastic (vinyl), masonry, or composite materials. It may be attached directly to the building structure (studs in the case of wood construction), or to an intermediate layer of wood (boards, planks, plywood, oriented strand board) called sheathing (or sheeting in some regions of the United States).

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Any sheet of material used to cover a flat or low-pitched roof is usually known as a membrane and the primary purpose of these membranes is to waterproof the roof area. Materials that cover flat roofs typically allow the water to run off from a slight inclination or camber into a gutter system. Water from some flat roofs such as on garden sheds sometimes flows freely off the edge of a roof, though gutter systems are of advantage in keeping both walls and foundations dry. Gutters on smaller roofs often lead water directly onto the ground, or better, into a specially made soakaway. Gutters on larger roofs usually lead water into the rainwater drainage system of any built up area. Occasionally flat roofs though are designed to collect water in a pool, usually for aesthetic purposes, or for rainwater buffering

Recent studies show that over 72% of homes in Canada have some form of flat roof installed therefore causing many potential problems for homeowners as the weather deteriorates and damages the layer of felt

A main reason for failure of these traditional roofs is ignorance or lack of maintenance

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