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From torrential downpours to winter’s first flurries, your roof protects your home from the elements. To ensure that it’s in peak condition, it requires regular maintenance like inspections, repairs, and even full replacements when the material’s lifespan comes to an end. This is your one-stop shop to learn everything there is about roofing, from the latest innovations to common building envelope problems.

Browse our articles to find the latest roofing trends, renovation costs, and so much more. And, if you’re looking for inspiration, check out our roofing projects, completed by our 53-point Verified Contractors.

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Everything About Roofing

Eco-friendly roofing options  An eco-friendly roof meets many criteria for respecting the environment and is available as an alternative to traditional asphalt shingles or tiles. It’s an integrated, multi-level system comprising underlayment, a waterproofing membrane, a root barrier, and a drainage ...

Published on:
March 25, 2022
25 min read
Nathalie Gauthier
Writer
Everything About Roofing
Blue Roofs: A Sustainable Choice
Published on:
July 7, 2021
5 min read
Blue Roofs: A Sustainable Choice

Are you thinking of replacing the roof on your commercial building? Consider a blue roof! While not as well-known as green roofs, they offer many advantages. They’re excellent for stormwater management ...

Chantal Tellier
Writer
Roof Replacement Costs in 2022 — Toronto vs. Montreal
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January 2, 2021
9 min read
Roof Replacement Costs in 2022 — Toronto vs. Montreal

Does your roof look a little worse for wear? Are you hesitating to get it replaced? Unlike a kitchen or bathroom renovation, a roof isn't a space that you can ...

Jason Pagliuca
Verification Coordinator | RenoAssistance
Preparing Your Home for Winter: What to Check
Published on:
October 29, 2020
5 min read
Preparing Your Home for Winter: What to Check

The days are growing colder, sweaters and hoodies are coming out of the closet... It's clear: winter is coming. While we're donning our toques and putting on our winter tires, ...

Karine Gazeryan
Renovation Advisor | RenoAssistance
Build a Rooftop Patio to Make the Most of Your Summer
Published on:
June 4, 2020
5 min read
Build a Rooftop Patio to Make the Most of Your Summer

What could be better than enjoying your summer on a magnificent rooftop patio? In urban areas, backyards are often transformed into parking spaces or used for home additions. Now, more ...

Trecy Martel
Content Manager | RenoAssistance
Roof Inspection and Maintenance
Published on:
April 28, 2020
8 min read
Roof Inspection and Maintenance

  Any contractor can tell you that the roof is the most important part of your home. If it’s not in good condition – or, worse yet, if it was ...

Karine Gazeryan
Renovation Advisor | RenoAssistance
Identifying and Preventing Building Envelope Problems
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April 21, 2020
5 min read
Identifying and Preventing Building Envelope Problems

Your home's outer layer is its first line of defense against anything Mother Nature throws its way. It's therefore important to ensure it is healthy and protected from issues that ...

Francis Guertin
Renovation Advisor| RenoAssistance
Changing Your Home’s Facade: 6 Elements to Consider
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August 13, 2019
13 min read
Changing Your Home’s Facade: 6 Elements to Consider

It's said to never judge a book by its cover, but it's rather difficult not to judge a house by its appearance. If a house seems neglected, we tend to ...

Marilena Tricarico
Renovation Expert & Interior Designer | RenoAssistance
Pitched Roofs: Which Material Should You Choose?
Published on:
March 14, 2019
7 min read
Pitched Roofs: Which Material Should You Choose?

Pitched roofs tend to be the norm for residential homes. They look nicer and have better resistance than flat roofs, and there are a lot of different materials to choose ...

Francis Guertin
Renovation Advisor| RenoAssistance
Flat Roofs: Which Material Should You Choose?
Published on:
February 15, 2019
7 min read
Flat Roofs: Which Material Should You Choose?

EPDM, TPO, Elastomer, Polyolefin... What do these acronyms and words even mean? And, more importantly, are they good options for your roof? We decided to put together everything you need ...

Francis Guertin
Renovation Advisor| RenoAssistance
Proper Ventilation for a Healthy Roof
Published on:
January 30, 2019
5 min read
Proper Ventilation for a Healthy Roof

Much like those that live under it, a roof needs to breathe. Proper ventilation helps keep moisture at bay, preventing mildew and structural damage. That said, a roof doesn’t usually ...

Adele Orsini
Renovation Advisor | RenoAssistance
4 Rooftop Terraces to Inspire Your Outdoor Haven
Published on:
July 13, 2018
4 min read
4 Rooftop Terraces to Inspire Your Outdoor Haven

Summer can make you envious of homes, condos or restaurants that have great looking rooftop terrace designs. Don’t get bummed out! Take a look at these rooftop terraces from Toronto ...

Lucia Di Sclafani
Content Manager | RenoAssistance