Roofing Systems

Roofing Systems in Toronto

A house can only become a home when it is safe for you and your loved ones. The importance of a quality roof cannot be underestimated, so hiring the best in the business when it comes to Toronto Roofing replacement and Toronto roofing installation is key. 

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Universal Roofs is the best and first step for roofing services in Toronto. For exceptional services of roofing repairs and installation, Universal Roofs is sure to deliver premium services at all times.

As a quality-based Toronto roofing service that deals with Shingle, Slate, Metal, Flat, and Cedar roofing, we understand the importance of providing quality roofs for all our clients as customer satisfaction is our goal. Irrespective of the type of roofing repairs, replacement, or installation you need, you can always trust us to give you value for your money. 

With Universal Roofs in charge of your building, you are assured of a personalized, safe roof of your property as we use the best materials in the business. As a company committed to high quality, safety, and customer satisfaction, you can count on us to handle all your roofing needs.

Working with Universal Roofs is hassle-free as we take our time to understand our client’s needs. Once we are past this stage, our experienced and qualified staff will get to work on your project while carrying you along every step of the way to ensure customer satisfaction. This is why we are known as the best when it comes to Toronto roofing installation. Our passion for quality and customer satisfaction keeps our clients and spreads the excellent work we do.

Shingle Roofing

Shingle roofs are roofs made from flat or rectangular pieces of different roofing materials. They are installed by applying the base of the roof upwards in an overlapping manner. 

It is worth mentioning that Shingles (more commonly known as Asphalt shingles) was only available in colors green and black when it became popular in the early 1900s. Now, it comes in different colors to beautify your roof and is modernly textured to look like slate and wood. This makes shingles beautiful and low maintenance. Shingles are usually found in 3-tab and architectural styles. 

3-tab shingles are designed so that one piece of shingle looks like three while laying flat against the roofing installation. On the other hand, architectural shingles are thicker than 3-tab shingles, which gives them a dimensional look. The former is affordable and durable, while the latter is more expensive and lasts longer.

Asides from affordability, color options, and other benefits, there are different reasons why people opt for Shingle roof, and they are:

High expectancy: Shingles roofs have a high expectancy as they can last for over twenty years. For an affordable roof, that is a long time! Of recent, the lifespan of a shingle roof has also significantly improved due to technological advancement in the roofing industry.

Easy installation: As a leading Toronto roofing installation company, we can confidently say that Shingle roofs are easy and straightforward to install when you have the right materials and follow instructions. However, we advise calling on the best in the business to help with your installation to avoid mistakes.

Shingle Roofing Repair, Replacement and Installation

If your Shingle roof is more than twenty years old, chances are they need to be inspected and replaced by a roofing expert. The process of replacing bad shingles is best carried out by a professional roofing service like Universal Roofs.  

The steps to removing bad shingles are complicated and with risk factors. These are factors that Universal Roofs as a company keep in mind while training staff members for onsite operations. 

As a company, we also ensure that we use the right tools and materials to repair, replace and install your shingle roof. This is because a bad replacement job can cause more damage to a bad roof. At Universal Roofs, we take you through the process of repair, replacement, and installment before we start so our clients are well informed and know what to expect before, during, and after installation. 

Our repair and replacement methods give your roof a brand new look and make it as safe as it should be. 

Slate Roofing

When you think of fire-resistant roofs, think of Slate roofing. Known as one of the highest quality, long-lasting roof types, slate roof has a history of being high maintenance, fragile, and best installed by professional roofing experts due to the high level of professionalism required for installation. Despite not being the ideal roof for all, slate Roofing has a lot of wonderful qualities.

Made from natural stone products, slate roofs have a beautiful long lasting look which is why many still go for it. With its classy beauty, slate offers various ranges of colors like red, green, purple, and tiles with several color combinations come in different sizes and thicknesses. 

Built to last at least a century, slate roofs have an excellent longevity period that can span up to 150 years with the proper initial installation. This a big con for this model as other roofs are known to last at least 29 years before needing repairs.

Beyond doubts, slate roofs are the best type of fireproof roofs in the industry. This is very important as most homes are known to catch fire from airborne fire sparks such as wildfire or fireworks.

Slate roofs are environmentally friendly as roofing wastes account for a small percentage of trash yearly. Most roofing wastes are from Shingle roofs that need replacement every 20-30 years. But for Slate roofs, the repair, and replacement are rare and occur once in a century!

Slate Roofing Repair, Replacement and Installation

As beautiful as slate roofs are, there are certain facts you must know before you think of installing them on your property. As beautiful as they are, slate roofs are also heavy, which means you can’t install them on just any property to avoid damage. This is because a slate roof weighs about 500 pounds. 

Not sure if your property can withstand the weight? We can send an inspection team to check your home. Simply contact us at Universal Roof so we can make an appointment. 

Interestingly, unlike shingles, you can’t add paint or sealant to the slate roof as they are best kept in their original state to avoid aging early.

If your slate roof tile is broken by flying objects, we can easily replace it by removing the old piece and replacing it with a new one. Slate roofs often need inspection and repair of the flashings and fastenings before any work is done. With years of expertise as a roofing repair company, we are more than willing to effect all your roofing repairs. 

Flat Roofing

A flat roof is a representation of its name. This roofing style is common for industrial and commercial buildings as they are easy to install for big buildings.

Most homeowners go for the flat roof because of the low-cost appeal. The materials are cheap due to the simplicity of the design, and the labor is equally cheap as it has low risk at installation. They are quick to install and have little risk of complications during repair or damages.

Another exciting factor is the fast installation, which means you can move in quickly after it has been installed. This is also applicable in the case of repair or replacement as it is a quick process that won’t increase your downtime.

Flat roofs also make great hangout spots for parties, barbecues, or relaxing. It can also be used as a garden!

Beyond cost, easy maintenance will not come as a shock to you. Cleaning and checking for damages are pretty easy for the layman due to the solid, flat surface.

As exciting as the pros of flat roofs sound, you need to know some of the cons too!

Due to the lack of design, flat roofs won’t blend well in a neighborhood with beautiful roofs. Remember that garden you are thinking of when you have a flat roof? It will be at the cost of an attic as more outdoor space equals less indoor space. The lack of space will also affect insulation which means buildings with flat roofs are easily affected by climate change.

Flat roofs do not drain well, and as Toronto roofing installation experts, we know that such buildings require extra mechanisms that will take care of drainage. When you want to decide if you should sacrifice your attic for a party spot or you choose to go with the beautiful roofs of your neighborhood, keep in mind that Flat roofs are not for everyone!

Flat Roofing Repair, Replacement and Installation

As Toronto roofing replacement experts, we can tell you that flat roof replacement/repair is complicated and best done by an expert. This is because one wrong step will mean starting all over again.

A simple step such as looking for the leaking part of the roof is not so simple. This is because where you notice water dripping from might not be the part/start of the leak. You must also ensure that you have suitable roofing materials. No matter how minor the leakage is, Universal Roofs is ready to take a look and examine the damage. This is because as experts, we know the best way to handle your roofing needs while considering the lifespan.

All roofing services should be handled by professionals. This is why you must not hesitate to contact Universals Roof if you want to enjoy the quality and professional roofing services.

Metal Roofing

Metal roofs are usually made from metal pieces with materials such as zinc, copper, and steel (galvanized, galvalume, and weathering). Metal roofs are known for their longevity, low maintenance, and efficiency. The different material choices can get you a metal roof combination of shingles, slates, etc.

If you are buying your metal roofing material yourself, make sure it has been tested and approved by the right organizations for its resistance to wind, fire, and high impact.

The longevity of a metal roof is 40-70 years, depending on the metal materials used. It is also very durable and can withstand wind gusts of 140 miles per hour. Metal roofs do not require constant maintenance like other roof types, but they should be inspected regularly for possible damage.

Metal roofs are also fire resistant which makes them safe during a wildfire or lightning spark. They are also environmentally friendly because they are reusable at the end of their lifespan as roof materials.

Despite the many advantages, metal roofs are more expensive than others. Make sure you consider how long you plan to stay in a building before you invest in metal roofs.

Metal roofs are noisy during rainfall or hailstorm, and the noise level is determined by the type of decking you have. Get ready for a mismatched roof when you need to do roof replacement. This is because it is very difficult to get metal pieces that match exactly. These are some facts you have to keep in mind before you decide on having a metal roof over your property.

Metal Roofing Repair, Replacement and Installation

Metal Roofs are delicate by nature so the best way to enjoy value for your money is when Universal Roofs install and care for your roofing needs. As experts in the business, it will take a long time before you have to deal with replacements and repairs when we install your metal roof. No matter how far or near this time is, it is best to be informed about metal roofing replacement and repairs.

Natural disasters and simple wear and tear are some of the causes of metal roofing leakage. Repairing the leaking aspect of a metal roof involves changing just the roof panels. This can be time-consuming and is carried out when some parts of the roofs can be salvaged.

Metal Roof replacement can be tricky except when handled by experts at Universal Roofs. This is because we take time to analyze and evaluate the damages on the metal roof. Based on our evaluation, we also advise our clients on the next best action to take. This is because, at Universal Roofs, customer satisfaction and quality work go hand in hand. 

Cedar Roofing

Cedar roofs are roofs made with cedar wood as the material which gives your roof is a sophisticated look. The most outstanding feature of cedar wood is the beauty of cedar itself and how well it ages. Cedar roofs last ten years longer than common roof types like shingles and are resistant to wind, hailstorm, snowstorm, to mention but a few.

Cedar wood is also energy efficient, which provides natural insulation that allows you to save on energy bills. If you stop thinking about the beauty of cedar wood, you will know it has some disadvantages too.

Cost and maintenance are the two major fallbacks of having a cedar roof. Cedar wood is expensive to get, but if you think of beauty over cost, then you have nothing to worry about. Cedar wood also requires constant maintenance checks to prevent the growth of moss, mold, and mildew. This can also be controlled by using cedar treatment preservatives.

Cedar Wood Repair, Replacement and Installation

As expected, at some point, the cedar roof also requires repair after many years of usage. The first thing you need to do as a property owner is to call Universal Roof to examine the level of damage. As experts in cedar wood repairs and replacements, we know the right quality checks to carry out to enable us to determine the state of your roof. Once our evaluation is carried out, we will inform you of the next best steps. 

Rooftop Snow Removal

Beyond roof installation, repair, and replacement, Universal Roofs also handle roof top-snow removal. Clearing snow from your rooftop can be risky which is why roof top-snow removal is one of the services we offer. Find some reasons below why you need to call Universal Roofs to handle your snow removal:

Climbing your roof is a risky move. Asides, causing damage to your roof you can also incur injuries in the process. At Universal Roofs, we have several rooftop techniques that we carry out while staying safe and on the ground. 

Attempting to use a ladder on icy and wet ground is a no-no. Universal Roof experts are trained in using strong materials to access the roof only when necessary. 

Attempting to clear snow on your own takes you one step closer to the power lines which is dangerous. When you contact us to handle your snow removal, we come fully prepared with appropriate gear. 

When we offer snow removal services, there is always a fall protection system in place, no one ever plans to fall, but we always plan to be safe as we value our workers. Universal Roof workers are trained on implementing fall protection systems while on a job.

Avoid being a statistic by calling Universal Roofs today!

In need of an expert to discuss your roofing options? Contact Universal Roof today as our team of experts is ready to help and answer all questions. We have a wide range of roofing services that covers repairs, replacement, and installation no matter what your roof type is!

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