FS Roof System Blog

What to look for in a Roofing Contractor

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In order to keep your flat roof well maintained, it is crucial to have a relationship with a trusted contractor that will provide the necessary services through a maintenance program or plan. Certainly, a contractor will need to be cognizant of your needs – budget constraints, scheduling, and long-lasting work are part of the necessities… Read Full Article »

All you need to know about Tufdek

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Are you wishing you had a better environment to host family and friends now that we are able to again? (Safely, of course!) Tufdek may be the perfect solution. We have had immense interest in Tufdek lately, not only from clients looking to turn their flat roof into a fully-functioning deck or balcony but also… Read Full Article »

Myths about Flat Roofs

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There’s a lot of misinformation surrounding flat roofs that can lead you to be wary of getting one. Fortunately, most of these myths are just that: myths. Unfortunately, this means that we find ourselves having to debunk these myths for clients. We’re always happy discussing these misconceptions with customers – if you have more questions,… Read Full Article »

Flat roof life expectancy

How long should my flat roof last?

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One big concern for many home and building owners is their roof life expectancy. This is a perfectly normal and valid concern- after all if you are investing a lot of money into a roof, you want it to last. It’s important for you to know that all of the following lifespans are given assuming… Read Full Article »

Hiring a Commercial Roofing Company

What to look for when hiring a commercial roofing company

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As a business, you know that you don’t take the first offer that comes around, no, you need to do your due diligence when you hire a commercial roofing company for any work you need do  around your business. Part of the reason you need to investigate is that as a business owner, you are… Read Full Article »

Ponding Water Leads to Flat Roof Damage

Ponding Water on the Roof Leads to Roof Damage

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If you own, or manage, a building with a flat roof, you may have noticed an issue with ponding water. Some flat roofs, due to their design or installation cannot properly drain the water created by heavy rains and snow melts. Leaving you with standing water, generally in the center of your flat roof. While… Read Full Article »

Residential Flat Roofing Options

Flat Roofing Options: The Shift from Tar and Gravel, to TPO, EPDM, and Spray Coating Membranes

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Whether you own a commercial building, or a residential one, the deterioration of your flat roof can cause significant issues. Roof replacements can be costly, and quite stressful depending on the flat roofing options that you choose. These days there are far more flat roof replacement options available, than there used to be. Traditionally, tar… Read Full Article »

How to Extend the Life of Your Flat Roof by FS Roof Systems

How to Extend the Life of Your Flat Roof

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There are two main factors in how long your flat roof will last. One is the quality of installation, and the second is how well it has been maintained over the years. Improper flat roof installation, and low-quality materials, will of course affect the lifespan of your flat roofing system. And if sufficient maintenance has not been… Read Full Article »

Preventative Flat Roof Maintenance in Ontario by FS Roof Systems

Importance of Preventative Flat Roof Maintenance

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For many building owners and property managers, if the flat roof isn’t leaking, its fine. This is not necessarily the case, and this mindset can end up costing thousands of dollars in future repairs. With our economical climate in the state that it is, too many commercial building owners are neglecting the routine flat roof… Read Full Article »

Flat Roofing Maintenance for Property Managers and Owners

Flat Roofing Maintenance Tips for Property Managers

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In order to effectively preserve the integrity of the flat roofing system on your building, regular maintenance is key. Your flat roof should be inspected, at minimum twice a year. Once in the spring, to check for damage caused over the long winter and once in the fall, to ensure that your flat roof is… Read Full Article »

The layers in flat roof construction

What are the Layers in a Flat Roof?

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We get asked a lot to explain the different flat roof layers. The answer that we give is usually fairly generic: It consists of multiple layers from the ceiling to insulation to vapour control layer to insulation to the final top membrane. In this article, we will try to break it down to a more… Read Full Article »

Signs You Need a New Flat Roof

Six Signs You Need a New Flat Roof

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Sometimes it’s obvious; you have more leaks than you can count or there’s just a big gaping hole. If you’ve ruled out the possibility of repairing your flat roof you’re going to have to replace it with a new flat roof. Other times it’s just too subtle, well, not subtle but it happens over such… Read Full Article »