Smart roofing choices: What to consider

By Sean Delaney

When it’s time to replace a roof, whether for a home or a business, the choice of roofer and materials is not to be taken lightly. This decision directly affects the longevity and performance of your roof, making it a crucial part of the process. Here are some straightforward tips for both residential and commercial roofing needs.

For homeowners, the roof is more than just a part of the house, it’s a shield that protects their family and belongings. When replacing your roof, it’s essential to consider the quality of materials. Not all roofing materials are the same. Choosing high-quality materials that suit your climate is necessary. For instance, a robust and durable material like metal can be a better choice in areas with heavy snow, providing you with the security and protection you need.

Choosing an experienced contractor with a solid record of installing residential roofs is also vital. Check their references and review their past work. A reputable contractor should provide a detailed quote and contract before starting the job. Ensure the roofing materials and the artistry come with warranties. This protects you in case of defects or issues post-installation. While choosing the cheapest option is tempting, remember that quality often comes at a price. Investing in a good roof now can save you from frequent repairs in the future.

Commercial roofs are typically more extensive and more complex than residential roofs. They often require specific materials and installation techniques. Regular inspection and maintenance are vital for several reasons. Regular inspections can spot potential leak points before they become more significant problems, such as checking for cracks, wear and tear, and other signs of damage.

Many roofing warranties require regular maintenance to remain valid. This is not just a formality but a practice that can significantly extend the life of your roof. By following these guidelines, you are not only fulfilling a requirement but also ensuring the longevity and performance of your roof. Failing to do so can result in a voided warranty, leaving you uncovered for costly repairs. Regular maintenance prevents minor issues from turning into major problems, including cleaning, debris removal, and minor damage repair.

Spending money on maintenance can seem unnecessary, but it’s much cheaper than replacing an entire commercial roof. Regular upkeep helps avoid the enormous expense of a total roof replacement due to neglect.

The roof is a crucial investment for your home or your business. Focus on quality and reliability when choosing materials and hiring a contractor. For business owners, consistent inspection and maintenance keep your premises safe and save money in the long run by extending the roof’s life.

Choosing the right approach for residential or commercial roofing will ensure that your property is well-protected, energy-efficient, and less likely to suffer from unexpected roofing issues. Always consult with professional roofers who can provide tailored advice based on your property’s specific needs.

If you need roofing services, contact one of the businesses listed below. For more information and to explore other roofing-related businesses, visit the Emery Village BIA business directory on their website at:

Crown Industrial Roofing & Sheet Metal (Commercial) - 125 Toryork Dr., Ph. 416-744-7788

Dell’Angelo Bros Roofing Ltd. ( Commercial) 188 Toryork Dr., Ph. 416-745-7502

Dufferin Roofing Ltd ( Commercial) 65 Milvan Dr., Ph. 416-743-2813

Eileen Roofing Inc., ( Commercial/ Residential) 1825 Wilson Ave., Ph. 416-762-1819

Ontario Roofing, 20 Millwick Dr., Commercial/ Residential) Ph. 416-636-6900

Applewood Roofing and Sheet Metal ( Residential/Commercial) 459 Garyray Drive., Ph. 416-745-2599

Trinity Roofing (Residential/ Commercial) 55 Rossdean Dr., Ph. 416-630-9213

SPAR-Marathon Roofing Supplies ( Roofing Equipment and Supplies) 88 Signet Dr., Ph. 416-744-2050