First Class Roofing Service is certified in repairing all types of roof systems. Call us today to schedule a time for us to inspect your roofing repair needs.
Tar & Gravel Roof Repairs
Repairing tar and gravel roofs can be very complex as the system is designed in a way that leaking can follow a sideways pattern making it difficult to find the initial leak in the system. Some of the common problems with Tar & Gravel roofs are: roof splits, deteriorating roofing felts, wind-swept gravel and roof penetrations. Over the years, we have been able to detect these issues and repair them to correct any further damage from occurring.
Roof Deck Repairs
The Roof Deck is an integral part of the structural surface over which the roofing materials are applied. It is important that this surface is a smooth solid surface so that roof coverings can be securely fastened. If your roof deck has deteriorated it will cause further issues . It will not be able to hold uniform loads, such as heavy snow or provide resistance to wind force or any expansion / contraction due to weather changes. If you’re not sure about the condition or the quality of your roof deck, if you haven’t been in your attic recently or if you are not sure what to look for… you could be experiencing problems and not even know it.
Even with over thirty nine years of experience it is very tricky to detect and completely stop a roof leak. Oftentimes, patching up one leak can lead to multiple others and a nightmare for the unseasoned contractors that try their hand at repairing roofs. That is exactly why you need to contact First Class Roofing Service. We are roof leak problem-solvers and by being able to detect the leak, assess it and make sure that the method chosen for repair is suitable, we can make sure that a leak in your roofing system is not an ongoing concern for you or your business.
Torch Applied SBS Roofing is so named because it requires an open-flame propane torch. In this installation method, sheets of modified bitumen are rolled out onto the roof and a roofing professional uses a hand-held propane torch to heat the material and adhere it to the surface. Once the layers reach the right temperature, seams are melted together to create a waterproof seal. The main strength of this type of roofing is that it can expand and contract without melting or cracking. It has a high tolerance for both the heat and the cold it will experience on the roof during the change of seasons.
The roofing industry has known for quite some time the drawbacks of using traditional asphalt shingles on flat or low-pitch roofs. Shingles require a little help from gravity to create a seal against leaks, and with flatter roofs, gravity’s influence simply isn’t significant enough to do the job. To help reduce leaks and create a more impenetrable seal, manufacturers have created roofing materials made of rubber or PVC plastic, both of which are commonly referred to as rubber roofing.
Some of the benefits of Rubber Roofs are:
They can last twice as long compared to other types of roofing materials like shingles
They can reduce your energy costs to heat your home or business
They can be installed over top of existing shingles which reduces the labour cost in the preparation to install the new roof
They reflect the heat and sun away which will save energy cost for cooling
Metal Flashing is an important piece of your roof system as it prevents the passage of water into a structure from a joint or seam to form a weather resistant barrier. Flashing can be installed around chimneys, vent pipes, windows and door openings to make buildings more durable and reduce indoor mold problems.
Take some time to view the variety of projects that we have completed.