Asphalt Shingles: Facts And Tips from Toronto Roofing Company Professionals

Asphalt Shingles: Facts And Tips from Toronto Roofing Company Professionals

Asphalt is the most widely used roofing material in the United States. If you are considering making use of these shingles in your new home, take a look at the following tips and facts compiled by Toronto Roofing Company experts:

Asphalt shingles don’t last forever
Actually, the best way to put it is that no roofing material will stay forever. Slate, which is the longest lasting roofing material, takes only about 70 to 120 years depending on how well it is cared for.

If you buy high quality asphalt shingles and take good care of them, they may serve you well for about 45 years. Afterwards, you will have to make an overall replacement.

The weight of asphalt is not a measure of its strength
You have to put away the notion that “heavy equals toughness” when it comes to roofing. While standardization stamps like ASTM might be good indicators that a product has met the minimum strength standards, do not rely entirely on them. The only people who can identify the most durable shingles are professionals who have worked in the roofing industry long enough.

Therefore, find one or more trustable roofing companies and seek their honest advice on what you should buy. You can send email enquiries to more than three or four long serving firms- including those that operate in other states- and pick the most common recommended product in all the replies you’ll get.

The core of a shingle determines its environmental suitability
The core of a brand of asphalt shingles will either compose of fiber glass or cellulose. For relatively warm climatic conditions, fiber glass mat cores will do. However, if the home is situated in a windy region, or where snow falls at least on a yearly basis, go only for cellulose core.

Checking your roof periodically reduces long term costs
Leakages can be easily sealed at their onset; some leakage points however aren’t readily visible, and might need the keen eye of an expert to locate.

In addition, when you notice dark patches on your roof, this might indicate the presence of algae. The organisms feed on asphalt materials; so if you let them grow, you might be forced to do a full roof replacement soon. Have them professionally removed for the safety of your pockets.

Using unlicensed persons to fix or repair your roof may nullify product warranty
Most of the terms and conditions of roofing products require that they be installed and repaired by qualified personnel. Failing to observe this may render a warranty void.

When choosing a person to handle your roofing needs therefore, ensure that they are certified. You can also take advantage of the fact that reputable repair companies offer additional warranties for their services, thereby keeping you covered throughout much of the initial periods of your roofing. Consult with a Toronto Roofing Company professional to respond to all your questions concerning roofing choices.

Why Consider Asphalt Shingles for Your Roofing Toronto Project

Why Consider Asphalt Shingles for Your Toronto Roofing Project

Many homeowners are confused over the roofing material to use for their home roofing needs. This is expected because there are just too many options available and without the right advise, you may choose the wrong material. Asphalt roofing shingles are popular these days because they provide proper protection, especially in adverse weather. They also increase the aesthetic value of the home. When doing shingle roofing, you want to seek help of an experienced shingle installation roofing Toronto contractor.

What are Asphalt Shingles Made of?

When it comes to asphalt shingles, they are made of layers consisting of fiberglass that is coated with asphalt. This material allows the shingles to be flexible even in extreme weather conditions. The material can resist water penetration. The coating on the shingles has ceramic granules intended to protect the asphalt from damages caused by UV light. Nowadays, you may find algae resistant granules being included in the material to prevent the growth of algae that may cause discoloration.roofing contractor

Asphalt shingles are available in different types. There are three tab shingles that tend to be linear with traditional style, but these are disappearing because they are becoming outdated. Dimensional shingles are the trendy ones these days. These are laminated shingles available in different styles, colors, and profiles. The dimensional shingles can fit a range of budgets and looks.

Why Use Asphalt Shingles?

These roofing materials are durable with a lifespan of about 20 to 30 years. However, many things can affect the durability of asphalt shingles including the quality of roofing, weather, the installation as well as the roof pitch. A roofer will need to check all the parameters when installing the roof to ensure it lasts for longer. Proper maintenance is also needed to prolong the life of the roof.

Because the shingles come in different colors and sizes, homeowners have a range of choices to explore. Asphalt shingles are cost effective – they are the most affordable of the different roofing materials. They also attract extended warranties, something that adds more value to the roof. The shingles are easy to installation and offer sound protection. Again, they are rated class A in terms of fire resistance.

Why Hire a Professional Roofer

When installing asphalt shingles, you may want to hire an experienced roofer. Although they are easy to install, you may find that some contractors do not know how to install them properly. Hiring a qualified shingle installation Toronto contractor will ensure the roof is installed properly and lasts for longer. The toronto roofing contractors will also help you with repairs and replacement of the shingle roofing.

You may want to replace the roof if you have multiple missing shingles or when you notice ceramic granules falling in the gutters. If the shingles are cracked, buckled, or curled, you may want to replace them. Before you select asphalt shingles as your roofing material, you need to understand the general climatic conditions and the structure of the house. Ask the contractor you engage with to show you roofing projects they have handled that are designed of asphalt shingles and talk to the owners to see if they were done properly.

How Licensed Electricians in Toronto Can With Home Security Upgrades

How Licensed Electricians in Toronto Can With Home Security Upgrades

Security in your home is an important thing and with the advancement in technology, it is becoming cheaper to add a layer of security in your premises. Burglars will be intimidated when they find that your premises have the latest security technology. Besides, you can have motion detection lights that again give headache to would-be intruders. With help of Licensed Electricians in Toronto, you can improve security within your homestead. There are many options available to you when you want to install security devices in your homestead. An electrician can help you install the following:

Smart Locks

Locks may seem very basic elements when talking about home security setup, however, as with many home applications, today’s locks are very sophisticated. There are smart locks that use internet technology to make things difficult for intruders. For example, you can have programmable locks that can unlock when you are close to the door. You can also program the locks to allow specific persons like the pet sitter if you aren’t around. In case someone tries to tamper with the lock, you can be sent an alert.

Door and Window Alarms

To improve security within your home, you can have an interconnection of components with the alarm system. For example, the doors and windows may be secured by having a network of alarms to activate if someone tries to gain entry through those areas. You can have something simple as an alarm operated by a battery or a sophisticated alarm that can even notify the police if there are intruders. The choices are many, but with assistance of any licensed electricians, you can determine which alarm system can best work for your situation.

Smart Outlets

In most situations, burglars won’t try accessing your home if there is someone in there. Because you won’t be in your home every night, or sometimes, you come later, you can create the feel that there is someone right in there. You can install smart outlets that can be programmed so that they turn on the lights at intervals. This creates the impression that someone is in the house and the intruders will keep waiting, but forever. You can even set the radio to be on when you aren’t in the house.

Motion Detector Lights

It’s not typical to find burglars accessing a property in day light, unless they know that they cannot be seen. They will mostly wait until it is dark then they conduct their ill-intended mission. When you have motion lights fitted, they can foil the plot of the intruders with a blast of brightly illuminating light. You can talk to an electrician to get the work done for installing these detector lights. Electricians know how they can conceal or hide the wiring so that intruders cannot cut them without triggering the alarm.licensed-electricians

If you have not stepped up your home security using smart technology, you should consider it. Licensed Electricians in Toronto can help homeowners to choose the latest home security gadgets and install them to secure their premises. Whether it is smart security lights, motion detectors, or alarm systems, the electricians know what works for your home.


14 h – 16 h 30 (Café des littéraires)

La bibliothèque scolaire – plaque tournante de la promotion du livre

Activité réservée aux bibliothécaires scolaires et aux enseignants. Au programme :
Les nouveautés automnales franco-canadiennes : une littérature foisonnante à découvrir!

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Rencontre avec Denis Desgagné, président-directeur général du Centre de la francophonie des Amériques. Seront présentés le Concours de twittérature des Amériques pour étudiants et adultes, ainsi que les nouveautés 2016 du Centre.
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Présentation sur le 9e Art, la bande dessinée, par François Mayeux, copropriétaire de la librairie Planète BD. On pourra suivre son évolution, découvrir de nouveaux héros, mieux déterminer les niveaux de lecture et aborder les problèmes associés à ce genre littéraire en plein essor.
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Grande soirée littéraire

Lecture de textes par les auteurs :

Roger Léveillé et Charles Leblanc (Manitoba);
Paul Bossé, Brigitte Harrison (Acadie);

Andrée Lacelle et Sonia Lamontagne (Ontario)

Animateur : Paul Savoie, poète, directeur du Salon du livre de Toronto
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Poutine et poésie
La poésie en dit long et c’est vite fait (Charles Bukovsky).
Tout comme la poutine!

Une soirée de mots et de mets, de musique et d’humour en compagnie de Denise Deshautels, Éric Dubeau, Jean-Marc Desgent, Magalie R Bazinet, Louÿs Pitre, Daniel Groleau-Landry, Nicole Brossard, Laurier Gareau, Roger Routhier, A. M. Matte et la lauréate ou le lauréat du prix CDvS 2016.

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19 h 30 (Café des littéraires du Salon du livre)
Conférence d’Alain Vercollier suivie du film Cyrano de Bergérac.

Alain Vercollier est professeur à l’Université York (Toronto). Spécialiste de stylistique théâtrale, il a enseigné de nombreux cours de français langue seconde.
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