Lovely Shingles Roof
“Pretty Shingle Roofs”
Shingle roof is a time-tested and effective option for home and commercial roofing installations in Canada and the United States. Though not as durable as metal roofs, but with the right installation and quality materials they can prove a surprisingly durable and economical option. Shingle roofing is more flexible and affordable to meet both the home-owners housing and budget needs.
Roof shingles are almost always highly visible and so are an important aspect of a building’s aesthetics in patterns, textures and colors. Asphalt fiberglass-based shingles are available in a large number of styles and colors. They illustrate art, beauty and taste of the home owner.
Fiberglass-based asphalt shingles are by law the approved roofing material per the Building Codes enforced in Canada for residential roofing applications.
All shingle roofs are installed from the bottom upward beginning with a starter course and the edge seams offset to avoid leaks. Many shingle installations benefit from being placed on top of an underlayment material such as asphalt felt paper to prevent leaks even from wind driven rain and snow and ice dams in cold climates. At the ridge the shingles on one side of the roof simply extend past the ridge or there is a ridge cap consisting of boards, copper, or lead sheeting. An asphalt shingle roof has flexible asphalt shingles as the ridge cap. Some roof shingles are non-combustible or have a better fire rating than others which influence their use, building codes do not allow the use of shingles with less than a class-A fire rating. Due to increased fire hazard, wood shingles and organic-based asphalt shingles have become less common than fiberglass-based asphalt shingles. Shingles, by nature, are not water-tight so the minimum recommended roof pitch has to be 4:12 without additional underlayment materials. Hence, quality of material and experience of the installers is of paramount importance for the life of the roof and the house.
William Faulkner, Nobel laureate from Oxford, Mississippi wrote, Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself ! Thats what Canadian Roof Masters do !
Canadian Roof Masters pride themselves in establishing higher industry standards year after year and upholding best workmen practices for ensuring high quality installation for longer life and beauty of the roofs.
When people ask Canadian Roof Masters; What do you want to do for improving longevity of the roofs and thereby their monetary value? We courteously tell them; Whatever it takes.
“Shingle Roofs For The Classy Bungalow Or Cottage”
The term bungalow is commonly used to describe a small one- or one-and-a-half-story home or casual beach/lake house or cottage. It was designed to be an informal, easily constructed, one-story house. A perfect cozy idea to enjoy cold winters and sunny summers. The American version first built in southern California became the dominant style in the United States between 1905 and 1930. The roof usually was a low-pitched gable. Dormers, if present, tended to be in the front. It was a perfect example of The American Dream. In Canada, a unique collection of single family bungalows continued to be built during the first half of the 20th century, with abundant variances in plan and materials. They basically symbolize the spirit of people that wanted to enjoy the good life and own their own home. Historian, Christopher Bayly, has called it the colonization of taste!
For those who wish to own a dream home with charm and character of past lives lived within their walls a search for rich heritage real estate inTorontofetches results giving details of some extraordinary, beautiful, stunning all brick bungalows in prime historic districts, maybe even facing a park! These historic properties are as diverse and unique as their owners. Visit them to experience a walk-out with a beautiful oasis backyard, maybe with a sunken hot tub and in-ground pool; a cozy sun room and tons of privacy; where children still walk to some famous schools; all amenities charmingly representing the best of each facet of the ol Canadian style of living full of charm, sophistication and grace.
Forget sophistication and grace, see the tragedy of modern Toronto being built on demolished old bungalows! Tragedy is not in the sale but in what next? The home-owner though gets 12 times of his investment if made 50 years ago, yet where does he shift after the sale of his centrally situated bungalow in Toronto? Their option is to either shift to a condo or to live more than 40 Km from Toronto!
Canadian Roof Masters takes it as its corporate duty of care towards the home-owners to help them identify how to think positively for re-building/repairing their bungalows/cottages rather than selling them!
Canadian Roof Masters takes great pleasure in Redoing with Respect! Helping the extraordinary lucky home owners continue living in their modernized bungalows. Helping them retain their precious emotional relationships cultivated over decades.
We redo the roof etc. with new tech asphalt fibre shingles lasting for 25 years or so. The cost? Less than what the young children would spend in three years going to work in downtown Toronto from a dwelling 40 kms away. Cost of the roof is nothing compared to what a re-location would cost financially and emotionally to the family. Chose family over offer of a builder for your cherished bungalow!
Platos advice? A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers.
So, if you request, we shall schedule a complimentary in-home technical consultation with our experts. Its totally free! No commitment from your side!
Canadian Roof Masters individualized consultations with experienced roofing professional(s) guide you every step of the way. Sometimes, a Canadian Roof Masters roof is so goodso well installed and conceivedthat regardless of how off the beaten path it seems, you would love to make it a destination.
You are the fortunate home-owner; please do not create a tragedy for your family by selling your bungalow. Tragedy has been described as ‘the conflict between desire and possibility.
Get the knowledge and the numbers and then decide. The possibilities are immense! Be a proud happy Canadian; owner of a beautiful, stunning all brick bungalow/cottage with a new shingle roof!