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Roofing is probably a job best left to professionals but handling something simple such as the roofing of a storage shed may be something the more advanced do-it-yourself-er can tackle.

A shed or garage roof is usually a very simple structure, with no valleys, dormers or other obstructions to make this project a tricky one to deal with. Basic three-tab asphalt shingles can be used and they are the easiest of any shingles to install. Gather together a ladder and a few tools, and you’re all set to go.

Here are the basics:

• The top layer, the shingles, are laid in overlapping rows, with each shingle partially covered by the shingle above it, since water naturally runs downhill. That way, as water flows down the slope of the roof, it simply runs from one shingle to the next until it reaches the edge of the roof and runs off.
• For added protection, a felt membrane is laid down over the wood roof sheathing. Should any water get under the shingles, the felt absorbs it, rather than having it soak into the sheathing.
• The last layer is the drip edge, nailed in along the ends, or rakes, of the roof, which goes around the perimeter of the roof to prevent water from running under the edges of the shingles. It goes on top of the felt to help hold it down and prevent it from curling.
• Most shingles require just 15-lb. felt, the 30-lb. felt is more durable and only costs a little more. Common shingles are 12" tall by 36" wide in size, and have two partial slits that divide the lower half into three “tabs.”
• Once you work your way to the top of the roof from each side, you'll need to cover the area where the sides meet. This is called the ridge. If you're installing a ridge vent, it goes on first. Then you must cover it with ridge shingles made simply by cutting down regular shingles (cutting shingles), which are nailed in place.
• The standard measure in contractor’s terms is one square of shingles, which is the amount needed to cover 100 square feet of roof surface.
• If you do decide to shingle your house yourself, it almost goes without saying, but it very important to take note that you need to be particularly careful working on a roof since you will be from 10 to 30 feet off the ground. Ladders and scaffolding are highly recommended to manage the risk involved.

If you need a roofer to install shingles, sheet metal roof, roof drain pipes, flat roofing, 2 ply roofing membrane, 4 ply roofing membrane, roof repairs or new roof installation, please do not hesitate to contact the # 1 roofing contractor in Ontario, at www.acclroofer.com. Or call us at 416-759- 8567, 905-448-5909, 1-866-701-8484.
ACCL roofing Contractor, serves the GTA, and locations as listed hereunder:
Toronto, Mississauga, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, Orono, Peterborough, Port Hope, Port Perry, Georgina, Millbrook, Cobourg, Clarington, Bowmanville, Newcastle, Uxbridge, Brooklin, Stouffville, Barrie, Newmarket, Bradford, Aurora, Vaughan, Bolton, Richmond Hill, Markham, Woodbridge, Thornhill, North York, Whitby, Ajax, Pickering, Scarborough, East York, Etobicoke, Brampton, Hamilton, Kitchener, London, Guelph, Whitby and Oshawa

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Asphalt shingles are the most common roofing material because they are economical to produce, widely available, easy to install and less expensive than other roofing options, such as metal cladding, slate, wood, or steel sheeting. Asphalt shingles also has a guaranteed life span which makes them a strong competitor among roofing materials and has become the choice of most homeowners.

Asphalt shingles come in two varieties:

Fiberglass asphalt shingles are made of a woven fiberglass base mat, covered with a waterproof asphalt coating, and topped with ceramic granules that shield the product from harmful UV rays. Because of the composition of the fiberglass mat, less asphalt is needed to give the shingles their durability and strength. The result is a lighter weight and thinner roofing material. Fiberglass shingles also have a higher fire rating than organic varieties and generally carry a longer warranty.

Organic asphalt shingles are mat-based shingles made from a recycled layer of felt paper, saturated with asphalt for waterproofing, and coated with adhesive asphalt into which the ceramic granules are embedded. This makes them heavier, thicker and more expensive. The additional asphalt content also makes them less environmentally friendly.

Asphalt shingles generally measure 12 by 36 inches and are commonly manufactured in two different types:
Three-tab asphalt shingles are basically flat simple shingles with a uniform shape and size. They are distinguished by cutouts (tabs), made along their long lower edge. They use less material than architectural shingles, and are therefore lighter and cost less for both material and the installation. Three-tab asphalt shingles have been around a long time and are still the most economical and most popular shingle today.

Architectural asphalt shingles contain no cutouts, but their lower portions are laminated with an additional asphalt layer. This creates the contoured, dimensional look that gives them their name and aesthetic appeal. Asphalt sealant bonds the layers, reinforcing the shingles’ waterproofing capability. These asphalt shingles are more expensive to install but come with longer manufacturer’s warranty

If you need a roofer to install shingles, sheet metal roof, roof drain pipes, flat roofing, 2 ply roofing membrane, 4 ply roofing membrane, roof repairs or new roof installation, please do not hesitate to contact the # 1 roofing contractor in Ontario, at www.acclroofer.com. Or call us at 416-759- 8567, 905-448-5909, 1-866-701-8484.

ACCL roofing Contractor, serves the GTA, and locations as listed hereunder:
Toronto, Mississauga, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, Orono, Peterborough, Port Hope, Port Perry, Georgina, Millbrook, Cobourg, Clarington, Bowmanville, Newcastle, Uxbridge, Brooklin, Stouffville, Barrie, Newmarket, Bradford, Aurora, Vaughan, Bolton, Richmond Hill, Markham, Woodbridge, Thornhill, North York, Whitby, Ajax, Pickering, Scarborough, East York, Etobicoke, Brampton, Hamilton, Kitchener, London, Guelph, Whitby and Oshawa

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If you need a Roofer to install shingles, sheet metal roof, roof drain pipes, flat roofing, 2 ply roofing membrane, 4 ply roofing membrane, roof repairs or new roof installation, please do not hesitate to contact the # 1 Roofing contractor in Ontario, at www.acclroofer.com. Or call us at 416-759- 8567, 905-448-5909, 1-866-701-8484.

Cedar roofs come in two types: cedar shake roof or the cedar shingles roof. The difference lays in their texture. The cedar shingle roof has a more tapered, smooth surface with a uniformed appearance, whereas, the cedar shake roof is more of a natural grain texture that is less smooth, and much thicker in both texture and size.
Cedar shingles are produced more precisely than shakes, and provide a more refined classic appearance, which is well suited to a wide range of styles. Cedar shakes are more irregular, provide a more rustic appearance and don't lay as flat when installed. This creates gaps which can be penetrated by wind-blown precipitation.

Cedar roofs are chosen by some homeowners as opposed to an asphalt roof because of its wind resistant qualities and the possibility of the roof being completely fireproof. However in order for a cedar roof to be fireproof, it would have to be treated with a certain amount of chemicals. There is also a certain amount of prestige that is associated with having a cedar roof.
To make the most use of its roof life, a cedar roof cannot be exposed to climatic conditions where there is excessive sunlight or rainfall. It is not uncommon for the wood to buckle as a result of the natural extractives being dissolved by the water, or to crack as a result of harsh ultraviolet rays.

Because it is a natural wood, it is prone to mold, mildew, moss and fungi. However, there are cedar treatment preservatives that can be added during the production process to prevent fungal growth and preserve the wood.

Choosing a cedar roof is an individual decision based on your individual needs. Some of these needs may be your climate, location, the home surroundings in terms of trees and sun exposure, your desired maintenance commitment and budget.

ACCL roofing Contractor, serves the GTA, and locations as listed hereunder:
Toronto, Mississauga, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, Orono, Peterborough, Port Hope, Port Perry, Georgina, Millbrook, Cobourg, Clarington, Bowmanville, Newcastle, Uxbridge, Brooklin, Stouffville, Barrie, Newmarket, Bradford, Aurora, Vaughan, Bolton, Richmond Hill, Markham, Woodbridge, Thornhill, North York, Whitby, Ajax, Pickering, Scarborough, East York, Etobicoke, Brampton, Hamilton, Kitchener, London, Guelph, Whitby and Oshawa

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Membrane roofing is a type of roofing system for buildings and tanks. It is used on flat or nearly flat roofs to prevent leaks and move water off the roof. Membrane roofs are most commonly made from synthetic rubber, thermoplastic (PVC or similar material), or modified bitumen. Membrane roofs are most commonly used in commercial roofing, though they are becoming increasingly more common in residential roofing.

Synthetic Rubber (Thermoset) – This type of membrane roof is made of large, flat pieces of synthetic rubber or similar materials. These pieces are bonded together at the seams to form one continuous membrane.

Thermoplastic Membrane – This is similar to synthetic rubber, but the seams are typically heat-fused (welded) to form a continuous membrane. Seams in the materials are welded together with solvents or heat. The welds, when done properly, are as strong as the material.

Modified Bitumen – This type of roofing is an evolution of asphalt roofing. It is made from asphalt and a variety of rubber modifiers and solvents. There are several ways of connecting pieces of this material: heat application, hot-mopped application, cold application and self-adhesive application. These materials are often referred to as "torch-down" roofs because a large flame throwing torch melts the asphalt so that seams can be joined together.

Advantages Over Asphalt Flat Roofing Systems
These three application types of membrane roofing show distinct advantages over the previously more common flat roofing method of asphalt and gravel where it can be very difficult to create a proper seal at all seams and connection points. This can cause many roofs to leak early in its lifespan, and require much more maintenance. When installed correctly, newer materials are either seamless, or have seams as strong as the body. This eliminates much of the leakage concerns associated with flat roofing systems.

Repairs for asphalt and gravel roofs can be hard, mainly because it is difficult to locate the exact point of a leak. Newer systems can be patched relatively easily, and breaks and leaks are easier to locate. Originally asphalt roofing required a layer of gravel above it for two reasons. First, asphalt with direct exposure to sunlight degrades much faster, mainly due to the expansion and contraction throughout a day, and also the damage created by UV rays. Second, asphalt needs weight above to hold it down, because it sits on the top of a building, instead of being attached to it.

Each of the three newer types of membrane roofing systems contains materials that resist expansion and contraction, as well as reflect much of the UV rays. Also, because these membranes either lack seams or have strong seams, what expansion and contraction does occur does not create leaks and breaks at these seams. These newer roofing systems are also attached directly to the top of a building, which eliminates the need for excess weight above.

If you need a Roofer to install shingles, sheet metal roof, roof drain pipes, flat roofing, 2 ply roofing membrane, 4 ply roofing membrane, roof repairs or new roof installation, please do not hesitate to contact the # 1 Roofing contractor in Ontario, at www.acclroofer.com. Or call us at 416-759- 8567, 905-448-5909, 1-866-701-8484.

ACCL roofing Contractor, serves the GTA, and locations as listed hereunder:
Toronto, Mississauga, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, Orono, Peterborough, Port Hope, Port Perry, Georgina, Millbrook, Cobourg, Clarington, Bowmanville, Newcastle, Uxbidge, Brooklin, Stouffville, Barrie, Newmarket, Bradford, Aurora, Vaughan, Bolton, Richmond Hill, Markham, Woodbridge, Thornhill, North York, Whitby, Ajax, Pickering, Scarborough, East York, Etobicoke, Brampton, Hamilton, Kitchener, London, Guelph, Whitby and Oshawa

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Fixing a leaky or storm-damaged roof is a job often left to professionals, but here are a few simple steps you may be able to handle on your own.

Remember, safety is first once you get your ladder out. Some leaks are minor —a single torn shingle or a small hole in flashing — that you can usually handle with some basic tools, but more complex problems call for a roofer’s intervention. If you can’t fix the problem quickly and completely, call a pro, because water damage will spread quickly, from the smallest leak.

Also, a licensed roofer is best employed when multiple leaks exist; the leak is spreading across framing members or along walls, making it difficult to trace the source; a repair of yours is not taking hold; the leak has significant damage to the roof surface or flashed areas or the roof, such as a ceramic tile roof, is beyond your skill set.

To fix a storm-damaged roof, gather a tube of roofing cement and a piece of aluminum flashing and cut the flashing about 3 cm narrower than the ripped tab and about 12 cm longer, so that it extends under the tabs on either side. Use a flat pry bar to access the damaged tab and the tabs to the left and right. Next, apply two or three thick beads of roofing cement beneath the shingle. Slip the flashing underneath and add more roofing cement on top of the flashing. Press the tab down to make it stick.

And always remember, working on a roof is very dangerous, so take these some simple safety measures:

Step on the roof as little as possible. When doing extensive work on the roof, buy or rent a roofer’s ladder with a bracket that bridges the ridge of the roof.

Always use a strong safety harness or belt secured by a lifeline attached to some sort of stable fixture such as the base of a chimney when actually working on the roof.

Use a high-quality extension ladder fastened to the house in at least two places.

Never work on a roof in icy conditions. Dark shingles can hide icy patches.

Prevention is the best way to battle a roof leak.

Many problems occur at the flashing around vents and chimneys, and along walls and valleys. Problems in these areas are normally not visible to the untrained eye, but they are always likely candidates if you have a leak.

If you need a Roofer to install shingles, sheet metal roof, roof drain pipes, flat roofing, 2 ply roofing membrane, 4 ply roofing membrane, roof repairs or new roof installation, please do not hesitate to contact the # 1 Roofing contractor in Ontario, at www.acclroofer.com. Or call us at 416-759- 8567, 905-448-5909, 1-866-701-8484.

ACCL roofing Contractor, serves the GTA, and locations as listed hereunder:

Toronto, Mississauga, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, Orono, Peterborough, Port Hope, Port Perry, Georgina, Millbrook, Cobourg, Clarington, Bowmanville, Newcastle, Uxbidge, Brooklin, Stouffville, Barrie, Newmarket, Bradford, Aurora, Vaughan, Bolton, Richmond Hill, Markham, Woodbridge, Thornhill, North York, Whitby, Ajax, Pickering, Scarborough, East York, Etobicoke, Brampton, Hamilton, Kitchener, London, Guelph, Whitby and Oshawa.

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