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3 Things to Consider for Your New Commercial Flat Roof

Do you own a commercial building that requires a new roof? At Couvreurs DM, we are the flat roof specialists in Montreal! In order to help you make an informed decision, in this article, we present the main points – apart from your budget! - to be considered at the time of your roof replacement.

 

1. The Type of Coating

For a flat or flat-pitched roof, you have the choice between these materials:

  • Asphalt and Gravel: Economical and easy to maintain, this coating is a popular option and has a lifespan of about 25 years.
  • Elastomeric Membrane: lightweight and ecological, it is ideal for large commercial or industrial roofs and helps reduce heat islands in urban centers such as Montreal.

 

Before making your decision, take the time to learn about the characteristics of the various coatings that could be suitable for your building, and then determine the selection criteria that are most important for you (price, environmental impact, durability, etc.).


2. The Quality of the Materials

Installing or replacing a roof represents a significant investment. To make it as profitable as possible, make sure you opt for quality materials that will keep their promises - in other words, materials that will not require premature repairs! Check in particular whether they benefit from an attractive warranty from the manufacturer; this is a good indicator of the confidence the manufacturer has in its products.


3. The Reliability of the Roofer

If you only consider the quoted amount to choose a contractor, you are batting on a risky wicket! To achieve results that meet your expectations, make sure that the contractor has the required certifications and that he does not hesitate to guarantee his work, just to give you an example. In addition, remember to consult the testimonials of former clients or to ask for references to get the true picture regarding the quality of the work, the safety of workers and building occupants during the work and the courteous demeanour displayed by the workers during the work, among other things.


Your Trusted Roofer in Montreal

Whatever your commercial roofing needs, rely on our expertise. At Couvreurs DM, we have rigorously installed, maintained and replaced flat roofs in the Montreal region for more than 25 years, and we have achieved this by focusing only on products from recognized brands. Do you have any questions? We will be happy to answer them and advise you in all frankness. Contact us to schedule an appointment or fill out our form for a free quote online.

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