Nowadays, no modern roof can’t do without appropriate accessories. This is not a whim of customers, but a trend confirmed by professionals, which ensures the reliability and durability of the roof. Roofing accessories are used not only for roof decoration purposes but also for the creation of a single reliable construction, resistant to the impact of snow, wind and storm loads. Roofing is an integrated engineering system, the long-term operation of which directly depends on the compliance with technological processes of installation and further maintenance. To a certain extent, roofing accessories also contribute to these tasks. Roof accessories include drip edges, gutters, ice shields and so on.

Rain Gutters And Downspouts Installation

The rain gutter’s purpose is to redirect water from the rain gutter into a proper drainage. Installing a downspout is probably the last item that a person will do when installing a rain gutter. It is important that downspouts are of the correct length and that it must fulfill its most important objective and that is to catch rainwater. Installing gutters isn’t that difficult, but what if you discover rotted fascia boards that need to be replaced? That is why it’s best to contact professional roofers who will install a rain gutter properly and timely.

Roof Drip Edge Installation

Roof drip edge provides a finished look to houses but its main function is waterproofing. Situated along the roof border, it stops water from being blown or seeping under roof tiles, preventing leaks. It improves water shedding efficiency at the borders, pushing water away from the building, adding protection to the underlying wood. Not only does the edging prevent water from blowing under your shingles, but a lip along the borders makes water drip down out and away from your house, instead of directly down the wall or fascia. This helps prevent water damage all the way from its roof to its foundation. It guards against movements between the deck and fascia boards. Before installation there are several requirements that should be taken into account:
  • It must be corrosion resistant
  • It should be applied directly to the deck along the eaves
  • On the rakes, they are applied on top of the underlayment
  • It should be nailed as needed to hold into place
You should consider using drip edge if your roof has a fairly low pitch and water has been dribbling back under the shingles and is starting to rot the sheathing or joists. There are many drip edge installation tutorials on the internet, yet you need to know that if installed not correctly the risk of it not functioning correctly arises. That is why it’s best to turn to professional roofers who are experienced and know how to install drip edge. At Royal Roofing Inc. we will help you choose a drip edge that will fit your roof, install it and maintain.

Ice Shield Installation

Houses in Toronto and neighboring areas are subject to ice damming. This occurs when a wet snow partially thaws and refreezes, causing ice to form in gutters. When the snow begins to melt over the main roof it runs beneath the snow to the ice dam at the gutters. Shingle roofs are designed to handle water that is running downhill, not standing water. Standing water runs under the shingles and roofing felt into the house. Ice and water shields are designed to counteract the problems caused by ice damming. Ice and water shield comes in a roll usually 30 inches wide with a waxy paper backing protecting sticky sides. Ice shield goes directly down on your sheathing. If you use a drip edge, ice shield rolls out over the drip edge upper leg. Paper backing needs to be rolled off as the ice shield is being unrolled along the lower edge of the roof. No ripples should get in the material because the stuff adheres instantly to plywood. If you do get a wrinkle, it needs to be hammered down smooth. Ice shield not only adheres but melds into the wood when the roof is heated by the sun. The top surface of some brands of ice shield is slick, so for safety’s sake, it needs to be covered with felt. Ice shield will seal around the nails or staples. Ice shield is not as effective on plank sheathing due to wide gaps and butted end joints between the planks.

Roof Edge Installation

There is another type of aluminum trim called roof edge. This runs up the rakes over the felt. It is designed to handle windblown rain coming under shingle edges at the rakes. Rain blows beneath the shingles and over the long leg of the roof edge. Moisture then runs down the roof over the felt. As the roof edge is laid up from the roof bottom, you should allow the next edge piece up to overlap the lower one by about 1 inch. (This keeps the joints lapped correctly for the water running down the long leg of the drip edge.) Where there had been a problem of water encroachment under the shingles, Nail: Drip edge and roof edge are relatively inexpensive and easy to install. They end up being a “high markup item” for some contractors.

Felt Installation

Roofing felt is impregnated with asphalt to make it waterproof. When it is laid properly on your roof, the felt acts as a backup roofing system in case your shingles fail. The felt also serves as a cushion and moisture shield between the sheathing and shingles. Roofing felt is also commonly referred to as “paper.” No. 15 felt is the modem designation for the old style of felt, which weighed 15 pounds per roofing square. Under each 10′ x 10′ section of the roof, there were 15 pounds of roofing felt. In the same way that a modem 2×4 doesn’t still measure 2″ x 4″, No. 15 felt no longer weighs 15 pounds per square.

Sequence Of Installation

It is crucial that the drip edge, ice shield, No. 15 felt, and roof edge are installed in the proper sequence, or these items don’t work and could even become a liability. Drip edge goes on first along the lower side of the sheathing. If you are using ice shield, unroll it into place along the lower part of the sheathing. Ice shield should be stuck down to the sheathing and the long leg of the drip edge. Next, ice shield should be covered with No. 15 felt and then felt in the entire section of roof you have torn off. Finally, roof edge should be layed up the rakes with the long leg over the No. 15 felt. This sequence is designed so that the roof edge protects your sheathing and rake board from wind-blown rain. The roof edge long leg carries the water out on top of the felt, fulfilling its function as a backup roofing system. Water runs over and down the felt. When water hits the roof bottom, the felt carries it over the long leg of the drip edge. Water drops from the drip edge lower lip into the gutter and it’s gone. No. 15 felt and drip edges serve similarly if your roof loses a shingle in a severe storm or if shingles fail at the end of your roof’s serviceable life.

Visit Us At Royal Roofing Inc. In Toronto

Our roofing company provides professional commercial, industrial and residential roofing services. We operate for residents of Toronto and the GTA including Mississauga, Oakville, Brampton and more. Royal Roofing has a solid reputation providing unsurpassed roofing services at competitive prices. Our professional technicians have years of experience working on many projects all over Toronto. At Royal Roofing we look forward to helping you choose, install and maintain roof accessories that will not only accentuate the beauty of your house but most importantly protect your house from water. We, at Royal Roofing Inc., are ready to come to your aid 24/7, free estimate the necessary costs and offer cost-efficient emergency roof accessory installment in Toronto.

Roof Accessories

Nowadays, no modern roof can’t do without appropriate accessories. This is not a whim of customers, but a trend confirmed by professionals, which ensures the reliability and durability of the roof. Roofing accessories are used not only for roof decoration purposes but also for the creation of a single reliable construction, resistant to the impact of snow, wind and storm loads. Roofing is an integral engineering system, the long-term operation of which directly depends on the compliance with technological processes of setting up and further care. To a certain extent, roofing accessories also contribute to these tasks. Roof accessories include drip edges, gutters, ice shields and so on.

Rain Gutters And Downspouts Installation

The rain gutter function is to switch the water direction of from the rain gutter into a proper drainage. The last item that a person will do when installing a rain gutter is probably installing a downspout. It is important that downspouts are of the correct length, serve its objective that is catching rainwater. Installing gutters isn’t that difficult, but what if you discover rotted fascia boards that need to be replaced? That is why it’s best to contact professional roofers who will set up a rain gutter properly and timely.

Roof Drip Edge Installation

Roof drip edge provides a finished look to houses but its main function is waterproofing. Situated along the roof border, it keeps water from flowing under roof tiles, preventing leaks. It improves water shedding efficiency at the borders, pushing water away from the building, adding protection to the underlying wood. Not only does it protect roof shingles and prevent water from getting under them, but a lip along the borders makes water instead of going directly down the wall, go down out and away from your house. This helps prevent water damage all the way from its roof to its foundation. It guards against movements between the deck and fascia boards. Before setting up there are several requirements that should be taken into account: It must be corrosion resistant It should be applied directly to the deck along the eaves On the rakes, they are applied on top of the underlayment It should be nailed as needed to hold into place You should consider using drip edge if your roof has a fairly low pitch and water has been dribbling back under the shingles and is starting to rot the sheathing or joists. There are many drip edge installation tutorials on the internet, yet you need to know that if installed not correctly the risk of it not functioning correctly arises. That is why it’s best to turn to professional roofers who are experienced and know how to install drip edge. At Royal Roofing Inc. we will help you choose a drip edge that will fit your roof, install it and maintain.

Ice Shield Installation

Houses in Toronto and neighboring areas are subject to ice damming. This occurs when a wet snow partially thaws and refreezes, causing ice to form in gutters. When the snow begins to melt over the main roof it runs beneath the snow to the ice dam at the gutters. Shingle roofs are designed to handle water that is running downhill, not standing water. Standing water runs under the shingles and roofing felt into the house. Ice and water shields are designed to counteract the problems caused by ice damming. Ice and water shield comes in a roll usually 30 inches wide with a waxy paper backing protecting sticky sides. Ice shield goes directly down on your sheathing. If you use a drip edge, ice shield rolls out over the drip edge upper leg. Paper backing needs to be rolled off as the ice shield is being unrolled along the lower edge of the roof. No ripples should get in the material because the stuff adheres instantly to plywood. If you do get a wrinkle, it needs to be hammered down smooth. Ice shield not only adheres but melds into the wood when the roof is heated by the sun. The top surface of some brands of ice shield is slick, so for safety’s sake, it needs to be covered with felt. Ice shield will seal around the nails or staples. Ice shield is not as effective on plank sheathing due to wide gaps and butted end joints between the planks.

Roof Edge Installation

There is another type of aluminum trim called roof edge. This runs up the rakes over the felt. It is designed to handle windblown rain coming under shingle edges at the rakes. Rain blows beneath the shingles and over the long leg of the roof edge. Moisture then runs down the roof over the felt. As the roof edge is laid up from the roof bottom, you should allow the next edge piece up to overlap the lower one by about 1 inch. (This keeps the joints lapped correctly for the water dripping down the long leg of the drip edge.) Where there had been a problem of water encroachment under the shingles, Nail: Drip edge and roof edge are relatively inexpensive and simple to set up. They end up being a “high markup item” for some contractors.

Felt Installation

Roofing felt is impregnated with asphalt to make it waterproof. When it is laid properly on your roof, the felt acts as a backup roofing system in case your shingles fail. The felt also serves as a cushion and moisture shield between the sheathing and shingles. Roofing felt is also commonly referred to as “paper.” No. 15 felt is the modern designation for the old style of felt, which weighed 15 pounds per roofing square. Under each 10′ x 10′ section of the roof, there were 15 pounds of roofing felt. In the same way that a modem 2×4 doesn’t still measure 2″ x 4″, No. 15 felt no longer weighs 15 pounds per square.

Sequence Of Installation

It is crucial that the drip edge, ice shield, No. 15 felt, and roof edge are set up in the proper sequence, or these items don’t work and could even become a liability. Drip edge goes on first along the lower side of the sheathing. Ice shield should be stuck down to the sheathing and the long leg of the drip edge. Next, ice shield should be covered with No. 15 felt and then felt in the entire section of roof you have torn off. Finally, roof edge should be layed up the rakes with the long leg over the No. 15 felt. This sequence is designed so that the roof edge protects your sheathing and rake board from wind-blown rain. The roof edge long leg carries the water out on top of the felt, fulfilling its function as a backup roofing system. Water runs over and down the felt. When water hits the roof bottom, the felt carries it over the long leg of the drip edge. Water drops from the drip edge lower lip into the gutter and it’s gone. No. 15 felt and drip edges serve similarly if your roof loses a shingle in a severe storm or if shingles fail at the end of your roof’s serviceable life.

Visit Us At Royal Roofing Inc. In Toronto

Our roofing company provides professional commercial, industrial and residential roofing services. We operate for residents of Toronto and the GTA including Mississauga, Oakville, Brampton and more. Royal Roofing has a solid reputation providing unsurpassed roofing services at competitive prices. Our professional technicians have years of experience working on many projects all over Toronto. At Royal Roofing we look forward to helping you choose, set up and maintain roof accessories that will not only accentuate the beauty of your house but most importantly protect your house from water. We, at Royal Roofing Inc., are ready to come to your aid 24/7, free estimate the necessary costs and offer cost-efficient emergency roof accessory installment in Toronto.