Concrete cement roofing is very popular in Toronto because it offers a wide range of benefits and is easy to maintain. If you are looking for a cost-efficient, durable, and beautiful roofing solution, this may be a great choice. At Royal Roofing Inc., we offer a wide range of concrete roof styles and designs and can help you choose and install one that will meet your needs and budget.
Why Choose Concrete Roofing Systems
There are many factors that need to be considered when choosing the best type of roof for your property. They include durability, flexibility, design, cost, and a variety of others.
The benefits offered by concrete roof systems prove that it's one of the best options available to Toronto residents. They include but aren't limited to:
- Energy efficiency.
A high-quality concrete roof installed by qualified professionals will boost the building's energy efficiency rate. Therefore, you will be able to save a significant amount of money due to the reduction in your monthly gas and electricity bills. You will also help make our planet a better place by cutting down the waste of energy.
Note that concrete roofing is tank water safe. Therefore, you can further your efforts in improving the environmental situation in Toronto by collecting and reusing rainwater.
- High level of weather resistance.
Concrete roofing is a great choice for Toronto in particular because it performs extremely well during winter. The effect of snow and ice on this surface is minimal and only really strong winds can damage it significantly.
- Lifetime warranty.
Properly installed and well-maintained concrete roofing systems can last the lifetime of the house itself. In the vast majority of cases, they come with a transferable warranty, which increases the value of the property if you sell it.
- Low weight.
A lightweight concrete roof can be compared to slate in durability, and it can be installed on any type of building. Please note that being lighter does not mean that this system will be blown away by the first storm. Concrete roof tiles have a Class 3 hail resistance rating.
- An array of beautiful designs.
Nowadays, you can find concrete roof sheets and tiles of any style. Some of them are designed to imitate the look of ancient Roman, Chinese, and Spanish tile roofs. If these designs interest you most, take a look at the page dedicated to roof tiles to learn more about the available choices. The flat concrete roof design is currently gaining popularity among architects and designers as it gives the building a clean and contemporary look. It goes well on both residential and commercial properties.
Concrete Cement Roofing Maintenance
One of the features of concrete roofs that increases the cost efficiency of these systems is the fact that they are easy to maintain. Note that your roofing will last for decades only if it's cared for properly, so regular maintenance is a must. For this type of system, this regular service should include:
- A yearly visual inspection.
Our experienced concrete roofers will inspect every part of the roof to catch any signs of problems, such as cracks, moss, water damage, etc. If the problem is fixed right away, you will be able to prevent expensive repairs.
You should inspect the roof yourself about once a month using a pair of binoculars to determine whether it needs cleaning as any collection of debris on the surface or in the gutters must be removed immediately.
Aside from cleaning off the debris, a concrete roof will require occasional cleaning with the use of power washer and specialized biocides or other tools that will remove algae. Note that these organisms do not harm concrete roofing, but they can affect its appearance.
The major benefit of concrete roof tiles is that they can withstand incredibly harsh climates. They also offer low maintenance costs, longevity and can increase the resale value of any home. Moreover, concrete tile roofing offers a high fire resistance rating, reasonable insurance costs and excellent insulation and thermal protection properties.
- Concrete roofing last on average for up to 30 - 40 years
- Concrete tiles are composed of cement, pigment and sand, allowing them to mimic the appearance of various tile designs and architectural styles
- Require very little maintenance
- More affordable, compared to clay or slate roofing tiles
The installation of concrete tiles in carried out from the bottom to the top of the roof on both its sides. A different process is used in the installation of flat concrete roofing, as the work commences on the outer part of the roof and moves innards in a square pattern, which allows water to flow off the roof in the future.
The outer ring of concrete roofing tiles is installed with mortar, while the middle part is secured with specialized adhesive or asphalt plastic roofing cement. The tile is applied against the base of the roof in a manner which allows the bottom of each tile to overlap the one below.