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How To Avoid Roof Scams

To the general public, the roofing industry has a shady reputation. Over the years, numerous dishonest and illusive contractors have taken advantage of trusting clients. The result has often been an ineffective end-product, an overpriced project or a negative experience. We’ve all heard stories of having to hire a second contractor to repair the deficiencies of the previous contractor.

When listening to homeowners who approach us for help, we have heard countless horror stories about projects gone array. As contractors ourselves, we want this to stop tarnishing our trade and our reputation through association. Ultimately, our goal is to educate, guide and help homeowners with the protection of their building’s envelope, from the roof to the foundation. Therefore, we have decided to make a list of the most common “scams” to watch out for.
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5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT IMPERVIUS

1. WHAT WE DO
As you may already know, Impervius specializes in providing and installing flat membrane roofs in the area of Montreal. However, what you may not know is that we also provide and install shingle, metal and slate roofing systems. Our specialty is high performance roof systems. What does this mean? High performance systems are characterized by durability and sustainability. Simply put, they are unmatched in quality compared to other systems. We only use the longest-lasting, most resilient products available. However, we remain cognoscente of the client in terms of choosing the best-suited solutions.
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First-Time Home Buyers – Everything You Need To Know

Your first home will be the most significant financial obligation you’ve faced to date. For a first time home buyer, this is a huge deal. While taking such a big step will bring on feelings of excitement and exhilaration, it can also illicit fear and intimidation for some. To ease the burden of such an important financial decision, here are some tips every potential home buyer should consider before taking the plunge.
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Home Maintenance Tips For Spring

With the spring thawing out the remnants of winter, this is a good time to show your home some love after the long winter months. We’ve provided you with a home maintenance checklist to help you identify an issue before it becomes a serious problem. Here are the top home maintenance tips for Spring for the building envelope.
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2016 Top Roofing Trends

In recent years, we have seen significant changes in the roofing industry. These changes were brought about for various reasons, but most notably due to the emergence of new technologies, environmental concerns and economic uncertainty. The result is an industry that has become dominated by elastomer membrane roofs, offering sustainable and/or energy saving solutions, with increased demand for preventative maintenance and similar services. Let’s take a closer look at the top roofing trends for 2016.

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Planning your roof replacement – PART 2: Long-term Measures

Step 1. Evaluate your system.
The first step in your roof replacement process is getting acquainted with your roof and figuring out what stage of its life cycle it is in. Points to consider here are approximate age of your current roof system, how has it progressed and naturally deteriorated over the years, and, perhaps most importantly, is it due to be replaced? I recommend a professional help you with this aspect, because most roof systems seem pretty abstract and are difficult to evaluate correctly for the average individual. For example, conventional flat roof systems are entirely covered in gravel, so how do we evaluate its condition? It is important to note that each system (and there are numerous systems) is different and thus, ages and deteriorates in a different way. There is no real rule of thumb here and there is definitely no substitute for experience, so contact a qualified individual.

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‘Tis the season… to decorate your home for the holidays

Montreal is experiencing warmer than usual weather this year which makes decorating your home for the holidays a little more enjoyable. Not having to brave a blizzard means you can put up lights and ornaments with a little more ease, and what a nice change that is! That being said, decorating the exterior of your home can still be a source of frustration for some, especially when there is a seemingly endless supply of tangled lights! In order for you to maximize your decorating experience, here are some things to consider.

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Tip of The Day: Clean out your gutters

Water damage has the ability to seriously ruin your home. In fact, water infiltration is one of the biggest contributors to a home’s diminished integrity. It can compromise the structure of your home, affecting things like your foundation and of course your roof. But infiltrations can sometimes go undetected causing mold and rot. Needless to say, your home’s exterior should be made impervious, to resist the elements and avoid all these problems.

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Planning for your roof replacement – PART 1: Short-term Measures

Congratulations! You are a homeowner and you own a beautiful property. You have a place to call your own. A place that you can fill with all your cherished belongings. A wonderful place that you retreat to at the end of every day, and that serves as a shelter for you and your loved ones. You will experience special memories here; have parties and gatherings, experience laughter and joy, tears and sadness… Congratulations! You are a homeowner… and now you have some work to do.
 
You work hard to pay for your home, so you want to renovate, repair and maintain it… It can be a sickly feeling when things start to fall apart on you. What’s the problem this time? How much is this going to cost me? What do I do? Who can I call to help me?

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Making an educated decision: factors to consider before signing a contract

Investing in your roof can be a significant financial decision you may need to consider at some point. Your roof shelters you from the harsh Canadian winters and the blistering heat of the summer and is by far one of the most important decisions you may need to make for your home or business. That’s why it’s important to make sure you have all the necessary information in order to feel confident about your decision. With the overwhelming options available and different products on the market, the following key pointers can help you make an educated decision when it comes to your roof.

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