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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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