The roof is the most important structural component of your house. With our long cold winters, it is very important to have your roof checked and maintained annually.
The cost of a roof varies according to different factors such as roof size and slope; the type of materials and warranty; and layers of shingles that may need to be removed in case of re-roof. In addition to these factors, roof components that need to be installed, repaired or replaced such as dormers, metal valleys, skylights, chimneys, roof vents and plumbing stacks are costs that are necessary for roof maintenance and replacement.
Shingles on residential homes have evolved incorporating new materials and designs to increase their longevity and durability.
The most commonly used shingles in North America are fiberglass infused asphalt shingles, a preferred shingle used in projects and installations by Eclipse Roofing Ltd.
Fiberglass shingles have a longer life expectancy and are recyclable; eco-friendly; weather resistant; fire resistant and over time a more cost-effective choice for homeowners.
Why are fiberglass shingles more cost-effective?
Homeowners will spend less money overtime on repairs and replacing their shingle roof. Fiberglass shingles are more waterproof, flexible, longer-lasting; creating an extended protection for your roof deck and home.
Eclipse Roofing Ltd.’s preferred shingle manufacturers and brands:
• CertainTeed Landmark Series-Architectural
• CertainTeed Landmark Pro Series
• GAF/ Timberline Series-Architectural
We offer cedar shingles or cedar shake roofing.
Our shingle of choice for roofing projects is the Western Red Cedar Perfection Shingle.
This shingle is a popular choice for roofing and siding projects, easy to install and creates a natural aesthetic look for your home.
Our clients choose this shingle for its warm red colour that weathers into a beautiful silver grey when left untreated. Cedar shingles have a natural straight grain and tailored look that is visually pleasing.
These shingles are a durable choice for your roof and enhances the value of your home. In addition, cedar shingles can be painted or stained to the homeowner’s taste and is easily incorporated with other natural materials such as stone and brick.
The benefits of cedar shingle:
- Resistant to all weather in all conditions
- Resistant to insect damage
- Resistant to UV ray damage
- Resistant to moisture, shrinkage, warping and decay
- They also have exceptional thermal insulation properties
- Impact resistant
- Withstands thermal shock
Genuine slate shingles are one of the most durable, long lasting materials and has been used for hundreds of years.
Slate shingles are a luxury material chosen by homeowners for its natural colour, texture and high quality.
The expensive cost of these shingles is attributed to the limited availability and production from select quarries that supply the slate. It is important to pre plan with a project using this material to ensure that the supplier has the colour and quantity required.
Slate shingle does weather and change colour over time, each tile weathers individually creating a mix of natural colour and tones to your roof. In addition to this natural weathering, slate roofs take on different appearances through out the day and in different lighting. It can appear to have a sheen in direct sunlight or have a matte look on a cloud covered day.
Maintaining a genuine slate roof is economical and inexpensive-slate shingles are easy to remove, rearrange or replace after installation.
Benefits of Slate Shingle:
- Aesthetically pleasing
- Extremely long lasting
- Requires little to no maintenance
- Available in a variety of colours, grain, textures, size, thickness, pattern, and exposure.
Synthetic slate shingles are a homeowner’s alternative to genuine slate shingle when considering the cost. Synthetic slate shingle is more budget friendly and includes numerous benefits when it comes to installation, the material and durability.
Homeowners will have a completed project that has the same beauty and aesthetic of natural slate.
Synthetic slate comes in numerous colours and styles to choose from and are made from eco-friendly and recycled materials.
Synthetic slate shingles are produced from a combination of high-grade recycled rubber and plastics using a minimal amount of new materials. Synthetic slate shingles are one of the greenest options available for a new roofing system.
The benefits of synthetic slate are:
- Light and not as heavy as genuine slate or asphalt shingles
- Limited lifetime warranty (50-year)
- Highest rating for wind resistance
- High rating for impact resistance
- Class A fire rating system
- Extreme durability
- Resistant to curling and cracking
Eclipse roofing specializes in the installation, repair or maintenance of various residential and commercial flat roof systems.
The most common flat roof systems that are installed are a torch down, two-ply modified bitumen membrane systems.
The difference between varying flat roof systems using the torch down method are the number of layers. These systems typically are built on top of the existing metal or wood roof deck; followed by a layer of asphalt paper; insulation board; protect board; and finished with two layers of a modified bitumen membrane.
The first layer of modified bitumen membrane adhered in place is a smooth base sheet and the second is a cap sheet which can have a smooth or even gravel-like texture on the top.
A modified bitumen membrane is a fabricated layer of asphalt that is combined with plastic and/or rubber. This membrane typically comes in a large roll and is heated by a torch on the underside to adhere to the previous layer installed (i.e. the protect board). In addition, the torch down method seals the overlapping seams of the membrane. This seal creates a long lasting and reliable weather-proof protection for your building.
The finish on a flat roof can be selected in a number of different colours, styles and textures.
Benefits of torch down roofing and modified bitumen membranes:
- The system is extremely flexible and will expand or contract while remaining water tight
- Extremely durable in changing climates and harsh weather conditions
- Easy to install, maintain and repair
- More attractive and practical than a tar or gravel roof
Metal roof and metal work
- Bay windows metal roof
- Downspout water collector
- Custom made flashing
- Flat roof parapets and step flashings
- Chimneys metal
- Custom capping
- Scoopers and more
Skylights are an excellent source of natural light:
There are three main types of skylights, ventilating, fixed, and tubular. They come in a range of different shapes, including flat, arched, domed, and pyramid.
- admit 3 times more light than a vertical window
- reduces energy consumption
- improving your visual comfort levels
- natural sunlight and vitamin D