Roofing Articles by Smart Roofing

We understand that buying or replacing your roof is one of the more significant purchases you will make for your house. Our goal with these articles is to give you as much information about roof systems and guide your through the roof replacement process. If you have any specific questions that you would like answered, please don’t hesitate to email us as [email protected].

How Much Does a Flat Roof Cost in Ontario

While shingle roofs are the most popular type of roofs in the Toronto and Mississauga area, flat roofs are also popular in both commercial buildings and residential homes. In recent years within the GTA, flat roofs have become trendy in the more contemporary building designs…
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Components of Modified Bitumen Flat Roof Installations

There are many different installation options for low-sloped or flat roof homes and buildings, depending on the requirements and preferences of the property owner. At Smart Roofing, we have the expertise and the experience working with various flat roof systems, including the Modified Bitumen flat…
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How Much Does It Cost to Reshingle a Roof in Ontario

The two most frequently asked questions from home owners are: “what are the roofing prices in Ontario” and “roof shingles price” in general. While it is a straightforward question, the answer is not as simple. By just speaking to a professional roofer and providing dimensions…
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Components of Torch Down Flat Roof Installations

here are many different installation options for low-sloped or flat roof homes and buildings, depending on the requirements and preferences of the property owner. At Smart Roofing, we have the expertise and the experience working with many types of flat roofing materials. One of the more…
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How Often Should You Replace Your Roof Shingles in Ontario?

One of the most common question we get asked by Ontario home owners is how long should roof shingles last. A related question is how often should asphalt shingles be replaced? As with most questions, the answer is “it depends”. As we have pointed out…
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What are the Causes of Attic Mold?

Your home’s attic plays a very important role in ensuring your roof system lasts a long time. As outlined in our article on the benefits of a properly ventilated and insulated attic, having a properly ventilated attic is key to an energy efficient attic. One consequence…
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What You Need to Know About Roof Warranties

When deciding on the type of asphalt shingles for your roof, home owners are presented with many different options from roof shingle manufacturers, including the type of roof warranty that can be purchased. This article discusses the various roof warranties that home owners may encounter…
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Preparing Your Roof System for Toronto Winters

The Toronto winter can take a toll on your roof, but below are some useful tips to prepare your roof system (including eavestrough and attic) for the coming winter months. Check your roof shinglesFall is a good time to check your roof shingles. Any broken…
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Top 5 Reasons Why Your Roof is Leaking

Having been in the roof repair business for over 20 years, we at Smart Roofing have seen almost all kinds of roofing issues in Mississauga and Toronto area. Our advice to any homeowner with a leaky roof is to fix it immediately, because unfortunately, even…
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Common Roof Repair Problems in Toronto

Smart Roofing has been in the roof repair and replacement business for over 15 years. We have fixed many types of roof problems in the Toronto area. Below are some pictures of roof repair problems that we as roof repair contractors commonly encounter. While many of the…
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Why Roof Replacement Cost Estimates Differ?

There are many reasons why roof replacement cost estimates vary from one roofing contractor to another. These include the type of roof shingles used, what kind of roof warranty is included, and how the roof replacement work is being done. To properly compare the various roof replacement quotes you…
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Benefits of a Properly Ventilated and Insulated Attic

Insulation is an essential part of any home, regardless of the climate you live in. Insulation, in combination with proper ventilation, helps to stabilize the temperature inside of your home so that it’s not too hot in the summer and not too cold in the…
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Factors that Impact the Cost of a New Roof

How much does a new roof cost? This is typically the first question that comes up when a property owner realizes that the existing roof needs to be replaced. Unfortunately, there is no general answer to this as every roofing job is different. To give a…
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How to Choose the Best Roof Shingles for Your Home

Replacing your roof is one of the most important purchases a homeowner can make. Based on this, it is important to understand the various options available. Asphalt shingle roofs are the least expensive and most popular option, followed by metal roofs, cedar roofs, slate roofs…
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Prevent Ice Dams in Toronto with Smart Roofing

Old Man Winter can be a dangerous enemy to home owners if the right protection is not put in place. Water damage from ice dams in the eaves and gutters of your roof can cause a number of costly problems to the integral structure and…
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Components of a Good Roof System

When purchasing a new roof, most home owners may simply be thinking of the top layer of roofing material that is visible to the outside. While the color and quality of roof shingles is an important part of the roof purchase, when it comes to…
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How to Tell When a Roofer Does Good Workmanship?

You know you want to hire a quality roofing contractor, but how can you tell which contractor does good workmanship vs a fly-by-night roofer? In addition to checking references and ensuring that your roofer has liability insurance and workers compensation (WSIB), we have outlined some things…
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How to Select a Good Roofing Contractor

A roof is one of the most important elements of your home, so it is crucial to select a good roofing contractor to protect what you value most – your family and your home. Smart Roofing highlights three important points to remember when selecting a…
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When to Replace Your Roof Shingles

A roof is one of the most important elements of your home, yet for many, it is often an overlooked part. Unfortunately, even small roof problems that are not dealt with quickly and correctly can start to impact other areas of your home. So how…
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