History of Tin and Slate Roofing

In the first half of the 19th century tin roofing also spread to commercial and public building to the exclusion of slate. An agent of the Phoenix Fire Insurance Company wrote from Montreal in 1809 “in the covering of houses in this country they never employ Tiles or Slates, which are not thought to stand […]

Practice of Slate Roofing During the 1720s

Despite the efforts of the 1720s, the practice of slate roofing gradually stopped even for church and public buildings whose owners could afford to buy foreign slate. Whether because of the failure of the local industry or the expense and inadequate supply of imported slate, during the 1730s and 1740s, tinplate or fer blanc was […]

The Use of Slate in a the French Regime

One can only speculate on the use of slate for roofing if the French Regime had continued. After the British conquest the French architects and engineers who were slate’s main promoters were either dead or had left the colony. Nearly a century would pass before slate roofing would again receive official recognition and acceptance for […]

The religious architecture of New France

The religious architecture of New France provides the first examples of the use of slate roofing in Canada. The initial churches, stripped down imitations of the monumental classic architecture of 17th-century France, used foreign building materials. The 1666 Jesuit church built on the Place du Marche at Quebec, and designed in the form of a […]

Roofing Estimator / Sales Rep Needed

ROOFING ESTIMATOR / SALES REP NEEDED Prominent roofing company is looking for a driven, achievement oriented representative. Sales experience in the roofing industry is a requirement; any operational knowledge of roof replacement is an asset. The competitive incentive based compensation will reflect the knowledge and experience of the successful candidate. Responsibilities include: – Develop and […]

20th Century Slate Designs

Thick, textured slates in 20th-century domestic architecture Until the end of the First World War the slate-roofed, architect designed homes featured in the Canadian professional press, specifically, the Canadian Architect and Builder, and Construction, exhibited the common slating of the 1890s with increasing use of smaller slates and a wide acceptance of the colour green […]

Slate Roofing in Canada and Toronto

As a roofing material slate has historically been unparalleled in its combined attributes of permanence and appearance. A natural building stone, this metamorphic rock, characterized by an excellent parallel cleavage, possesses the essential mineral constituents white mica and quartz that are highly resistant to water absorption and weathering or abrasion. The varying presence of accessory […]

Asbestos Regulations in Roofing

Most local regulatory agencies are still not certain of their roles in the administration of asbestos-related regulation. It is often difficult for local inspectors to distinguish “friable” (in danger of crumbling) asbestos, from asbestos that is not friable. Many states that do not have licensing laws have set up guidelines for asbestos removal. The state […]

PVC and polycarbonate Roofing

PVC / Polycarbonate sheet roofing Pvc and polycarbonate sheet roofing come in a variety of profiles, sizes, and colours. Quality and prices vary immensely.В  The most common profile is corrugated.В  The most common lengths are 1800mm, 2400mm, 3000mm and 3600mm and less common, 4200mm, 4800mm, 5400mm and 6000mm. The cover width ranges from 610mm to […]