Legacy Flat Roofing & Sheet Metal How To Video: Create a Water Tight Seal without the use of metal flashing Sometimes on a job there are air vents, pipes, conduit etc that require metal flashing to give extra water leaking protection. More often than not because of the age of the roof these items need to be replaced, or they need metal flashing. But in this case here as you can see, the air vents in this home are in […]
Legacy Flat Roofing & Sheet Metal How To Video: Heat Welding Seams On a residential home it’s always best to avoid using torches or hot asphalt. So our main practice is to use a technique of using intense heat to weld seams together. To do this you need a leister gun, which blows hot air, and a 3 inch roller. And we use the heat and the roller to adhere to capsheet layers together. If you are doing this right […]
This project was for a cottage in Bayfield Ontario. The owner, who uses this for around two months out of the year came in and found his entire building flooded. The roof was taking in water in several areas, and we were called in to replace the roof. We came and found this roof was way past it’s life cycle. It was a 30′ x 30′ modified roof which was cracked and delaminated, the membrane was coming off. There had […]
This client owned a nice home in North London, but was experiencing some leaking through his skylight, situated on the flat roof section of his home. He has some repairs completed in the past however they were not successful in fixing the leaking roof issue. He asked Legacy Flat Roofing & Sheet Metal for a quote, he was happy with what we said we would deliver and so we completed the job last week. We removed the old shingles, placed […]
This client was experiencing some issues with their flat roof flooding and being very moist, which is a result of having a cracked or ineffective membrane. The pea gravel on the roof was completely loose and there was moss and vegetation growing on it. At first glance it seemed to be a very simple job until I got up on the roof and saw how much detailing work would be needed – there was existing shingles that were in good […]
This video is of a large residential/commercial building in Goderich. The roof looks about 15 years old, but it’s only 5! I’m not sure what was wrong with the roof, it may have been due to an installation error. The high roof section had exposed felt, curling of the membrane. I think that we are going to go over the existing membrane with a 2 ply modified system, with some new flashing for curb appeal and weather protection. For the […]
One of the neighbours of a client we had a few weeks ago noticed the great job we did, and called us in for a quote! This is a 2-ply modified existing roof, it is too flat in some areas so we will need to provide sloped roof, and a new scuffer. We are proud of our work, and we appreciate all the referrals of our customers, so thank you!
This client called us up because they were getting water leaks inside of their house, approximately 7 feet from the interior wall. Upon going on the roof and doing an inspection, we found that the bitchumen that had been laid up there was leaking at the seams where the water was pooling. Someone had put down some mastic as a repair in the past but this wasn’t doing the job. Our recommendation – put some new sheets down 20 feet […]
This client owns a semi detached house with a flat roof. Their neighbour had their roof replaced a number of years ago, and judging by the flooded roof we found, our client needed work done and fast. Watch the video of our initial assessment (same title, pt1). This video shows the start and finish of the project, and all the bits in between. We hope that you learned something from this video, if you have any questions please contact us! […]
This client owns a semi detached house with a flat roof. Their neighbour had their roof replaced a number of years ago, and judging by the flooded roof we found, our client needed work done and fast. This is the video of our initial assessment, part two shows the work we did on the roof.