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How to fix a flat roof leak London Ontario

This was a residential project for a client in the West side of London Ontario. It was a flat roof repair on a 2300sqft area, our largest residential project to date, so it was a 2 day project. The roof had some moss growing in the roof, which we had to remove along with all the existing stone. A warning for you if you have moss growing on your roof – if you don’t do something about it, dirt starts […]

How to Bend Metal Flashing

This is a short video on how to break metal flashing on a job site. The benefit of doing this work on site is that you get exact measurements for your roof. If someone is making cuts and then bringing those cuts to the site they will never be exact. We do all our measurements, head into our trailer, prescore the metail and then bend it until it snaps off, for a perfect fit. Legacy Flat Roofing & Sheet Metal […]

How to Tie In New Roof with Existing Roof

In this video we show you how to tie in an existing roof with a new roof to avoid any future leaks or issues, putting you back where you started. The roof I am working on in this project is a 4ply built up system with gravel on it. What you need to do is create a centerline, an area where the new roof is going to start. Chip away the existing gravel, exposing the stone underneath. If you don’t […]

Tips & Tricks: Installing Metal Flashing on a Corner

This video shows you how to make the correct cuts to get a piece of metal flashing around a corner angle on a section of roof. First you must have the base sheet installed, then get a long section of flashing and cut out some triangle shaped pieces based on where you want the angle (see the video for more details). The flashing should be able to fold into itself based on the amount of space you cut out for […]

Tips & Tricks: Ensuring a Water Proof Base Seal

This is a short video to show you the best way of installing base sheet on your roof to maximize a water proof seal. On a sloped roof start at the lowest part of the roof and work your way upwards, and put a 3 inch overlap of your base sheet. Under the sheet would be your sopaboard and primer for extra protection. Start at the bottom and giving that much overlap uses gravity to your advantage and makes sure […]

How to Reuse Vinyl Siding on a Roof Project

While out on a project we show you the most effective and productive way you can re-use vinyl siding on a project. This will save you time and money! Legacy Flat Roofing & Sheet Metal – Serving all of SouthWestern Ontario: Windsor, Chatham, Sarnia, London, Woodstock, Kitchener, Cambridge, Waterloo, Hamilton, Burlington, Brampton, Toronto, Mississauga, Guelph, St. Thomas

Roofing Tips: How to Create Water Tight Seal Without Flashing

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 […]

Roofing Tips: How to Heat Weld Membrane Seams

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 […]