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Forest City Roofing in London Ontario provides quality, dependable roofing services for residential clients. Since 1993 we have proudly served our community with the best products and services we can to ensure your home looks great and is protected from our tough Southwestern Ontario seasons. Our roofing products are available in a wide range of design options and price to suit any of your needs!

Understanding and Preventing Ice Dams Understanding and Preventing Ice Dams

Ice damming occurs during the winter months when ice forms and builds upon your home's roof. It blocks melting snow from draining off your roof. When water collects over time, problems could arise if it gets in your home. If your roof wasn't correctly installed and/or the attic area was not properly insulated, the backed-up water…

What is Roof Pitch and Why is it Important? What is Roof Pitch and Why is it Important?

What is a Pitched Roof?  The term 'pitched roof' refers to the standard triangle-shaped roof found on most residential houses. The term cannot be reduced to the shape of a triangle. However, that doesn’t summarize most of it. To be more specific, a pitched roof has a slope and is thus propped up by a supporting…

A Guide To Shingle Materials A Guide To Shingle Materials

A roof would not be complete without its integral pieces, which are the shingles. Without shingles, we would have nothing but flimsy particleboard shelters defending our homes from the elements. As a form of engineering that took thousands of years to cultivate, modern roofs offer diverse shingles made from various materials. Each material has its advantages…

The Difference between Trusses and Rafters – Examining the Ribcage of Your Roof The Difference between Trusses and Rafters – Examining the Ribcage of Your Roof

Trusses vs RaftersMost modern roofs are built with the familiar triangle design of what is called the "pitched roof." This fact isn't surprising since the roof pitch's functional capabilities have been a staple in engineering since the bronze age. While the design itself looks relatively straight forward, there is more going on in these structures' makeup.…

Architectural Shingles – The Asphalt Shingle Upgrade Architectural Shingles – The Asphalt Shingle Upgrade

What are Architectural Shingles?Architectural shingles or ‘laminated shingles’ are an upgrade from the traditional 3-tab asphalt shingle. These upgrades come in both aesthetics and function, while still maintaining the affordability and resilience asphalt shingles are known for. What is the Difference Between Architectural Shingles and Asphalt Shingles?Architectural and 3-tab shingles are both made of asphalt coated over…

How to Prevent Water Damage from Affecting your Roof How to Prevent Water Damage from Affecting your Roof

How to Prevent Water Damage from Affecting your RoofThe natural enemy of most structures is water, especially when it comes to roofs. Some would assume fire is more dangerous due to its destructive spreading power, however, house fires are rare. With wind or blunt objects, the damage to a roof is almost immediate and does not…

Roof Ventilation- How to Keep your Roof Fresh Roof Ventilation- How to Keep your Roof Fresh

Why Roof Ventilation MattersThere are numerous aspects about the structure of a roof which work together in order to be as efficient as possible. These range from shingle material and colour, to the shape (pitch) of the roof, as well as internal defences (like the radiant barrier). Ventilation is yet another tool that can be used…

Shingle Energy Efficiency and Albedo- How Reflective is your Roof? Shingle Energy Efficiency and Albedo- How Reflective is your Roof?

During the summer, the outside temperature can be absolutely unbearable. In those situations, its tempting to head back inside for the day to escape from the sun and feel normal for once. Yet the minute you head inside, you notice that the heat still follows you in. Even inside, it still feels like you’re being boiled…

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