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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!

What are Certified Roofers? / Should a Roofer be Licensed? What are Certified Roofers? / Should a Roofer be Licensed?

  Should you use a certified roofer? Can you ask whether your contractor has a roofing license? Forest City Roofing’s installation teams are fully trained and certified installers for IKO and GAF manufacturing companies, and hold their necessary training cards as part of Ontario’s required safety programs. You are assured of consistent, high-quality roofing work and…

Should I Replace or Repair my Roof? Should I Replace or Repair my Roof?

To Replace or Repair? What is the Life Cycle of a Roof? Here is your quick answer; you should replace your roof if it is generally older, or if it isn’t, you should follow the roofing nail trail to find out why you’re experiencing the roofing problem. A total roof replacement is recommended not just because…

When is a More Expensive Shingle Worth it: Lessons from Moneyball. When is a More Expensive Shingle Worth it: Lessons from Moneyball.

Most people choose shingles that will underperform. The cost of your roof shingles should be compared to what you want the shingle to be; are you interested in a long-lasting shingle like an architectural or laminated shingle? Remember the movie, Moneyball? The movie with Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill shows the two distilling their method of…

Roof Vents and Attic Insulation –  How They Help Roof Vents and Attic Insulation – How They Help

If you can extend the life of your roof shingles by five, six or seven years, reduce your energy bills and save money on repairs to rotting facia and roofing decks, would you be curious to know how to do it? Natural Resources Canada (NRC) discusses roof ventilation and attic insulation as a natural way to…

The Cost to Replace a Roof The Cost to Replace a Roof

New Roof Costs: First, you need to know the size of your roof. Here's how to roughly determine the square feet or square metres of your roof: To properly determine the size of your roof, you need to know the pitch of your roof. We know you are simply looking for a rough idea of cost…

Should I Replace my Roof Before I Sell my House? Should I Replace my Roof Before I Sell my House?

With a limited amount of time and money for a few key renovations before selling your home, you may need to choose the improvements that give the best return for your money. For example, will replacing a roof translate to a higher resale value for you than an ensuite bathroom? If you are wondering where to…

The Biggest Advantage and Disadvantage of Flat Roofing The Biggest Advantage and Disadvantage of Flat Roofing

When driving by the local superstore, or some residential housing, you may notice some buildings don't have the archetypical triangle protecting them from water accumulation. Somehow, flat roofs exist without causing any significant problems.  The question remains, why do some residents still prefer flat roofs? Won't water from rain and snow pool up in the roof's…

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…

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