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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?

The importance of roof pitch: Measuring the pitch of your roof is vital because it helps you determine the type of roofing system suitable for your home. It also determines what kind of materials need to be used for your roof. The choice of shingle and roof you install should be one that is well considered.…

A Guide To Shingle Materials A Guide To Shingle Materials

  A roof would not be complete without its integral protective part; the shingles. Without shingles, we would have nothing but plywood on rafters 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 Rafters Most 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'…

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 Roof The 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…

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

Numerous aspects of the structure of a roof work together to neutralize the temperature of your attic space, a necessary state for energy savings. You can increase roof ventilation with the installation of vents; ridge, soffit, gable, and roof are all examples of venting required on a fresh roof.     Why Roof Ventilation Matters Ventilation is…

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

A dark-coloured roof can bring summer’s heat indoors. Specialty reflective shingles bounce heat away from a roof, suitable for southern climates, but it means higher heating bills during Canada's winters. For Canadians, the best energy-efficient shingle is simply a light-coloured, thick one. The best choice for our Canadian climate is a light-coloured, architectural or laminated shingle.…

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