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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!

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…

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'…

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