How We Find Roof Leaks, Even the Complicated Ones

April 4, 2022 Laura MacCormac

      As a Property Manager, you know how careful you need to be when managing expectations.  On one hand you want the board to know you’re getting things done quickly, and on the other hand, you want them to understand that it needs to be done right. Residents want to know why the […]


Why Spring Roof Assessments Minimize Costs

March 13, 2022 Laura MacCormac

    There’s no doubt about it, cost savings are highest when roof assessments are done promptly in the Spring. Why? Because damage grows over time. Winter weather causes more damage to roofs than any other season. The freezing and melting of ice, the strong winds and the weight of snow all add up to […]


5 Signs of Roof Damage After Winter Storms

February 2, 2022 Laura MacCormac

      Roofs are built to protect buildings from the very thing that wears them down: weather events.  More specifically, weather events like storms and temperature fluctuations leave them particularly vulnerable. Property Managers need to make roof maintenance a priority and have them checked immediately after storms to prevent roof leaks and related damage. […]


Small Repairs Will Save a Building from Major Structural Damage

July 20, 2021 Laura MacCormac

      How, as a Property Manager, can you possibly know if there are structural weaknesses in a building you’re managing?  Can you rely on residents to tell you if they notice a small yellow spot on the ceiling?  Do they even look there? How would anyone detect mold and rot if it’s above […]


Visual Roof Inspection vs Roof Leak Investigation

February 5, 2021 Laura MacCormac

      A roof leak investigation is much more detailed than a visual roof inspection.  It is important to understand the difference because often a free roof inspection doesn’t examine below the first layer of the roof and doesn’t look for hidden problems.  The result is two very different quotes: one showing obvious and known […]


Why Decks are Part on the Roof System

September 3, 2020 Laura MacCormac

Decks are part of the roof because they protect the area below them. They are designed to function as a roof with extra capacity for human traffic and all the heavy things that get piled on them. So really, the deck provides two functions


Winter Roofing: Is “Waiting For Spring” Really a Good Idea?

February 28, 2020 Laura MacCormac

      The best time to get roof repairs done is as soon as possible to prevent further damage.  Some say it’s best to wait for Spring, but why?  Is it because they worry the roofers hands might freeze?  Do they think it won’t get worse over time? We haven’t found an answer yet […]


What UV Rays do to Roofs

May 2, 2018 Laura MacCormac

The sunny days are finally here! Enjoy it but don’t be wreckless. UV rays are harmful to more than just your skin. Did you know they damage roof membranes? Like sunscreen, roofs have a protective layer on the membrane that sometimes needs to be reapplied. Leaving an unprotected roof exposed to the sun causes cracking […]


Scheduling a Roof Replacement

February 14, 2018 Laura MacCormac

Don’t wait to schedule a roof replacement. Demand is high, timing is important and residents appreciate advanced notice. Increasing Demand New construction in the GTA is strong and our crews are being kept busy building new roofs. Buildings constructed in the 90’s are scheduling their roof replaced now (if they haven’t already). Demand increases in […]


Are Those Reindeer on Your Roof?

December 22, 2017 Laura MacCormac

Merry Christmas from the team at Detail Roofing. Wishes for happiness and success in 2018. Emergency Service is Available 24/7 Every Day. (905) 230-2969