Monthly Archives: April 2012

Healthy and Safety

Health and safety standards are a benefit to everyone. Workers stay alive and safe, employer costs are kept low because their insurance isn’t being used by injured employers and no time is lost due to accidents and injuries on the job sites, and Read More

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Green Roofs

In 2009, the city of Toronto approved a by-law that mandates industrial and residential buildings (buildings with a minimum of six storeys) to render 10% or 2,000 square meters of their roofs to green roof practices. There has been a lot of exposure Read More

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EPDM

EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) is another waterproof membrane used on flat roofs. The principle components are ethylene and propylene with diene added to create a flexible, rubber covering. EPDM has been used in Canada since the 1960s as well, but many professionals Read More

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Modified Bitumen

Modified Bitumen roofs, also called ‘mod-bit’ roofs, are flat roofs that do not require shingles for protection against the weather. Modified bitumen (MB) is a product that was engineered for use in Europe in the 1960s and has been successfully adopted for use Read More

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Enviroshakes

There have been many advances in ‘green roofing’, and these green products should be among the choices offered to consumers when they are considering repairs or new installation. One of these innovative products is Enviroshakes, the best alternative to traditional cedar shingles, and Read More

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