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 customers are happy with a job that is free of accidents and … Read More

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 given to green roofs, but many people are unfamiliar with what they … Read More

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 believe it is the environmentally beneficial alternative to MB roofs. EPDM membranes … Read More

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 in Canada since 1975. MB is asphalt with added modifiers mixed into … Read More

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 a product that Dillon Bros. Roofing is proud to offer to our … Read More

Skylights and Sun Tunnels

Are you considering ways to lower your monthly heating and cooling bills? Fenestration devices, commonly known as skylights and sun tunnels, are an energy-efficient and aesthetically pleasing option for home owners. According to Natural Resources Canada, skylights and sun tunnels can reduce energy costs by 7 – 12%, in addition to eliminating cold drafts inside … Read More

Exterior Siding

Exterior siding protects the sides of your home in the same way a roof protects the top; it shields your home from rain, wind, and the extreme seasonal changes unique to our Canadian climate. When properly installed and maintained, exterior siding will protect your home from varying weather conditions, but also enhance the look of … Read More

Eaves Troughs

Eaves troughs, also called rain gutters, are an integral part of a roof system. Eaves troughs redirect the snow and rain water that is shed off the roof away from a home’s foundation and other places where exposure to water can cause extensive damage. Clogged eaves troughs and downspouts can flood basements, rot and ruin … Read More