Snow and Ice Removal for Roofs in Laval

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Snow and roof de-icing are essential operations during periods of snow and warmth. The amount of snow accumulated on the roof is particularly important there, and this hinders the proper functioning of the drainage. In particular, this exposes the roof to collapse and can cause severe damage to the entire building. Toiture Couvreur Laval avoids these problems by deploying its professional craftsmen to carry out a successful de-icing of your structure.

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How is snow removal from the roof in Laval?

Inspection: an essential step in any intervention on a roof

Only a proper inspection can determine the need to perform snow or roof de-icing or not. The snow must exceed a certain thickness to be considered a danger for the building. Of course, it is possible to carry out this operation yourself, but it is still a good idea to call in an expert.

In fact, there are certain risks given that the inspection is carried out at height. So entrust this step to professional and equipped roofers, like those of our team. Note that this operation must be carried out regularly during winter periods to avoid excessive accumulation or accumulation of snow.

Determination of a security perimeter

Snow falls directly to the ground during a roof snow removal procedure. It is therefore crucial to delimit an area for dumping ice, called the safety perimeter.

So organize yourself so that no one enters this area to avoid accidents. A common trick is to extend a rope around the building, to protect passers-by if the building is located near a street.

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The organization: the heart of the process

Thanks to our expertise, we can determine the right time for snow removal from the roof. A certain climatic condition is essential to comfortably carry out the work. It is also necessary to study the height, the inclination as well as the materials of the flat or sloping roof.

There are two methods available to roofers, including:

  • Snow removal from the ground: the craftsman uses a telescopic rake to free the roof from ice, or a basket if the structure is higher;
  • Snow removal at roof level: the roofer attaches to a chimney or another anchor point using a safety harness fitted with a cord to prevent a fall.

When to remove snow from the roof?

There are various signs that can indicate roof sagging. We advise you to act as soon as possible if the residential, commercial or industrial building shows the following changes:

  • Water stains on the ceiling: the ice pushes the roof down and the humidity has reached the ceiling;
  • A deformation of the ceiling: the pressure exerted by the ice changes the appearance of the ceiling;
  • Unusual creaks: the excessive accumulation of snow destabilizes the structure and this situation results in noises;
  • Cracks in the wall: the heavy weight of the ice on the structure damages the walls;
  • An unusual smell in the house: water infiltration is the reason;
  • Poor performance of the front door: the device has difficulty opening and closing properly due to pressure.
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Why do you have to remove snow and ice from a roof?

No building is immune to ice buildup in the roof, whether it is an elastomeric structure or a shingled roof. A common mistake is to think that the accumulated ice will melt and flow quietly through the drainage system.

Of course, this process is still possible, but snow removal is sometimes necessary. When the weight of the accumulated snow exceeds a certain tolerated level, it can cause water infiltration and cracks. Avoid getting to this point by having the building inspected quickly and preventing worst-case scenarios, including roof collapse.

Toiture Couvreur Laval, a company specializing in roof snow and ice removal

Working on a roof is particularly dangerous. An electric shock, a fall or even faintness are the risks incurred during this type of intervention. Entrusting the task to a specialized company like ours prevents you from taking any risks. Moreover, we have the necessary equipment to carry out operations in the best conditions.

In addition, our services are carried out with care and thoroughness to avoid (further) damage to the roof. We obviously make sure to work while protecting passers-by and tenants thanks to a well-designed security perimeter. Take advantage of professional know-how, contact us!

Free, no obligation quote

Entrust us with the snow removal of your blanket this winter, contact us now for a quote. Submit the characteristics of your roof to us so that our team can carry out the necessary analyzes and studies.

In all cases, de-icing carried out on time and within the standards extends the life of your roof. Get a free quote by filling out the form on our website.

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from our clients

Daniel Bryan
Daniel Bryan
Just after the big storm that took place a month ago, we went online and filled the specific form that we have found on this company’s website. This was on a Saturday afternoon. The next day the manager called us and visited our house to evaluate the situation with the roof. The roof suffered grave damages, a condition that couldn’t go unfixed for many days since everyone feared the next heavy rain. The manager provided us with a reasonable quote and the next day they started working on our roof with professionalism and extra care.
Veronica Sullivan
Veronica Sullivan
The team members working for this roofing company are all professionals and experts that have years of experience in the field of roofing. You can also see that they are very passionate about what they are doing and love it to the core. Do not hesitate to call them if you run into any trouble with your roof in the future. They intervene quickly and immediately and the work provided will leave everyone happy. This is a roofing company that is completely recommended.
Sammy Walker
Sammy Walker
The reason we called your company was because we desired a makeover of our house and our roof. We also wanted to improve the insulation in our house. Your company suggested installing a glass wool mat and a HPV underlay system, a system that was installed in addition to the structure that was already there. Two years have passed since then and the insulation works greatly keeping our house warmer and cooler. If you want to make a long-term investment or you simply face issues with your roof, do not hesitate to contact them.
Paulette Rhoades
Paulette Rhoades
We couldn’t be happier with the work performed in our roof last June. The interior and exterior of the roof along with the finishing touches are perfect and very qualitative. Also, the insulation installed gives to our house a sense of warmth and comfort that we did not have before. Overall, we are very grateful for everything this roofing company did on our roof and for its polite, experienced and professional crew. We will recommend it to anyone we know.
Audrey Mignone
Audrey Mignone
A roof in any house is, besides a functional part of the house, also part of this design and charm. This is why, when planning to renovate our house, we decided to use the service of this specific company for the renovation of the roof. Everything done by this company is highly appreciated and the end-result is of the utmost aesthetic, qualitative and practical aspect. Also, the placement of special insulation to the roof is hugely appreciated since we believe that it will help tremendously in the next winter with keeping the house warmer and reducing heating costs.
Carlos Pixley
Carlos Pixley
I received a quote from this specific company regarding a replacement on a roof. This concerned a property in the suburbs that I wanted to rent. The company completed a precise investigation and estimate within the next 2 business days. Every part of the team worked very professionally and helpfully throughout the entire process. The team manager offered me many solutions and advice and I chose the one that best fitted my budget and my needs. The result from then on is exquisite and of the utmost quality.
Reva Nash
Reva Nash
We recently bought a new house and we couldn’t be more happy and anxious to start enjoying it. But we had an issue: the roofing was outdated and needed to be renovated in its entirety. This specific company came highly recommended and this was the reason behind choosing it to assist us with replacing and fixing our roofing. Not only did they assist us but they offered to place a specific insulation system allowing us to spend 50% less in our yearly electricity and heating bills. Definitely a must!
Robert Hutchings
Robert Hutchings
I am a man of the same profession (a bricklayer) and trust me when I say that I have never seen such a professional and hard-working roofing company. The reason I hired them was to apply a waterproofing insulation in my terrace. The end-result is very well and after severe and heavy rains, not a single issue occurred. The tightness is excellent and everything works and fits perfectly. I will definitely count on this company again in the future if I ever need any work done on my roof.
Janna Manley
Janna Manley
Great professionals. Ratio quality-price that no one else can beat. We completely recommend them and we are so happy that our terrace roof got fixed. In addition to that, they provided waterproofing and flooring services in our attic. They employed a 10 people team in our house, everyone a serious and professional individual. The result is of the utmost quality and very clean. Work started when agreed upon and finished the same. The finishing touches are great and we are very happy. If we ever need any other repairs, we will definitely use them again without hesitation.
Jonathan Sessions
Jonathan Sessions
This specific roofing company offered to waterproof our roof and terrace and we are extremely happy with the end-result. The insulation work was delivered within the time and cost we agreed and expected from the beginning. The owner of this company is a very professional and careful individual that knows exactly what he is doing. His constant concern is that everything is perfect and spotless. Not a single reproach!

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