Ontario's Premier Fabricator
and Installer of Metal Roofing

Trade Shows coming in March and April

Please review this list and find a trade show coming soon in your area. We hope to see you soon at one of these shows:

This list has been updated on March 13, 2012 with new Shows in Toronto and Kitchener.

London, Ontario and Area:

  • 2012 London Farm Show – Mar 5-10
  • 2012 Tillsonburg Show – Mar 30-Apr 1
  • 2012 Spring Home & Garden – Apr 20-22
  • 2012 Kids Expo – Jun 15-17
  • 2012 Food Fest – Jun 22-24
  • 2012 London Rib Fest – Aug 2-6
  • 2012 Fall Fest – Aug 31-Sep 3

Toronto, Ontario and Area:

  • National Home Show, Toronto – Mar 16-25
  • Newmarket Home Lifestyle Show – Mar 30-Apr 1
  • Barrie Spring Home & Garden Show – Mar 24-25
  • Green Living Show, Exhibition Place – Apr 13-15 (NEW)

Mississauga, Ontario:

  • Mississauga Lifestyle Show – Apr 20-22

Burlington and Hamilton, Ontario:

  • Burlington Lifestyle Home Show – Mar 30-Apr 1
  • 2012 Cottage & Outdoor Expo, Hamilton – Apr 27-29

Oakville, Ontario:

  • Oakville Lifestyle Home Show – Apr 5-7

Kitchener, Ontario:

  • Home & Garden Kitchener Waterloo – March 23-25 (NEW)

St. Thomas, Ontario:

  • Home & Garden Show – Mar 30-Apr 1

Niagara Falls, Ontario:

  • Niagara Lifestyle Home Show – Apr 5-7
  • Niagara Home & Garden Show – Apr 13-15

Windsor, Chatham, Ontario and Area:

  • Chatham Kent Home & Garden Show – Mar 23-25
  • Windsor Home and Leisure Show – Mar 30-Apr 1

Leamington, Ontario:

  • Leamington Home & Garden – Mar 30-Apr 1

Muskoka, Ontario:

  • 2012 Muskoka Builders’ Association (Home & Cottage) – Apr 27-29

Please visit our Trade Shows page on the web site as we may be adding new dates throughout the year.

Metal roofing has never been so affordable

London Eco Roof

335 Neptune Crescent
London, Ontario N6M 1A9

Toll Free: 1.855.838.9393
Direct: 519.451.ROOF (7663)

Lower prices for metal roofing are here to stay, thanks to London Eco-Roof Manufacturing Inc.

Joe Malec, president of the young firm, says it is a myth that metal roofing systems are only for the super-rich. He says lower prices are key at London Eco-Roof because everyone should be able to afford their own metal roof.

In the past, metal roofing has been viewed as a high-end product only for the few, but he says London Eco-Roof has changed that.

“Our mission is to provide the product to average-earning families,” he insists. “We want to provide the product to normal folks like you and I.”

The first thing prospective customers say to the firm’s sales managers is they are surprised by the economical price being offered.

Metal tile panels are a graceful and durable roofing material, suitable for most pitched roof applications. They combine the traditional look with the latest technology and can be used on residential and commercial buildings. The tile panels have several protective layers to ensure durability.

It is one of the most lightweight roofing materials available, which is an advantage because it does not require a heavy roof support structure.

“Our roofs are more complicated to install and time-consuming, but far more durable, secure and long-lasting,” Malec says. “Forty percent of our work is carpentry to ensure a solid structural base. I would not be surprised if our roof lasted one hundred years and maybe after 40 to 50 years, you might paint or treat it to bring it back to its original lustre.”

The product is designed to be a permanent roof, not a temporary cover. “You put it on once, and on average, it will last longer then we live,” says Malec.

When you invest in a metal roof, he says neighbours will be more aware of the care you take of your home and the importance of machining it a more energy-efficient residence.

In most cases, the metal roof increases the resale value of your home by as much as five to seven percent. The product also comes with a warranty that can be transferred to the new homeowner, which gives you and future owners peace of mind.

In addition, you are going to achieve more savings by applying metal roofing. You will reduce the heat generated through the roof from sun’s UV rays being absorbed, thereby providing more liveable space on your second floor. It means, in summer, your home is cooler by 3-4 degrees, requiring your air conditioner to run less often.

Customers in the Hamilton area and across the province offer high praise for London Eco-Roof, as well. “Our satisfaction rate is approximately ninety-seven percent,” he says. “There is a large portion of our customers who are ecstatic and they can’t say enough. In some instances, they have tears in their eyes because they didn’t expect it would look so great. It is overwhelming how we change the way your home looks – and performs.”

If you are looking for a metal roof, you owe it to yourself to give London Eco-Roof a call and find out how and why the product is more economical than you may have thought. For more details, call toll-free to 1-855-838-9393 or call Cliff, the local sales manager, directly at 905-719-9520.

You can also visit them at area trade shows in the upcoming weeks, including Ancaster Feb. 24-26, the National Home Show Mar. 16-25, Burlington Mar. 30-Apr. 1, Oakville Apr. 5-7, or other events in Mississauga and London. Check out www.londonecoroof.com for more information.

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Metal Roofing Manufacturing and Installation

This video shows the full process of metal roofing installation. It starts from the meeting with the knowledgeable sales person, then shows the process at the factory and follows up with full installation. Installation process shows all the stages from laying breathable roof membrane, strapping, roof panels and finally all other elements including flashing, snow barriers, valleys, and ridge caps.

London Boat, Fishing & Leisure Show

We will be attending London Boat, Fishing & Leisure Show on February 24-26, 2012.

The Show is held at the Western Fair Grounds, London’s most comprehensive exhibition facility complete with ample free parking.

For more information you can visit the official show page The International London Boat Cottage & Fishing Show

General Roofing Terminology

Beam: A long piece of wood or steel that supports your roof that, when grouped, can form a truss.

Cornice: The overhanging part of the roof that sticks out past your walls.

Coverage: The degree of weather protection offered by a roofing material: single, double or triple coverage.

Decking/Sheathing: Normally plywood which provides a flat surface covering your home.

Dormer: A gabled extension protruding from a sloping roof to allow for a framed window.

Drainage: Shape, layout and slope of roof for the purpose of shedding snow and water.

Drip Edge: Weather-resistant metal or vinyl edge installed along eaves and rakes to facilitate shedding of water at the edges.

Eaves: Parts of a roof that project beyond or overhang the face of the wall at the lower edge of the roof.

Eaves Trough: They are also known as gutters. They provide a method by which water that drips off the roof is caught and carried down the down spouts to an appropriate area for it to wash away.

Exposure: Specifically, exposure to weather: the distance from the butt edge of one shingle to another.

Fascia: The vertical edge of the cornice.

Felt: A breather-type building paper of strong, tough base saturated with asphalt.

Flashing: Materials used to prevent leaking/seepage at certain vulnerable spots like valleys, end-walls and chimneys.

Gable: The end wall of a building which comes to a triangular point under a sloping roof; also, a type of roof.

Hip: An external angle formed by the meeting of two sloping ends of the roof, from the ridge to the eaves; also, a type of roof.

Rafters/Trusses: A framework of beams, usually grouped in a triangular nature, that support the roof.

Rake: The inclined edge of a pitched roof over an end wall.

Ridge: The apex of the angle formed by a roof, or the peak, where the common rafters meet.

Roof Covering: most common are asphalt shingles, wood shakes, metal, tile or slate.

Sofit: The horizontal bottom of the cornice.

Square: The amount of roofing material required to cover 100 square feet (10’x10′) of roof surface.

Underlayment: a layer of moisture protection between the decking and exterior roof covering. In northern climates an ice and water shield helps to minimize ice damage problems.

Valley: An internal angle or water runway formed by the intersection of two slopes in a roof.

Venting: Proper venting is necessary for maintaining air-flow and overall roof “health.”

Metal Roofing Terminology – Roof Types

Terminology used to describe roof types and components might be a foreign language for those who are not familiar with it. Whilst it is appreciated that certain words have other meanings we have listed below an explanation of words used when discussing the structure or type of a roof.

Cross Gable: Similar to gable roof (see below), but has two gable parts that cross in a “T” like.

Cross Hipped: Similar to hipped roof (see below) but this type has two parts that cross.

Flat: A flat roof.

Gable (see cross gable above):   A simple triangular shaped roof from the side with two rectangle sections opposing each other creating an upside down “V”. The two triangle portions are at 90 degrees to the ridge.

Gambrel:  This roof looks more traditionally barn or bell shaped than triangular when viewed from the side. It is like a flattened gable roof. Many farms have gambrel roofs.

Hipped (see cross hipped above):  A pyramid shaped roof where four triangle sections are sloped to meet in a single point.

Pavilion Hipped:  A simple triangular shaped roof from the side with two opposing isosceles trapezoids that meet at the hip of the roof thus creating two angled sloped triangles sections. This roof type is typically a low-pitched roof.

Mansard:  This roof type has a flat area at the top with four heavily sloped sides slanting out to meet and / or exceed the walls of the building.

Shed: A single sloped roof.

Saltbox: Similar to a gable roof, but the two sides of it are not symmetrical.