Lambert Roofing Chimney Fireplace offers various types of roofs: copper, membrane, slate, shingles, metal roofing.
The Copper roof comes in the form of sheets which vary in width and thickness. It is a lightweight material that does not weigh down the roof allowing the house to carry heavy loads such as heavy snowfall. This is a material resistant to high wind and moisture. It is a non-flammable material, does not contribute to the development or spread of fire and resists the effects of the flame. Being smooth and free of porosity, it prevents the formation of mosses and lichens. In addition, it gives an aesthetical appearance that is not lost over time because it is tinged with gray-green which gives it even more cachet.
The membrane roof (monolayer, bilayer, multilayer) that we offer are ideal, especially for flat roofs. These roofs do not rot and require little to no maintenance unlike the tar and gravel roofs. The elastomer is the traditional coating for flat roofs in Canada because it can be used in almost any weather. Bilayer, thus resistant it is used as a sealing under a green roof. The roofs of multilayer membranes fight against heat islands. These roofs provide a longevity of 20 to 30 years and are especially popular for commercial, industrial, duplexes and triplexes but can be used on smaller flat roof homes.
The slate roof, a natural stone used for centuries for roofing is ideal for slopes greater than 45 degrees, however it can be easily adapted to practically all types of roofs. It is durable, with an incomparable durability which varies between 75 and 150 years. Fire and rot proof, it is highly resistant to elements (rain, snow, burning sun, etc.) and temperature changes and is also an efficient insulator. In addition, the slate is considered to be the most noble and most elegant. Generally, there are two types of slate: natural and synthetic. The natural slate is a schistose rock, coming from quarries it is cut and polished in tiles afterwards. Each quarry produces its own slate with different characteristics. Some quarries are known for their solid slate, others for its flexibility and finesse. Our advice: it would be good to hire a roofer to make the choice of your slate. In all cases the natural slate is considered a good investment. Moreover, the slate is ecological and recognized by its charm and elegance. It retains its original color over the years. It has very few disadvantages: it is a bit heavy and has poor resistance to impacts. Its installation is done solely by professionals which adds more cost.
The synthetic slate is composed of high quality organic fibers, mineral additives, cement and water. It is treated to ensure the same characteristics of strength and insulation than the natural slate. Being more economical, it has a lower life compared to the natural slate (30 to 70 years). The synthetic slate has an advantage compared to the natural one: the choice of colors is far more diverse.
The shingle roof, form an excellent barrier against moisture. Generally composed of organic or inorganic fibers (Lambert uses fiber glass paper shingles), depending on the case, small aggregates and bitumen, this type of shingle is very popular because of the ease of installation and a very low cost. Shock and rot resistant, it is the most common of all types of roofs. Currently, the market offers different models to suit all types of roofing. There are shingles of different thickness levels, styles, colors and quality, which provides a varied and well stocked range. It has a lifespan of 20 to 30 years and is very easy to maintain and repair.
Lambert Roofing Chimney Fireplace uses asphalt shingles made of paper and fiberglass shingles. Besides the relatively limited durability, asphalt shingles still have a disadvantage: their degradation is long and harmful to the environment.
The metal roof, coating may vary but it has common benefits: durable, lightweight, fire and wind resistant. The metal is the lightest and most rigid roof which reduces the stress of weight on the rafters. A metal roof can last more than 70 years, therefore, it is an investment for almost a lifetime. Exceptionally beautiful, it requires no maintenance, does not rust, does not warp, does not crack, does not rot, and excludes mosses and lichens. A great advantage for having a metal roof is that the sun heats in it in the summer and does not accumulate snow in winter.