About George Kent’s Roofing Services
A new roof is a big investment and you want to be sure that you’re getting the best possible protection for your home.
By trusting a Master Elite® roofing contractor, like George Kent, you can be sure that your roof will be installed properly and professionally. All Master Elite contractors are factory-trained and certified by GAF, so you can depend on them for expert installation service and a warranty you can rely on.
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We will assess the needs of your roof, and give you an in-depth analysis of what work is required.
We’ll confirm the time and date of the project with you.
Our experts will start and finish repairs on time and within budget. After they are finished, the site will be clean.
Homeowners often have a lot of questions about replacing their roof. Whether you’re wondering what the best roofing material is, whether you should put a new roof over an old one, or how a new roof will affect your home’s value, at the end of the day you want to know that you’re getting the most value for your money.
At George Kent Home Improvements we provide expert advice on all things related to roofs, from what material is best for your climate and budget to how to replace an old roof without damaging your home. Additionally, we offer competitive prices on all our services so you can get the most for your money.
Why Choose Our Roofing Company
Get Expert Help Choosing the Best Replacement Roofing Material
For most homeowners, asphalt shingle roofs are the best replacement roofing materials. Asphalt shingles are affordable, leak-resistant if properly installed, and they can last up to 30 years.
Determine When You Need to Invest in a New Roof
A bad roof can lead to water damage, mould, and even structural problems with your home.
However, most homeowners don’t have the time or knowledge to know whether they need a new roof.
For over 70 years, George Kent has been the expert in all things roofs, from repairs to replacements. We will always give you an honest assessment of your roof’s condition and recommend the best course of action for your home.
Get Advice From Roofing Experts
While re-roofing, or laying shingles above existing shingles might seem more convenient and cost-effective, covering old shingles with new ones is never a good idea.
At George Kent, we always recommend removing the old shingles before laying down new ones, whether repairing one area of your roof or replacing an entire section.
Increase the Value of Your Home
A roof that is old and worn-out is a major turnoff for potential buyers. Not only does it look bad, but it also suggests that there may be other problems with the property that haven’t been fixed.
Replacing your roof is a great way to add value to your home. A new roof will improve the appearance of your home and show potential buyers that your property has been well taken care of.
What’s Included in Our Full Roof Replacement
A typical George Kent roof replacement will include the following:
- Full Assessment of Your Attic — Check to see if your attic is properly insulated and has the right ventilation to prevent future issues.
- Starter Strip Shingles — Reduces installation time and helps prevent shingle blow-off with a factory-manufactured starter strip shingle.
- Lifetime Shingles — A complete line of shingles in a variety of colour options and with lifetime manufacturer warranties from GAF.
- Roof Deck Protection — Prevents wind-driven rain from infiltrating under your shingles and causing damage to your home.
- Leak Barriers — Creates a 100% watertight seal that keeps water out of the most vulnerable areas of your roof.
- Ridge Cap Shingles — A distinctive line of ridge cap shingles is the perfect finishing touch for your new roof.
- Proper Attic Ventilation & Insulation — Proper attic ventilation and insulation will help ensure a long-lasting roofing system.
- Comprehensive Roof Inspection — Guarantees there are no major issues with your roof.
Choose Your Roofing Materials
At George Kent, we offer a complete line of shingles in a variety of colour options and with lifetime manufacturer warranties from GAF:
- The most popular types of roofing materials on the market today.
- Wide variety of colours and styles
- Most affordable and easy to install
Step 1: Preparation
During our preparation stage, we install boards, tarps, and plywood. We take every precaution to ensure your home, your neighbour’s home, your gardens, and your bushes are all protected while the job is in process.
We will remove all existing roofing material, right down to the roof deck, into a supplied bin.
Step 2: Installation
The installation stage includes the installation of the leak barrier around the perimeter of the roof. The next step is to install the underlayment to protect the roof deck.
A typical roof valley will show varying levels of deterioration after 10 years. A George Kent roof valley will not show signs of deterioration and carries the same warranty as the rest of the roof.
Step 3: Ventilation
Proper ventilation is a major component of a properly installed roof. If a roof is improperly ventilated, it can cause ice formation on the roof during the winter, which can damage the roof and eavestroughs.
The building code identifies what the ventilation requirements are and how to properly determine the number and placement of roofing ventilation.
Step 4: Flashing
Flashing is a type of weatherproofing placed around objects that protrude from the surface of the roof, in order to prevent water from getting into the home via the joining section.
In this stage, we will replace all roof flashing including wall flashing, step and counter flashing, chimney flashing, and plumbing stack flashing.
Step 5: Final Cleanup
Once we’ve completed your roofing installation, our team will do a comprehensive cleanup. The old roofing material is taken away, protective equipment is removed, and we perform a magnetic sweep of the lawns, gardens, and driveway to collect any stray materials.
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“Quick to respond”
I had them reshingle my roof about 7 years ago. Were quick to respond when my neighbour thought she saw a shingle was damaged on my roof about two years ago. Mistake! Everything was fine.
Jim Johnston, Homeowner
“The rare 3% of all roofing companies”
One of the best roofing companies in the GTA area. One of the rare 3% of all roofing companies that have GAF certification — we only trusted George Kent to do an excellent job on our roof replacement.
William To, Homeowner
Our Roofing Expertise
Residential Roof Installation
Our roofing installers adhere to all safety regulations and undergo rigorous, ongoing training. When we finish working on your roof, we’ll clean up thoroughly and leave the work site spotless.
Residential Roof Replacement
We provide expert advice on all things related to roofs, from what material is best for your climate and budget, to how to replace an old roof without damaging your home. Plus, we offer competitive prices on all our services so you can get the most for your money.
Flat Roofing Repairs
Have a leak or need a flat roof inspection? Get your roofing system repaired and avoid damage. We have repaired countless leaks and performed hundreds of inspections, so we know how to quickly identify the source of the problem and get it fixed fast.
Flat Roof Coating and Restoration
Coatings and restoration can help to repair minor damage and leaks, as well as protect your roof from future wear and tear. It is important to have a professional inspect your roof regularly to ensure that it is in good condition and identify any potential problems before they become major issues.
How often do roofs need to be replaced?
Based on research from roofadvisor.com general, this is the recommended replacement schedule based on the material used:
- Composition Shingles: 12-20 years
- Asphalt Shingles: 15-30 years
- Wood Shingles: 20-25 years
- Rubber Roofs: 30-50 years
- Metal Roofs: 50-75 years
Is it okay to put a new roof over an old one?
While re-roofing might be more convenient and cost-effective, covering old shingles with new ones is never a good idea. It’s always preferable to remove the old shingles before laying down the new ones, whether repairing one area of roof or replacing an entire section.
Roof Replacement Cost
The cost of roof replacement can vary depending on the type of roofing material, the size and pitch of your roof, and the local labour rates. The average cost to replace a 2,000 square foot asphalt shingle roof is between $10,000 and $15,000.