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RENÉ PERRON COUVREURS BLOG

René Perron Couvreurs in Montreal provides useful information related to roof maintenance for the commercial, residential and industrial sectors. Whether your roof is flat or sloped, traditional or architectural, you will find the information you need to ensure a long-lasting roof.


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  • 07/07/2014
    Borough of Ville-Marie

    This borough is the only one in Montreal, and no doubt in Quebec, to require a certified engineering plan for traffic if our trucks take up more than 3 metres in the street, which is common. Consequently, in many cases, owners in this borough cannot have the work done within a short time frame, due to the procedures to be followed in order to obtain the engineering plan.


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  • 10/02/2014
    Appointment

    Congratulations to the New Vice-President at René Perron Couvreurs!


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  • 06/12/2013
    Ice Dams

    Ice that forms at the bottom of a sloping roof is generally caused to a ventilation or insulation problem in the attic. The problem is that a dam of ice forms at the bottom of the slope, and restricts water evacuation, which means that stagnant water remains on the shingles, which are not at all designed for that.


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  • 02/12/2013
    A Cause that is Close to Our Hearts

    The cause of sick children is very dear to us. René Perron Couvreurs is proud to sponsor Karnak Shriners to support Shriners Hospitals for children in order to provide the best possible care to sick and disabled children and to help provide transportation for them.


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  • 12/11/2013
    Special Mention

    René Perron Couvreurs is proud to participate in the Fondation l’air d’aller sponsorship plan in support of the cause for cystic fibrosis by encouraging their efforts to achieve a greater level of autonomy.


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  • 28/10/2013
    Rotten Wood, Carpentry, Ventilation

    Not Enough Air = Rotten Wood

    We often replace roofing (membranes) and see that there is rotten wood. Of course, water infiltration can cause that kind of damage, but it’s often a lack of air that damaged the (wooden) decking.


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  • 30/09/2013
    Preventive Roof Maintenance

    Enjoy Winter Rather Than Suffering Through It


    We recommend that, in order to spend the winter in peace, without water infiltration, several items should be checked on your roofing membrane, whether it is new or old, because there is a lot more than just the membrane on your roof.


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  • 21/08/2013
    Support Base

    Support Base for Air Conditioners, Patios, Etc.

    Some owners, and even some so-called professionals, have been very generous to us as roofers by creating a lot of work. When it comes to installing a heat pump, patio or any other item on your membrane, you should know that, ideally, NOTHING should be installed directly on the membrane.


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  • 10/07/2013
    Roofing and the Environment

    The photograph below shows that when the covering was removed, there were four membranes instead of one. If there’s a subject that you hear a lot about in our field (and many others), it is the social awareness that we must have with respect to how our daily activities affect our environment, and we, like most of you, consider that to be a true and very important fact.


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  • 02/05/2013
    Electrical Wiring Tripod Bases

    As with many other aspects of flat roofs, tripod bases are only very rarely inspected, and they can cause serious damage to your roofing membrane.


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  • 09/04/2013
    Dryer Vent

    Dryer Vent = Potentially Serious Problems

    Unfortunately, we regularly see installations like the photograph below on flat roofs. This problem can cause a lot of damage.

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  • 02/04/2013
    Chimney and Wall in Poor Condition

    It is common to arrive for an estimate and find chimneys or brick walls in very poor condition.


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  • 26/02/2013
    Gravel Membrane

    Gravel Membrane: Is it Any Good?

    Above a gravel membrane that we installed in 2001. In 2012, the neighbours’ wall fell on the membrane. The roof joists broke under the impact, but the membrane was still in one piece, with no leaks. WOW!


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  • 14/02/2013
    Class Action Involving BP Shingles

    Premature Wearing of Roofing Shingles: A Class Action Was Launched

    During the course of our work, we have seen problems related to the premature wearing on roofs in Montreal. Perhaps you have had this problem.

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  • 06/02/2013
    Special Mentions

    Jonathan, our Sales Representative, continues to train to go faster and farther, both for sales and for a good cause.


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  • 28/01/2013
    Letter of Recommendation

    René Perron Couvreurs was recognized for its proactive approach to occupational health and safety by the GESTESS (Gestion d’entreprise en santé et sécurité) consultants.


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  • 20/01/2013
    2012 Retrospective

    You guessed it! The Perron family has grown again this year, with the arrival of Rosalie, the daughter Marc-André and Ellayna, who is the daughter of Marie-Chrystine. So the 5th generation of the company has now begun to take shape among Jacques & Dominique’s six grandchildren. Details here.


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  • 09/01/2013
    Roof Snow Removal

    When a certain quantity of snow accumulates, it must be removed.


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  • 13/12/2012
    Flat Roof Covering: Avoid Clogged Drains

    Clogged Drain on a Flat Roof: Serious Problems Will Ensue

    Clogged drain openings and water pipes are the most frequent problems and the most damaging for a flat roof.

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  • 12/05/2012
    First Blog!

    This is the first article for our blog!


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