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Danforth Roofing Supply Blog

Welcome to the Danforth Roofing Supply Ltd blog! For well over 70 years, our Scarborough roofing material supply company remains committed to offering quality products at always-affordable prices. We can offer lower rates than most suppliers when it comes to shingles, shakes, sheet metal, tools, and other products because of our hard-earned efficiencies, as well as the extensive industry connections we’ve built upon over the decades.

Another benefit of being an industry mainstay is the vast knowledge we’ve acquired. The tips and ideas we share on this page will apply to professional roofers and homeowners alike. Be sure to check back every once in a while for the latest posts.

Have a question? Please feel free to contact us, visit one of our two locations in Scarborough, or browse the numerous products and services we have available.

  • Foores are reparing the roofs
    Professional Roof Repair Services vs. DIY Repair


    Did you know that in Canada, roofs can last anywhere between 15 and 50 years before needing significant repairs or replacement? As a homeowner, a well-maintained roof is crucial to protect your family and belongings from all weather conditions. Depending on the materials of the roofs, you can get several years out of it with regular roof maintenance.

    Even if the roof last long, over time, wear and tear can lead to various issues, such as leaks, sagging, or damage to the roofing materials. This can put you in a dilemma: should you attempt a DIY repair or hire professional roof repair services?

    In this article, we will compare both options, so you can make an informed decision about repairing your roof.

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  • The roofer starts working fixing a roof
    How Long Does a Commercial Roof Last?

    Canada's roofing industry is worth $13 billion today. Keeping up with your roof is essential for your business, and it will keep your business safe and secure for years.

    How long does a commercial roof normally last? What factors come into play?

    Follow the tips below to get the most out of your commercial roof and extend its lifespan.


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  • Tree falls on the roof
    Emergency Roof Repairs: What You Need to Know

    Homeowners and business owners need to be prepared to roof damages caused by storms, heavy snowfall, or strong winds. Canada's roofing industry is worth $13 billion, so finding a roofer shouldn't be too hard. Not all roofers do emergency repairs, so you need the right information to learn how to get the job done.

    What are emergency roof repairs?


    This guide will answer this question to help you get emergency roof repairs for your home or commercial buildings.


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  • Close up view of shingles roof damage
    How to Protect Your Roof Against Weather Damage

    Roof damage is not only dangerous, but it can also cause leaks that lead to other issues later on. For that reason, protecting your home's roof against weather damage should be a priority for every homeowner.

    A lot of homeowners are concerned about the type of roof they should purchase to prevent weather damage. Not every area has the same weather issues, so you'll need to find a roof type that works best for your home. There are also some home repairs and adjustments you can make for your roof to last longer.

    Keep on reading to learn more about how to prepare your roof against different kinds of weather damage.


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  • asphalt shingles on a roof
    How to Choose the Right Shingles for Your Roof

    Roofing is an important aspect of home maintenance, as it's the main protection against leaks, wind, and weather. When it comes to shingles, there are many different types to choose from, which can make choosing the right type for your roof extremely difficult.


    Here are some things to consider when deciding which roofing shingles will work best for your home.


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  • wooden house with an asphalt shingles roof
    When Is the Right Time to Replace Your Roof?

    Have you recently looked up at your roof and wondered if it's time to upgrade it? If you are worried about the damage that the sun is causing to your roof, or if the shingles of your roof begin to look old and worn, then it may be time to think about replacing it. But when is the right time to do this?


    Regardless of roofing material, regular checks and routine maintenance are key to maintaining your roof's quality and functionality. However, it's undeniable; roof repairs are common and necessary.

    Continue reading to learn when is the best time to replace the roof.


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  • construction worker project table with helmet, blueprint and glasses
    Common Causes of Leaking Roofs and How to Fix It

    Roof leaks are among the most common types of home repairs and something that most homeowners will eventually need to tackle. Homeowners can spend thousands of dollars to get leaks fixed. How much money you spend on the repair depends on the severity of the leak and all the work that needs to be done to fix it.


    Water intrusion causes extension damage within your home. It also exposes your family to the elements. So ideally, you want to make repairs before water starts entering your home.


    Read on to learn about the common causes of roof leaks and how to fix it. Explore how a roofing services contractor can help you avoid the high cost of replacing a roof.


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  • metal roof
    Choosing the Right Sheet Metal Shop for Your Roofing Job

    A properly installed metal roof will last 40 to 70 years, and some types of metal roofs can last hundreds of years. Metal is a durable and affordable roofing material that can give you peace of mind for years to come.


    Once you have decided to make your roof a metal one, the question of cost and what sheet metal shop to entrust your business to comes to mind. Keep reading to learn more about what is involved in purchasing a metal roof.


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  • Workman using pneumatic nail gun install tile on roof of a house
    How to Simplify Your Roofing Project

    Are you wondering how to make your upcoming roofing project as simple as possible? Hiring trusted roofing contractors is the best way to make your home's roofing project stress-free for you while also making sure you get amazing results. 

    Roofing projects require a lot of skills that are not easy to learn. For this reason, hiring a professional roofing team is a must. Keep reading to learn about the benefits that come with hiring a reputable roofing company to complete this task for you. 


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  • roof shingles
    Your Guide to Choosing the Most Reliable Building Materials

    The roof over your head does a lot more than top off your house. It's one of the most important parts of your home, and without it, you leave yourself exposed to the elements, your home's structure unstable, and your general comfort of living in jeopardy. With this in mind, it only makes sense that you would want to build your roof with only the best building materials that Scarborough has to offer. 

    That being said, what constitutes the best materials is different depending on where you're located. Factors such as the climate you live in and the structure of your house can affect how durable and dependable your roofing materials will be, and the last thing that you want is to buy materials that don't do the job properly. 
    Luckily, there's a way to figure out which building materials you need to have for your roof so you can get it right the first time. This article will help you determine which reliable roofing supplies you need for your home. Read on to find out more! 

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  • red extension ladder leaning against the house
    Let's Talk About Ladders & Choosing the Right One for Your Project

    It's exciting to start a new project whether it's for large-scale construction or DIY. In quarantine, more people are starting home improvement projects than ever before. A ladder may seem like an easy buy, but there are a lot of options for the consumer!

    If you need ladders in Scarborough, we've got you covered with an extensive assortment of ladders and their accessories. That project will get done in no time with these excellent choices!


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  • 01/06/2020
    Warning Signs to Know Before a Residential Roofing Disaster

    Your roof is quite literally the most important fragment of your home and it’s certainly vital to keep an eye on it with regular maintenance checks. It is difficult for homeowners to identify the signs that lead to residential roofing disasters. Danforth Roofing Supply has crafted this blog to let you know the signs that you have to be careful about.

    We have been providing various roofing products and services to clients in the greater Toronto area for more than 70 years. We can help you find everything required to complete your roofing projects, whether it’s residential or commercial. Let’s look at the signs that you should watch out for to know when you should consider new residential roofing.

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  • Low Slope Roofing
    Advantages of Low Slope Roofing

    There are a lot of factors that go into choosing a type of roofing for a building. Knowing the differences in roofing options will help you make an informed decision. We, at Danforth Roofing Supply Ltd, pride ourselves on our expert knowledge of roofing products and services. We have come up with a list of points that make low slope roofing an excellent roofing choice, in this blog.

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  • Roofing services
    What Should I Look for in a Roofing Service?

    Regular maintenance is the best way to keep a roof free from damage. But even a well-maintained roof might need a fix at times due to the weather and climate. Having a contract with a good roofing service provider will ensure that maintenance and repairs are provided regularly. Danforth Roofing Supply Ltd has been providing excellent quality roofing products in Scarborough since 1946. Read our blog to know more about roof cleaning tips.

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  • Commercial Roofing, Residential Roofing
    Top Five Differences Between Commercial Roofing and Residential Roofing

    You might think a roof is a roof irrespective of what building it is on. Still, there are enough differences between commercial roofing and residential roofing to consider before deciding between the two. Danforth Roofing Supply Ltd has been in the roofing business long enough to tell you exactly what the differences are. In this blog, you can learn five key differences between commercial roofing and residential roofing.

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  • Commercial Roofing
    Quality Commercial Roofing Options

    A lot of work and supplies go into a quality roof for a commercial property. To know that you’ll get your roofing job done right, you need peace of mind that you’re getting the best materials and help you can. That’s why at Danforth Roofing Supply Ltd. we have worked hard since 1946 to be the craftsman’s destination in Scarborough.

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  • sheet metal for roof in scarborough
    5 Advantages of Using Sheet Metal for Roofing Projects

    Whether you’re erecting a new structure or renovating an existing one, when it comes to roofing materials, you have a number of options. While asphalt continues to be the most common choice for both commercial and residential projects, sheet metal roofing is growing in popularity in Scarborough and throughout the GTA. Here’s a look at some of the top benefits of installing metal roofs.

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  • Cleaning Eavestroughs in Scarborough
    Tips for Cleaning Eavestroughs

    As is the case elsewhere, eavestrough cleaning is a necessary component of building maintenance in Scarborough. Removing debris from your gutters twice a year—in fall and spring—can prevent potential problems including interior water damage and destruction of roof components. While it’s no one’s favourite household chore, cleaning the eavestrough is fairly straightforward.

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Contact Information

Business Locations


3145 Danforth Avenue

Scarborough, ON M1L 1B4

Telephone: 416-699-7127


Monday-Friday: 7:00-4:00

Saturday : 8:00 - 12:00

Sunday : CLOSED


100 Midwest Road

Scarborough, ON M1P 3A9

Telephone: 416-757-8163


Monday-Friday: 7:00-4:00

Saturday & Sunday : CLOSED

Service Area

Scarborough and the surrounding area


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