Custom Slate and Copper Roofing
Custom Cupola & Steeple Co. Ltd. has installed high-end roofing services for over 21 years. We have one of the most diverse roofing companies in the province and hold particular expertise in Slate and Copper Roofing. We offer many other roofing systems and products and provide high quality roof systems. We have a full service sheet metal shop that is capable of producing roofing panels, custom flashings, ornamental metal work and cladding.
Custom Cupola & Steeple Co. Ltd. has been commissioned to provide many complex roofing projects for notable religious and government buildings as well as high end residential projects that demanded the highest level of security against leaks during the construction or restoration phases.
Our expertise is often requested on complex projects for Slate, Copper, Zinc, Sheetmetal, Flats and Cedar roofing systems as well as many others. Our Consulting services can protect a building owner from making bad decisions on choices of materials and installation methods. We are often requested to diagnose roofing problems and solutions on assorted roofing systems.
We are proud members of:
Roofing Consultants Institute (RCI)
National Slate Association
Slate Roofing Contractors Association
Cedar Shake and Shingle Bureau
Toronto Construction Assocation
Hamilton Construction Association
Experts in All Types of Roofing
Custom Cupola & Steeple Co. Ltd. provides waterproofing and many types of roofing for the interior protection of the buildings. We offer corrective maintenance to manytypes of roofing systems (metal, copper, zinc, flats, cedar, slate, shingles, etc.). When corrective maintenance is no longer possible and re-roofing is the only option we are available for consulting. Re-roofing is a complicated process as it requires careful planning to assure efficient replacement of the old system. We must consider many factors when re-roofing such as budget, weather, surroundings, building and optimum roofing system. We are able to complete the project with little disturbance to normal building routine. We ensure water tightness during the whole completion schedule of the project. When re-roofing we assess the roof’s condition and repair any deficiencies (sheathing, replacement of boards, masonry, framing etc.) prior to the new or revamped roof.
At Custom Cupola & Steeple Co. Ltd. we know that experienced craftsmanship is the single most important ingredient in ensuring the quality of any roof. Customer satisfaction is our guarantee, backing up our work with top warranties in the roofing industry. The following is a list of the most usual roofing which Custom Cupola undertakes.
• Slate – any style
• Copper and Zinc
• Cedar Shake and Shingles
• Metal Roofing, any style specified.
• Synthetic Roofing – new composite products – Ecostar, DaVinci, Authentic Roof, Enviroshake etc.
• Shingles – 3 tab, laminates, fibreglass (all types).
• Flat Roofs – many types with and without insulation
• CSPE (Chlorosulfonated Polyethylene is a synthetic rubber Roof)
• EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) – direct glue down or ballasted.
• Modified Bitumen
• Cold applied liquid membrane
• PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)
• TPO (Thermoplastic Polyolefin)
• Curon (cold curing glass reinforced composite)
• IB Roof
• Coal Tar Pitch Built-up Roof
Slate Roofing is one of the most complex and misunderstood roofing system available. A slate roof has the capability to last for well over 100 years and even centuries when it is installed with the proper materials and installation methods.
Custom Cupola & Steeple Co. Ltd. are experts in the slate roofing industry. Our work has included many notable religious buildings, prestigious residences and government buildings. We have the expertise to provide a full service slate roofing system complete with all flashing systems that are custom made and designed to stand the test of time.
As members of the National Slate Association and the Slate Roofing Contractors Association we take great pride in our ability to offer one of the most prestigious building products found anywhere in the world.
We offer many types of shingle roofing systems from a large array of manufacturers. We are certified through CertainTeed to provide special warranties on high-end Architectural Shingle installations.
Our extensive high-end roofing service is able to provide quality installation of new and re-roofs. We are experts in roofing and while we are known for our custom products we can provide high quality shingle roof installations that are installed by experts in the roofing industry. We employ certified tradesmen who have completed the Roofers apprenticeship and hold some Red Seal certifications.
Custom Cupola & Steeple Co. Ltd. installs a large range of flat roofs. We offer many different types of flat roofs:
Asphalt built-up roof – 2, 3, 4, 5 ply roofs
CSPE (Chlorosulfonated Polyethylene is a synthetic rubber Roof)
EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer)
Cold applied liquid membrane
PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)
TPO (Thermoplastic Polyolefin)
Curon (cold curing glass reinforced composite)
Coal Tar Pitch Built-up Roof
A flat roof is one of the most cost-efficient roof types as all room space can be used fully (below and above the roof). Also, this roof allows easy revision/placement of solar panels. Flat roofs also provide space for outdoor recreational use such a roof gardens, terraces, balconies. Applying a tough waterproofing membrane in the form of some types of flat roofs forms the ideal substrate for green roof planting schemes. Our installers are trained for the specific skills required for the best possible installation quality for a particular application. We have experience in handling large and small projects. Custom Cupola & Steeple Co. Ltd. has completed the types of flat roofs listed above.
Cedar shingles have the ability to last up to 40-50 years on a roof depending upon installation method and type. Cedar shakes and shingles are sturdy, highly resistant to all types of weather, and offer a natural appearance. Our client’s roofs achieve warmth, natural beauty and character when a cedar roofing system is complete.
There are a variety of quality shakes and shingles. There are 5 main types of cedar shakes and shingles. They are as follows:
18” Perfection BC Red Cedar Shingles, usual exposure is 5 ½”.
½” Butt Medium Shake BC Red Cedar which is 24” long, usual exposure is 10”.
¾” Heavy Shake BC Red Cedar which is 24” long, usual exposure is 10”.
5/8” butt x 18” Long Tapersawn Cedar Shake, usual exposure is 7 ½”.
1/2″ Royal x 24″ long at 7 1/2″ exposure, BC Red Cedar.
General Note: There are many variations to all five of the above types of cedar roofs. Examples would be Tapersawn shakes that also come in 24” lengths and the butt sizes can vary ie. ¾” or 7/8” or 1” etc. Jumbo 1” Butt Shakes and larger butts are available. All cedar shakes and shingles have approx. 3 different grades.
There are benefits when installing a cedar roof; it enhances the appearance of the building or home. No other roofing product offers this natural finish. It is a green product due to being a renewable resource, withstands 245 mph wind speeds and have high insulation value which creates low energy cost. No matter where you live, or how harsh the climate, a cedar shake or shingle roof will be as durable as it is beautiful. Cedar’s natural versatility makes it an ideal roofing product.
We are professionals utilizing many of the unique, old and modern techniques available to us today. Our installation teams have been trained in various types of cedar roof systems and will install a quality cedar roof from start to finish completed in a timely manner.
Custom Cupola & Steeple Co. Ltd. supplies and installs Steel roofs of all types. A metal roofing system is generally manufactured from metal pans, tiles or pieces. Metal roofs are fire and spark resistant, durable, energy efficient and have many other qualities. We offer clients the ability to choose from many different materials and colours etc. The metals we specialize in are copper, lead coated copper, zinc, stainless steel, lead, galvanized metal, Galvalume aluminum and all colour steel roofing products.
Our installers are trained for the specific skills required for the best possible product for the job and method of installation. We have experience in the installation methods of many different standing seam methods, batten seam, corrugated, radius metal roofing, concaved or convex curved roofs and any custom metal fabrications. Custom Cupola & Steeple Co. Ltd. will provide only the highest level of craftsmanship and materials. Custom Cupola & Steeple Co Ltd. has completed a wide range of projects.
We offer tile roofing from a large number of manufacturers all over the world. Our expertise in roofing provided us the opportunity to install one of the most unique and complex tile roof system found anywhere on the Temple of Ten Thousands Buddha’s in Niagara Falls.
We have on staff, professional tile setters and can provide many styles of clay and concrete tile roofing systems designed to stand the test of time. Educated choices are required when choosing a tile roof. In Canada because of our wind driven snow and frequent freeze thaw cycles it is imperative that a tile roof system be selected with care. The installation of these roof systems are very technical we have the experience to provide a lasting tile installation.
Copper and Zinc Roofing
We employ tradesman coppersmiths on our team and have a large portfolio of successful copper roofing projects. Our team is capable of providing quality copper roofing systems that will last over 100 years. We have been installing copper roofing since our beginnings and our reputation for quality is beyond reproach.
Recently Custom Cupola & Steeple Co. Ltd. was commissioned to remove and replace 90% of the entire copper roof on the Table Rock Center in Niagara Falls, ON. This complex project is at the brink of the falls and is continuously bombarded with the mist from the falls. We provided a complete 20 oz. copper batten seam roofing system that will serve to protect this unique building for over 100 years. This project took a full year to complete.
We offer a large number of synthetic roofing products that include imitation slate, cedar and tile. Many of our products offer extended warranties of up to 50 years.
Our high-end projects have been featured in many manufacturers product portfolios and we have assisted in the writing of manufacturer’s installation guidelines because of our extensive experience in this field.
Custom Cupola is a premiere roofing specialists for slate, copper and cedar roofing etc. in the Ontario market including Toronto, Mississauga, Hamilton, St. Catharines, Kitchener, Newmarket, Ottawa, Windsor, London, Barrie and beyond.