Eileen Roofing Inc. is a family owned and operated business that was established in 1997 by the current owner, Mr. Rui Cabral. His tireless dedication, commitment to his staff and customers and experience of over 20 years in the roofing trade has made Eileen Roofing Inc. one of the most respected companies in Toronto and the surrounding areas. Over the past few years, the company has earned the respect of numerous government offices, school boards, engineers and private individuals. Rui and his wife Dianne are committed to providing the best service and products available. In the years to come we hope this dedication will continue as our children become more involved in the business as well. CHOOSING A ROOF SYSTEM There are a number of things to consider when selecting a new roof system. Of course, cost and durability head the list, but aesthetics and architectural style are also important too. The right roof system for your home or building is one that balances these five considerations. The following roofing products are commonly used for steep-slope structures. Asphalt shingles- although asphalt shingles reinforced with organic felts have been around longer, fiberglass-reinforced products now dominate the market. Wood shingles- are made from cedar and other woods; their natural look is popular in California, the Northwest and parts of the Midwest. Wood shingles are machine sawn; shakes are handmade and rougher looking. Slate- is quarried in Quebec, Vermont, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia. It is available in many different colours and grades, depending on its origin. Considered virtually indestructible, it is however, more expensive than other roofing materials. In addition, its application requires special skill and experience.