Most Popular Roof Types in Maple Ridge

By | Flat roof, Maple Ridge, Roof Replacement, Roofing

Most people think a roof is just a roof, but each one has something unique to it. Every roof has been carefully designed for the size and shape of the building. And the materials used are chosen to both withstand the elements and to satisfy certain aesthetic preferences.

The roofs you’ll find in a city like Maple Ridge, for example, will last through rainy seasons, and will match up with a common aesthetic you often find in residential and commercial neighbourhoods in the Lower Mainland.
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A Brief History of Roofing

By | Blog, Roofing Materials

Having a roof over our heads is a basic human need. It dates back to primitive times, having shelter can mean the difference between life and death. In fact, the first rule of survival is to build a shelter. We simply can not survive for long if exposed to the elements.

Ok, that’s a bit grim. Let’s lighten it up and talk about The Evolution of Roofing. Like anything, roofing materials have changed over time. They have evolved for aesthetics, durability, availability, and efficiency. So, why don’t we take a trip down memory lane to see where we’ve come from and imagine where we might go next when it comes to the beautiful world of roofing.
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How to Prevent Roofing Leaks in Maple Ridge BC

By | Blog

If you’ve ever felt the dread that comes from hearing that terrible drip… drip… drip… sound, you’ll know how stressful a leaky roof can be. Not only can it be an indication of other far more serious structural problems in your roof, but it can also lead to health problems for you and your loved ones because of mold and mildew buildup.

Now that the leaves are almost gone, and winter will soon be here, it’s essential to take measures to prevent leaky roofs. Places like Maple Ridge are not called Rainy Haney for nothing; the average rainfall is 1577 mm (that’s 620 inches)!
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Porch Roof Replacement: Is It Time?

By | Maple Ridge, Roof Replacement, Vancouver

Our Vancouver Weather Can Accelerate The Need To Replace That Roof On Your Porch

Is there anything better than sitting on a porch? There’s something special about these wonderful spaces—half indoor, half outdoor, and the perfect place to listen to a Vancouver rainstorm or to enjoy a cup of coffee on a lazy weekend morning.

A porch is the perfect place to watch the world go by, but, like anything, in order to make them last, they need upkeep. Roofs especially need some regular attention and care. And eventually, they will need replacing.
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Commercial Flat Roof Replacement: Things To Consider

By | Commercial Roof, Flat roof, Maple Ridge, Roof Replacement, Roofing Contractor

Our Guide To Commercial Flat Roof Replacements

No matter how well you care for your roof, eventually it will need replacing. There are, of course, many things you can do to keep that day at bay: perform regular inspections, fix small problems as they arise, and keep it clean and clear of debris.

But sooner or later, a roof will need replacing. And if you have a flat roof, there are specific things you’ll need to consider. The more you pay attention to the following points, the longer your flat roof will last.

So here’s a short guide of things you’ll need to keep in mind for a flat roof replacement.
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Flat Roof Replacement Or Repair Tips

By | Flat roof, Roof Inspection, Roof Repairs, Roof Replacement, Roofing Contractor

Tips For Your Commercial Flat Roof Replacement

We recently read a great quote: If you take care of your roof, it will take care of you. A simple sentence that sums up the cardinal rule of roofing.

Roofs come in many different forms and vary depending on both climate, and the preferences of the designer or homeowner. But whether it’s a pitched roof or flat, all roofs require care and attention. And the better a person cares for their roof, the longer it will last, the more money they will save, and the fewer headaches they will suffer.

We’re going to focus on flat roofs in this post, and offer some advice on how to check for signs of damage and what to do if damage is noticed.

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Common Roof Problems and When to Call A Roofing Contractor

By | Roof Repairs, Roofing Contractor, Vancouver

Do I Need To Call A Roofing Contractor?

Roofs are arguably the most important component of a house. Without them, or at least a properly functioning one, the whole structure is compromised.

Keeping a roof in good condition and spotting problems before they become disasters, will save a home owner time and money in the long run. While many people are tempted by a do-it-yourself approach, it is not always the best idea. Roofing problems usually require a roofing contractor to fix in order to make sure it’s done properly, and for insurance and warranty purposes.

The sooner a home owner can spot a problem, the easier it will be to fix. Here are some common roofing problems to watch out for.
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What to look for in a roof when buying a home

By | Roof Inspection, Roofing Contractor

Roof Inspection Tips From A Roofing Contractor When Buying A New Home

Buying a house is generally the biggest investment a person will make in a lifetime. And there is much to consider before signing the papers. A person has to think about the neighbourhood, the layout, style, and size of a house. There is also an emotional investment — thinking about the house into the future, how you and your family will grow into it and what kind of changes and improvements you will make over time.

Perhaps the most important thing to consider is the condition of the house. You want to have a close inspection of elements like the house’s structural stability and age, you should also take a careful look at the house’s roof. In a place like Vancouver, where the weather has drastic swings between seasons, knowing about the condition of the roof is incredibly important.

A roof is arguably the most important element of a house — it keeps the occupants and their possessions sheltered and safe. And if a roof is damaged, the expense to fix it can be very costly.

In order to make sure that the roof is in acceptable condition, there are certain steps you can take.
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4 Common Summer Roof Problems

By | Roof Maintenance, Roof Repairs, Roofing Contractor

Summer Roof Repair Services

Aaaah. It finally feels like summer is here. After a long, rainy winter in Vancouver, you can almost hear the collective sigh of relief, and feel the general uptick in spirits as the sun comes out.

While we revel in the summertime sun, it’s also time to start thinking about summer home maintenance and repair. There are several jobs that are difficult to do in Vancouver winters so planning ahead to take advantage of the dry season will make life easier.

One important category is roof repair. Doing roof repairs in the summer makes a lot of sense. Not only that, summer brings its own set of challenges for roofs. In other words, there are roofing issues that occur in summer more often than the winter (which, of course, brings its own problems).
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