Common Roof Problems and When to Call A Roofing Contractor

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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

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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

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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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Spring Cleaning Tips From a Roofing Contractor

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March 2017 is officially on the record for being the “gloomiest” month Vancouver has seen in a very long time, with only a fraction of the usual amount of sunlight. But despite the effort of the clouds and rain, cherry blossoms are breaking through and daffodils are stubbornly baring their yellow brightness to help cheer us all up.

Whether the rain in Vancouver ever stops or not, spring is technically and officially here. And with the change of seasons comes a new list of home chores. Spring is the time to dust off the garden tools and replace shovels with shears.

One major home chore that needs to be done every spring is cleaning a building’s roof. While major repairs should be done by a roofing contractor, a homeowner needs to take the time to ensure their roof hasn’t undergone winter damage and to set it afresh for the coming summer.
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In Response to Taves Roofing Fire Lawsuit Article

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Taves Roofing Fire

Since our company was started in 1985, everyone at Taves Roofing has been committed to providing all of our customers with top quality workmanship at a fair and honest price. As a family company, we know the value of setting an example for future generations, and have always made sure to maintain our reputation as a trustworthy company who pays close attention to detail on whatever type of roofing project we take on. Whether we are simply fixing a few shingles on a house, or laying down a brand-new roof on a commercial building, our team of fully licensed and skilled roofers will be sure to provide the highest level of customer service and workmanship, at a competitive price. Everyone at Taves Roofing works extremely hard to maintain this reputation, which is why we feel it is necessary to address some allegations recently directed at our company.
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Pitched Roof Vs Flat Roofs

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As a home owner, there are many things to consider. And if you are taking the exciting step of building a home, it may feel like the decisions are endless.

One of the most important things to consider is what kind of roof a home will have. The roof both protects the home while, at the same time, it faces extreme weather conditions every day of the year. Especially in Vancouver, where the conditions range between rain, snow and hot sun, choosing the right type of roof will have long-lasting consequences.
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Advantages of a Roof Gutter Guard Installation

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In a place like rainy Vancouver, everyone knows the importance of having a gutter. Without a gutter on a rainy day, you might as well be walking under a waterfall.

One of the most dreaded home maintenance chores, however, is cleaning the gutters. Just saying it sounds terrible and sends shudders down the spine. Climbing up a ladder and cleaning muddy gunk of leaves and debris out of a metal tunnel is no one’s idea of fun.
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Mission BC roofing

Taves Roofing Now Serving in Mission

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For residents in Mission looking for a full-service roofing company that provides top quality repairs and installations at a highly competitive price, they need look no further than Taves Roofing. Our company has been providing residents in the Vancouver, Maple Ridge and Burnaby areas with excellent customer service and quality roof repairs for years now, and we are pleased to be able to offer our many services to residential and commercial clients in Mission as well. If you are in need of a new roof, no matter what kind, our team of certified roofing experts have the experience and equipment necessary for the job. We also like to go above and beyond our customer’s expectations, which is why Taves Roofing offers services that you won’t find with every roofing company in Mission. In addition to our quality residential and commercial roof repair and replacement services, we are happy to offer skylight installation, masonry repair, roof cleaning & moss removal, and much more!
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Ice Dams on Roofs

Preventing Ice Dams On Roofs

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How To: Prevent Ice Dams On Roofs

Being a homeowner is a big responsibility and being a good homeowner means there are certain obligations when it comes to repair and maintenance.

With every season comes a new home maintenance challenge. A homeowner might look at the beautiful fall colours and shudder at the thought of having to rake up all those leaves. Or with winter coming to Vancouver, instead of enjoying the snowy mountains, a homeowner might be thinking of the extra winter jobs around the home.
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