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When is the Best Time to Inspect Your Roof in Vancouver

By | Roof Inspection

Roof inspections are one of those things thats easy to put off. People look at the roof from the sidewalk, and think: there havent been many storms latelyIm sure its fineIll do it next year!

But having the roof inspected annually is an important part of responsible home ownership. Roof inspections are like preventative medicine its better to stay healthy then try to deal with something when its already a problem. With roofs, preventing leaks is better than trying to fix them.

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How Often Should I Have My Roof Inspected?

By | Roof Inspection

Summer is a busy time for roofing contractors, especially in Vancouver. Long stretches of rainless days make it ideal to do large scale roof replacements and repairs. Many of these jobs are booked long in advance because the building owners stick to a strict inspection and maintenance schedule. They get their roofs inspected regularly, fix problems as they arise and know that staying ahead of roofing issues is a worthwhile investment.

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What Happens if it Rains During Roof Repairs?

By | Leaky Roof, Vancouver Rain

In a city like Vancouver, youve simply got to face the fact that rain happens. Its a part of life, and a big part at that. In 2017, there were 154 days of rain and in 2016 the number of rainy days was a whopping 186. Thats pretty much half the year! As roofers, the rain is something weve had to learn to deal with. Of course, roofing in the rain is certainly not ideal, but roofers cant take half the year off. (Although, wouldnt that be nice?) For those of you thinking ahead to schedule roofing services or others that need emergency repairs, you might be wondering: What happens if it rains during roof repairs?

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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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