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The fiberglass is made by overlapping wet fiberglass and using a urea-formaldehyde adhesive to properly bind it all together. The mat then receives a coating of asphalt blended with a variety of mineral fillers to make the shingles waterproof. They are a good choice if you’re looking for style at a budget price. In our environment, they may last 15-20 years or more but can be vulnerable to high winds.
Additional features include: lightweight (240 lbs per 100²ft), fire-resistant, material warranty, not as expensive as other roofing materials, resistance to UV rays and durable. You can choose from Malarkey, Owens Corning or IKO brand shingles in a variety of colours.
We offer good, better and best options for shingles. The brands we use are all Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and Roofing Contractors Association of British Columbia (RCABC) approved with our installations following RCABC guidelines for residential shingle installations.
Flashings are an important part of any roof or wall system. Flashings can come in an infinite array of sizes and profiles. A flashings main purpose is to prevent water from penetrating a structure at angle change transitions such as chimneys, skylights, and dormers.
We personally manufacture all our flashings for each project in our sheet metal shop so we can better control accessibility and precision of the flashings.
We supply and install 5” aluminum continuous gutters in conjunction with any of our roof installations. Extra care and attention is always taken to ensure that potential drainage issues are identified and that steps are taken to eliminate or minimize future problems.
We always recommend 6” steel gutters for our standing seam metal roofs as water comes off a metal roof much faster than a conventional asphalt or cedar shake roof making a larger gutter the better choice.
We can also supply and install aluminum perforated leaf guard with any of our gutter systems.
Inspections & Reports
Our extensive experience in commercial and residential roofing systems enables us to thoroughly assess your issues and recommend maintenance programs as well as providing you with an estimated life expectancy of your roofing system.
We have worked closely with homeowners, restoration companies, property managers, and strata councils to help them better understand their roofing needs.
We can provide reports as simple as a few paragraphs via email to extensive, detailed reports with pictures, descriptions and opinions.
Let us know what best suits your needs.
Skylights & Solar Tubes
A great way to bring the natural light indoors is by installing a skylight or solar tube (also referred to as a light tube or sun tube).
There are pros and cons to each. Skylights tend to add to a room’s appearance but require inside finishing so can initially be more costly but provide a view of the sky. They can be vented and can be filtered to partially block out UV rays but are less energy efficient.
Solar tubes are less expensive and require little or no interior finishing. UV rays are blocked at the exterior dome, have less heat gain and are more energy efficient. They don’t however, give you a view of the sky.
Let us help you wade through the vast array of solutions to choose from.