North Vancouver Residential Roofing Services

Is your roof seeing some wear and tear? Perhaps you are experiencing some water leakage? Or, there are some missing shingles, or cracked, chipped shingles which is a good indication to consider repair, or often time, a new roofing solution. Below we outline some of the most common residential roofing choices.


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Ashphalt Shingles

This is most likely the most adopted roofing system in the Greater Vancouver area. Their affordability warrants their market share in the roofing industry.

There are generally two kinds of ashphalt shingles. The fiberglass mesh that is lightweight and tear-resistant, which offers some protection against radiative heat and fire.

The organic asphalt shingles are heavier and harder yet offers excellent stability in windy conditions. Ashphalt shingles are prone to moisture absorption as time passes. Typical life span of ashphalt ranges from 10 to 20 years depending on quality. While the initial investment is amongst the lower of most roofing materials, its overall life span and maintenance cost is higher.

Wooden Shingles and Shakes

Wood shingles generally referred to machine-processed wooden roofing material that feature smooth surface and clean edge to produce an uniform look.

Wood Shakes or cedar shakes are hand-cut and boasts a more rustic tone to the overall appearance of the roof. The price is higher than that of wooden shingles.

The main advantages of wooden roofing material are the superior insulating properties and their pro-longed life span. Wooden roof allows a wider application window when it comes to aesthetic choices. This is also the more environment material as the old shakes and shingles can be recycled into mulch or compost.

North Vancouver Roofing Company & Contracting only recommends the use of higher quality wood shingles and shakes, meaning that they are treated wood that they can better withstand fire, moisture and algae growth. Home owners with wooden roof should expect natural color changes of the roof as a result of tannin release from weathering.


Metal Roofing

There is an increase interest in metal roofing in the area. While the initial cost is higher, metal roofs come in all size, shapes, colors and styles, offering a whopping life span of 50 – 100 years. Metal roof is a unique player in different seasons. During the hot summer months metal roof reflects the radiant solar heat to keep the home cool. In winter, metal roof surface allows rain and snow to shed through easier, preventing potential ice build up during colder months.

Metal roofing solutions have also improved dramatically over the years. Now corrugated or ribbed panels are available to use as a more economical roofing material. The weight continues to improve. One could argue, that the few downsides to metal roofing solution is its initial investment, and the potential for extra layer of background sound in the rain.

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Tile Roofing

Tile roof could be made of traditional clay, concrete or fiber cement. These groups of clay tiles all offer excellent durability, while being resistant to fire, moisture, and insect infestation. Tile roof promotes a luxurious look to a building and is a top contender as the roof of choice to residential homes that are designed to highlight its visual appeal.

Tiles are heavier and more expensive to replace compare to ashphalt, wood or even metal. They are subject to breakage when mechanical pressure is applied.

Contact Us For Obligation Free consultation

North Vancouver Roofing & Contracting is dedicated to assist you in choosing the best commercial roofing system for your building. Please feel free to contact us with an obligation-free consultation call to explore your options. Our mandate is to find the best team for the solution of your choice.

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