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Roofing FAQs

Interested to learn more about roofing? here are some Roofing FAQs that would help you:

How long should my Cedar Shake Roof last?

The lifespan of a Cedar Shake Roof will vary depending on many factors, such as the quality of the cedar, the quality of the installation, the amount of foot traffic on the roof and even the surrounding environment. A premium grade heavy cedar shake roof should last 20 – 30 years, however, the majority of cedar roofs replaced in the lower mainland are probably 15 – 20 years old.

What signs do I need to look for on my asphalt roof in order to assess if it needs replacing?

In order to assess the status of your roof, you should look for telltale signs such as missing or damaged shingles and curled or buckled shingles. If you have an interlocking or three tab shingle roof over 15 years old it will probably be time to update.

How Long Should a roof last?

A roof should last 15 – 50 years. This is dependent on the type of product installed along with the correct ventilation. There are various types of shingles in today’s market and usually, the rule of thumb is that the heavier the shingle the more protected your roof will be. The weight can account for the shingles and also for the materials used to protect your roof like waterproof asphalt.

How long does it take to install a new roof on my house?

This really depends on the size and complexity of the job but a house of average size and shape with one layer of asphalt shingles will generally take 1-3 business days. A house that needs to be converted from cedar shakes to asphalt will usually take between 3-5 days.

What warranties do you offer?

We provide Lifetime manufactures warranty for many of our products. Extended labor and material warranties are available upon request.

What does a lifetime warranty on my shingles mean?

Different manufacturers have warranties which are generally pro-rated after a period of 5-10 years. Our feature shingle, the GAF Timberline, when installed with the System Plus Warranty carries with it a 50 year 100% coverage period.


Have any other questions that you would like to ask? Please feel free to contact us and we would be more than happy to answer your questions.