We have designed our website as a resource to answer your roofing questions. If you don’t find what you are looking for among the frequently asked questions, give us a call at 604-533-8322.
How long should a roof last?
A roof should last anywhere from 15 to 50 years. The lifespan of a roof depends on factors such as the type of product installed, the quality of the installation, the climate and whether the roof is properly ventilated.
How long does 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 the climate.
A premium grade heavy cedar shake roof should last between 20 to 30 years. However, due to the Lower Mainland’s damp, rainy climate, the majority of cedar roofs must be replaced after about 15 to 20 years.
How do you know when an asphalt shingle roof needs replacing?
One clear indicator that your roof may need replacing is the condition of the shingles. When shingles are missing or damaged, curled or buckled it’s definitely an indication that your roof is nearing the end of its lifespan.
Interlocking or three-tab shingle roofs generally need replacing after about 15 years in the Lower Mainland of Vancouver.
How long does it take to install a new roof on my house?
The time it takes to install a new roof depends on the size and complexity of the job. In general, reroofing an average-sized house will take 1 to 3 business days.
Converting a roof from cedar shakes to asphalt will usually take 3 to 5 days.
What warranties do you offer?
We provide a lifetime manufacturer’s warranty on many of our products. Extended labour and material warranties are available upon request.
What does a lifetime warranty on my shingles mean?
Many roofing material manufacturers offer warranties which are generally pro-rated after a period of 5 to 10 years. One of the shingles we often recommend, GAF Timberline, when installed with the System Plus Warranty comes with 50-year material defects coverage.
Have any other questions? Please feel free to contact us and we would be more than happy to answer your questions.