Fiberglass Laminate Shingles
Fiberglass laminated shingles are the most common roofing material currently used on the West Coast. Roughly 85% of our clients go with a Fiberglass laminated shingle. These products come with a Manufacturers Warranty commonly ranging from 30 years to a limited lifetime, making them an attractive product to homeowners concerned about to the longevity of their roof.
We routinely install: Malarkey Highlander 30 Year , Limited Lifetime Owens Corning Oakridge , Owens Corning Duration , Limited Lifetime GAF Timberline, and Limited Lifetime Certainteed Landmark fiberglass laminated shingles. The 30-year products are available with longer warranty periods (up to 50 Years). It's important you take time to read the warranty coverage and limitations before making your decision. We use strictly proven product that has been around for decades. If you like the practicality of the typical Fiberglass Laminated shingle but want something a little different than the rest of the houses on your street, there are other manufacturers we can recommend with a different look than a standard shingle.
Cedar Shakes & Shingles
Cedar shakes & shingles are a classic and timeless roofing choice. Wood products are beautiful and distinct, providing natural characteristics unique to each roof. For many years this was the standard roofing material. With the development of asphalt and fiberglass products that are available with a warranty at a lower price point, cedar installation isn't as popular as it once was. However, we do install many cedar roofs each year and for many clients that want a classic, rustic or heritage look this is their clear choice.
An example of our cedar roofing is Victoria’s “Point Ellice House” (Federal Gov't Heritage Park). Cedar comes in many different mill cuts such as barn shakes, shingles, and taper sawn. Phil is an expert in recommending which cut will be appropriate for your project. The cedar itself can be "Treated" with preservatives and fire retardants, which prolongs the life expectancy of the wood and comes with a warranty. A standard untreated cedar roof would typically last approximately 20 years. Phil is a cedar expert and has installed cedar roofs on entire subdivisions in the 80s & 90s. It is critical that an experienced cedar installer work on the job to ensure that the installation is done properly and will live up to its life expectancy.
Metal is a great option for West Coast weather. It is very durable for our wet months but also fire resistant, moss/mildew resistant, and is environmentally friendly with about 50% of the of the material from recycled products. Furthermore, heat reflection rather than absorption enables the metal roof to keep your home cooler in direct warm weather.Couple that with the fact that it is almost maintenance free and comes with a 40 year warranty. Metal roofing is a great roofing choice
1. METAL PROFILE TILES:
There are many options, profiles and colours available in metal roofing tiles. We have had much success with Ironwood Shake and Tile available right here on the island. Profiles range from slate, cedar shake and European tile. Looking for something unique that will set your home apart from the rest? Talk to us about this option.
2. STANDING SEAM METAL PANELS:
Standing Seam metal panels have an industrial look and are becoming an increasingly popular choice for roofing material. Whether it's an entire roof or accent roof the end result is very appealing. Westform Prolock Panels shown above come in 12" and 16" widths and are custom ordered for your roof.