Repair Your Roof Before The Rainy Season And Save Money

Professional Roofers at workYour roof is leaking, has sustained damage, or it’s simply time to get the roof replaced. So what do you do? Searching for the best roofing contractor for your needs can be a bit of a hassle if you do not know what things to look for, what options are available to you, or how to go about finding someone you can trust. Taking action now, before the bad weather hits and before your roof gets worn out or damaged is the best way to avoid costly repairs and tons of frustration. Leaks can happen at any time when the rainfall is heavy, if shingles are loose or missing, if tree limbs fall and damage the roof, or if the roof simply starts to wear out with age. Roof leak repairs can be involved and very expensive because you don’t always see the full extent of the issue without a professional. This is why it is important to take care of your roof and getting a professional contractor to do any and all work and repairs so you can protect the integrity of your roof.
Roofing Types

For residential and business clients, you need to find a professional contractor that offers installation and replacement of any type of roof system. The most common types of roofing systems, additions and repair areas used in homes and business construction and that you might use in re-roofing your home include:

  • Shingles
  • Cedar Shake
  • Low Slope/Flat Roof
  • Tuckpointing
  • Siding
  • Windows
  • Soffit
  • Gutters
No matter the work you need to have done, a qualified team of  roofing experts can take care of you and your home. A good roofing contractor will understand that there is a level of trust involved with inviting someone to work on your home.
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Tips for Good Roof Work
Here are five tips that you need to keep in mind when it comes to residential roof work and looking to have work done on your home.
Keep looking good. 
Keep the final product in mind when you begin to plan your roof remodeling. Certain homes have a particular style that needs to be maintained. What looks good on one home may not work for another because of the layout, structure, and overall style of the home.
Ask questions. 
When you are hiring your roofing contractor, be sure to ask questions before making your final decision. You want to make sure they are skilled and qualified to work on your home. Also, you want to make sure they have the right insurance coverage or you may be the one responsible for any damages or injuries that happen while work is being done.
Know the code. 
Check with the city or municipal building department to see what codes and regulations are in place for roof work. You want to make sure the work you are having done is within the code, or you may have to tear down all the work that you have paid for if it is not within the codes and regulations.
Written is gold. 
Never ever let a contractor work on your roof without a written contact that has been reviewed, agreed on, and signed by both of you. This written agreement will serve as a reference if disputes arise and will help ensure everything is done right. The written contract should give an estimated finish time, major milestones, cost of materials and labor, and other important information pertaining to the job.
Consider the weather.
Depending on where in Canada you live, you need to really consider how weather impacts your roof. If you get a lot of snow and ice you will want a roof material that holds up well under the heavy loads. If you are in a storm prone area that gets a lot of wind and rain like the prairies, make sure your roof material will endure these storms.
Roof leak repairs and re-roofing needs are easy when you have the right contractor working for you!  In the Greater Vancouver area of BC, contact Pacific West Roofing & Exteriors to have a first-class roof repair on your home or business.  Visit or call 604-733-1347.

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