Monthly Archives: October 2010

Roofing Repair Vs. Replacement: Why Timing Matters

Are you having trouble deciding whether to repair or replace your residential roofing in Surrey? You’re not alone. The choice between patching up the roof and completely replacing it has always been a cause of worry for many homeowners. Continue reading

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You Need to Know: Ice Dams and Other Winter Troubles

There are many dangers to your roof that hide behind layers of snow. These dangers are easy to brush aside and ignore because they remain relatively unnoticed until spring rolls around. Want to check your residential roofing in Surrey & nearby areas for possible issues brought by winter?

Watch out for these hidden troubles:

Ice Dams

These form when higher parts of the roof are above 32 degrees and the lower parts are below 32 degrees. The difference in temperatures causes ice to form in near the edge of your roof while water collects above it unfrozen. With nowhere to go, this water slips through any space it can—between roofing tile, in the smallest of cracks, etc. While a lot of people enjoy the view of ice dams and icicles, these are roofing problems hiding in plain sight.

Plugged Roof Vents

Another hidden—or often unnoticed—danger is when ice or snow clogs up crucial roof vents. This is due to their location and exposure. They might be ideal during warmer months for regulation of in-house temperatures, but during cold months, they can also halt circulation and ventilation when clogged up by snow.

Snow Caking

Even more subtle is the simple fact that letting snow accumulate on your roof is a huge hazard in itself. For many of us, we grew up with the mindset that snow is soft and fluffy—how else could we have grand snowball fights without anyone losing an eye? That’s why even when it accumulates to a great degree, we never readily associate it with trouble—but we should. Heavy snow can cause anything from damage to strain on the struts and supports of the roof.

At Crown Residential Roofing, we do residential roof replacement in Vancouver right. But we also like to help our customers save up on costs and expenses. We offer full inspections so you can repair what you can before things need replacing. With over 100 years of experience, you can certainly count on us. Give us a call today.

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No Time Like Now: Importance of Post-Winter Roof Inspection

There is no other season where your New Westminster roofing endures more of a battering than during those cold winter months. Just the cold temperatures combined with the weight of ice and snow are usually enough to put a strain on even the best roofs. So, when the cold gives way to the relative warmth of spring, and the snow and ice clears, it’s best to jump at the chance to conduct much delayed inspections—better still if done by a professional. Continue reading

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An Open Letter of Gratitude from Crown Residential Roofing

You don’t get to stay over a century in an industry if you don’t give your customers what they need. The success of Crown Residential Roofing when it comes to installations and roofing repairs in Surrey and the surrounding areas is all because of the support and love we’ve gotten from our customers. Continue reading

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Getting to Know Your Roofing System: 3 Most Basic Parts

Your residential roofing in Vancouver is made up of a lot of parts. Here, we’re only going to discuss three: (1) the soffit, (2) the fascia, and (3) the underlayment. Each has its own special function and aesthetic purpose. Continue reading

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Extreme Caution: 5 Holiday Residential Roof Decorations Tips

No matter where you are, the holidays are supposed to be filled with happiness, enjoyment, and fun. Nobody wants to spend this time of the year in the confines of a hospital because of a decorating accident. In the spirit of the holidays, the team at Crown Roofing & Drainage gives you five tips on how to liven up your residential roof in Surrey with decorations—without sacrificing your safety! Continue reading

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Roof Inspection to Help You Save Time and Money

When you suspect that there’s something wrong with your roof, better inspect it so you can get to the bottom of things and address any issue before it turns into a bigger and more costly problem. But how do you do a quick roof inspection? Continue reading

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Guidelines for Preparing Your Roof for Bad Weather

We’ll never know when bad weather is going to hit. This is why we should always be in the know of what’s going on in our surroundings. It is always best to be prepared by making sure that your house is ready for anything that may come up. The roof, in particular, is our primary line of defense against day-to-day environmental conditions. So it is only right to make it a priority to keep it well and intact. Continue reading

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Roofing Companies: 3 Roofing Projects to Leave to the Pros

With so many building and home repair companies in the Lower Mainland it’s hard to know who does what. Read on to find out what roofing companies do and what they can do for you.

1. Roofing Companies Install New Roofs
From residential roofing to commercial projects, roofing companies install new roofs. When there is new construction or a remodel, the roofing company will come in and install the entire roof. This can include everything from installing the trusses to framing the roof to laying the tar paper and installing the shingles. Though not many individuals have the need for complete roof installation, roofing companies that have the experience and knowledge to do so may be ones to look at when the time comes to research roofing companies for your own use.

2. Roofing Companies Repair Roofs
Roof repair is something all roofing companies do. Roof material will sometimes become worn or weathered, including warping, leaking, and missing shingles, and will require repair. Some contractors don’t like to do repairs. Many think that there is often the chance for continued decay or failure in a roof that requires repair in one place. For this reason some roofing companies may recommend replacement over repair. However, many of our residential roofing customers prefer repair over replacement for reasons of cost and expense. Good roofing companies can evaluate a roof to determine the damage and if repair or replacement is the best strategy.

3. Roofing Companies Replace Roofs
Roof replacement is the primary job of roofing companies. They spend most of their time replacing roof material on mainly residential roofing. They have many roof material options including a variety of shingles, tiles such as slate or ceramic, and even metal roofing. Because a roof is basically the umbrella that protects a home it is one of the most important parts of a house. Due to natural occurrences in the Lower Mainland, such as hail, wind, and snow, and the debris that can pile up as a result of any of those, roof replacement is a common occurrence. Roofing companies also do roof replacement due to aging and wear and tear on average residential roofs. Damage from nature and age can cause leaks, and leaks can cause extensive interior damage and roof replacement is key to preventing them. Having a good and reliable roofing company evaluate your roof by doing a visual examination can help you decide if roof replacement is necessary in your situation.

So whether you’re in need of a new installation, roof repair, or roof replacement, leave it to the pros. The professionals at Crown Roofing & Drainage Co. have been serving the Richmond, Vancouver, Burnaby and the surrounding British Columbia area, for more than 100 years, and we can recommend the right course of action to protect and enhance your Lower Mainland home.

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WHY CHOOSE US

WHY CHOOSE US


5 Reasons Why Crown Roofing is Your Best Choice as Roofing Contractor.

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