Residential Roofing – 12 Types of Professional Roofing Systems

Residential Roofing 2020 – We’ve Got You Covered

Our residential roofing contractors are not only qualified, and certified they are honest and trustworthy also. Our priority is to provide top-notch service at a price that works for you!  We work hard to be your #1 top-notch Coquitlam Residential roofing contractor.

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Leaking Roof

Don’t let a leaky roof cause a major disruption to your daily life.  No one wants to have a dip bucket in their kitchen or bedroom due to a roof leak.  We will work hard to make sure the job is done right so more costly repairs aren’t lurking on the horizon.

Residential Roofing includes:

  • Basic Roof Repairs – tile replacement and or holes patched.
  • New Construction – familiar with all the newest roofing systems.
  • Tile Roofing – available materials are terracotta or slate.
  • Metal Roofing – zinc, copper and steel alloys are commonly used.
  • Re-Roofing – a full or partial roof replacement.
  • Wood Shingles – most wood shingles are made from western red cedar.
  • Asphalt Shingles – inexpensive up-front cost and simple to install.
  • Standing-Seam Metal Roofing – standing vertical panels & two seams.
  • Composition Shingles – have a fiberglass reinforcing mat at the center.
  • Roofs with Steep Slopes – slopes of 3.12 or greater.
  • Customizable Alloy Manufacturing – a fusion of 2 or more metals.
  • Gutter Prep and Setup – diverts water off the roof to the ground.

Residential Asphalt Shingles vs Slate Metal Roof

Asphalt shingles are used predominately in Coquitlam and the Lower Mainland, whether it is a new roof or a reconstruction.  Considering that anytime a wind storm, rainstorm or hail storm goes through you are going to be replacing that asphalt shingle.

On the other hand, a metal roof or a slate metal roof is going to take any kind of storm you can throw at it extremely well.

If you used a slate sheet with that mottled look, that stamped pattern on the slate shingle roof, even if you had a golf ball or larger sized hail storm, the dents would go away and you would have a hard time seeing them.  In a small hail storm, any pot marks would get hidden on a slate shingle roof.

Roof Pitch

The steepness of a roof is called the roof pitch and is a term used in building construction. Roof pitch tells you how many inches the roof rises for every 12 inches in depth. A pitch of 6/12 means that the roof rises 6 inches for every 12 inches inward towards the peak or ridge.

Roof pitch matters to the type of roofing materials used for walkability, for proportions so the roof looks in sync with the rest of the building and combination of pitches which create distinctive roof shapes.

Roof pitches are most commonly between 4/12 and 9/12. Low -sloped roofs have a slight angle and are about 4/12 or lower.

Gutters

Today all residential and commercial roofs on buildings are required by regulations to have all rainwater carried away from the roof of the building.   All roofs are required to be designed with a fall towards a gutter that carries water to a downpipe which discharges the water to a drainage system.

PVC pipes or aluminum are the product of choice today for a complete gutter system installation.  They are required to be of a suitable size, strength and durability can be assured.

Leaves and twig blockage tend to be the biggest problem downpipes have due to their accumulation effect.  A screen system, also known as “gutter guard” can be added to the eaves and downpipes to trap these environmental problems from blocking your system.

Some say they are not as effective as you would like since they don’t gather smaller debris which gets stuck in the mesh and plugs the drainage system instead

Call us today for top-quality roofing solutions and a free quote!