What should your roof cost?

How do you know when you need roof repairs or a roof replacement? Do you have a maintenance schedule that allows you to maximize the value of your roof?  Will the way you are managing your roofing system allow you to use it beyond its designed life cycle? And if you need a roof replacement or a roof installation, are you confident that your contractors are delivering the best possible product at the best possible price?

Without critical industry knowledge, maintaining a roof and managing its value is a major challenge. It can be so difficult to know what steps to take, how much money to set aside, and what outcomes to expect without an expert roof inspection. How can you make your roof cost less?

Our Solution

We provide condition reports and roof inspection services to property owners and managers in the Lower Mainland, Vancouver, and Greater Vancouver Regional District who want to make the maintenance and purchasing decisions that will lower their roof cost. We conduct roof inspection for construction projects and evaluate existing or planned roofs to ensure the best possible outcomes for our clients. Armed with the knowledge our roof inspection reports supply, our clients create better maintenance schedules and budgets, make timely repair and replacement decisions, and secure higher quality work from contractors.

Condition Reports

Our roof inspectors use our 45 years of industry knowledge and data-driven systems to assess the condition of your roof and produce a detailed roof inspection report. This roof inspection report will tell you what level of service might be required (e.g., general roof maintenance, repairs, or partial to full roof replacement). This report can also be used for budget planning, maintenance scheduling, and coordinating other projects.

During a roof inspection, our roof inspectors look for:

  • Sheet metal
  • Condition of membrane on the roof
  • Vegetation/trees/foliage
  • Ventilation—both intake and outflow
  • Skylights and associated skylight flashings
  • Mansards
  • Parapet walls
  • Pipe flashings
  • Roof penetrations, vents, pipes, drains, etc.
  • Curbs and expansion joints
  • Perimeter and curb flashings
  • Mechanical equipment

Common Problems

Tree limbs and other plants, left untrimmed, can consistently rub your roof, wearing away the protective layer of shingles. In storms, dead or overgrown limbs break, causing potentially serious damage to your roof. Be sure to keep trees trimmed and free of dead or overhanging limbs.

Flashings, seals, areas around vent pipes, chimneys, and other areas where the roof has been penetrated. If flashing is inadequate, vulnerable areas of your roof are exposed. Tiles can blow off or leaks can occur. Wind, hail, and other products of the elements can creep under layers of the roof, leading to leaks and mould.

Small bird and animals, even raccoons, enjoy sneaking through cracks in the roof. These animals can cause roof damage and, more importantly, infest other areas of the house. Be sure to seal all openings to prevent unwanted house guests.

Some roofs pond water. This may or may not be an issue, consult a professional for advice.

Ventilation is a critical component of proper roof design and maintenance. Vents placed at base of roof and near the top of roof allow warm air to leave the attic area. This movement of air regulates temperature and moisture in the attic. Proper ventilation reduces your energy bill and helps maintain a healthy roof.

After any severe storm, be sure to visually inspect your roof for possible punctures and/or penetrations through shingles or other roofing materials. Also, be aware of broken or damaged limbs as noted earlier.

Roof Inspection

We provide as-needed or regularly scheduled site roof inspections to:

  • construction projects, to ensure the roof construction contractor is following the specification
  • existing roof systems, to ensure their continued serviceability

After a construction site roof inspection, our roof inspector produces a thorough roof inspection report detailing the roofing materials used, the install of those roofing materials, as well as photos and direction to the contractor for any roofing detail issues. We have zero tolerance for poor workmanship.

After a roof inspection for an existing system, our roof inspector helps the owner or manager to create the best course of action for keeping roof costs low. For example, a client might use our roof inspection report to guide their purchase of a roof replacement, maintain or refinance their current roof structure, or gather budgeting information.

A roof inspection is the single most effective way to ensure your roof’s continued serviceability, and lower your roof costs. Initiate repairs in a timely fashion. Watch out for common problems and your due diligence will allow you to extend the life of your roof and keep money in your pocket.

Our Goal

We will work hard to provide all the knowledge you need to make the roofing decisions that will ultimately make your roof cost less.

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