Many of our customers often have the same questions at the beginning of their roofing project. We’ve compiled a list of the most commonly asked roofing questions we get…

The cost of a new roof depends on a variety of things, including what type of roofing materials is best for your home, what your preference is, as well as the size and slope of your roof. Once we know the answers to these questions, we can provide you with a detailed roofing estimate and scope of work.

For an average-sized house, a shingle re-roof takes 1-2 days, and for larger homes, it takes anywhere from 3-5 days. We provide estimates on project timing based on what type of roofing material and the size of your home. We attempt to meet the estimated times, although rarely we face unforeseen obstacles such as bad weather, which could potentially delay the project.

No, you are not required to be home for the work on your roof to take place. We have dedicated project managers that will handle the project coordination for you with the crew.

A roof repair is typically sufficient for fixing isolated issues like missing or curling shingles, and minor leaks. A roof replacement is the best way to address more systematic, structural problems. Typically, a roof replacement costs much more than repairs, however that can be a short term solution and you may spend more money in the long run on numerous small repairs. We’ve compiled a list of things that can help you when making the big decision of whether or not to repair or replace your roof.

Picking a roofing contractor that is honest and trustworthy is essential to get your project completed, on-time, on-budget and properly. It’s imperative that the contractor you choose has the appropriate skill and experience to perform the job as well as the right insurance should anything go wrong. We’ve broken down a few simple steps to help you during the selection process.

Whether or not you are maintaining a commercial roof or a residential roof, it is best to have your roof inspected at least twice a year. Coinciding inspections with weather changes in the Spring and Fall make the most sense. It also allows to you identify potential issues before they become a problem in the more extreme weather conditions of Summer and Winter.

It’s ideal to have your roof replaced or repaired during the sunny summer months; however, the climate in British Columbia allows us to roof 12 months a year. We watch the weather very closely and are selective on the days we roof making sure to keep you warm and dry. We also tear off a roof in sections to better manage the project in unpredictable weather, guaranteeing you a leak-free repair and/or installation.

Asphalt shingles typically last 15-25 years. Climate and weather conditions, as well as regular maintenance, all play a factor and can both increase or decrease their lifespan.

A rubber roof emits minor odours when it is first installed, similar to the smell of new car tires. The scent dissipates quickly once it’s exposed to good rain and the elements.

Metal roofing systems are an attractive option because of their extreme durability and longevity; they require minimal maintenance and increase energy efficiency in your home. Not to mention, aesthetically metal roofs are a beautiful option.

On average, a standing seam metal roof will cost three times more than an asphalt shingle roof. While metal roofs are more costly, they last significantly longer. A shingle roof is expected to last 15-25 years compared to a metal roof that could last anywhere between 50-70 years.

The simple answer is no, metal roofs are not noisy. When a metal roof is installed, it includes a thick underlay that goes between the metal and your existing roofing surface. Because of this, metal roofs can effectively reduce exterior noises much better than other roofing materials.

Standard colour options are available. However you can custom tint the metal, so colour options are virtually limitless. The most popular metal roof colours are light grey metal, dark grey metal, white metal, and tan/brown metal.

The right colour (and style) of roofing material can make a great first impression from the front of your home, enhancing its curb appeal and potentially boosting its resale value. A new roof is a significant investment that you – and your neighbours – will have to live with for many years, so it’s essential to make the right choice.  There are several things you should consider when choosing your roof colour; we’ve compiled a list that might help you when making a decision.

Replacing a flat roof is one of the more challenging roof replacements. Typically a flat roof will have sagged over the years and unfortunately can only be corrected when the roof is replaced. Also, because the roof is flat, it is unforgiving if it leaks. For these reasons, considering the options on a flat roof replacement is very important. Typically a flat roof is replaced with a two or three-ply torch on roofing system, or there are single-ply replacement options. For example, there is an EPDM Roof System option, a polyvinyl flat roof system as well as a few others. All the flat roofing systems require special skills, and at the end of the day, the warranty program combined with the roofing applicator is very important in your decision making. All these roof systems can vary greatly in price, which makes it very important that you fully understand the roofing option. Determining which is best for your home or building depends on your budget and how you plan to utilize your roof space as each has its pros and cons.

We have been serving the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley areas since 1937. Our continued success and growth is a direct result of our 50,000+ satisfied customers. We believe the job is not truly completed until the customer is satisfied. We use only the highest-quality roofing materials, and our technicians and crews are skilled, experienced and reliable. We go above and beyond what any other roofing company can offer, and the strength of 8 decades of experience and growth is at your service when you call Penfolds.

Do you still have remaining questions?

Please don’t hesitate to contact us directly and one of our experienced Technical Advisors would be happy to answer any questions you might have as well as provide you with a free estimate on your roofing project.

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