Roofing Warranties: Material and Labour

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Warranties come in two basic flavors—material warranties, and labour warranties. Sometimes you’ll find a single warranty that covers both, called a system warranty, but typically they will be separate. This is because material warranties generally come from the manufacturer, while the labour warranties come from the company doing the work, and rarely are these two the same. About Material Warranties … Read More

Removing Moss and Algae From Your Roof

A nice lush bed of vibrant green moss is quite beautiful when you come across it in the forest. You may even be inspired to use moss in your home landscaping—it looks great as a ground covering, and it’s tempting to cover your whole yard in it just so you can walk barefoot across it any time you want. Similarly, … Read More

Roofing In A Winter Wonderland: Safe Roofing Projects For Cold Weather

Winter may be here, but that doesn’t mean you need to put plans to fix up your roof on ice. The conventional wisdom holds that cold weather is a bad time to work on roofing projects, but that depends on the type of project and the materials you’re using. There’s lots of roof work that can safely be done during … Read More

Know Your Eaves from Your End-Laps: Roofing Terms Explained

When you’re getting work done on your roof, it helps to speak the same language as your contractor. However, not everyone is familiar with all of the terminology used in the roofing industry, especially where commercial roofing is concerned. In order to help potential clients feel more comfortable talking to roofing professionals, we’ve put together this handy glossary of basic … Read More

Winterizing Your Commercial Roof

Winter brings holidays and traditions that many of us look forward to, but for your commercial roof, getting through the harsh winter weather can be rough. The best way to protect your investment is to seek out and follow expert advice on winterizing it. Doing so will not only reduce wear and tear, but it will also help you conserve … Read More

How to Choose the Best Commercial Roofing: Major Options Considered

Commercial roofing and residential roofing can be very different animals. While project types ultimately have the same goals – to prevent water from getting in, to protect the structure, and to optimize heat retention in winter – the differences between homes and commercial buildings mean that very different approaches to roofing may be called for. Commercial roofs are often larger, … Read More

Why I Love Canuck Roofing

My name is Lori Belancic, and I love Canuck Roofing. This is why… My home is an almost-100-year-old residential property in North Burnaby, with steep and angled roofs. When we first bought the house 20 years ago, we had an old cedar shake roof that was soon replaced by asphalt shingle. But the number of vents installed wasn’t enough for … Read More

How to Find a Roof Leak (and Fix It)

Sometimes you hear it first. Sometimes you see a new stain spreading on your ceiling, and sometimes you feel it land right on your head. No matter how you notice it, the dreaded drip of a leaky roof is always an unpleasant discovery. Aside from being annoying, a roof leak can wreak havoc on your property, and it always needs … Read More

Staying Safe While Working at Heights

Fall prevention is an incredibly important aspect of roofing. Every year, there are 40,000 fall-related accidents in Canada, and at least 30% of fatal injuries on a construction job site are attributed to falls. And while it may seem that all of these falls happened from great heights, unfortunately, people have died falling from heights as low as three meters. … Read More

Guide: The 4 Main Types of Roofing on the West Coast

Is it time to choose a roof for your home? Whether you’re building a brand new home or replacing an old roof, selecting the best type of roof for your house and climate is a big decision, and you’ll want to have all the information you need to make the right choice. There’s a reason “having a roof over your … Read More