Commercial Roofing Projects

Ask the Experts: How to Prevent a Leaky Roof

Posted on April 15th, 2013

Your roof is one of the trickiest components of your home to maintain. In order to ensure that your roof is performing properly, you have to ensure it is inspected and maintained on a regular basis. Neglected roofs are the primary cause of water infiltration and premature building envelope failure. In our climate the last thing you want is water pouring into your home in the middle of our rainy winters!Macbeth Roofing & Waterproofing

Here are 3 easy steps to ensure your roof is not leaking:

Visual Inspection – The first thing to do is make sure that when it rains there are:

  • No visible water stains marks on your ceilings
  • No water drops on your hardwood floors or carpets
  • No buildup of moss & mildew on the exterior of your roof
  • No water flowing over the side of your eaves trough or decks
  • No odd musty smells lingering on the top floor of your home

Yearly Maintenance – Every fall (Nov & Dec are the best months) it is important to:

  • Remove all debris off your roof with a broom or air pressure (certain roofs can be pressure washed)
  • Clean out your deck drains, eaves trough and flush out your downpipes & drain tiles
  • Inspect all roofing materials for signs of premature aging (i.e. curling shingles or separating seams)
  • Ensure chimney, venting and skylight are securely fastened & unobstructed
  • Perform routine maintenance: shingle/shake replacement, metal shimming, hot weld seams, etc.

Proactive Replacement

Your roof typically comes with a 5, 10, 20, 30, 40 or even 50 year warranty. These warrantees cover the roofing materials & installation. However, most roof leaks occur due to the weather (wind and rain storms) or mischievous animals and not due to faulty workmanship or roofing materials.

Even if you have a number of years left on your roofs warranty, it is often wise to be proactive and have your roof replaced. Different regions of Vancouver will age your roof sooner than other regions due to higher amount of rain per year (i.e. Vancouver roofs age quicker than White Rock roofs and North Shore roofs age quicker than Vancouver roofs).

If you are proactive the chance of having a leaky roof is greatly reduced! Make sure that you have done everything you can to protect your largest investment from our windy and rainy winter season.
If any of the tips mentioned above seem overwhelming, contact your roofing professionals to inspect your roof or sign you up for a regular roof maintenance package to give you the peace of mind that the water stays on the outside of your home!

Have a question about your roof? Just call the experts!

If you have any questions about your roof or need another opinion on your roof’s health, give Macbeth Roofing & Waterproofing a call at 778-374-0333 or visit their website at www.macbethroof.com. You’ll be glad you did!

 

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2 Ply Torch-on Roof at BMO, Vancouver

Posted on March 24th, 2012

2-ply SBS roof system – also known as Torch-on Roofs – is one of the most popular commercial roofing systems which involves torched layers of polyester and fiberglass reinforced SBS membrane. This roofing system provides a durable and affordable solution for our commercial customers. To complete this project, we had to break up 3 inches thick of large concrete pavers over the entire area in order to remove the existing EPDM membrane.

We are proud to have had the opportunity in installing a 2ply system for the Bank of Montreal in downtown Vancouver. This project involved a standard system installed over drywall and metal Q-deck. Although technical in nature, the project went smoothly & to our client’ satisfaction despite a few challenges with the weather!!!

If you are looking for professional and affordable commercial roofing solutions, contact us today – we look forward to serving you.

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2 Ply Torch-on Roof at Listel Hotel, Vancouver

Posted on March 24th, 2012

We are proud to have had the opportunity in installing a 2-ply system for The Listel Hotel in Vancouver. This project involved installing over drywall and metal Q-deck. Although technical in nature, the project was completed smoothly, on time and on budget to our client’s satisfaction.

The Listel Hotel has worked extensively with Macbeth Roofing over a number of years and a through a number of projects. In this time we have been impressed by Macbeth’s professionalism and their sincere desire to ensure that any inconvenience to our hotel guests and our staff is kept to a minimum. We consider Macbeth to be our roofer of choice and an important partner to us in keeping our building in excellent condition.”

– Jim Mockford, General Manager The Listel Hotel

2-ply SBS roof system – also known as Torch-on Roofs – is one of the most popular commercial roofing systems which involves torched layers of polyester and fiberglass reinforced SBS membrane. This roofing system provides a durable and affordable solution for our commercial customers.

If you are looking for professional and affordable commercial roofing solutions, contact us today – we look forward to serving you.

Client: The Listel Hotel & O’Doul’s Restaurant & Bar
Location: 1300 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1C5
Website: thelistelhotel.com
Website: odoulsrestaurant.com

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