Roofing FAQs

Macbeth Roofing and Waterproofing is a Vancouver roofing company that provides services for commercial roofing projects and residential roof repair, roof replacement and new construction.  We’ve prepared a list of some commonly asked questions, but if you don’t see the question that you wanted to ask, please contact us at 778-374-0333 and speak to one of our roofing experts.

1. What options do I have when it comes to re-roofing?

You can completely replace your roof or re-cover your existing roof. These options vary in cost and time. Removing the existing roof allows the roofer to inspect the sheathing, expose any problems, replace any bad wood, to install new felt (tar) paper so as to provide a smooth surface that easier to waterproof.  Re-roofing is your best choice.

A re-cover can be a good alternative if cost or other considerations are prevalent. Generally, overlaying (re-cover) an existing shingle roof with a second shingle roof is NOT a quality roofing practice. Talk to one of Macbeth’s roofing specialists to discuss the best option for your home.

2. What makes for a healthy roof?

You need to check your roof twice a year to ensure problems don’t arise.

The roof offers protection for the whole building. All factors should be working together in order to prevent water infiltration. Depending on roof type, (usage, age, and complexity), roof maintenance programs are designed to maximize the life cycle of the roof while minimizing the costs involved. A good roof maintenance program also ensures that there are no financial surprises for the building owner. Being proactive and planning ahead is extremely beneficial.

3. Will you discuss the best solution for my roof with me?

All of Macbeth’s roofers are qualified ticketed journeymen or registered apprentices. They know ‘roofs’ and would be happy to explain your options and preferred choices for your roofing situation.

4. Is replacing my leaking roof the only option I have?

Not necessarily. There may be only a portion of your roof that needs to be repaired. To be certain it would be advised to take advantage of our free estimate and consultation. Contact us today or call 778-374-0333 today to make an appointment .

5. Do you use superior-quality products and install them according to the manufacturer’s specs?

Macbeth Roofing has strong vendor relationships, and we use the highest quality products available. Our roofers at Macbeth Roofing are experienced in the installation of these products providing for excellent workmanship.

6. Are your roofers qualified journeymen?

All of Macbeth’s roofers are qualified ticketed journeymen or registered apprentices. Our skilled roofing team is trained to provide thorough inspections, detailed estimates and durable installations.

7. Is there a warranty and guarantee?

We work with our customers to build a positive working relationship with the understanding that the finished roofing project must meet and exceed RCABC standards with one of the best labour and manufacturing warranties in the roofing industry.

Our certifications are among the best in the industry, allowing you to receive premium warranties available on the products we install. We offer competitive workmanship warranties and unparalleled customer service. Contact us today or call 778-374-0333 for more information.

For your commercial or strata buildings, Macbeth Roofing carries commercial general liability insurance and aspires to work around your schedule to keep your company, where necessary, operating during the roofing application or repair process

8. Can You Provide References?

Absolutely! We’d be pleased to share with you our references. Contact us today or call 778-374-0333 to book an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

9. Is your Roofing Company licensed and do you carry liability insurance?

Macbeth Roofing carries commercial general liability insurance and aspires to work around your schedule to keep your company, where necessary, operating during the roofing application or repair process.

10. Do you have a safety plan and policy?

Our roofers receive ongoing training on safe working procedures and how to maintain a safe site. We have the proper equipment and supervision, and we believe that safe work practises coincide with quality workmanship.

11. Do you have WorkSafe BC coverage?

Macbeth Roofing is in good standing with Worksafe BC, and works hard at providing continuing education for the safety of our roofers.

12. Are you a member of the Vancouver Better Business Bureau?

Macbeth Roofing & Waterproofing is an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau of Lower Mainland BC, with an A+ rating. We are committed to providing professional roofing installations and unparalleled customer service to homeowners and businesses throughout the Vancouver area. Our skilled roofing team is trained to provide thorough inspections, detailed estimates and durable installations.

13. What kind of maintenance should I do before the rainy season?

Though there are several areas that should be taken into consideration when it comes to having your roof assessed each year, here are a few key points to look at – especially heading into the cold, rainy months in Vancouver:

Flashings: Water can run behind the flashing and drip into the home causing it to rust or rot. Caulking can be a good temporary repair however if the mortar is well deteriorated it may need to be re-built.

Exposed Nails: It’s important to seal properly. Over time, nails may become loose and allow water in. This can be problematic for flashings and vents as well.

Older Chimneys & Brick: Water can enter if cracking occurs above the roof flashing,  allowing water to get in and go down the chimney and come out at an inner wall area showing stains and actual dripping. The chimney can deteriorate which could lead to cracks in the bricks and the mortar.

Debris and Gutters: Clean gutters, eaves, and drainage systems remove any branches, sticks, and other debris

14. How often should I clean my gutters?

Gutters should be cleaned at least once in the summer then twice in the fall. Contact us today or call 778-374-0333 to learn how affordable roofing maintenance can be and let us help extend the life or your roof.

15. Do you offer a scheduled maintenance program?

Let our experienced Macbeth team help you plan and execute your Vancouver roofing maintenance. We can perform a proper roof inspection, in a safe and planned manner. We’re properly insured against accidents and are qualified to get the job done right. Many of our customers tell us how happy they are that they don’t have to take the risk of injury from climbing up onto their roof.

Our roofers arrive at your home, armed with the proper equipment and get the job done in a safe and timely manner. Standard maintenance includes scrubbing the shingles carefully, cleaning out gutters and valley, applying eco-friendly moss/mildew killer and caulking any separations between substrates.

16. Can you explain what some of these roofing terms mean?

Check out our Roofing Glossary for definitions of common roofing terms. Our team is happy to help if you have any further questions, so feel free to give us a call at 778-374-0333 or email us – we look forward to hearing from you!

 

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