Frequently Asked Questions

Having to deal with roofing issues can be troublesome, especially during harsh weather conditions in the Lower Mainland. If you are thinking about getting your roof serviced, you may be wondering about the costs and how long it will take our professional roofing contractors to address your needs.

Canam Roofing has over two decades of experience in residential roofing in the Lower Mainland and surrounding areas. Even with excellent build construction, your roof may need occasional servicing to ensure everything is in place. Regular servicing will save you thousands of dollars in the future should you take care of your present roofing problems.

We discuss common roofing problems faced by residential homeowners, and we inform and educate you about the necessary precautions that you will need to take.

How do I Know When My Roof Needs Servicing?

There are several kinds of issues that affect the roofing system. These may not always be visible and slowly erode the roofing material leaving it exposed to the harsh wind, rain and snow.

We advise you to hire a professional roofing contractors to make regular inspections of your roof. You would need to get your roof inspected at least once a year. The roofing expert will know what damage to look for and where they commonly appear.

What Are My Options If I Choose To Re-roof?

As a residential homeowner in the Lower Mainland, you have two options when talking about re-roofing your house. You can either re-cover the existing roofing system or get a full roof replacement done.

If you decide to go for the complete roof replacement, it involves tearing off the existing system. Since it is essentially starting from scratch, there may be considerable costs involved depending on the type of shingles and design choices you make.

On the other hand, a re-cover of your roofing system is less expensive and less laborious. However, if you have already recovered your roof multiple times, you may need to get a full replacement done.

Should I replace My Entire Roofing System Or Just The Shingles?

Since a roof is more than just shingles layered together, you should consider replacing the entire system if the situation demands. Replacing can help treat the cause of roofing issues more effectively.

A roofing system consists of different layers and generally includes the following:

  • Leak barrier protection
  • Synthetic roof deck protection
  • Starter strip shingles
  • Lifetimes shingles and ventilation

When Is The Right Time to Replace My Roof?

You will face several indicators that will point to when you need to replace your roof. Read the following instances and decide if you need a roof replacement.

Issues with Shingles: Shingles may move out of place as nails loosen with moisture in the attic. In such cases, the roof gets exposed to the environment and results in leaks and damage. Moreover, wind may cause the shingles to blow away as they age. Any missing shingles may allow rainwater to seep into the home.

Algae and Mold growth: Bacteria in the algae may eat through the shingles and leave your roof exposed. It would help if you watched out for mold in the attic as it tends to form on rafter beams and plywood.

My Roof Leaks. How Can You Help Me?

A leaking roof can cause severe damage if left untreated. While you may not require a complete roof replacement, you will need to get it checked thoroughly by an expert. Ensure to get your roof treated immediately for leaks and also get it checked at least once a year for general maintenance.

How Much Will a New Roof System Cost?

Several factors affect the overall cost of the roofing system. You will need to consider the materials used, contractor rate, residential or commercial, location of your property, the season of the year, and other factors.

Can You Replace My Roof During Winter?

Generally, contractors work on roof replacements during spring and late fall. However, some contractors may also take up roof replacements in Winter, depending on your situation.

How Will A New Roof Affect My Energy Bills?

Overheating during summer may force your HVAC system to go into overdrive and increase energy consumption. Replacing a worn-out roof will save you money by lowering your energy bills.

How Long Should I Expect My New Roof To Last?

The life expectancy of a new roof is usually twenty years. Several factors influence the roofing system of your home: design, materials, installation, maintenance, climate and more. The quality of materials used is an essential factor in determining the lifetime of your roof.

Metal Roof Versus Asphalt Roof?

The average lifespan of asphalt shingles is between eight to 12 years. Climatic conditions heavily influence the deterioration of asphalt and lower its lifespan. On the other hand, a metal roof is generally not affected by weather and does not decompose like traditional roofing materials.

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Canam Roofing Ltd.
12266 68A Avenue
Surrey, BC V3W0X3
Phone: (778) 881-1417


Canam Roofing Ltd offers a 15-year workmanship warranty and a lifetime warranty on all manufactured roofing, and accessories including skylights. In addition, during the first five years, you will receive 100% Replacement Cost Coverage. What this means to all our customers is that everything we install on the roof carries this extensive warranty package and that will include skylights, chimneys, gutters as well as everything else we may install. Also, this entire warranty package is fully transferable from owner to owner for the entire period of the warranty. Furthermore, there is no cost to transfer the warranty. Now that's true coverage!

We proudly service:

Vancouver, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Burnaby, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Coquitlam, New Westminster, Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Surrey, Delta, Langley, Abbotsford, Aldergrove, Mission, Pemberton, Squamish, Whistler, White Rock, Anmore, Tsawwassen, Squamish, Bowen Island & Chilliwack