Jim Caruk's Straight Goods on Metal Roofs - Questions & Answers Part 1

November 14, 2014
"I started working with metal roofing about 15 years ago. And, since day one, I've been using Vicwest's products. They're durable, look great, and the customer service has been excellent. Today, about one-quarter of my clients agree with me and choose a metal roof." Jim Caruk, Master Contractor, HGTV Host & Editor-in-Chief Renovation Contractor Magazine.

In a recent presentation, Jim covered some questions homeowners typically have about metal roofing.


I'd like to share some of the slides with you, this group, addresses 3 important questions that often come up when people are thinking about re-roofing their home or selecting a roof for a new-build; need, cost, design.
  1. How Do I Know I Need A New Roof?
  2. Why Spend More For A Metal Roof?
  3. I Live In the City; I Don't Want My House To Look Like A Farm House?
How Do I Know I Need A New Roof?
You should always keep an eye on the condition of your roof, missing shingles, curled shingles, damaged or torn shingles, dis-coloration. It's also good to remind yourself of the install date of the current roof, as an asphalt shingled roof might need replacing after 15 years. If your current roof is approaching the 15 year mark or is showing any visible signs of wear, call in a roofing contractor for an inspection. 
Why Spend More For A Metal Roof?

There are several reasons why more homeowners are deciding to install metal roofing over less expensive materials. Firstly, a metal roof provides superior protection for your home against severe weather conditions. Homeowners typically find that the re-sale value of their home is improved when they install a metal roof. And then there is the look of a metal roof and all the beautiful design options, from contemporary looks to traditional shingles. All things considered, the longevity and durability of a metal roof can save you money in the long run!


I Live In the City; I Don't Want My House To Look Like A Farm House?
Some homeowners, in suburban and urban areas, are not too familiar with the look and design choices offered by metal roofing. Vicwest has developed a variety of roofing products that have unique profiles and finishes. The Performance Series includes UltraVic and SuperVic - a choice for consumers interested in a roofing panel in a variety of designer painted finishes. The Inspiration Series includes Summerside Steel Shingles, Prestige, and Granite Ridge, a stone-coated roofing material with the look of shingles. There's a Vicwest metal roofing product and colour to suit any style of home in the neighbourhood!


~ Jane Swayze, Market Development Manager, Residential & Light Commercial Products

Vicwest Building Products
 is a leading North American manufacturer and distributor of building products such as metal roofing, steel cladding, metal decking, architectural panels, insulated metal panels and other quality building systems for residential, commercial, and agricultural structures. 
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Topics: Residential

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