A Metal Roof is the Perfect Choice for an Eco-Friendly Home

February 27, 2018 | Topics: Residential

“As consumers become more educated about the need for sustainable living, many homeowners and homebuyers are prioritizing eco-friendly living in their home purchases and other home renovations. To meet public outcry for conservation, recyclability, and sustainability, those in the home improvement and construction industries are seeking solid alternatives that will adhere to even the most rigorous standards of eco-friendliness and sustainable living.” Paul Kazlov, ‘Top Environmental Benefits of Metal Roofing’

Many homeowners are interested in reducing their ecological footprint by making choices around the home that have less impact on the environment. Reducing energy consumption, conserving water, using natural products, are some of the areas of interest.

A renovation, such as installing a new roof, is a chance to re-evaluate building materials to achieve ecological benefits.

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Replacing Your Worn-out Roof is the Number 1 Exterior Renovation Project

January 29, 2018 | Topics: Residential

Many homeowners plan ahead for remodeling projects so that they can put aside funds from their monthly budgets. When it comes down to deciding where to spend those home maintenance / improvement dollars, the question is often what needs to be done first to protect the home, and offer comfort and enjoyment.

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2017 Highlights - Heroes, Shows, Awards, Metal Roofing News, and More..

December 29, 2017 | Topics: News & Events

New Year's Eve is just a few days away, and it's almost inevitable that we spend a bit of time looking back and saying good-bye to the year ending. We hope that you had a fabulous 2017!

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Why Metal Roofing is Your Best Defence Against Winter Weather

November 30, 2017 | Topics: Residential

Made in Canada, our residential and commercial metal roofing systems are built to withstand extreme Canadian weather conditions - high winds, driving rain, heavy snow and ice. Everything that mother nature throws at us over the winter.

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Meet With Us At The Construct Canada Show

November 29, 2017 | Topics: News & Events

Vicwest Building Products is at Construct Canada - (Metro Toronto Convention Centre) part of The Buildings Show, North America’s largest annual exposition and networking / educational event for design, architecture, construction and real estate. The show draws 30,500+ industry professionals and we're looking forward to meeting attendees at the Vicwest Building Products Booth #1132.

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Join Vicwest at the Fall Cottage Life Show & Save on Tickets

October 15, 2017 | Topics: News & Events

If you're a cottage owner in Ontario, or just love the great outdoors, you'll want to attend the 14th annual Fall Cottage Life Show, Oct 20-22, at the International Centre in Mississauga.

Vicwest Building Products will be there, and we hope to meet up with you!

We'll help with any questions you have about the Vicwest Residential Metal Roofing Collection, metal roofing over asphalt or other roofing materials, environmental benefits, weather durability, warranties, colours, costs, and product selection.

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What to Look For When You Inspect Your Roof This Fall

September 30, 2017 | Topics: Residential

Roofing professionals advise that homeowners take a good look at their roof in the spring and the fall.

By doing so, the homeowner can identify any potential problems for the season ahead. In the fall - you want to be sure that your roof will perform through the winter, and address any urgent issues before the snow arrives making repairs very difficult.

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Why Metal Roofing is the Eco-Sustainable Choice For Your Home

August 30, 2017 | Topics: Residential

Many home / cottage owners and commercial building designers are concerned about the ecological footprint of their building. When constructing new or renovating an existing building (roofing or cladding), one of the factors to consider is how eco-sustainable a building material is. All of the products manufactured and distributed by Vicwest are engineered to provide the most eco-responsible options available in the industry. And our consulting and engineering teams have superior experience with finishes, substrates, reflectance, emissivity and insulation measures – all of which add up to energy savings!

Let's look at some of the environmental benefits of choosing metal roofing or cladding over asphalt, clay, wood shingles, or other materials.

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UltraVic - Affordable High Performance Roofing

July 31, 2017 | Topics: Residential

Vicwest understands the demands a long cold winter and a hot summer can put on building materials. For over 80 years, Vicwest has been a leading supplier of Canadian-made quality exterior building products, designed for extremes in climate. 

When you are re-roofing or designing a new home or cottage, especially if you are in an area susceptible to high percipitation, sun exposure, tree sap, insects - one option you should consider is UltraVic. 

UltraVic is a roofing system with a classic metal roofing profile, providing superior protection for your building over other roofing materials, like asphalt. It is better at withstanding heavy snow, high winds, torrential rain, and hail. Manufactured with 28-gauge light-weight steel and a robust exposed fastening system, it is durable and strong, with incomparable snow load capacity and rigidity.

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New Canada 150 Pavilion Built With Vicwest Roofing & Cladding

July 03, 2017 | Topics: Commercial

The new Canada 150 pavilion at Harris Park, London, Ontario is a sleek and modern building built to replace the gazebo style bandshell from the 1990s. The design goals included adding additional square footage, creating a barrier free design with revised pathways, and to create a venue that would reinforce the community sense of place at Harris Park.

The pavilion was completed for July 1st to be unveiled as part of the City of London’s Canada 150 celebration.

The hangar-style metal structure has a slanted roof rising from a diagonal axis which will improve sound quality. The structure is open and contemporary, providing a venue for many types of community events.

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