If you live in the Ottawa area, then you'll want to head out to the Cottage Life & Backyard Show this weekend at the EY Centre, (April 13-15). It's a fabulous celebration of outdoor living, and we'll be there. Meet exhibitors showing boats, docks, builders, contractors, innovative building products, green solutions, decor and style, arts and crafts, food and entertaining, water toys and more.
We're counting the days to the Spring Cottage Life Show, at the International Centre, Mississauga. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Spring Cottage Life Show, and we're pleased to be part of this well loved, and well attended annual event. Congratulations to the organizers for bringing together so many cottage enthusiasts, presenters, and learning opportunities, all under one roof!
Vicwest representatives will be at the show, in the Vicwest Building Products booth #2245, located in Hall 5. If you are selecting a new roof for your existing property, or planning a new cottage build in 2018, this is a great time to meet with us and find out about our metal roofing systems.
“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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.