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.
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.
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.