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

February 01, 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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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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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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Selecting a Metal Roof - Summerside® Steel Shingles

May 31, 2017 | Topics: Residential
Selecting a roofing material for your new home or renovation project can be a challenge, but it can also be an exciting part of the exterior design. What look would compliment your building's style? A roof is the crowning feature, and is integral along with windows, doors, and garage doors, bricks and siding, in the colour scheme and overall design of your home.
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Learn About Metal Roofing at the Spring Cottage Life Show

March 24, 2017 | Topics: Residential, | Topics: News & Events

While it's not quite cottage season, if you're a cottage owner, it is time to think about any major renovations or new purchases you want to make this year. To kick things off, the Spring Cottage Life Show at the International Centre in Mississauga promises great ideas, innovative products, learning workships, and fun for the whole family.

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Vicwest at the Spring Cottage Life Show in Mississauga, April 1-3, 2016

March 23, 2016 | Topics: Residential, | Topics: News & Events
Vicwest Building Products will be presenting metal roofing solutions at the Spring Cottage Life Show next month at The International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario.

We're looking forward to meeting with home and cottage owners, and we hope you can stop by our booth #2235 (Hall 5, Aisle 2200) to learn more about the advantages of sustainable, durable, and versatile metal roofing!
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Consider Metal Roofing When Replacing Your Roof

March 16, 2016 | Topics: Residential
In the last blog post, 5 Steos to Spring Clean Your Roof, we looked at conducting a spring roof inspection. If your roof shows signs of wear and damage, it's time to look at roofing options.
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5 Steps to Spring Clean Your Roof

March 03, 2016 | Topics: Residential
Spring is nearly here, and as the days get longer and warmer, you might be inspired to start your spring cleaning. As you work around in your yard getting your garden ready for planting, don't forget to look up at your roof!
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