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. Rural homes and cottages are exposed to other natural elements such as pine sap, and insects, that can attack soft building components such as wood and asphalt. Metal roofing is impervious to these because of its hardness and finish. Prolonged dampness caused by tree sheltered areas will cause other materials to warp and rot, but metal roofing is protected with durable long-lasting paint coatings and is mold and mildew resistant.
UltraVic is a metal roofing solution that will save money in the long-run because it is manufactured with long-lasting steel that doesn't degrade over time, isn't damaged by extreme weather and natural elements, and is low-maintenance. With a 36 inch covering per sheet, it is quick and easy to install. It can be installed over existing shingles with wood strapping between the metal panels and the existing roof shingles.
Traditional homes, contemporary cottages and ski chalets - all look beautiful with an UltraVic roof. There are over 20 low-sheen colours to choose from, along with our new matte colours! Download the Colours & Finishes Guide.
Metal roofing is a value-add when you if you sell your property in the future. Backed by a 40 year limited finish warranty - your roof will continue to look beautiful, season and season, year after year.