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10968 Littlewood Rd. – North Saanich, BC

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Project Description

Client: Homeowners
Location: 10968 Littlewood Rd. – North Saanich, BC
Year Completed: 2015
Roof Size: 8,000 sq. ft.
Roof Pitch: 7/12 & 12/12
Material: DaVinci Single-Width Slate
Colour: Slate Black

Story

This house had been built 15 years prior to the time when we replaced the roof, and 5 years prior to the roof replacement an extensive addition had been completed. When the clients called us out to inspect the roof, the 5 year old portion of the roof was already covered in a significant amount of moss and the 15 year old portion was failing, causing evidence of leaks to appear inside the house. Bear in mind the house had a “30 year” shingle installed on it. Frustrated with the unsatisfactory performance of the fiberglass laminate roofing material that had been originally installed, they began to research online to discover what the best alternative roof system was. They had always liked the appearance of a slate roof, but not wanted to spend the money to reinforce their roof to manage the weight of an authentic slate roof. Nor did they like the idea of having a product on their roof that came with no manufacturer’s warranty. After extensive research on their own, they concluded that DaVinci Roofscapes offered the best product to protect their home, cancel their moss problem, and give the appearance of the natural slate roof that they had always wanted. Because of our experience with DaVinci Roofscapes’ products, and with other synthetic engineered roof systems, when we came to provide a quote for their roof we confirmed that their conclusion was correct. With the failed roofing material temporarily fixed, and after having received our quote and few others, we were preparing to install a DaVinci Single-Width Slate roof on their home. The finished product was a roof that looks like real slate, constant compliments from neighbours who walk by every day, and best of all a 100% recyclable roof that will protect their house far beyond our lifetimes.

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1236 Chapman St. – Victoria, BC

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Project Description

Client: Homeowners
Location: 1236 Chapman St. – Victoria, BC
Roof Size: 3,500 sq. ft.
Roof Pitch: 8/12 & Flat
Material: 12” wide 24 gauge Westform Metals Prolok & Iko 2 Ply SBS Torch-on Membrane
Colour: Weathered Zinc & Charcoal Grey

Story

When planning to build this very unique custom home in the Cook St. Village area of Fairfield these clients were considering functionality, lasting beauty, and environmental integrity. Based upon those values, for the sloped sections of the roof we helped them decide upon a long lasting 24 gauge Westform Metals Prolok roof with the most durable paint coating in the industry (a Kynar 500 paint). With multiple flat roofs, sloped roofs, and walk-out decks this project involved many interface details between metal roofing, torch-on membranes, and custom flashings. With the walk-out decks located on the second floor and the layout of the exterior being what it is, unlike many roofing projects where details are usually viewed from a distance, or even never at all, this project had many vantage points from which technical details would be viewed up close and personal on a regular basis. Because of our meticulous attention to detail, we were excited about the opportunity for the care we put into our work to be more easily noticed and appreciated by our clients. Since the roof has been done, the exterior finished, and the house moved into, with its natural cedar exterior, thoughtful landscaping, and crisp looking Weathered Zinc coloured roof this home stands out as one of the most unique and tasteful developments in this cherished neighbourhood near downtown Victoria.

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2066 Marne St. – Victoria, BC

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Project Description

Client: Homeowners
Location: 2066 Marne St. – Victoria, BC
Year Completed: 2011
Roof Size: 7,500 sq. ft.
Roof Pitch: 8/12 & 14/12
Material: 12” wide 24 gauge Traditional 1.5” Standing Seam Metal
Colour: Weathered Zinc

Story

On this custom home that overlooks Gonzales Bay our client was seeking a high performance roof that could handle any storm that would inevitably come blowing in from the ocean. They were keen on the idea of a metal roof, but didn’t like the appearance of the common “stiffener” bends on standing seam metal roofs. With that in mind we sourced custom-made standing seam panels that were completely flat across the width of each panel. In order to minimize any extra “canning” in the metal we kept the panels at a narrow 12” wide and made sure to have them made with 24 gauge metal – not 26 gauge. Another factor to be considered was the high level of salt in the air that comes with a waterfront property. With the potential for excessive corrosion created by so much salt in the air, we recommended a panel with a Kynar 500 paint finish on it. The beautiful colour choice they made was the Weathered Zinc. All of these considerations, along with a cable we installed 2” above all the ridges to keep the seagulls off the roof, has resulted in a clean aesthetically appealing roof that will continue to compliment this contemporary custom home for many years to come.

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626 Blanshard St. – Victoria, BC

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Project Description

Client: Church
Location: 626 Blanshard St. – Victoria, BC
Year Completed: 2010
Roof Size: 500 sq. ft.
Roof Pitch: 12/12
Material: #1 Perfection Cedar Shingles
Colour: Natural Cedar

Story

As a heritage building in downtown Victoria this church was committed to maintaining the look of traditional cedar shingles that had always been on the entrance to their main sanctuary. With many custom cuts and decorative details required they were very selective regarding who they would hire to do the work. Always interested in doing unique projects, we were very excited when we discovered that we were the company chosen to complete the job. In an attempt to provide the best cedar shakes possible we sourced the material from a mill we had previously received quality cedar products from rather than just picking up whatever any supplier in town might have. With the flared out decorative gable ridge details each piece had to be precisely cut and slightly bent to create the clean flared appearance that was desired. On the rounded awning roof that overhangs above the front door each cedar shingle had to be pre-formed and tediously fastened to protect them from cracking during or after their installation. Finally the decorative cross at the peak of the front gable detail, which we needed to remove in order to complete the work was re-mounted and protected at the base with a custom flashing we fabricated from flat-stock sheet metal right on site. The end result was a small portion of custom cedar roofing that we are proud to have done and that is maintaining the heritage appearance of this landmark building.

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3934 Quadra St. – Saanich, BC

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Project Description

Client: Commercial Property Owner
Location: 3934 Quadra St. – Saanich, BC
Year Completed: 2014
Roof Size: 57,500 sq. ft.
Roof Pitch: Flat
Material: Iko Polyisocyanurate Insulation & 2 Ply SBS Torch-on Membrane System
Colour: Brown

Story

This warehouse building had a tar & gravel roof system on it that had definitely seen better days prior to when we were called in to inspect it. With old 2” thick fiberglass insulation that had gotten wet due to some previous roof leaks, multiple roofing contractors had bid on this job suggesting to simply roof over the existing roof. This suggestion would have been made due to the fact that the removal of this insulation stirs up excessive amounts of fiberglass in the air, which inevitably causes significant irritation to all working near it, and that the water that had saturated into it would need to be thoroughly dried up prior to installing the new vapour barrier to steel roof deck. For this less than ideal method of installing a new roof just the difference between the lowest quote to the highest one had been almost $375,000.00. At approximately $30,000.00 more than the lowest quote that had been submitted to simply roof over the old membrane, we came in and effectively removed the entire old roof system, insulation, and vapour barrier, and installed new vapour barrier, insulation, and a 2 ply SBS torch-on roof membrane, along with a much needed significantly increased drainage system. With multiple businesses operating out of this facility and many valuable assets within, the owners now rest assured that their clients within are protected from the elements and their investment in this property is far more secure.

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495 Viaduct Ave. W. – Saanich, BC

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Project Details

Client: Homeowners
Location: 745 Viaduct Ave. W. – Saanich, BC
Roof Size: 7,800 sq. ft.
Roof Pitch: 14/12
Material: Certainteed – Carriage House
Colour: Black Pearl

Story

We had put a roof on this beautiful custom home in 2008 when the house was originally built, using the Elk Grande shingle, which had a large 8” exposure that suited the large profile of the roof quite well. In early 2013 there was a fire that broke out in the attic caused by a problem with the chimney. With extensive damages to the roof, attic, and interior of the house an insurance claim was made. Due to the fact the Elk Grande shingle had since been discontinued, replacing just the damaged sections and tying into the existing roof was not an option. The insurance company had hoped to alternatively replace the roof using a basic fiberglass laminate asphalt shingle with a 50 year warranty equivalent to what we had installed in 2008. We wrote a letter to the insurance company highlighting the fact that our clients had paid extra money in 2008 not to install a “basic” looking shingle, but rather a higher end shingle that had a particularly large profile to compliment the large steep roof. In response to the letter the insurance company worked in conjunction with Custom Roofing and our clients to land upon the Certainteed Carriage House shingle, which was actually an upgrade from what was originally installed in 2008. Installing this uniquely beautiful product on such a large steep roof with many angles, gables, custom flashings, and custom torch-on sections allowed our attention to details to really shine and resulted in a finished product that we are proud to have done.

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1393 Rockland Ave. – Victoria, BC

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Project Description

Client: Homeowner
Location: 1393 Rockland Ave. – Victoria, BC
Year Completed: 2014
Roof Size: 4,000 sq. ft.
Roof Pitch: 12/12
Material: Malarkey Highlander AR
Colour: Weathered Wood

Story

Re-roofing this large classic Victorian Tudor house located next door to the Lieutenant Governor General’s house on Rockland was quite the task. With needing to remove three layers of previous roofs that had been installed on the house, the gutters being almost 30’ off the ground, the exterior having been freshly painted less than a year before we came to replace the roof, and all four sides of the house having gardens, decks, a neighbour’s driveway, or a narrow private road right below the roof, thoughtful strategy, planning, and coordination was essential. When that much roofing material is coming off any roof – not even ones this high or steep with all the cautionary requirements below – much care is needed to insure that the property still looks good when the job is done. When all was completed on this project our client was extremely grateful for the new roof, but especially for the care they saw displayed by our crew to guarantee protection of the property, safety for anyone using the neighbour’s driveway or the private road, and timely coordination with the neighbours. With algae resistant copper granules mixed into the composition of the shingles, high profile caps on the ridges and hips, and one of Malarkey Roofing Products’ classiest colour options to compliment the newly painted exterior, along with unharmed gardens, this beautiful old home was left looking vibrant and renewed.