Four Excellent Tips for Maintaining Your Cedar Shake Roof

Brad GordonCedar Shake, Roof Maintenance


If you happen to cover your property with a cedar shake roof, you know firsthand the striking appearance that such a roof gives.  And while a cedar shake roof is great to have, it also requires maintenance. Just the same as shingles, cedar shake roofs expand and contract as the weather temperatures change.  And although this is very normal, you … Read More

Protecting Your Roof From Heavy Rains in Vancouver

Brad GordonRoof Maintenance, Roof Repair


Roof Protection During Vancouver Heavy Rains With the winter over in Vancouver, there are still a few months of rain in the forecast before the (hopefully) dry beautiful summer. This means that your roof might have to defend your home against a few more substantial downpours. Severe weather can expose your roof’s weak spots and cause leaks In the dry … Read More

Fiberglass Shingles vs. Organic Asphalt Shingles

Brad GordonAsphalt Shingles

steep slope shingle install

Even the best laid roofs are subject to wear and tear over the years. At some point, you’ll more than likely have to replace the roof of your home. When that time comes, you’ll be faced with the decision of using fiberglass or asphalt (organic) shingles. Being aware of the strengths and weaknesses of each type of roofing option can … Read More

Benefits of Torch on Roofing

Brad GordonTorch On Roofing


The torch-on roof, also known as the torch-down roof, is one of the common roofing types used on flat roofs. When installed correctly, it can last from 15 to 20 years. This makes it a cost effective roof for commercial businesses and the homeowner.   What is Torch-On Roofing? You may also see this called rubberized asphalt. A torch is … Read More

How to Paint a Metal Roof

Brad GordonMetal Roofing, Roof Maintenance


Now we are out of the wet winter weather, it’s time to start thinking about getting your roof looking good for the summer. Not only can a new coat of paint can give your home a fresh look, but it also can help save you money by protecting the metal sheets themselves. This post will show how to: Prepare your … Read More

What’s the Difference Between Cedar Shakes and Shingles?

Brad GordonCedar Shake, Shingles

One of the most common questions our Vancouver roofing contractors are asked, whether on the roof or at a dinner party, is what’s the difference between a shake and a shingle. No, these are not the latest dance moves, but rather one of the more commonly used roofing materials throughout the Pacific Northwest. Both materials offer the same durability and … Read More

What are the Best Residential Roofing Materials for the Pacific Northwest

Brad GordonResidential Roofing


Replacing the roof on your home is an important and expensive undertaking. Choosing the right material can improve your home’s aesthetic appeal and also increase the value of your home for resale. Homeowners must consider many factors when choosing the roofing material that best suits their home. While aesthetic appeal and expense must surely be considered when choosing the roofing … Read More

Questions to Ask Your Roofing Contractor

Brad GordonRoof Tips

When choosing a roofing contractor, it is very important that property owners exercise diligence. We’ve compiled a list of questions to ask your roofing contractor before you hire them. The roof of your home or business is the first and last line of defense, protecting your building and its contents against the elements. Those of us who have the pleasure … Read More

10 Signs You Need a New Roof

Brad GordonRoof Tips


No matter what type of roofing system you use in your home or business, there will come a time when you must replace it and install a new one. While replacing the roof on your home is a major expense and undertaking, choosing the correct time to replace your roof will save you money and ensure the safety of your … Read More

Flat Fee Roof Health Check

Brad GordonRoof Inspection, Roof Repair


As the weather has changed in the last few weeks in Vancouver we’ve been getting many inquiries from home and business owners who are concerned about their roofs. At Coast Mountain Roof we pride ourselves on the quality and durability of our Vancouver roof repair service. In this post we will discuss four common problems that cause leaky roofs, and … Read More