The roofs in Vancouver are usually under threat. The city, along with its neighboring areas, generally gets twice the amount of rainfall than London, England gets. No thanks to its coasting climate, it outranks Calgary and Toronto in the “Most Huge Snowfall Days” category. Although the summers are dry and cool, excessive humidity due to indoor heating could bake the asphalt shingles of poorly ventilated roofs from the inside.
When investing in residential roof replacement to weatherproof your home, Crown Roofing recommends GAF’s Lifetime Roofing System. As a Master Elite™ roofer, nobody could explain its value better than we could. For starters, these are the critical roles it plays to protect your roof against the rigors of the West Coast climate:
Sealing Vulnerable Areas
It consists of specialized leak barriers to render the valleys and eaves water-resistant. It protects against wind-driven rain, keeping your roof’s weakest spots dry and leak-free. The Lifetime Roofing System also has an underlayment layer that wraps the wooden deck and keeps it intact. It allows the shingles to lay flatter, reducing the risk of blow-offs.
Preventing Ice Dam Formation
This premium residential roofing system features a combination of innovative intake and exhaust vents to regulate attic temperature, especially during the coldest months. Adequate attic ventilation discourages ice damming. It helps the plane and the edges of the roof to maintain the same level of temperature, which, in turn, keeps icicles from forming.
Inhibiting Attic Condensation
With its ability to exhale moisture efficiently, the Lifetime Roofing System prevents condensation, which causes rot and mold growth. Its smartly designed ventilation system optimizes the airflow in the attic to keep it cool and dry all year round.
GAF shingles, the star of the Lifetime Roofing System, are a departure from old-fashioned asphalt roofing products. Made with the Advanced Protection® Technology, they’re tough and resilient to minimize the need for roof repair.
Discover the other practical benefits of choosing GAF’s Lifetime Roofing System and hiring a Master Elite contractor, like Crown Roofing, for your project. Call us at (604) 210-6655 today to schedule your free roof evaluation and estimate in Vancouver, Surrey or North Vancouver.