How Long Do Roofs Last On Houses?

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Knowing the signs of an unstable roof is a must! These tips from Cooper Roofing can help you to protect your valuable investment, save you thousands of dollars in roofing repairs and keep your family and belongings safe.

These are ten critical signs that your roof may need some attention or repairs:

Age – In all probability, your roof isn’t as secure as it should be if it’s over 20 years old.

Loose or Missing Shingles – These can lead to several other potentially dangerous and costly problems for any Vancouver homeowner. A cold winter or strong winds are two of the most significant causes of loose shingles.

Exposed or Loose Nails – The nails holding your roof together can become loose over time, as the material starts to wear away with age. This, in turn, can lead to problems with the roof’s structure.

Granules – The shingles on your roof may be starting to wear away if you notice granules in the guttering on your house.

Light Leaking Into Attic – You probably have a hole somewhere in your roof if you notice sunlight streaming into your attic. A hole in the roof can lead to various other issues including ventilation issues, or damage from water and insect infestations.

Missing Or Broken Flashing – A leaking roof may be a problem, or the weatherproofing ability of your roof can be affected if the flashing is missing or broken.

Worn Or Dirty Areas – You may be experiencing a structural problem with your roof if you see signs of wear and tear, or your roof looks dirty all the time. It may be time to replace your roof; a lot of roofs naturally lose their good looks as they get older.

Curling Or Cracked Shingles – Again, it may be time to think about putting down a new roof if you notice cracked tiling or curling or split wood. All of these signs mean that your roofing Vancouver is coming to the end of its natural life.

Peeling Or Blistering Paint – The ventilation in your attic may be damaged, and it may be time for some severe roofing repairs if you spot blistering or peeling paint inside or outside.

Water Damage On Inside Walls Or Ceiling – It isn’t a good sign if you see water spots or damp spots on your ceiling or walls, as you may be looking at severe structural damage if the water starts to eat away at the trusses. Humidity building up because of ventilation problems can cause dampness, as can a leaking roof.

It’s important to understand that the above list isn’t all-inclusive, and you may need to carry out some roofing repairs if you notice seemingly random variations in your energy bills or a sagging roof.

For all your roofing needs, contact Cooper Roofing at 604-674-0319 and make sure the value and safety of your home aren’t under threat.

Roof Repair in Vancouver BC

Cooper Roofing Vancouver
600-1285 W Broadway,
Vancouver, BC V6H 3X8
(604) 674-0319

Factors To Consider When Choosing Roofing Material For Your Home

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There are numerous factors to think about when selecting the roofing material for your house. You have to consider several factors, out of which the geographical location is the most important. The weather and hardships your roof needs to endure is directly dependant on the location of your home. Here are four reasons you may want to select an Interlock Roof if you reside in the Northern part of British Columbia.

Different Roofing Material Factors

Cooling factor: You will be surprised to know that a metal roof can help you cut down on your cooling bills during the summer if you reside in an area that gets warm during the summer season. Interlock products are coated with Alomar, heat resistant and ultraviolet reflecting material to help combat the excessive heat. This coating reflects away heat, allowing less heat to enter your home.

Curbside appeal: Interlock products are manufactured from quality material and designed keeping longevity in mind, including aesthetic durability. Our customers often comment that their roof appears the same as it did on the day we installed it.

Heat resistant: The Interlock product contains a heat-resistant coating, both in sunlight and to fire. In the event a forest fire breaks out, a threat quite common in Northern BC, your home will not be as vulnerable to catching fire from airborne embers landing on your roof.

Quality assurance: Why should you consider an Interlock Roof if you stay in Northern BC? Interlock products are made in British Columbia. Apart from being locally produced in Delta B.C., the installers are trained in our British Columbia headquarters too. This, apart from allowing us a bit of quality control, also ensures that our installers leave our premises with the capability to perform top grade installations. By using an Interlock Roof, you support fellow Canadians. Depend on the roof made by Interlock to protect yourself and your home.

Cooper Roofing is a professional roofing repairs company specializing in Vancouver roofing jobs.

Vancouver Roof Repair

Cooper Roofing Vancouver
600-1285 W Broadway,
Vancouver, BC V6H 3X8
(604) 674-0319

How To Know When Your Vancouver Roof Needs To Be Replaced

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Although a homeowner may have the highest quality roofs installed on their building, there will soon come a time that it will need to be replaced. Below are four signs shared by Cooper Roofing that homeowners should look out for as they warrant the need for the system to be replaced.


  1. Curling and buckling shingles

The shingles buckle and curl when they lose their protective granules. This often happens when they are past the end of their lifespan.

  1. Missing shingles

For few shingles that are not in place, they can quickly be repaired or replaced by a company that deals with the shingles. However, if the damage is widespread, it is better to replace the whole roof rather than repair in patches over time which tends to cost more. Also, the exposed spots make the roof vulnerable to being damaged by water.

  1. Ruined Flashings

Flashings protect the roof from water penetrating inside it.  The flashings are made up of metal and tar and are in the form of thin strips which are used along the valleys and chimney area where the roof is weakest. If the flashings are damaged in any way, the roof is at risk of damage as water can easily penetrate it.

  1. Daylight entering the attic

The worst sign of a damaged roof which should result in hiring contractors to repair it is when the attic has light peering through the roof. In such cases, water has already penetrated through the roof, making it feel spongy or have a trampoline bounce when someone walks on it.

For such cases, replacement should be done by expert qualified roofers immediately as the current roofing structure has lost its structural integrity.  To make sure your roof is in its best possible shape, contact the roofing experts at



Roof Repairs Vancouver BC

Cooper Roofing Vancouver
1285 W Broadway #600,
Vancouver, BC V6H 3X8
(604) 674-0319