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   WHY AN ALUMINUM ROOF MAY BE A POOR CHOICE

 


MOST ALUMINUM ROOFING SHINGLES HAVE NOT STOOD UP TO OUR WESTCOAST CLIMATE. SEE PICTURES OF FADED ALUMINUM ROOFING PROJECTS BELOW.

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THE REASON WE DON'T SELL FIN-ALL TYPE ALUMINUM ROOFING SHINGLES IS BECAUSE OF POOR QUALITY AND WEATHERING ISSUES.

 


THESE ALUMINUM SHINGLES ARE MADE WITH SUBSTANDARD GRADE MATERIALS. THERE IS NO PRIMER COAT ON THE PRODUCT. AND ONLY A SINGLE COAT OF PAINT, ON BARE ALUMINUM.

 


THE STEEL ROOFING PANELS ARE FAR MORE WEATHER RESISTANT THAN THE ADJOINING ALUMINUM SHINGLES.

 


THIS 50 YEAR WARRANTY FIN-ALL ALUMINUM ROOF IN ABBOTSFORD LEAKED, AND HAD TO BE REPLACED.

 


THE FIN-ALL ALUMINUM ROOF LASTED ONLY 15 YEARS.

 


16 YEAR OLD ALUMINUM ROOF IN BLACK- A VERY POPULAR COLOR

 


THE BLACK PAINT ON THESE ALUMINUM SHINGLES HAS WORN OFF ENTIRELY, IN THE VALLEY SECTION.

 


IN 2014 WE INSPECTED THIS 7 YEAR OLD INTERLOCK ALUMINUM ROOF FOR A CLEANING. WITH THE SHINGLES CURLED UP ON THE ENDS,THE INSTALLATION PATTERN IS VERY NOTICABLE, AND NOT IN A GOOD WAY.

 


THE ROOF WAS COVERED IN POLLEN WHICH COULD NOT BE REMOVED CHEMICALLY. THAT MEANT PRESSURE WASHING. SINCE THE CUSTOMERS DID NOT WANT ANY FOOT TRAFFIC, THERE WAS NOTHING WE COULD DO TO HELP THEM.

 


THE LAST ROOF CLEANER, WALKED ALL OVER THE ROOF AND CRUSHED AND DENTED THE ROOF. ALUMINUM SHINGLES ARE VERY THIN AND DENT EASILY. STEEL SHINGLES HAVE A HIGHER TENSILE STRENGTH, AND STAND UP BETTER TO

 


THIS ALUMINUM ROOF SHOULD LAST FOR 50 YEARS, BUT THE FINISH IS GONE IN 10 YEARS.

 


THERE IS NO WARRANTY ON THIS ALUMINUM ROOF, BECAUSE THE MANUFACTURER HAS SHUT DOWN AND OPENED UP AGAIN , UNDER A NEW NAME.

 


THESE TIN FOIL- ALUMINUM SHINGLES FAILED THE WIND TEST, UP AT HEMLOCK. THERE IS ONLY ONE FASTENER PER SHINGLE.

 


THESE FIN-ALL ALUMINUM SHINGLES ARE NOT COLOUR FAST. THERE IS NO PRIMER COAT;JUST PAINT ON BARE METAL.

 


THERE ARE ALOT OF HOMES THAT HAVE BEEN ROOFED WITH SUBSTANDARD ALUMINUM SHINGLES.


 


LOOK HOW ALGAE IS EATING UP THE FINISH, ON THESE ALUMINUM SHINGLES.

 


DEFECTIVE ALUMINUM SHINGLES IN SURREY.

 


DEFECTIVE BLACK ALUMINUM SHINGLES IN NEW WESTMINSTER.

 


DEFECTIVE BLACK ALUMINUM SHINGLES IN LANGLEY.

 


DEFECTIVE ALUMINUM SHINGLES IN FORT LANGLEY.

 


DEFECTIVE BLACK ALUMINUM SHINGLES IN SURREY.

 


ALUMINUM SHINGLES IN HOPE. THIS ROOF USED TO BE BLUE.

 


DEFECTIVE ALUMINUM SHINGLES IN VANCOUVER.

 


DEFECTIVE BLUE ALUMINUM SHINGLES, ON CONDOS IN NORTH VANCOUVER.

 


DEFECTIVE ALUMINUM SHINGLES IN CHILLIWACK.

 


DEFECTIVE ALUMINUM SHINGLES IN BURNABY.

 


CLOSEUP OF DEFECTIVE ALUMINUM ROOFING.

 


DEFECTIVE ALUMINUM SHINGLES IN COQUITLAM. THE ROOF WAS INSTALLED OVER TOP OF THE EXISTING ASPHALT SHINGLES.

 


THESE ALUMINUM SHINGLES HAVE FADED BADLY. THEY ARE COVERED IN BLACK MOLD AND MILDEW.

 


THIS ROOF HAD BEEN REPAIRED WITH A METAL FLASHING COVERING THE RIDGE CAPS.

 


AN INSPECTION IN THE ATTIC SHOWED THERE WERE LEAKS ALL OVER. THE NEW OWNERS OF THIS HOUSE, KNEW THAT THIS ROOF NEEDED TO BE REPLACED.

 


THIS ALUMINUM ROOF IN VANCOUVER WAS INSTALLED OVER 2 LAYERS OF ASPHALT SHINGLES, ON A SHIPLAP ROOFDECK. IT WAS TARPED TO COVER LEAKS. NOTICE THE PATCHWORK OF MISMATCHED ALUMINUM SHINGLES.

 


THIS REPAIR NOW IS GOING TO BE VERY EXPENSIVE. IT REQUIRES THE REMOVAL OF 3 LAYERS OF ROOFING, THE APPLICATION OF PLYWOOD OVER THE SHIPLAP, AND THE INSTALLATION OF A NEW SHINGLE ROOF .

 


THE HOMEOWNER REMEMBERED HOW THE SALESMAN STRESSED THE SUPERIOR QUALITY OF THEIR ALUMINUM ROOFING, OVER STEEL ROOFING. TIME HAS PROVEN THAT THEIR ALUMINUM SHINGLES WERE INFERIOR.

 


THESE FADED AND LEAKING ALUMINUM ROOF PANELS, WERE INSTALLED OVER THE EXISTING TAR AND GRAVEL ROOF.NOTICE THAT THERE ARE NO ROOF VENTS.THERE WERE MAJOR MOISTURE PROBLEMS WITHIN THIS HOME.

 


THESE ALUMINUM PANELS HAVE NO UNDERCOAT. THE SURFACE PAINT HAS WASHED OFF EXPOSING THE BARE ALUMINUM TO CORROSION AND PITTING, FROM ACID RAIN.

 


DUE TO INSUFFICIENT VENTILATION IN THE ATTIC CAVITY, THERE WERE ISSUES WITH DAMP PLYWOOD AND INSULATION, PLUS BLACK MOLD .

 


THERE WERE LEAKS ON THIS WIDE ALUMINUM ROOF PANEL JOB. THE ROOF WAS TEMPORARILY COVERED WITH TARPS.

 


THE ALUMINUM ROOF PANELS WERE INSTALLED OVER THE EXISTING ASPHALT SHINGLES. THE ROOF VENTS WERE ELIMINATED AND COVERED UP , CAUSING MOISTURE PROBLEMS.

 


FADED ALUMINUM ROOF PANELS WERE INSTALLED OVER THE EXISTING ASPHALT SHINGLES. ROOF VENTS HAVE BEEN REMOVED, CAUSING MOISTURE PROBLEMS.

 


PLUMBING PIPES HAVE NOT BEEN SEALED PROPERLY WITH A DECKTITE RUBBER FLASHING.

 


THIS IS ANOTHER ALUMINUM ROOF THAT WAS INSTALLED OVERTOP OF AN EXISTING TAR & GRAVEL ROOF.

 


A FEW YEARS AFTER THIS ALUMINUM ROOF WAS INSTALLED, THE ORIGINAL CONTRACTOR REPAIRED THE ROOF, WITH THE ADDITION OF TWO TURBINE VENTS, AND A STEEL RIDGE FLASHING.

 
 
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