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Cedar Repair on Renovation

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Want to add some space to your house?  But you don’t want to spend a fortune on your roof? We can solve that problem for you, no matter what it is. 

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We have the skills it takes to finish the job right.  No matter what the material is, we can work with it.  On this repair, the customer wanted to add another large room onto there house.  This will be the third addition.  1/2” tapersawn shingles were used on this 5/12 pitch tie in.  At the “dead valley” or “low slope area”, we chose to use a “2 ply torch on system” as well as “sand/base” for fireproofing.  After carefully tearing off the existing cedar shingles, and the nails, we were ready to start installing the new cedar.  One must be very careful not to damage the existing “felt paper” or “tar paper”, as it is a key factor in keeping the roof waterproof.  All and all the repair went very well.  It looks very nice and the cedar shingles will start to blend with each other after a few years.  New attic exhaust vents were added, these vents will ensure the roof lasts a long time.  It is important to have proper soffit ventilation as well.  The soffit is the area under your roof overhangs.  These lower areas are used for fresh air intake. 

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This chimney will never leak, we guarantee it.   Multiple layers of protection ensure the water flows of exactly the way we want it to.  For this chimney we had to use EPDM rubber combined with metal back pans on the rears sides.  All the water is guided onto the torch-on valley.  This torch-on is “stripped” in for maximum protection.  Both the smooth layer of torch-on underneath and the granulated layer on top are stripped in.  Later the siding will be finished.  We suggest having us come back to clean off the roof once a year.


Cedar Roofing

Cedar re roof in Richmond BC old growth 7/8

Cedar Roofing –  Truly the “Roots” of RoofRite

Back in the day, RoofRite started as a cedar roofing company.  The first project we ever took was a cedar to cedar re-roof in Ladner, BC.  That was all the way back in 1993 before RoofRite was even officially registered.  Since then, we have strived to install only the highest quality of cedar available.  Pictured above is a cedar re-roof we completed that covered almost 4000 square feet.  Using old growth taper sawn 7/8” thick cedar shingles, we came out with truly amazing looking finished product.

Rooftop delivery of old growth cedar.

Old Growth Cedar

When cedar reaches a mature age it releases a chemical into the wood that helps to preserve the wood.  New growth cedar shingles are made out of 7 year old cedar trees.  Old growth should last 30 years when maintained and treated.  New growth cedar wears out in about 12 to 15 years in our experience.

Cedar roof installation

Tar Paper

Between the shingles is a layer of tar paper or felt paper that is woven over the tips of every course (row).




Concrete Stairs

Waterproofing –  Cover your concrete with Torch On

We provide waterproofing solutions as well.  Install torch on over concrete before back filling.  In the picture above we are protecting the plywood before a concrete stair case is poured.


New Construction – Richmond, BC

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Completed December 10, 2010

One of our many projects in Richmond.  We’ve provided service to Richmond and take pride in doing work.  The wind blows hard off the ocean, installed on this home are Landmark Ultimate TL Algae Resistant shingles.  They have a lifetime warranty and a high wind

warranty as well.


Torch on using the board and tape method.


This method uses a fireproof board over an existing deck, sometimes known as a recovery board.

Base Layer of Torch On

After the seems are sealed with a special tape, we apply the base or smooth layer of torch on.  It is later capped with layer of torch on with granules embedded.

Torch On

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Torch On Roofing.  Bring Out The Torch, Nothings Getting Through Our Hot Welded Seems.


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With Safety In Mind, And Careful Planning, Torch On Is Ideal For Flat Roofing.


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We’ll Take Care Of Those RoofTop Decks, And Other Tricky Situations.


Architectural Shingles


Architectural Shingles are asphalt shingles as well.  Most have a fiberglass base sheet.  The difference is the look of the shingle, as well as the warranty.

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Fiberglass Laminate Shingles

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Fiberglass Laminate Shingles.  30 Year to Lifetime Warranties.  The Standard In Asphalt Roofing.

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