We carry everything you need to successfully
complete your roofing
All Weather has the most
complete showrooms in Southwest BC displaying a wide variety of roofing
materials. From Concrete Roof Tiles
and Metal Roofing to
Architectural Shingles, Shake-Look Shingles, and Synthetic or Rubber Composite
Roofing, we have built actual roofing mock-ups with
both indoor and outdoor comprehensive displays of roofing choices.
Roofing Material choices are far more
important than selecting from a small colour swatch or brochure photo. The
colour and texture you select can "make or break" the look of your home, and its
inherent value and curb appeal.
Our experienced and knowledgeable staff
are ready, willing, and able to patiently guide you through the process of
selecting roofing materials, complete systems, and installation methods.
There is more to choosing roofing than
colour selection. The protection of all your most valuable possessions... your
family, your home furnishings, your life's collectables, and your home
itself... is the job and function of the roofing products selected and installed.
The longevity and strength of the
roofing system has to stand up year after year to our Rainforest climate
conditions, severe winter storms, and wind driven rain. Nobody wants a
"leaky condo" or home, and it is your responsibility to educate
yourself on how to prevent water ingress through the use of smart choices in
roofing materials and responsible installation practices.
All Weather will help educate you on
your options at our showroom. We will also point out the distinct
architectural design choices which will best suit your home or project.
50 to 70% of your buildings architectural style and appearance is determined by
the roofing product style, texture, thickness, and colour.
Don't under-estimate the importance of
the roofing material choice.
During the process of product
selection, we will help you prepare your roofing budget for either your new
construction project, or your re-roof or restoration project.
We have available handy material cost
estimates for most of major products. These hand outs include costs of the
specific products as well as costs of the complete roofing system's materials (
the complete material budget ).
In addition we have worked out
what most roofing systems will cost installed. Our estimates are detailed for
specific roofing materials based on Lower Mainland typical installation costs
using normal, better, or best roofing practices. See
Because of the proprietary nature and
confidentiality of our material estimates, we apologize that we can only make
the more specific material budgets and handouts available at our showroom. So come on down and we'll work through your
material costs and choices. Bring in an idea of roof shape ( a simple
sketch will suffice) and square footage, and we'll get as accurate an estimate
as is possible prepared for you.
The Lower Mainland marketplace for
building materials has deteriorated into a price driven selection process. We think you should get a good
All Weather strives to provide the most
competitive product pricing available on our quality roofing materials, and we
are even prouder of the service level we are able to provide to create a
complete one-stop shop.
But there is more important issue
surrounding roofing product selection. You may or may not realize it, but the
most important factor to determine your choice is
the most effective value between style,
quality, longevity, reliability, and the cost per year of the installed system.
If you select based on price alone,
you'll often get what you paid for. Poor service, poor quality materials,
insufficient advice, econo-grade components, and potentially a leaky roof or
Remember ... we live in a rainforest. The
Greater Vancouver area is one of the rainiest spots in North America, as well as
on the Planet Earth. And the roof you choose and have installed copes with 100%
of the severe weather that will regularly attack your home.
In this climate ... the roof is not the
place to cheap out. At our showroom we'll strive to assist you in making the
Smart Choices for your home.
Leaky Condos and homes were caused by a
price driven marketplace combined with a lack of inspection controls, deficient
material specifications, and an emphasis on "cheap labour", versus
Builder "Class A" and Builder "Class B" built two homes side
by side using similar styles of architecture ( the two homes "looked
identical" ). "Class A" used all the proper materials, and good
installation practice, while price driven "Class B" chose his
materials and installations by cheapest price. Both homes were put on the market
in a similar price bracket, but builder "Class B" could offer his
house at $259,000 and "Class A", because of small incremental cost
increases from better materials and practices had to list his unit at $268,000.
The Consumer comes along assuming that
there is adequate controls working in the background from Building Inspectors
and building codes. They choose to save the $9,000 and choose the "Class
B" home, thinking they'll have extra money to furnish their new home.
B" builder succeeds by selling his unit more quickly. "Class A"
builder was penalized even though he created a better built home which in reality
only would have cost the consumer $25 per month more (based on 30 year amortization
). Consumer suffers leakage and repair costs when exterior envelope
deteriorates, ruins furnishings and possessions, and the buildings value
depreciates greatly. Consumer spends tens of thousands to fix problem.
of this story...
in the selection process from the start. Do not rely on
"Inspectors" or builders to control the quality of the materials or
installation on your project.
Choose higher quality or higher performance materials and systems first, as
well as better looking materials, then look for
better value, not price.
Educate yourself on the material choices and systems for exterior building protection, and
installation procedures and practices. Get involved in the selection
Choose quality workmanship first, THEN ...look for your
by comparing services that can be provided assembling the roof system
with good materials and good workmanship, rather than looking for low price
only. Anyone can cut corners. Anyone can show up with inferior
"Apples versus Oranges"
bids, by providing a product and application
"specification" for each trade prior
to bidding. Understand that not all
proposals and bids are on a level playing field unless the material
specifications and installation practices are the same.
Visit us for serious
discussion and education on roofing products, systems, and your SMARTEST CHOICES. We'll
help you get it done right the first time.
The $9,000 price difference in
the example consists of $500 to $1,000 for better roofing materials and practice
(same product type). The other $8,000 was for other exterior weatherproofing
such as brick, siding, stucco, gutters, etc.
usually only takes about $500 to build a better installed roof system for
shingles on an average home, and the above example was for a tile roof using
better roofing practice and products. The cost per year for this $1000
investment in better roofing is $2.77 per month over 30 years. Cheap insurance
and assurance of reliability for our Rainforest weather conditions.
We pride ourselves on offering great
value with complete customer service and high satisfaction. We support this with
a sizeable inventory of our popular roofing products ready to ship to your
jobsite, and helpful advice from our knowledgeable roofing consultants at All
We have on hand everything you need to
complete your roofing project. And for the Do It Your Self handymen, we'll
provide installation instruction and advice for those purchasing our products
and systems. We'll give you an in-showroom demonstration, and where applicable
we also have resources and instructions to take with you. We can also direct you
to other helpful Web Site links to ensure you get it done right.
We strive to ensure that all our
products leave our warehouse to be installed correctly. We'll advise on
Manufacturer's instructions and warranty requirements, as well as the local
building code guidelines, and "Good, Better, Best" installation
roof is only as strong as its weakest link, and we'll point out
good practices and options regarding ventilation, flashings, underlayment felts,
fastening, waterproofing, and finishing details.
For those of you who will be seeking
professional installation assistance we offer referrals to good quality
professionals who offer reliable, courteous, and quality services. We'll be
happy to refer you to these fine professionals when you visit our warehouse
showroom. See our
We have three
State-Of-The-Art sheet-metal shops with the most up to date equipment for
custom folding and fabricating metal flashings and custom break-shapes.
want a standard roof or building flashing, or a complex custom-specified
flashing, All Weather Products has the expertise and the equipment
to quickly form your metal requirements. We use computer controlled CNC
bending for accuracy, speed, and efficiency to get you your best values
in formed metal.
Our focus is
quality, and the modern equipment allows us to make repeat parts with
amazing accuracy, thus giving your installers better ability to make
their installations look professional, neat, and of high quality
focus relates to speedy turn-around of your orders. Often, typical metal
flashing orders can be ready next day or following day. We even have a
bend while you wait service for those special small rush orders.
pre-attach special seams such as standing seams or "S"-Locks, as well as
produce curved flashings or radius bending. If you need special
"saddles" or "boots" we can accommodate almost any profile. We form and
bend metal from 16 ga and lighter, specializing in 20 gauge to 31 gauge
Pre-Painted Galvanized Steel, Galvalume, Kynar Finish, Copper both 16 oz
and 20 oz, Aluminum, Stainless Steel, and Zinc. Upon request we can
include PVC protection film in items such as Copper or Kynar finishes.
supplemented this capability by adding Standing Seam Metal Roofing
machinery. Our metal roofing roll-formers can make a variety of profiles
in a variety of sizes, gauges, finishes, and colours.
Metal Roofing Profile is the Weather-Lock 1" panels or Custom-Lock 1.5"
high panels. They can be formed with ribs, without ribs, or with
striated reinforcement profile. They have an integral hidden nailing
flange with "Snap-Lock" installation ease. We also produce Snap-Lock
with separate clips for long panels, Mechanical Lock for traditional
standing seam appearance and installation, as well as U-Panel for those
curved roof details.
sell a lot of standard agricultural type cladding and metal roofing, and
offer the products as custom cut-to-length and provide all the flashings
required to complete typical metal roof or siding details. But the
face-fastened type metal roofing may have fastener problems, service or
maintenance issues inside of 15 years, and we highly recommend hidden
fastener type panels such as our custom cut standing seam roofing panels
with "Snap-Lock" seams. We also recommend the 24ga or heavier Kynar
finish Snap-Lock panels for long lasting paint finish, and a stiffer
more durable rigidity to reduce metal distortion.
Fax or bring
in your metal flashing or metal roofing requirements. We can bend
whatever profile needed to weatherproof and beautify your building or
Like most building materials, roofing
is normally a heavy product to handle. Half the job of roofing application is getting the
product up on the roof ready to install, and All Weather Products is ready to
make the work go faster and more efficiently by assisting in roof loading
We offer Rooftop Delivery
or general delivery for most of
our products, in the local region.
Using a conveyor which can reach
distances up to 36 ft or our
crane which reaches 50 ft out, we convey or hoist the
asphalt shingles, shakes, or metal shingles up on the roof. We
meet you or your contractor at the site for loading of the materials. Our
driver loads the conveyor or crane forks with shingles and your crew off-loads them at the roof
top. It is normal for at least two able bodied individuals (provided by the
roofer, builder, or homeowner) to be up on the roof off-loading the materials.
It is the responsibility of the crew
receiving the materials on the roof to work safely with adequate fall
protection, and to pile the materials in a neat weight-dispersed manner. Our
drivers can supply some advise but offer no on the roof assistance or
For extra service, we also offer a
"Pre-Load" service for loading shingles on roofs with pitches less than 7:12 slope.
For a nominal extra fee, our crew arrives to load and unload the shingles off
the conveyor and onto the roof top. For safety reasons we cannot load anything
steeper, and site conditions including accessibility, trees, wires,
terrain and safety will determine if the roof can be loaded. Where roofs
cannot be safely loaded, or where access is impeded, our crew will neatly place the materials on the ground
as close to the roof as the truck can back up to.
It is up to the contractor or the
building owner to assure there is safe access to the roof for us to load, and
that the roof and support structure is sufficient to hold the materials we are
delivering. Where roof brackets are required to secure the roofing materials to
the roof surface, these brackets are charged out as an extra and are not
Unfortunately not all roofs are
accessible or safe to load. It is up to the contractor or building owner to
decide in advance of ordering rooftop services if the site might be accessible.
There is no reduction in freight cost if we arrive on the site and the roof
cannot be loaded, and the material must be off loaded onto the ground.
For both shingle re-roofing and shake
re-roofing it is important to have all the roofing materials on site prior to
tearing off the existing roofing materials. Mother Nature has a cruel sense of
humor in our region's weather patterns, so ensure that the we have completed
our rooftop delivery prior to opening up your home to the elements.
For concrete roof tile, we can assist
with crane rooftop loading service. For timely loading, you will be required to
have at least 3 laborers on hand to spread out the heavy tile over the entire
roof area. The tile loading cranes have a high capacity for weight with long
reach capability. Please advise us on the reach you will need as there are
different trucks for different reaches, with the long reach units costing more
For re-roofing projects
using concrete tiles or light-weight tiles, the new roofing must be loaded after the old roof is
removed (weight restrictions), and after the new roof underlayment / strapping system
is installed first. So ensure you have proper weather protection for your home (
tarps and such ) until the delivery of tiles can be properly scheduled for
If you have a higher roof or need
specific lift or access logistics, we can arrange higher reach cranes or
stingers, or other specialty delivery equipment, that is arranged on a cost plus
There are no specific limitations to
how far geographically we can go to provide rooftop delivery, except that the
farther we go ...the more it will cost. Eventually if you are far enough away
from our primary warehouse it will be uneconomic to have the materials
roof-topped by us.
However, we would be happy to try our
best in finding trucking or transportation to get the materials near your site
or to your site, wherever you might be located, at the best rates for freight
that we can source. We are also happy to load your trucks or containers right
here at our facility in Surrey, or we'll provide delivery services to your
container terminal and freight forwarder of choice.
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How to find us:
We're in the heart of the Lower Mainland, and the Greater Vancouver
Our Greater Vancouver branch is at 2717 Lake City Way, Burnaby,
BC. You will find our Metro Vancouver branch and showroom 3 blocks
north from Lougheed Hwy and Lake City Way lights, where there is also a
convenient skytrain station. We are below SFU and Burnaby mountain area
halfway between Brentwood and Lougheed Malls. This branch services all
the region North of the Fraser River, plus the North Shore and beyond.
Our Surrey Branch is also easy to find. Specifically, we're
between 128th st. Scott Road right on 82nd Ave. We're 5 blocks from either Scott
road or 3 blocks from 128th, both streets having stop lights. You can also come
in off 80th and 124th. From this branch we service most of the lower mainland
focusing on the South of the Fraser River region, plus Richmond, and all
points of of town.
If your coming from Vancouver Island, The Gulf
Islands, Tsawwassen, Ladner, or Richmond ... come in via the Highway 99,
make your way up NO 10 Highway (56th), then turn up Scott Road to 82nd.
It's just that easy !
Our newest branch in the
Okanagon is conveniently located between the Airport and downtown
Kelowna just off Highway 97 at Totom. You will find us north of McCurdy
and south of Sexsmith / Old Vernon Road at the corner of Totom and
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