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If you have a quirky, sublime or heritage building that needs a new roof, let’s talk. I work on Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and South Okanagan only. See some of my projects below.

Warren House 7

Nanaimo, BC

A cute old timer with wonderful, grand crown mouldings on the inside was in need of a new roof and exterior upgrades to give it an equally appealing exterior.

The existing T-lock asphalt shingles were removed. Synthetic underlayment (FT Silver) was added. Valley and eave flashings were attached but we came across a particular problem in three locations.

We wanted the gable ends to retain their architectural integrity. It required us to eschew aluminum flashing often used by builders today. With this in mind, we made a trip to The Finishing Store in Nanaimo and found two different bed mouldings that were just right for the project.

To the front gable rake we added a semi-ornate moulding. On the side and back gables, a more subdued, flat moulding served the purpose. Both created an elegant finish and functional drip edge. Painted to fit the existing dark olive green trim., the mouldings and finished trim accented the new slate grey shingles that in the end, gave the house an unpretentious opulence that complimented the interior.

Widdowson Garage

Saanich, BC

Long overdue, this heritage garage on a historic property was badly in need of a new roof. Decay had set into the rafter ends and the double layer of asphalt shingles were heavily degranulated. Removal of the asphalt shingles, adding sister rafters, placement of a felt underlay and the addition of galvanized cladding, plus replacement of gable trim boards, has allowed this 1920s era building to remain standing for another 100-years.

The Panabode

Mayne Island, BC

I removed the old shingles and discovered underneath, the vertically aligned tongue-and-groove cedar boarding, was in great shape. A high-end synthetic underlay was tacked down and laminate shingles- matching the house-were added on top.

Exactly on budget, the owner was more than thrilled. Plus, I had it done in one week, on an island where waiting-lists are as much as two years with other companies.

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