Before I founded our company, Absolute Roof Solutions, I had thought the standards for roofing projects in our area would have gotten better, considering all the leaky condos in BC.
However, that seems to have affected only the larger projects where there is a building envelope specialist on the job.
No permits, licenses, or inspections are required for residential re-roofing in our area. As a result of this lack of oversight, there has been no catalyst for change.
As a renovator, I did my fair share of repairing or replacing rotted wood and damaged materials that were caused by other people's poor workmanship. It was a good business when the economy was a little slower in BC.
The most valuable thing I got from this work was a good understanding of where buildings leak and how to prevent those leaks.
As a result of these experiences, I saw a real need for a roofing company with a different approach.
Obviously the roof is one of the most important components of a building's water-proofing system.
It is not true that all roofing companies and installers are no good and don't care. It's just that there aren't enough really good ones, which makes them hard to find. So I knew we would have to establish a very good recruiting and hiring program.
I saw a need for a company that helped the customer make an informed decision as to what they needed by educating them enough so they could decide on their own what was right for them. I saw that the installers needed to be better trained, and a quality inspection process needed to be put in place.
All of this may seem obvious, but as a renovator I was always amazed at the number of deficiencies that I would find on almost every roof I inspected that had been installed by others. Deficiencies that would cause immediate or premature failure.
I therefore inspected every roof we had put on, personally, as I had to warranty my renovation projects and didn't want water getting in and damaging my new $30,000 kitchen cabinets or new hardwood floors.
In our roofing company, we believe in hiring good people who care about our clients and their property. With that as a basis we can then teach them technical details and procedures. And we keep all of our quality control measures and standards firmly in place.
Absolute Roof Solutions was founded on the idea of raising the standard of roofing in our corner of the world. Our success to date has been fantastic, and our enthusiasm grows each day as we hear back from more and more appreciative customers.
I invite you to contact us if you are contemplating a roof replacement or need some roof repairs. We also offer 24/7 emergency repairs.