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Products specializes in supplying roofing products for the Western Canadian and
Pacific Northwest region.
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Tile Look Metal
Peel & Stick Underlayment
Presidential TL Ultimate
Landmark TL Ultimate
High Definition Shingles
Country Mansion Shingle
Eagle Concrete Roof Tiles
MCA Clay Tiles
Clay Shake Tiles
Lightweight Clay Tiles
Roof AquaGuard UDLX
Roofer Safety Equipment
Balcony Roof Windows
True Comfort Attic Insulation
Blown in Attic Insulation
Fiberglass Insulation Blowing
Savvy Interior Design
Fire Chat Tables
Timber Frame Shelters
Tiki Hut Shelters
1 April October 2013
Certainteed has a training
team on site in Surrey for their products
8th April 2013.
Come visit, get some food and refreshments, meet the regional sales managers,
learn about Certainteed products and programs for contractors.
News and Views:
All Weather Products Ltd
The Roofing Store's Surrey branch ...
This is the largest
roofing showroom in North America, the displays are extensive, so come and visit and let us WOW you with an
amazing selection, and great deals too !
Surrey Showroom now
featuring Alfresco Backyard Lifestyles
A collection of Outdoor
Living Products including BBQ Entertainment Islands and Outdoor Kitchens,
Modular Lightweight Concrete Cabinets for creating custom BBQ Islands, Gazebo
and Pergola Kits, Gas Firepits and Firepit Chat Tables ... huge selection, Tiki
Huts and Palapas, Indoor Outdoor Wicker and Wrought Aluminum Furniture, Grand
Curved Patio Seating, NorthCape premium Wicker and Resin Furniture with Super
Comfy 6" Cushions and Sunbrella outdoor fabrics ...
and The Roofing Store
FEATURE SHOWROOM :
12510 - 82nd Ave. Surrey BC
Mon - Fri 7:30 - 4:30
open 9am to
1pm, excluding long weekends
All Weather Products is pleased with the
customers visiting our updated and renovated locations. Our new Greater
Vancouver Superstore Roofing Warehouse and Showroom has been open for business
and your roofing material
viewing pleasure for quite some time now. We are getting rave
reviews and compliments galore on its unique nature and look. We invite you to
come and visit our unique showroom.
Centrally located to service the Greater
Vancouver region and the North Shore, it is located at
2717 Lake City Way,
Mon - Fri 7:30 - 4:30
Closed , but please
visit our Surrey Warehouse and Showroom for your Saturday needs as well as the
Alfresco Lifestyles showroom ...
These are one of the largest and
greatest variety roofing showrooms in North America.
certainly is unique, different, and special.
So those who are from the North Shore, West
Vancouver, North Vancouver, Vancouver eastside or west-side, or from Richmond,
Burnaby, Coquitlam, Port Moody, Port Coquitlam, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge this
is a centrally located showroom and roofing supply warehouse... ready to show you
what is great, new, different, or special value in our roofing industry today.
We can show you today's smartest choices in roofing and re-roofing products and
Our Surrey warehouse continues to provide
great showroom and supply
services, for those who are south of the Fraser River, or where the convenience
is better for you. Its brand new location and extraordinary showroom is already
getting accolades and wows.
See it at 12510 - 82nd Ave, Surrey.
Don't miss our newest location in Kelowna,
Centrally located to service the Kelowna
and Okanagon region, it is located at
Totom, Kelowna. 250-765-8018.
This is one of the largest and
greatest variety roofing showrooms in the Okanagon and Central BC region. We are
shipping not only in the Okanagon region, but also into the Kootenays and up
into the Chilcotin-Cariboo from this warehouse. We have a Custom Sheet Metal
shop at your disposal to bend quality flashings and trims for your building,
siding, and roofing requirements. All Weather Products roll-forms its own
"custom cut for your job" metal roofing panels ...high quality snap and Lock
panels and standing seam roofing, as well as the traditional 36" wide
There is no better place to select
your roofing materials than at All Weather Products'
The Winters of 2006 through 2010 have been
stormiest, rainiest, and most snow bound in recent history. The winter and spring
of 2011 had been one of the rainiest, least sunny 6 month periods we have ever
endured. The results are that many
of our region's roofs have been put to the test, and many are showing their
weaknesses. Leaks and roof failures have been common this winter so we expect to
have a busy season ahead replacing old roofs that couldn't withstand our severe
I hope you enjoyed the the long lasting rains and
unusually cold wet
weather of 2011, 2012, and 2013. Our weather here in the winter of 2013 is not a whole lot
better yet as of early March 2012. Are we in climate change ?
The summer of 2012 right through September
was the driest we can remember. Lots of roofs drying out, cracking, aging, etc.
Is your roof ready for the severe weather ahead
? We seem to
be going through obvious climate change that is becoming the new reality for our
The rains are back again. We are already
hearing about lots of roof leaks in 2013. Get ready for next winter, now !
This is a reminder to both contractors and
home owners, that our region has very severe weather at times. Therefore, we should
not design or install roofing materials with the "minimum"
standards required. We should
upgrade our roofing systems to better withstand severe weather conditions rather
than just "normal" weather conditions. We suggest better underlayments be
offered as normal "options", better designed drip edges (such as our
All Weather T-Style Rake edge
metals), plus the use of peel & stick rubberized membranes in valleys, around
chimneys and skylights, and on eave edges. Although we don't always get ice dams
very often in the southwest BC / Pacific Northwest regions, we certainly got them
the few winters, so we believe that homeowners should
invest in materials that "batten down the hatches" better. These are modest
upgrades to the cost of a re-roof, they cannot be added later, so why not offer
a better roof "system" for protecting this region's homes and contents. Our
homes are now quite valuable pieces of real estate and we need to invest in
building envelope defenses to protect them and maintain them.
We believe that climate change is the new
reality. Crazy weather patterns are only going to get more extreme.
Batten down the hatches with good roof
systems that include better underlayments and flashings, heavier and thicker
shingles that are more wind resistant, or different materials such as "Snap-n-Lock
and Weather-Lock" metal roofing for efficient high performance water shedding roofing materials.
Visit our showrooms...
for the latest
materials, the latest innovations, and the latest information.
See all the newest roofing
materials available in BC for roofing sloped roofs that are steep,
normal sloped, and low sloped (or flat).
Come on down to BC's largest roofing showrooms to discover new
roofing materials and ideas !
Now introducing our new
Backyard Lifestyles ... now focused on outdoor patio living
We'll be happy to walk you through you
all of our All Weather products
12510 - 82nd
BC. , the feature location for outdoor lifestyle products.
call us for more info:
and Other Announcements :
All asphalt shingle manufacturers have announced a 8
to 12 percent price increase effective 1st April 2013.
So far ...Certainteed and GAF brand shingles are up 9%
effective 1st April 2012. BP price increase, as well as Malarkey price
increase is delayed until 17th April 2013.
We are raising our prices to match the
manufacturers' price increase, as well as to adjust for the current
Canadian Dollar exchange.
Expect our price increase to take effect 1st April
2013 on ALL special order shingles, and non-stock colours.
Expect the rest of the shingle products to escalate
in price the 1st of April through the 15th of April 2013 depending on
All prices will reflect the increase created by the
manufacturers by 1st May 2013 regardless of the order entry date.
WARRANTY CHANGES for all shingles:
Please read the following
IMPORTANT changes to all brands in 2011:
There was a huge change in warranty
offerings on all brands of shingles effective February 1st, 2011. All
laminated fiberglass shingles by most shingle manufacturers are stated
to now have a Limited Lifetime Warranty.
Important note on this ...
These manufacturers are not saying their thinner builder's grade typical
laminated shingles are going to "last" a "lifetime", nor 50 years. What
they are saying is that they offer a limited warranty that declares that
they "made" the shingle without manufacturer defects, and they made the
shingle to the specifications they said they would, and that they "stand
behind" their commitment to have made the shingles the way they said
they would for the first buyer's "lifetime" (and in some cases to one
additional homebuyer of the property if the warranty is properly
transferred in the manner and time specified).
Let us be CLEAR ...none of the manufacturers are stating that the
shingles have a specific life expectancy that they are warranting ! In
fact, the removal of the 25 year, 30 year, and 40 year "statements of
warranty" protects the manufacturer even better now, as they have
removed the "time line life expectancy confusion" that homeowner's were
previously led to believe as "how long" the shingles ought to last. In
the past the Limited Shingle Warranty documents also did not say
that the shingles would "last" or survive for 30 years, but instead that
for a period of 30 years, if the manufacturer is proven to be found as
having made a defective shingle at the time of manufacture, then the
manufacturer would pay up to the pro-rated life not used yet at the time
of the complaint. One had to prove that the manufacture made defective
shingles ... and this is not easy to do. And today, the shingle
manufacturers do extensive record keeping of each batch run quality
standards, so it is unusual for a on-site shingle problem to be
attributable to the manufacturer making defective shingles. That would
And the manufacturer's all know this. So their marketing departments
are making these new grandiose declarations of "LIFETIME LIMITED
WARRANTY". No real changes were done to any shingles. The engineering
department of the manufacturer's were not asked to make a better
shingle, or questioned on how long the shingles might last. The
marketing guys simply decided to use "twisted" word meanings to state
that they are making shingles without defects and to the standards they
promised, and that these promises are valid for the current homeowner's
lifetime (document says 50 years) and in some cases the next homeowner
as well when required conditions of warranty transfer are met.
BUT ... nobody is promising how long the shingles will actually
last. In fact, one or more manufacturers clearly state that on
multi-family, townhouses, condos, and commercial buildings, where
ownership does not change as often, that their warranty period drops to
only 20 years. Why ???? Because the manufacturers are expecting most
homeowners to lose their warranties, or move ( old adage is that home's
change hands on average every 7 to 15 years), and the warranties to no
longer be a concern to them. But in the case of multi-family residences,
it is far more likely that important warranty documents are noted in
their "minutes" and records, so manufacturers reduce their exposure to
those type of property's potential claims.
Will the old "30" year shingles last 30 years, and will the old "40"
year shingles last 40 years ???
Probably not, as most manufacturer's expect their shingles to be
replaced every 17 to 25 years. We believe that one might "squeak" out 20
to 25 years out of a thinner 240 lb shingle ( we called them 30 years
the last 8 years, and we called those same shingles "25" year shingles
prior to that, and ten years before that we called them "20" year
shingles. The shingles have not changed in 20 years, only the marketing
department's "WARRANTY TEASES". It is very misleading to most consumers.
What we used to call "40" year and "50" year shingles, generally they
will last quite a bit longer than the typical 240 pound laminated
shingle (that used to be called a "30" year). Why ? Because most
manufacturers (but not all) gave you heavier shingles, which included
more asphalt, more bitumen, more stuff in general, and with that it was
naturally a longer lasting, more weather resistant shingle. These 40
year and 50 year shingles weighed between 265 pounds up to 330 pounds
per square. The Certainteed Landmark Premium shingle still weighs 330
pounds, it includes a Limited Lifetime Warranty, and compared to its own
lighter weight competitive offering called the Landmark 30 (weighing 240
pounds), the Landmark Premium is thicker and much more textured looking,
it is far more wind resistant, and it certainly will last a whole lot
longer. The Landmark "TL" Ultimate is a super thick triple layer
laminated shingle, it looks similar to real wood shingle thickness and
texture, and it weighs 310 pounds. You can even get the Presidential
"TL" Ultimate which is the thickest and heaviest shingle available
today, and it weighs 480 pounds per square. Now that's thick, and
fabulous texture too.
Please realize that 240 pound range asphalt fiberglass laminated shingles are still
shingles. Each manufacturer is required to make as cheap a shingle
as possible in this category of shingle. Builders and roofers are
demanding the cheapest shingle available, and they demand prices that
are cheapest or the order goes to the other manufacturer's cheaper
product. So, the
manufacturer builds as cheap a shingle as is possible, to scrimp its way
past the building code standards ... and that is only possible by
cutting back on how much quality they put into the shingle, how much
asphalt, and how much inexpensive filler they add to displace the
expensive, but all important, asphalt ingredients. And now the marketing
departments are making these ridiculous claims that mislead consumers
into thinking this is the last shingle they will have to worry about on
their home ... poppycock !
I repeat .... poppycock !
Now to make matters worse, and potentially more confusing, don't
assume that all manufacturers are putting out a similar weight shingle.
In fact, one manufacturer has reduced the weight of their shingle by 15%
to 17%. It weighs only 203 to 209 pounds per square (we weighed them)
versus all other brands at near 240 pounds per square. These are called
GAF Timberline HD Lifetime laminated shingles. In 2010 they were built
at around 240 pounds to 250 pounds per square, and they were called a 30
year warranty shingle. Now for the year 2011, they are at least 15% lighter in
weight, as well as 15% less thick, and they have the audacity to call
them "Lifetime" shingles. When we handled them, we found them fragile
and easy to tear, so we do not yet have confidence in this new design...
only time will tell. They are around the same price as other brands,
they are now called a Limited Lifetime Warranty, yet we get 15% less
stuff than we used to ... that is not good value. In fact, someone sent
us an image where 7 shingles of Certainteed Landmark was stacked up
directly beside 7 bundles of GAF Timberline HD Lifetime shingles. It was
quite interesting that the Timberline pile would require at least one
more bundle stacked on top to equate to the same thickness as the
Landmark pile. Again, it looks like Landmark is a much better
value...you get more thickness, you get more weight (which helps with
wind resistance), and with more asphalt, it ought to last clearly
Last year GAF's Timberline HD High Definition was reduced from 240
pounds approximate weight down to 208 pounds ... they would have needed
to add 16 to 17 % more asphalt to bring themselves up to most other
shingles made and sold. Near the end of the year we weighed their
shingles again and found them to be down to 198 pounds on the fall
batches of their shingles we were bringing in. So they now would have to
bring up their shingles weights 22% to be comparative to the better
quality and weights of Malarkey Highlander and Certainteed Landmark
laminated shingles, which still weigh 240 pounds, and we consider a good
grade of entry level shingles. The GAF product is now ridiculously
thinner and lighter, and we now have doubts whether it meets the CSA
We also have Owens Corning making their Lifetime Limited Warranty
entry level laminates such as Duration and Oakridge at an admitted 220
pounds, reduced from 240 pounds, to themselves money, and try to skim
past the minimums of the current building codes.
Common sense must tell you that the cheapest shingle is not the
better built shingle, that super thin and lighter shingles don't have as much of a
chance of protecting the home as heavier thicker better quality shingles.
If you want a good shingle today, you need to seek out mid-weight and
heavy-weight shingles. The manufacturers usually put more emphasis on
adding additional quality
ingredients into their less price focused shingles ... the nicer looking
heavier textured, and more wind resistant offerings.
If you are looking for a worry-free, good performance, asphalt
fiberglass shingle roof ... common sense must tell you to shop for the
heavier weight, better looking, better quality choices.
The thinner shingles are simply not going to last as long as the
"warranty" implies. They will look very flat and unappealing. They will
not define your home as a home with good curb appeal, but instead will
"cheapen" the look of the home. Using thin shingles will make your
roof look like one had added only thin wallpaper to "image" the look of thickness
through creative shadow-line granule drops.
If you want a long lasting great looking curb appeal for your home,
that has a chance of lasting as long as the warranty implies, then always
choose the heavyweight class. And, they really do not cost much more
Finally, if you want to know the truth,
Read "THE WARRANTY
thoroughly and completely !!!!!!
We have !
All asphalt shingle manufacturers have announced a 8 to 12 percent price
increase effective 1st April 2013.
...Certainteed and Malarkey and BP and GAF brand shingles are up 9%
effective 1st April 2012.
We are raising our prices to match the
manufacturers increase. Expect our price increase to take effect 15th
The reason is that the bitumen that is made into asphalt, a key
ingredient in asphalt shingles, is in very short supply. The paving guys
want the same stuff, and both the roofing industry and the paving guys
are fighting over a pool of this goo that is not enough for everyone. To
make matters worse, the oil companies have been re-refining the "goo"
into fuel, as they make a far better profit selling fuel, than the
"goo", especially when gas prices are high, as they are this year.
Even though the economy is tough out there across North America, all the
shingle manufacturers say they have no alternative but to go up to
recoup the huge cost increases from the petroleum industry. All of us
roofing distributors have seen the real increases, so we have no choice,
but to push these increases through to the contractors, and the
All shingle manufacturers no longer protect pricing for future
projects. All pricing is subject to change WITHOUT notice says most or
all shingle manufacturers. The pricing is effective at the time the
products LEAVE the plants, not the time the product is ordered.
If the materials are unpaid, you will have no
warranty on the materials supplied to your roof.
If the company installed the roof
incorrectly, you will have a bad or ill performing roof that may have to
be replaced once again, and that will more than double your original
very cautious, and please do not try to save a couple of bucks of GST,
tax by paying cash as a tax avoidance scheme.
Paying cash with all the proper documentation
and receipts in place is not necessarily a wrong thing. If you have a
properly spelled out Scope of Work, you have the roofer there as an
accredited and preferably "referred by our company" contractor, you
know the work is completed in good order as expected and spelled out,
and that the materials are all paid for, then we as suppliers as well as
the contractors would prefer cash, debit, visa, or mastercard as a
payment solution, versus a cheque (unless certified). It costs ourselves
or the roofers around 2% to process cheques or credit cards, so we love
good proper cash as payment solutions ... heck we might even offer 2%
off as a bonus for paying us with cash instead of credit cards.
If you must come up with a Deposit for a
custom roofing project, we recommend not paying the roofer, especially
not "cash" in advance, unless you have a well respected referred roofer.
We recommend you pay our company... as a legitimate respected supplier... any deposits,
and we can co-manage the funds through until completion of the work, or
until all materials have been substantially shipped to the jobsite. The
deposits requested by contractors normally represent the cost of
bringing in materials to the jobsite, or suppliers like us "custom making" metal roofing,
or bringing in "special order" materials, so such deposits really ought to
go to the supplier versus the contractor anyhow. You will sleep better
at night, and avoid some of the problems relating to big deposits and
recommend good professionals when we refer you roofing and renovation
contractors, and you can have comfort in knowing we had done a ton of
due diligence and weeded out the rough characters. We refer good old
fashioned good operators, good installers, and accredited installers. to
give you piece of mind, to ensure our bills get paid, and in the end, to
give you a great finished quality roof or project.
Big renovations and re-roofing projects is no
place to play Russian Roulette and gamble on a successful, or not,
outcome to a home project.
Contact your local roofer for more information, or
contact one of our branches
where we can further explain this issue.
New Products now Available:
OW LEE Firepits, Fire
Chat Tables and Furniture.
Firepit Chat Tables
Wicker and Teak Furniture
Woodtone Real Posts 6x6
and 8x8 Primed S4S
Woodtone S4S Primed Pacific Trim Lumber
Firescapes Fire Pits -
Finished and Unfinished
Mirage Stone Outdoor
Eldorado Stone -
Eldorado Outdoor products
Eldorado Modular Barbeque and Entertainment Islands
... simply bolt together modular pieces similar to lego blocks ... easy
to install BBQs, Fridges, etc, for your own custom look as big or as
small as you require. ... easy to finish right away ... these units can
be assembled on your patio inside of a day compared to one or two weeks
of expensive masonry work ... great value ... and wonderful architecture
for your backyard.
Eldorado Outdoor Fireplaces,
again in modular form that one simply bolts together, adds seating
benches, columns, backrests, curved or straight seating ... only your
imagination holds you back ... and ready to install your own custom rock
or cultured stone finish. They come pre-scratch-coated so your final
rock finish or slate finish or stucco finish is your next step to a
completed outdoor fireplace. Available ready for propane or natural gas
log-set installation, or we can also bring in wood burning versions too.
Alfresco Backyard Lifestyles:
A whole family of products to make your backyard
outdoor experience an all season experience...
Timber Frame Backyard Pavilions...
Manufactured in standard sizes and various roof shapes, and these are
ready to install kits ... you install or we install for you. These
provide shelter from our inclement weather, they stretch out your patio
use season to nine months or more (instead of our typical three months)
... and they become wonderful architectural focal points and real estate
appreciation for your home. Imagine an all season patio experience !
Our rectangular gazebos are built using big 8x8 posts,
6x6 rafters, for that wonderful Whistler Timber Frame look ... they
become backyard living rooms ... and improve your lifestyle as they
create backyard resorts right at home.
Fire Pits and Fire Chat Tables to warm yourselves
around while enjoying the ambience of the fire ... propane and natural
gas available ... wood burning available too.
Hardscaping materials including unique patio pavers
that look like real random fieldstone, or heritage European pavers ...
all with multi- colour tone staining pre-applied ready to install with
special polymer sand.
Cultured Stone and Slate
materials for cladding your outdoor entertainment and BBQ Islands,
columns, or exterior finishing cladding requirements.
synthetic high performance underlayments.
Half Round Gutters ... we now have in stock two popular colours, Black
and Anthrasite (Weathered Zinc), with other colours available ...
gutters, downpipes, fittings. Ask us about installation too. Wonderful
architectural look, and way less likey to clog and fill with debris than
traditional aluminum gutter shapes ... plus do it yourself friendly ...
and great as an add on to our metal roofing systems.
fiberglass attic insulation
We stock blowing machines that can easily fit in the
back of a pick up truck, and we rent them out at very low rates for
do-it-your-self folks, or for contractors. You can easily blow in your
own attic insulation, upgrade your R-Values and home energy efficiency,
plus be entitled to government rebates. It's simple, and great value !
The machine plugs into a typical 110 volt 15 amp circuit, you hook up
the hose, put in a bag of True-Comfort specialty blowing insulation, and
you are ready to complete the insulating job in about a half day for
typical homes. You will save a ton of money, now, and in the future.
Wash Safe Eco
Friendly Bio-degradable Roof Algae
Wash Safe Tile
Roof Wash ... specifically for concrete and clay roofs
Wash Safe Cedar
Roof Wash ... brings back the look of newer wood
Wash Safe Roof
Wash ... for asphalt shingle roofs...get them looking new !
Greenstone Slate from New England real slate quarries.
Nu-Lock lightweight real Slate system ... we have real
slate for re-roofing existing homes ... the Ultimate roofing material.
Nu-Lock and Greenstone Slate True-Slate
real slate roofs
torch on modified membranes for flat
Self Adhered Membranes (peel stick)
...Talk to us about the Velux Leak-Free Guarantee !
Roof Windows and Balcony Windows
caulkings and sealants
coatings and sealants
laminated shingles ... made in Canada
shingles ... home of the most leak resistant laminated shingles, and the
world's only rubberized laminates ...the Legacy.
shingles ...The Roofing Collection ...the best looking designs, the
thickest shingles, the world's only triple layer shingles, and home of
the industry's heaviest shingles.
Boral Monterey Shake
lightweight real Clay Tiles
that look like authentic real wood shaks.
Composite Tiles (special order)
Composite Roofing (special order)
Synthetic Slates and Plastic Shakes
Bella Forte Slate,
Plastic Roof Vents and
... a modern slate with a historical look
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