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The most common question from homeowners is often why choose cedar?

The most common question from homeowners is often why choose cedar?

The Waldun Group manufactures split and re-sawn as well as tapersawn shakes available in premium, number one, and standard grades. You can order shingle products in 16, 18, and 24 inch lengths with grades one to four. Whether it’s one inch Tapersawns, one and a quarter inch Jumbos, or 100% 2 Pack we can do it. Our specialty is to meet your market needs.

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Handsplit Shakes

Handsplit shakes have a split face and resawn back.

  • Shakes are available in a #1 grade which allows a minimum of 80% edgegrain and a maximum of 20% flatgrain or a #1 premium grade which must be 100% edgegrain.
  • Available in 18 or 24 inch lengths.
  • The exposure to the weather varies with each length or desired architectural appearance.
  • Shakes can offer a natural, rustic charm.
  • Waldun shakes are graded in compliance to UBC 15-3 and CSA 97 standards.
  • All shakes with a #1 label are guaranteed to contain 80% edgegrain in every bundle.

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Tapersawn Shakes

Tapersawn shakes are sawn on both sides.

  • Just like handsplit and resawn shakes they are available in a #1 grade which allows a minimum of 80% edgegrain and maximum of 20% flatgrain or a #1 premium grade which must be 100% edgegrain.
  • Available in 18 or 24 inch lengths and thicknesses from 5/8 inch to 1 1/8 inch.
  • The exposure to the weather varies with each length or desired architectural appearance.
  • Tapersawn shakes can offer a thicker shadow line than a shingle, while still enhancing a tailored, smooth style.
  • When producing tapersawn shakes it is easy to hide defects such as knot shadows and flatgrain. Unfortunately some manufacturers allow these types of defects.

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Shingles

Cedar shingles have a reduced exposure to obtain a 3-ply roof system.

  • These top-grade shingles are 100% heartwood, 100% clear and 100% edge grain.
  • Available in 16, 18 or 24 inch lengths. The exposure to the weather varies with each length.
  • Shingles offer a smooth, tailored look.
  • All butt ends of shingles at Waldun are cut with a circular cut-off saw. Waldun also offers a shingle that is re-butted. This (A-butt) shingle is so smooth you can clearly see every growth ring at the butt end of the piece.
  • All shingles produced by Waldun have an even thickness and we pride ourselves on our clean sawn faces.

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Increase sales and saved time and money

Increase sales and saved time and money because The Roofing Store is a tool that will help you find jobs sell jobs and help all of us do our job better. We support roofers, and roofing companies wanting to show their clients the products available. The roofing Store is the only place where you can find all the roofing brands in one place. I had a large roofing company in Vancouver tell me yesterday since we have been sending our clients here we have increase sales and saved time and money dropping off sample boards.

 

Remember the days of running sample boards around town? Trying to calculate the cost of your next roof and having to call one of the suppliers to get an estimate?

We know if you’re a roofing a roofing contractor you have an account set up with your preferred supplier. You are also used to running down there to buy what you need. Well how many times did you miss a few things and have to get off the roof and drive all the way back to get a $30.00 item just to finish the roof? The Roofing Store is an online store but we also service are roofing contractors.

 

Call us for more information about preferred rates and services in your area and start using The Roofing Store as your tool to increase sales and save time and money.

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Building Paper Frequently Asked Questions

Building Paper Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is building paper made from?
A: It is made from Kraft paper which has been saturated with waterproofing asphalt. Asphalt is a stable petroleum based material and is the same product as is used in asphalt pavement to bind aggregate together, and in asphalt roofing. Asphalt is very resistant to a wet environment.

Q: What is the purpose of building paper in a wall?
A: The purpose of building paper is initially to prevent wind from penetrating into a wall and secondly to act as a backup moisture barrier behind cladding. In wet regions, the second function is very important since moisture in a wall is definitely not desirable.

Q: What do the designations of 30 Minute and 60 Minute building paper mean?
A: These designations refer to a moisture resistance test which uses a moisture sensitive dye as an indicator. This is an American test and is not officially recognized in Canada. HAL INDUSTRIES is the only Canadian manufacturer of building paper to rate our building papers according to this test.

Q: Does water actually penetrate through the building papers in 30 or 60 minutes in this test?
A: No. Water in liquid form does not penetrate through building paper during this test. What the test is actually measuring is dampness, caused by water vapour passing through the building paper. This test is useful as a way to distinguish between different products as to their ability to resist the transfer of dampness from wet cladding.

Q: How do two layers of building paper work together?
A: For any climate, we recommend using two layers. The outer layer of paper can become damp from wet cladding; however the inner layer keeps the wood wall separated from direct contact with this dampness. The outer layer can take the abuses of numerous wet and dry cycles in the wall while the inner layer remains unaffected over time.

One thing we know for sure is that all claddings will allow some moisture penetrations to occur. This moisture will contact the outer layer of building paper but the inner layer has a better chance to stay dry.

Q: Does using two layers of building paper restrict the drying rate or breathability of the wall in terms of water vapour release?
A: No, not significantly. The water vapour permeance of two layers of building paper is only about 20% lower than that of one layer and is still well within the requirements of the building code. For example, the building code requires that a breather membrane shall have 170 ng/Pa sec m2 of permeance (2 metric perms). One layer of 30 minute paper achieves about 610 ng/Pa sec m2 and two layers is about 500 ng/Pa sec m2.

Q: The term “reverse vapour drive” is often used in describing how moisture enters a wall. What does this mean and how is building paper affected by this?
A: Reverse Vapour Drive is the process which occurs when water vapour is driven into a wall from the outside. An example of this is when stucco is wet from an overnight rainstorm and is then warmed by the sun during the following day. The warm moist stucco will create a high vapour pressure at its surface, which will liberate vapour from both its outer face and its inner face. The vapour leaving the inner face will condense on colder surfaces inside the wall. It will condense on the outer face of the sheathing membrane firstly, and then proceed further into the wall and condense on the wood sheathing.

The amount of moisture which condenses on the wood sheathing will depend upon the permeance of the sheathing membrane. Membranes which are too permeable will allow easy penetration of the vapour to the wood surface, thus permitting condensation on the wood to occur.

Two layers of building paper will be the best protection against reverse vapour drive since most of the moisture being driven into the wall will condense on the outer layer of paper and not reach the wood.

Q: Building paper forms ripples after application. Is this good for the wall?
A: Yes. Ripples are caused by expansion of the paper after application to a wall. The ripples form an extensive network of air pockets which remain intact beneath stucco after it has cured. We call this feature the “Ripple Effect”. The benefits of the trapped air pockets are as follows:

(a) All things dry better when exposed to air. These air pockets allow the wood to more easily release its moisture as a vapour.

(b) Less direct contact with damp stucco means less likelihood of moisture transfer to the wood. Stucco which has a wavy back might only contact the wall at 50% of its surface.

(c) Trapped air pockets help to insulate your wall. If the wall stays warmer, it dries better.

Q: Does UV exposure damage building paper?
A: Not significantly. Building paper’s strength comes from wood fibre and we all know that exposed wood can withstand decades of UV exposure. Similarly, asphalt in roads and roofing withstands decades of UV exposure. The same asphalt is used in building paper. Our laboratory testing has confirmed the above historic evidence. At worst, UV and rain exposure can make building paper’s appearance look weathered due to the bleaching action of these elements.

Q: How long can building paper be left exposed?
A: It is always best to cover any moisture barrier as soon as practical since you expect it to perform for many decades in the wall. However, if it isn’t possible to apply cladding for an extended period, then we recommend use of two layers of building paper.

Our main concern is for the first owner of any new home. They deserve a new home with an “as new” moisture barrier in the wall. And we feel that the intent of the Building Code is the same.

The outer layer of paper will ensure that the inner layer remains in “as new” condition.

Q: What are some useful application tips and repair methods?
A: It is inevitable that application of cladding or stucco wire will result in hundreds of nail penetrations through the building paper in a typical building. These nail penetrations will tend to be self-sealing if driven straight in.

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Finding a roofing store

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Finding a roofing store or company that is there to grow with you is very important. The Roofing Store is dynamic and is ready to service your every need. If you own a roofing installation company I’m guessing you have a supplier yuo use most the time. Sit and thing for a second how much time you spend driving to there location, guessing what your order will cost etc. At The Roofing Store we try and save you time and money. We also built this as a tool you can use when selling a roof to a customer. Our prices are basically the same as all the other stores. The difference is you can now sit at home or in your office and do your ordering. The Roofing Store will keep track of the products you buy, the addresses they are shipped to and if you start growing we have sub crews listed online you can get when you start getting busy.
We are dedicated to helping all our customers and will go the extra mile for all of them. Call us or visit our store to start buying your roofing products. Once you become a member give us a call and we will provide your discount code. This feature is only for licensed roofing contractor’s.

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Find roofing jobs

Are looking for roofing jobs? The Roofing Store is a tool that will help you find jobs sell jobs and help build your roofing crews. We support roofers looking for jobs, and roofing companies wanting to show their clients the products available. The roofing Store is the only place were you can find all the roofing brands in one place. I had a large roofing company in Vancouver tell me yesturday since we have been sending our clients here we have increase sales and saved time and money dropping off sample boards.

The Roofing Store TM is about helping roofing companies with Residential and Commercial Roofing projects. We provide wholesale pricing to contractors and sell to the the general public. All our customers can receive great rates and connect with the very best roofing installers. The Roofing Store TM is proud to provide not only products but affordable delivery services, rental equipment, and find crews and rate them. We are located in Vancouver BC, and soon we will be able to service you all the way across Canada with same day delivery. About us

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Roofing jobs

The Roofing Store is a growing company located and started in BC Canada. We plan to grow this service for all the roofing contractor’s across North America. This online service is really a tool. It will help you estimate jobs, help customers pick the products that like and give you control over costs and a lot more. We believe that every roofing service will use this site to their advantage. Yes our goal is to assist not only roofing contractors but contractors, builders, developers, and home owners. The Roofing Store is a trademarked company.

Shop for roofing materials Vancouver BC Canada @ The Roofing Store. Buy residential and commercial roofing products online. Discounts to loyal customers. We are the tool you need on every job. Free deliveries to your job when you buy your products with us.

Calculate the cost of your roof today. Call us 7 days a week 24 hrs a day to order, and deliveries.

Find out more about us and Sign up to become a member today.

If you own a roofing company then you have come to the right place to shop. Becoming a member gives you the freedom to buy your products online. It also allows you to share this service with customers. As a member you will get special privileges.

When you become a member

No credit check unless you want a monthly account
Buy products on debit visa cash or certified checks COD. You can order products and pay on delivery.
Free delivery services on most products (Based on amount location and membership status)
Low cost delivery when your short products (We have a truck loaded with all the products you may need ready for you so you don’t have to stop)
Add up the cost of a job in seconds when estimating (No more guessing what you owe even if you have a credit account)
Same day or next day delivery (Flat decks, Stingers, HIAB trucks and cranes for roof top services)
Discounts on all products (Discounts only apply to Roofing contractors)
7 day a week customer support (Ready to take your call 7 days a week)
Email and or call delivery confirmation, product information or what ever the case may be.
Get a list of sub crews ready to work or be hired (This is updated every day with star ratings)
See a list of what you have bought to keep track of orders and costs
Rent equipment shovels, ladders, scaffolding, power brooms, wheelbarrels and much more.
Buy tools online and get them delivered right to your site.
We are a Vancouver based roofing supply company and service. Real people and real service. The Roofing Store is more then just a store.

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About Us

The Roofing Store TM is a Residential and Commercial Roofing Store. We provide wholesale pricing to contractors and the public. The Roofing Store TM is proud to provide not only products but affordable installation services. We are located in Vancouver BC, but can service you across Canada and the USA with next day delivery.

Buy Roofing Products online at TheRoofingStore.ca

The Roofing Store is a growing company located and started in BC Canada. We plan to grow this service for all the roofing contractor’s across North America. This online service is really a tool. It will help you estimate jobs, help customers pick the products that like and give you control over costs and a lot more. We believe that every roofing service will use this site to their advantage. Yes our goal is to assist not only roofing contractors but contractors, builders, developers, and home owners. The Roofing Store is a trademarked company.

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Membership blog

The Roofing Store Welcomes you to the fastest way to buy your materials. Are you a roofing contractor, home owner, developer, or just doing a small shed? The Roofing Store TM is about bringing the contractor and the customer together. We are a little different in our thinking!!! The Owner Chris McEachnie start this company to help you the Customer and the installers. The Roofing Store TM sells products and connects the best trades with customers.

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Membership

 

In life and especially in business we all want to know that we are being looked after. When you shop online or in store with us you will find out that looking after you is what we do.

Who can be a member?

Anyone that is a roofing subcontractor or contractor can join.