Our Birds Eye View of Roof Measurement20190821081036
August 21, 2019calgary, construction, eavestrough, fair quote, good deal, maintenance, repair, replacement, roof, siding0 comments
Scrambling around on a roof with a measuring tape in one hand and a notebook in the other is not everybody’s idea of fun. We don’t have the scaffoldin...
Preparation & Use of Pressure Treated Wood20190814084426
August 14, 2019children, fasteners, handling, nails, preparation, pressure treated wood, safety, screws, use, workplace0 comments
Softwood requires treatment or else insects and moisture will destroy it. The industry workaround is treating it with chemical preservatives. These ar...
DuPont and Tyvek Benefits for Your Home20190807030052
The Stack Effect As It Applies to Homes20190731013642
July 31, 2019air buoyancy, cladding, costs, density differences, health, hvac, moisture, siding, stack effect, temperature0 comments
The stack effect is the movement of air in and out of buildings on account of buoyancy. This buoyancy is due to indoor-outdoor density contrasts cause...
Why Are My Windows Becoming Foggy20190724040038
July 24, 2019abuse, argon, cause, failed, fogging, gas, insulated, insulation, krypton, reasons, repair, replace, seal, why, windows0 comments
It was quite common to see windows becoming foggy on the inside in days of single glass panes. That was because high indoor humidity condensed, and fo...
Asphalt Shingle Details to Think About20190717034031
End Damming Over Doors and Windows20190710003330
July 10, 2019alberta, building code, calgary, canada, doors, end damming, flashing, sealing, waterproofing, windows0 comments
Capillary action is great for trees and plants, because it allows water to flow from the roots all the way up to the leaves. However, water’s ability ...
Clay and Concrete Roof Tiles the Differences20190703055756
July 3, 2019cement, clay, compare, concrete, cost, last longer, robust, roof, select, strong, tile0 comments
Clients regularly ask us whether we recommend clay or concrete roof tiles. At the end of the day we believe the decision is more a matter of personal ...
Can You Lay Asphalt Shingles Over Old Ones?20190626065708
Sudden Hailstorms over Calgary in June20190618074127
June 18, 2019alberta, calgary, canada, causes, extreme, global warming, hailstorms, reasons, sudden, trends, violent0 comments
Thunder storms are a common event all over Alberta in June, when towering cumulonimbus clouds gather. These are huge amounts of water vapor carried up...