Roof Decking & How to Care For It20210406055837

Roof Decking & How to Care For It

Roof decking – also known as roof sheathing – distributes the weight of shingles and tiles on the timber rafters. It is also the home owner’s primary ...
Gutters Are the ‘Foundations’ of Good Homes20210330024742

Gutters Are the ‘Foundations’ of Good Homes

While we might view our home’s foundations as solid structures the walls rest on, they too need a solid sub base to depend on. Many of us were raised ...
Pros and Cons of Pitched & Flat Roofs20210322094954

Pros and Cons of Pitched & Flat Roofs

Roof slopes vary from relatively steep, to flat. Well almost flat, because every roof must slope slightly to allow water to drain. We discuss the pros...
Proper Airflow With Attic Insulation Baffles20210316055654

Proper Airflow With Attic Insulation Baffles

Proper airflow through attics is essential to prevent heat accumulation, and humidity dripping on the ceiling. The air usually enters through vents in...
The Drawbacks of Shingling Over Shingles20210309063805

The Drawbacks of Shingling Over Shingles

You might be able to get away with adding a second layer to an aging shingled roof, if the old surface is still good, and perfectly level. But then wh...
How Roof Pitch Affects Your Pocket20210303012449

How Roof Pitch Affects Your Pocket

‘Roof Pitch’ refers to the extent a roof section rises from the lowest point to the highest one.  The degree of rise is expressed in terms of the rati...
How Important Is Asphalt Granule Loss?20210222050825

How Important Is Asphalt Granule Loss?

The shingles we lay on our roofs – and very likely soon forget – about consist of three layers. First, there a base that gives them substa...
A Good Roof Is More Than a Low Price20210216025133

A Good Roof Is More Than a Low Price

It can be unwise to place too much value on low price when choosing a roofing contractor. You don’t need a philosopher’s stone or other device to know...
Hand-Tabbed Gutter Miters Look Good Too20210209054649

Hand-Tabbed Gutter Miters Look Good Too

When new clients ask us why their eavestroughs leak at corners, we often say it’s because the water wants to flow straight on, and not around the bend...
The Best Time for Leak Spotting Gutters20210202063055

The Best Time for Leak Spotting Gutters

A leaking gutter may appear to be little more than an irritating drip down the back of our collar. However, it can create an off-putting impression if...
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