Why We Can’t Recommend Rain Chains20201020061521

Why We Can’t Recommend Rain Chains

Rain chains may replace down spouts and down pipes in Japan, where they are treasured for their cultural value and intrinsic beauty. They are becoming...
6 Gutter Problems to Know About20201013035940

6 Gutter Problems to Know About

Gutters may be ‘up there’ out of sight, but they play an important role in the health of a house. They make sure moisture can’t cause damp inside, or ...
Metal Gutter Guards and Ice Buildup20201005033722

Metal Gutter Guards and Ice Buildup

Metal gutter guards and ice buildup can be a regular problem, especially with poorly managed attics during cold winters in Calgary. This problem begin...
The Right Way to Fit Shingles20200930020201

The Right Way to Fit Shingles

A shingle roof is a system, where each sheet contributes to the stability of the one above and below it. Get it right, and you have a composite struct...
Asphalt Interlocking T-Shingles20200923060744

Asphalt Interlocking T-Shingles

A new breed of interlocking asphalt shingles arrived in North America in the 1930’s. Marketers claimed they were the ultimate defence against high win...
The Right Shingle Colour for a Roof20200915021140

The Right Shingle Colour for a Roof

Choosing the right shingle colour for a roof is a commitment that stays with us for the lifetime of the material. The Chinese feng shui philosophy say...
Snow Guard Placement Tips20200907033201

Snow Guard Placement Tips

Homeowners have been using snow guards, snow stops, snow brakes, etc. for centuries although all three words mean the same.  They install snow guards ...
Responsible Recycling of Asphalt Shingles20200901052056

Responsible Recycling of Asphalt Shingles

A typical asphalt shingle is a composite product comprising an asphalt-impregnated mat within a granular / aggregate surface. The mat is the matrix th...
Are Algae and Moss Bad for Roofs?20200825033916

Are Algae and Moss Bad for Roofs?

Moss and algae are recurring problems on roofs, and can cause collateral damage if left unattended. However, once we understand how algae and moss wor...
Shingles Blowing Off the Roof20200818021905

Shingles Blowing Off the Roof

We get people calling in quite regularly after windstorms. We half expect the conversation to start with ‘why are shingles blowing off the roof when I...
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