Stucco, Ancient Art with Exciting Future20190320023100

Stucco, Ancient Art with Exciting Future

Siding / Stucco Combo © Valiant Exteriors The dividing line between stucco and plaster / rendering is vague, although stucco is more a decorative art....
Why Many Albertans Prefer Wood Stain for Their Cedar Siding20190313040809

Why Many Albertans Prefer Wood Stain for Their Cedar Siding

Honey-Stained Skylight in the Eye of the Beholder Even the best cedar wood can succumb to ultra violet radiation, water, mildew, fungus, and insects. ...
Dew Point: Why Outside Walls Must Breathe20190306080701

Dew Point: Why Outside Walls Must Breathe

The Dew Point (DP) is the temperature to which air must cool down before water vapour saturates it. If the air cools further, the moisture ‘overflows’...
Using Metal Sheets for Roofs and Siding20190226235052

Using Metal Sheets for Roofs and Siding

Our roofs and sidings are our first line of defence against the elements. They shield us from sun, rain, snow, heat, cold, and freezing winds. Without...
Introduction to Window Types Available in Canada20190220001059

Introduction to Window Types Available in Canada

The first windows were holes in walls that people closed by stuffing vegetation in to keep the wind out. Later, someone had the bright idea of using w...
Steel and Aluminium as Residential Cladding20190212074443

Steel and Aluminium as Residential Cladding

Siding is arguably the second most important part of your home exterior after the roof. That’s because it keeps the weather at bay, while keeping you ...
Why a Rain and Ice Shield is Necessary on a Roof20190206063656

Why a Rain and Ice Shield is Necessary on a Roof

Roofs are generally-speaking intended to control the flow of water traveling down the slope. Hence the lower edge of an upper tile or sheet overlaps t...
Two Systems to Keep Eavestrough Gutters Clear20190130082927

Two Systems to Keep Eavestrough Gutters Clear

Blocked eavestroughs can become an expensive nightmare, especially on a high, steeply pitching roof. The problem may begin innocently with a large lea...
The Science of Attic Ventilation in Residential Homes20190123040248

The Science of Attic Ventilation in Residential Homes

Attic ventilation is not a hit and miss affair. The technology evolved through a systematic understanding of the interaction between buildings, and th...
Why Rain Screen Siding is a Good, Green Idea20190116031821

Why Rain Screen Siding is a Good, Green Idea

Siding’s main purpose is to protect the inner wall of a building from rain, snow, wind and sunlight. Canadians have also turned siding into a craft, w...
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