Our Birds Eye View of Roof Measurement20190821081036

Our Birds Eye View of Roof Measurement

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

Preparation & Use of Pressure Treated Wood

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

DuPont and Tyvek Benefits for Your Home

French-American chemist and industrialist Éleuthère Irénée du Pont established the E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company in 1802 in Wilmington, Delawar...
The Stack Effect As It Applies to Homes20190731013642

The Stack Effect As It Applies to Homes

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

Why Are My Windows Becoming Foggy

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

Asphalt Shingle Details to Think About

Asphalt shingles make a great roof covering for the discerning home owner. They can look positively stylish after adding a few tweaks we consider here...
End Damming Over Doors and Windows20190710003330

End Damming Over Doors and Windows

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

Clay and Concrete Roof Tiles the Differences

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

Can You Lay Asphalt Shingles Over Old Ones?

Can You Lay Asphalt Shingles Over Old Ones?   The simple answer is you could add a second layer, provided the old one still forms a solid base. I...
Sudden Hailstorms over Calgary in June20190618074127

Sudden Hailstorms over Calgary in June

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...
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