Why We Can’t Recommend Rain Chains20201020061521
October 20, 2020down pipes, down spouts, eavestrough systems, erosion, flooding, how to use them, rain chains, rain cups, risks, safety, water damage0 comments
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
October 13, 2020blockages, calgary, damage, debris, gutter problems, leaks, specialist, what to do, who can help0 comments
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
October 5, 2020attic, calgary, eavestroughs, guards, gutter, gutters, ice dams, insulation, leaf, roof, roof experts, ventilation0 comments
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
September 30, 2020angle, asphalt, attach, calgary, depth, fit, inspection, instal, leaks, nail, repair, shingles0 comments
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
September 23, 2020asphalt shingles, hail, insurance, interlocking, local, repairs, replacement, roof leaks, t-locks, warranty, wind0 comments
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
Snow Guard Placement Tips20200907033201
Responsible Recycling of Asphalt Shingles20200901052056
September 1, 2020asphalt shingles, health, materials, recycling, repurposing, responsibly, safety0 comments
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
Shingles Blowing Off the Roof20200818021905
August 18, 2020asphalt, blowing off, calgary, failure, fitting correctly, leaking, reasons, roofs, shingle0 comments
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...