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...
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...
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...
Causes of Asphalt Granule Loss20200811055511

Causes of Asphalt Granule Loss

Asphalt roofing sheets first appeared in 1893, and are still common in asphalt roll roofing but with surface granules added. The original asphalt shin...
How Your Roof Affects Your Home HVAC20200602040454

How Your Roof Affects Your Home HVAC

Your roof affects your home HVAC costs in several ways. Business will be tighter until the epidemic calms and that affects all of us. Summer is coming...
It’s the Way We Install a Roof That Matters20200512020631

It’s the Way We Install a Roof That Matters

A roof is a most remarkable thing. It freed our primitive ancestors to abandon their caves, and build snug homes in plains where agriculture began. Th...
Stacking Asphalt Shingles Safely on a Roof20200506025735

Stacking Asphalt Shingles Safely on a Roof

The average asphalt strip-shingle measures 12 inches by 36 inches. Manufacturers supply them in packs since they are quite brittle until laid. The ave...
Which Is Better Asphalt or Fibreglass?20200417021041

Which Is Better Asphalt or Fibreglass?

A decent shingle roof properly laid can last twenty to thirty years depending on weather and maintenance. However, all good things eventually come to ...
How Long Asphalt Shingles Should Last20200407044251

How Long Asphalt Shingles Should Last

We may as well ask how long is a piece of string, because location, type of materials and installation all have a bearing on asphalt shingle life. The...
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