Proper Attic Ventilation Protects Your Roof20210608020932

Proper Attic Ventilation Protects Your Roof

Some folk think attic ventilation systems are just hot air. However, the truth is they extend your shingle life when properly installed, as well as ma...
Informal Style with Board and Batten Siding20210518054119

Informal Style with Board and Batten Siding

If your heart yearns for something different for your siding without a hefty price tag, then board and batten may suit your needs. It harks back to ea...
Vinyl Versus Fiber Siding What’s Better20210427022511

Vinyl Versus Fiber Siding What’s Better

Valiant Exteriors is adept at installing vinyl and fiber cement siding, as well as engineered wood, metal and aluminum. That’s because each type has i...
How Roof Pitch Affects Your Pocket20210303012449

How Roof Pitch Affects Your Pocket

‘Roof Pitch’ refers to the extent a roof section rises from the lowest point to the highest one.  The degree of rise is expressed in terms of the rati...
How Important Is Asphalt Granule Loss?20210222050825

How Important Is Asphalt Granule Loss?

The shingles we lay on our roofs – and very likely soon forget – about consist of three layers. First, there a base that gives them substa...
Hand-Tabbed Gutter Miters Look Good Too20210209054649

Hand-Tabbed Gutter Miters Look Good Too

When new clients ask us why their eavestroughs leak at corners, we often say it’s because the water wants to flow straight on, and not around the bend...
The Best Time for Leak Spotting Gutters20210202063055

The Best Time for Leak Spotting Gutters

A leaking gutter may appear to be little more than an irritating drip down the back of our collar. However, it can create an off-putting impression if...
Plumbing Boots Not Made for Walking20210119062029

Plumbing Boots Not Made for Walking

Those boots are made for walking, sang Nancy Sinatra in December 1965. Although to tell the truth the boots were actually made to keep the moisture ou...
Parts of Aluminum Eavestrough Systems20210112045845

Parts of Aluminum Eavestrough Systems

An eavestrough system has the job of gathering snow and melt as it flows down the roof, and channeling it into the storm water drains below. The term ...
Chimney Tales You May Not Know20201229030345

Chimney Tales You May Not Know

Chimneys on older Calgary houses tell tales their owners may not know. Tales when wood-burning fires roared through their flues, and sent sparks burst...
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