Eavestroughs on Turrets and Curves20191126040739

Eavestroughs on Turrets and Curves

The word ‘turret’ came down to us from the Italian ‘toretta’ meaning a little tower on a castle. These protruded from straight walls providing a prote...
Winter Time Can Be Good for Exterior Work20191112223512

Winter Time Can Be Good for Exterior Work

Winter can be a good time to get your eavestroughs, siding and soffit repairs done. However, many clients are unaware of the benefits, although others...
Roof Types and Challenges for Gutters20191105213131

Roof Types and Challenges for Gutters

There are many different roof types in the world, although some are more popular in Calgary. Sometimes these are a matter of personal preference. On o...
Thermal Expansion Factors in Guttering20191030004729

Thermal Expansion Factors in Guttering

Metals vary their shape, area and volume when their temperature rises. This phenomenon is due to kinetic energy agitating their molecules more, and th...
Why Our Minimum Charges are Fair20191009021948

Why Our Minimum Charges are Fair

Every now and then a customer calls in and says ‘I have a quick job for you if you need a stocking-filler’. They may be a regular or a new client. How...
Northern Climate Foundations Go Deeper20190925014208

Northern Climate Foundations Go Deeper

We fielded a query from a returning Calgary resident the other day. We were discussing the feasibility of an extension to their home when the subject ...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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