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...
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...
Weeping Tiles What’s Behind the Name?20190605013938

Weeping Tiles What’s Behind the Name?

Weeping Tile Installed Under Patio © Valiant Exteriors A long time ago it’s possible ancient romans used perforated clay tiles to carry water away ben...
Hail Resistant Options for Asphalt Shingles20190502053856

Hail Resistant Options for Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles continue to be one of the most widely used roofing covers in North America on account of installation cost and long life span. Indeed...
Is It Time to Replace Your Asphalt Roof Shingles or Is The Damage Cosmetic?20190327063153

Is It Time to Replace Your Asphalt Roof Shingles or Is The Damage Cosmetic?

A shingle roof comprises a large number of identical overlapping sheets laid in rows from the bottom up. However unlike tiles, these lie flat against ...
Stucco, Ancient Art with Exciting Future20190320023100

Stucco, Ancient Art with Exciting Future

Stucco with its distinct texture © Valiant Exteriors The dividing line between stucco and plaster / rendering is vague, although stucco is more a deco...
Why Many Albertans Prefer Wood Stain for Their Cedar Siding20190313040809

Why Many Albertans Prefer Wood Stain for Their Cedar Siding

1×6 Tongue and Groove Select Tight knot Cedar Siding Even the best cedar wood can succumb to ultra violet radiation, water, mildew, fungus, and i...
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