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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...
Which Is Best Steel or Aluminum Gutters?20201201031410

Which Is Best Steel or Aluminum Gutters?

Gutters have been on houses for as long as our ancestors knew they needed to drain rainwater away from their foundations. The earliest solution may ha...
Does an 8th Inch Gutter Expansion Matter?20201103014257

Does an 8th Inch Gutter Expansion Matter?

Aluminum seamless gutters are made from thin, pliable material that expands and contracts in length with the ambient temperature. You may like to know...
6 Gutter Problems to Know About20201013035940

6 Gutter Problems to Know About

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

Metal Gutter Guards and Ice Buildup

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

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...
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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...
Removing Old Cedar Shake Roofs Costs20200803072906

Removing Old Cedar Shake Roofs Costs

Some folk say there’s nothing quite like a brand new cedar shake roof glowing in the warming sun. In olden days, young muscled men carved the wood pla...
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