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...
Gable End Vents & How Best to Use Them20200423015832

Gable End Vents & How Best to Use Them

Early Canadian settlers built simple straight roofs on their homes with gables at each end.  It would take many decades before they could afford eaves...
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...
Less Face-to-Face Contact in Our Business20200324083250

Less Face-to-Face Contact in Our Business

Our natural instinct to be social influences most aspects our lives. The traditional way of doing roof, soffit, eavestrough and siding repairs and rep...
Attic Rain and How to Prevent It20200225011254

Attic Rain and How to Prevent It

If you have moisture spots and stains on the ceiling below your roof space, then you may have attic rain. The root cause is relatively humid air from ...
How to Choose the Best Siding Colour20200121213118

How to Choose the Best Siding Colour

Choosing the right combination of tints is a watershed decision. That’s because you can’t change the colour of vinyl, or easily match the robustness o...
6 Tips for Re-Siding Your Home20200115000901

6 Tips for Re-Siding Your Home

There is a great saying in our workshop ‘measure twice, cut once’. In other words, be sure you know what you want, before you do it. Not wasting mater...
Attaching Siding the Correct Way to Studs20200108000540

Attaching Siding the Correct Way to Studs

There’s actually quite a lot to know about what goes on behind siding. First, there’s a network of 2×4 or 2×6 timber ‘studs’ forming a frame...
Can You Get a Cheaper Roof Job in Winter?20191231051235

Can You Get a Cheaper Roof Job in Winter?

Folk sometimes call us for a winter roof repair or replacement expecting a cheaper job. They seem to expect us to work for less in low season. Then we...