The Importance of a Well-Equipped Gutter Contractor20180606015851

The Importance of a Well-Equipped Gutter Contractor

Installing gutters under roof overhangs is more complex than it looks. Ask any DIY homeowner who tried to do the job themselves, and botched it. They ...
Managing Freezing, Thawing and Heaving Driveways with Gutters and Eavestroughs20180523063627

Managing Freezing, Thawing and Heaving Driveways with Gutters and Eavestroughs

Most liquids shrink when they cool to freezing, because the molecules slow down and cluster together. However, water behaves differently after it cool...
How Fibre Cement Siding Can Increase the Curb Appeal and Resale Value of Your Home20180516031907

How Fibre Cement Siding Can Increase the Curb Appeal and Resale Value of Your Home

We are in the process of transforming a home in Bearspaw, Alberta just beyond Calgary city limits. The old vertical cedar siding has taken a hammering...
Choosing the Right Contractor For Your Siding Job20180418060053

Choosing the Right Contractor For Your Siding Job

We can thank the division of labour into specialist tasks for vast strides forward in terms of productivity and quality. The Greek Philosopher Plato d...
How De-Icing Cables Reduce Ice Damming in Winter20180411020025

How De-Icing Cables Reduce Ice Damming in Winter

    Ice is less likely to stack up on the main roof of a house in winter, because the temperature in the roof space below is above freezing....
Benefits of Rigid Exterior Insulation Sheets20180328085933

Benefits of Rigid Exterior Insulation Sheets

The rising cost of energy, and the burden of global warming are putting pressure on Canadians to insulate their homes wisely. However, at the same tim...
How We Need to Improve Water Management in Calgary20180321120026

How We Need to Improve Water Management in Calgary

  We came across a news item concerning eleven cities most likely to run out of drinking water, as Cape Town, South Africa appears to be. We had ...
Why Insurance is a Priority When Hiring Contractors20180314060026

Why Insurance is a Priority When Hiring Contractors

We mostly insure our homes for residential purposes, and so our cover does not extend to business risks. That’s how we enter a grey area when we hire ...
Chinook Winds, Snow Melts and Failing Gutters20180307120042

Chinook Winds, Snow Melts and Failing Gutters

  Chinooks are warming winds blowing west off the ocean into Alberta, Canada, and the U.S. Pacific Northwest. These can increase temperatures fro...
How Fibre Cement Siding Retains Its Appeal Over Time20180214080024

How Fibre Cement Siding Retains Its Appeal Over Time

Although fashions may come and go in Calgary, fibre cement siding has retained its appeal since an Austrian invented it in 1901. It is not difficult t...