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 ...
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 ...
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...
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...
Introduction to Window Types Available in Canada20190220001059

Introduction to Window Types Available in Canada

The first windows were holes in walls that people closed by stuffing vegetation in to keep the wind out. Later, someone had the bright idea of using w...
Comparing Different Roof Coverings in Canada20190102025226

Comparing Different Roof Coverings in Canada

A decent roof frame should support metal, cedar, asphalt, and rubber roofing. In fact, concrete and clay tiles are the only roof coverings requiring h...
Why We Use K-Style Profile Gutters on Our Jobs20181219044042

Why We Use K-Style Profile Gutters on Our Jobs

A gutter is a conduit for conveying water away. The word comes from the Roman ‘gutta’ meaning a ‘drop, spot, or mark’. Gutters have various names incl...
Responsibilities of Employers When Working on Roofs20181121005207

Responsibilities of Employers When Working on Roofs

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety holds employers responsible for implementing a plan to identify potential workplace hazards. An...
How Trends in Canadian Home Design Changed20181003013714

How Trends in Canadian Home Design Changed

By the 1950’s Canada was a largely urbanised society. The population increased rapidly after the war, due to waves of new immigrants, and baby boomers...
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