The Rising Cost of Aluminum20210907044935

The Rising Cost of Aluminum

Aluminum screws, fittings, and flashings are an integral part of our trade as roofers and siding installers. Hence the rising cost of aluminum affects...
Low-Carbon Rainwater Harvesting20210804025526

Low-Carbon Rainwater Harvesting

City water is still relatively cheap and abundant in Calgary Canada, although there are carbon costs attached. Here we think of the concrete that goes...
How Cloud Seeding Affects Stormy Weather20210629015829

How Cloud Seeding Affects Stormy Weather

You can’t move rain clouds from one place to another unless you are a winter gale. And you can’t stop the rain by complaining either. However, cloud s...
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...
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