Are Rain Chains Suitable For Calgary?20220809024139

Are Rain Chains Suitable For Calgary?

Rain chains are a popular alternative to traditional eavestrough systems in Japan. They call them kusari-toi or kusari-doi there, which literally tran...
Why Galvanized Steel Is Simply Better20220118031944

Why Galvanized Steel Is Simply Better

Customers often ask us whether galvanized steel, or stainless steel fittings are better. Stainless is more expensive, because it contains a minimum 11...
Which Gutter Shape Is Better for My Home?20211109012741

Which Gutter Shape Is Better for My Home?

A rain gutter is a water channel that receives water from the roof above, and leads it to a down pipe that funnels it away. There are currently two po...
Gable and Roof Attic Venting Compared20210927081411

Gable and Roof Attic Venting Compared

An attic is the space directly beneath the pitched roof on any building. These often awkwardly-shaped areas may be used for accommodation, storage, or...
Best Gutters for Cold Climates20210824062023

Best Gutters for Cold Climates

That grand old American statesman, Benjamin Franklin, said the bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten. ...
What’s Better Cement or Engineered Wood?20210615073945

What’s Better Cement or Engineered Wood?

We supply and install both types of superior siding in our home town of Calgary where we live. That’s because these are both solid products, and we li...
Insulated Vinyl Siding Is It Really Worth It?20210525021055

Insulated Vinyl Siding Is It Really Worth It?

Heat Escapes from an Un-Insulated Campfire When you knock your insulated vinyl siding with your knuckles, there’s something comforting about the solid...
Why Eavestroughers Dislike Metal Roofs20210511020351

Why Eavestroughers Dislike Metal Roofs

From an eavestrougher’s perspective, it’s can be hard to understand why some homeowners prefer metal roofs. First, they are at least three times...
Vinyl Versus Fiber Siding What’s Better20210427022511

Vinyl Versus Fiber Siding What’s Better

Valiant Exteriors is adept at installing vinyl and fiber cement siding, as well as engineered wood, metal and aluminum. That’s because each type has i...
Pros and Cons of Pitched & Flat Roofs20210322094954

Pros and Cons of Pitched & Flat Roofs

Roof slopes vary from relatively steep, to flat. Well almost flat, because every roof must slope slightly to allow water to drain. We discuss the pros...
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