Fitting Rigid Insulation Under Siding20210608020823

Fitting Rigid Insulation Under Siding

The vinyl and fibre board siding strips popular in Calgary have not kept pace with warmer and cooler seasons. They can no longer cope with cold winter...
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...
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...
The Drawbacks of Shingling Over Shingles20210309063805

The Drawbacks of Shingling Over Shingles

You might be able to get away with adding a second layer to an aging shingled roof, if the old surface is still good, and perfectly level. But then wh...
Removing Old Cedar Shake Roofs Costs20200803072906

Removing Old Cedar Shake Roofs Costs

Some folk say there’s nothing quite like a brand new cedar shake roof glowing in the warming sun. In olden days, young muscled men carved the wood pla...
Combining Roof and Gutter Replacement20200131064100

Combining Roof and Gutter Replacement

There may be good reasons for combining roof and gutter replacement. The roof goes up faster when there are no gutters in the way, and you can colour-...
Eavestroughs on Turrets and Curves20191126040739

Eavestroughs on Turrets and Curves

The word ‘turret’ came down to us from the Italian ‘toretta’ meaning a little tower on a castle. These protruded from straight walls providing a prote...
The Shingle Look Without the Annual Effort20190911040609

The Shingle Look Without the Annual Effort

Wooden shakes are part of Canada’s architectural heritage. That’s because pioneering settlers could split them from straight-grained bolts of wood usi...
Open and Closed Valleys with Shingles20190828031411

Open and Closed Valleys with Shingles

Valleys form in nature where hills slope towards each other and merge. Two flows  of water gather at this point, and find their way further as a strea...
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