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Why Keep Trees Away From The House

Shady trees around a home provides much-needed coolness at the height of summer, and re-ignites happy childhood memories. However, in those halcyon da...
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Practical Uses for LED Soffit Lights

LED soffit lights are a great innovation, because they are lightweight and low energy consumption. When we come across them we reinstall them, if we a...
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Roof Overhangs Keep More Than Windows Dry

Allowing a roof to extend beyond the outer walls of a building, creates more than a pleasing architectural feature. It also shades the doors, and wind...
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Ten Mistakes with Shingles to Avoid

A shingle roof comprises literally hundreds of small tiles. Laying them correctly needs special care, because you only need one mistake to have a pote...
The Science of Attic Ventilation in Residential Homes20190123040248

The Science of Attic Ventilation in Residential Homes

Attic ventilation is not a hit and miss affair. The technology evolved through a systematic understanding of the interaction between buildings, and th...
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...
Using Leaf Guards on Gutters The Pros and Cons20181205002206

Using Leaf Guards on Gutters The Pros and Cons

Eaves trough gutters are really only as good as the down pipes that carry the water away that they collect. When dry debris blows into the channels it...
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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...
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How Soffits Protect the Soft Undersides of Roof Edges

Roofs are sealed systems, but with provision for some air to circulate to prevent the attic getting muggy. Their weakest point is where they overhang ...