New Gutters Do Not Repair Poor Roofs20191218053201

New Gutters Do Not Repair Poor Roofs

Roofs are there to receive precipitation, and manage the moisture so it does not penetrate the roof space, and the living space below. A gutter needs ...
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...
Winter Time Can Be Good for Exterior Work20191112223512

Winter Time Can Be Good for Exterior Work

Winter can be a good time to get your eavestroughs, siding and soffit repairs done. However, many clients are unaware of the benefits, although others...
Roof Types and Challenges for Gutters20191105213131

Roof Types and Challenges for Gutters

There are many different roof types in the world, although some are more popular in Calgary. Sometimes these are a matter of personal preference. On o...
Thermal Expansion Factors in Guttering20191030004729

Thermal Expansion Factors in Guttering

Metals vary their shape, area and volume when their temperature rises. This phenomenon is due to kinetic energy agitating their molecules more, and th...
Leaves the Silent Enemies of Eavestroughs20191022224029

Leaves the Silent Enemies of Eavestroughs

Doctors told us elbows were the smallest things to put into our ears when we are kids. Likewise, leaves should never enter eavestroughs and down-pipes...
How Home Design Impacts Eavestroughing20190918030017

How Home Design Impacts Eavestroughing

A roof is often the last thing we look at when purchasing a home. We may give it a sideways glance before we enter, and a superficial look when we lea...
Things You May Not Know About Aluminum Metal20180801065006

Things You May Not Know About Aluminum Metal

Aluminum comprises around 8% of Earth’s crust, making it the third most abundant element after oxygen and silicon. However, we seldom find it in raw f...
We Pay for What We Get in the Contracting World20180718033056

We Pay for What We Get in the Contracting World

We get what we pay for in almost all situations. We say ‘almost’ because there must be an exception. There always are, although we cannot put our fing...
Managing Freezing, Thawing and Heaving Driveways with Gutters and Eavestroughs20180523063627

Managing Freezing, Thawing and Heaving Driveways with Gutters and Eavestroughs

Most liquids shrink when they cool to freezing, because the molecules slow down and cluster together. However, water behaves differently after it cool...