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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...
Proper Airflow With Attic Insulation Baffles20210316055654

Proper Airflow With Attic Insulation Baffles

Proper airflow through attics is essential to prevent heat accumulation, and humidity dripping on the ceiling. The air usually enters through vents in...
Metal Gutter Guards and Ice Buildup20201005033722

Metal Gutter Guards and Ice Buildup

Metal gutter guards and ice buildup can be a regular problem, especially with poorly managed attics during cold winters in Calgary. This problem begin...
Signs of Failing Attic Insulation20191204014533

Signs of Failing Attic Insulation

Warm air rises. That’s why we need attic insulation to keep our houses snug inside. Warm, moist air condenses when it meets cooler air. That’s why the...
Why Are My Windows Becoming Foggy20190724040038

Why Are My Windows Becoming Foggy

It was quite common to see windows becoming foggy on the inside in days of single glass panes. That was because high indoor humidity condensed, and fo...
Roof Sheathing And Replacement Costs20190424012640

Roof Sheathing And Replacement Costs

A roof stripped down to the very basics comprises a frame resting on walls, and a covering over it to complete the building envelope. There are many d...
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...
Why Rain Screen Siding is a Good, Green Idea20190116031821

Why Rain Screen Siding is a Good, Green Idea

Siding’s main purpose is to protect the inner wall of a building from rain, snow, wind and sunlight. Canadians have also turned siding into a craft, w...
Benefits of Rigid Exterior Insulation Sheets20180328085933

Benefits of Rigid Exterior Insulation Sheets

The rising cost of energy, and the burden of global warming are putting pressure on Canadians to insulate their homes wisely. However, at the same tim...