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...
Roof Decking & How to Care For It20210406055837

Roof Decking & How to Care For It

Roof decking – also known as roof sheathing – distributes the weight of shingles and tiles on the timber rafters. It is also the home owner’s primary ...
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...
Roof Venting the Clothes Dryer20210125064725

Roof Venting the Clothes Dryer

A clothes dryer generates considerable humidity when it tumbles the moisture out of wet clothes. Now while we may welcome the additional warmth in win...
Ice and Water Protection for Your Roof20201208002736

Ice and Water Protection for Your Roof

Home insurance policies cover us for unexpected damage, in other words things we can’t reasonably plan to avoid. Insurers expect us to do regular main...
Ways to Shingle a Roof Valley20201117072642

Ways to Shingle a Roof Valley

A valley, in the natural sense is elongated lowland between ranges of mountains, hills, or other uplands, often having a river or stream running along...
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...
Causes of Asphalt Granule Loss20200811055511

Causes of Asphalt Granule Loss

Asphalt roofing sheets first appeared in 1893, and are still common in asphalt roll roofing but with surface granules added. The original asphalt shin...
Gambrel Roofs from the Horse’s Mouth20200722022630

Gambrel Roofs from the Horse’s Mouth

A gambrel is a symmetrical roof with two slopes on either side. It’s a classic in pioneer history, where it often provided extra accommodation for lar...
How Your Roof Affects Your Home HVAC20200602040454

How Your Roof Affects Your Home HVAC

Your roof affects your home HVAC costs in several ways. Business will be tighter until the epidemic calms and that affects all of us. Summer is coming...
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