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...
The Minimum Roof Pitch for Regular Shingles20200429033943

The Minimum Roof Pitch for Regular Shingles

Roof pitch refers to the steepness of a roof as a ratio relative to absolute flatness. In North America we express this as a fraction of 12. Hence a r...
Is Felt or Synthetic Underlay Better?20200317051853

Is Felt or Synthetic Underlay Better?

In the furnishings market, the terms underlay and underlayment refer to a layer of cushioning under a carpet, in order to provide insulation and deade...
The Important Parts of Your Shingle Roof20200304004214

The Important Parts of Your Shingle Roof

When we look up at our roof we could think the shingles are all there is to it. However there is a lot more than that protecting you from the elements...
Attic Rain and How to Prevent It20200225011254

Attic Rain and How to Prevent It

If you have moisture spots and stains on the ceiling below your roof space, then you may have attic rain. The root cause is relatively humid air from ...
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-...
Can You Get a Cheaper Roof Job in Winter?20191231051235

Can You Get a Cheaper Roof Job in Winter?

Folk sometimes call us for a winter roof repair or replacement expecting a cheaper job. They seem to expect us to work for less in low season. Then we...
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