Asphalt Roof Shingle Warranty Claims20210830073044

Asphalt Roof Shingle Warranty Claims

A decent asphalt shingle installer attaches every sheet with the same level of attention. They also replace any that chip or snap in the process, or a...
How Great Reset May Affect Calgary20210706022419

How Great Reset May Affect Calgary

Coming out of COVID and resuming near-normal, may affect commodity prices and cause shortages of raw materials. Barry Ritholtz writing in Bloomberg Op...
How Important Is Asphalt Granule Loss?20210222050825

How Important Is Asphalt Granule Loss?

The shingles we lay on our roofs – and very likely soon forget – about consist of three layers. First, there a base that gives them substa...
The Right Way to Fit Shingles20200930020201

The Right Way to Fit Shingles

A shingle roof is a system, where each sheet contributes to the stability of the one above and below it. Get it right, and you have a composite struct...
Are Algae and Moss Bad for Roofs?20200825033916

Are Algae and Moss Bad for Roofs?

Moss and algae are recurring problems on roofs, and can cause collateral damage if left unattended. However, once we understand how algae and moss wor...
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...
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...
It’s the Way We Install a Roof That Matters20200512020631

It’s the Way We Install a Roof That Matters

A roof is a most remarkable thing. It freed our primitive ancestors to abandon their caves, and build snug homes in plains where agriculture began. Th...
Stacking Asphalt Shingles Safely on a Roof20200506025735

Stacking Asphalt Shingles Safely on a Roof

The average asphalt strip-shingle measures 12 inches by 36 inches. Manufacturers supply them in packs since they are quite brittle until laid. The ave...
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...
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