All About Tongue and Groove Wall Sheathing20240212014125

All About Tongue and Groove Wall Sheathing

A modern building envelope has several layers of thermal, air, vapor, and water protection. Siding is the first layer of defence, although we wouldn’t...
Butt Joint Flashing for Fiber Siding20240123045455

Butt Joint Flashing for Fiber Siding

If you had new siding installed by another contractor, but find spots of damp on your inside walls, it is possible they did not waterproof the butt jo...
Hardie and Allura Fibre Siding Compared20240117041703

Hardie and Allura Fibre Siding Compared

Clients often ask us which fibre-cement siding is best, when we go out to quote at their homes and businesses. James Hardie came up with the idea of u...
Board and Batten to Welcome You20230419092327

Board and Batten to Welcome You

We prefer to use LP Smart Side engineered wood, where clients specify this country-style, yet chic finish. Placing wood molding, or battens over panel...
Attaching Vinyl Siding With Nails20230306010814

Attaching Vinyl Siding With Nails

We like to attach our vinyl siding to a lattice of wooden studs over a plywood base. This ensures a level plane without any waves and troughs. Then we...
Attaching Medium Density Fibreboard Siding20221228014715

Attaching Medium Density Fibreboard Siding

Medium density fibreboard is an engineered word product comprising broken down hard- and softwood fibres combined with wax and resin binder. It is an ...
Common Concerns with Vinyl Siding20220920023022

Common Concerns with Vinyl Siding

Vinyl siding has become the colorful, affordable solution for many Canadian homeowners. However, that said most man-made things do eventually begin to...
Warning Signs Of Cedar Wood Cupping20220329021504

Warning Signs Of Cedar Wood Cupping

Natural wood is an organic material, and never 100% waterproof unlike fiber cement and vinyl. Cedar wood may be exceptionally hard and dense, but prol...
The Rising Cost of Aluminum20210907044935

The Rising Cost of Aluminum

Aluminum screws, fittings, and flashings are an integral part of our trade as roofers and siding installers. Hence the rising cost of aluminum affects...
Calgary Roofers Still Face Shortfalls20210727020035

Calgary Roofers Still Face Shortfalls

The material shortages still linger in Calgary supply chains, despite us being over the worst COVID-19 hump. That’s because many of the big players up...
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