Hail Resistant Options for Asphalt Shingles20190502053856

Hail Resistant Options for Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles continue to be one of the most widely used roofing covers in North America on account of installation cost and long life span. Indeed...
Two Sides to the EIFS Cladding System20190402221239

Two Sides to the EIFS Cladding System

Traditional Rendering Versus Slipfaced The exterior insulation finish system or EIFS was all the rage when service people returned from World War 2. T...
Is It Time to Replace Your Asphalt Roof Shingles or Is The Damage Cosmetic?20190327063153

Is It Time to Replace Your Asphalt Roof Shingles or Is The Damage Cosmetic?

A shingle roof comprises a large number of identical overlapping sheets laid in rows from the bottom up. However unlike tiles, these lie flat against ...
Dew Point: Why Outside Walls Must Breathe20190306080701

Dew Point: Why Outside Walls Must Breathe

The Dew Point (DP) is the temperature to which air must cool down before water vapour saturates it. If the air cools further, the moisture ‘overflows’...
Two Systems to Keep Eavestrough Gutters Clear20190130082927

Two Systems to Keep Eavestrough Gutters Clear

Blocked eavestroughs can become an expensive nightmare, especially on a high, steeply pitching roof. The problem may begin innocently with a large lea...
Managing Freezing, Thawing and Heaving Driveways with Gutters and Eavestroughs20180523063627

Managing Freezing, Thawing and Heaving Driveways with Gutters and Eavestroughs

Most liquids shrink when they cool to freezing, because the molecules slow down and cluster together. However, water behaves differently after it cool...