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July 14, 2020calgary, chimney, crickets, face, hints, how to, saddles, tips, upper edge, waterproofing0 comments
You may have missed the mark if you think the noises inside your disused chimney are caused by crickets and saddles. That’s because they are waterproo...
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May 12, 2020alberta, asphalt, calgary, instal, quality, roof types, shingles, tips, value, water proofing0 comments
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...
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February 8, 2020aligning, asphalt, eaves, exposure, flashing, ice dams, mistakes, nails, over hang, shingles, slopes, tips, valley, venting0 comments
A shingle roof comprises literally hundreds of small tiles. Laying them correctly needs special care, because you only need one mistake to have a pote...
6 Tips for Re-Siding Your Home20200115000901
January 15, 2020advice, building, calgary, fibre, home, james hardie, office, re-siding, residing, tips, vinyl0 comments
There is a great saying in our workshop ‘measure twice, cut once’. In other words, be sure you know what you want, before you do it. Not wasting mater...
Signs of Failing Attic Insulation20191204014533
December 4, 2019attic, dripping, energy bills, ice dams, insulation, rodents, roof, sheathing, tips, warning signs0 comments
Warm air rises. That’s why we need attic insulation to keep our houses snug inside. Warm, moist air condenses when it meets cooler air. That’s why the...
Fixing Siding Over DensGlass Sheathing20190930045858
September 30, 2019advantages, densglass, envelope, fasteners, fibreglass, gypsum, sheath, sheathing, tips, weatherproofing, when to use0 comments
DensGlass sheathing has been on the market for over thirty years. We have noticed an uptick in inner-city construction. However, relatively high cost ...
Innovations in Engineered Artificial Stone20190612010555
June 12, 2019artificial, cast, cladding, counters, coverings, engineers, floors, history, ideas, marble, quartz, sidings, sills, stone, suggestions, tiles, tips, tops0 comments
BeOnStone Detail Brightens Up the Garage © Valiant Exteriors Engineered artificial stone has been popular for centuries. It may have reached its artis...