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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...
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Common Aging Wood Shake Problems

When Canadian pioneers looked for material to construct buildings they chose trees because they were abundant. So their houses had wood frames, wood f...
What You Should Know Fascia Cladding20220126003220

What You Should Know Fascia Cladding

‘Fascia’ in architecture refers to the vertical strip running directly beneath a roof edge, and often attached to the lower end of the rafters.  There...
What Causes Wood Fascias to Rot?20211020013024

What Causes Wood Fascias to Rot?

We installed a new eaves trough system for a Calgary client a couple of months ago. We almost begged him to replace the fascia boards at the same time...
Waterproofing at Deck / Wall Transition Points20190529013010

Waterproofing at Deck / Wall Transition Points

Fairly Severe Water Damage © Valiant Exteriors There’s more to the construction of wooden decks that usually meets the eye. They comprise a supporting...
Why Rain Screen Siding is a Good, Green Idea20190116031821

Why Rain Screen Siding is a Good, Green Idea

Siding’s main purpose is to protect the inner wall of a building from rain, snow, wind and sunlight. Canadians have also turned siding into a craft, w...
How Red Cedar Wood Is Ideal For Exterior Use20181227022912

How Red Cedar Wood Is Ideal For Exterior Use

Canada’s giant, magnificent cedars can grow an impressive 60 metres tall provided they have rich soil to sink their roots. We find these ‘thuja plicat...
Why Engineered Wood is Better that Real Wood for Exterior Applications20180725050845

Why Engineered Wood is Better that Real Wood for Exterior Applications

If you are longing to give your Calgary home a traditional siding effect, or just add trim around the doors and windows, you may be asking is there an...
The Types of Siding Available Nowadays in Canada20180124080050

The Types of Siding Available Nowadays in Canada

It is hard to believe early settlers arrived with little more than the clothes on their backs, and hunting rifles. They did not have the types of sidi...