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How Bad Weather Affects Your Roof

Alberta is known for it’s unpredictable weather, and I’m sure many remember the grapefruit sized hail we got last summer, leaving loads of damage to vehicles, roofs, crops and much, much more! While this type of hail isn’t a regular occurrence *knock on wood!* Hail in general, strong winds, heavy rainfall, tornado warnings, and sometimes snow is more common. Your roof is the first line of defence to protecting your home against summer storms. However roof damage can happen gradually…

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Streaks Or Discoloration On Roof

Approximately five years after installation roofs can begin to show signs of dark streaks. The dark streaks usually appear on the north-facing slope of the roof and are mistaken for dirt or granule loss. These streaks are commonly caused by algae growth that is prominent in areas of the roof that receive less sunlight. Moisture & Algae Roof slopes that are shaded or receive little sunlight will hold moisture for a longer period of time which can result in algae…

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3 Simple Ways to Prepare Your Roof For Spring

The harsh Alberta winter months are hard on everything including your roof. Now that it’s spring homeowners are going around cleaning up their yards and fixing any damage that may have occurred over winter . This is also the time to check on how your roof’s holding up and prepare for spring. Clean out your gutters While it’s good to clean your gutters before the snow falls, there may be debris that was left behind and could now potentially clog…

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10 Eavestrough Maintenance Tips and Tricks

As the weather turns colder and the leaves start to change, you’ll want to make sure that your eavestroughs are fully cleaned.  Here are 10 tips and tricks to make the process easier. #1 Regular cleaning Clean your eavestroughs at least twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall.  If there are plenty of trees in your neighbourhood or if it’s a very windy year you’ll want to check them more frequently. #2 Clean before a…

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Oh Hail No! What To Do When Your Roof Has Hail Damage

Alberta has had no shortage of rain this summer. Hail has damaged more than just roofs but vehicles, crops, equipment and more. Edmonton and the surrounding areas have been hit multiple times with hail. So if you’ve seen some damage to your roof or suspect you may have some, you’ve come to the right place. Signs Of Hail Damage Dents in siding, sliding door or windows. Dented or broken gutters, gutter screens or downspouts. Keep a sharp eye for small…

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Why It’s Important To Have A Well Ventilated Attic

During the summer months our attics can get quite hot, so it’s important to have a well ventilated attic. Give your AC a break First of all, warm attics effect the entire house. A hot attic means the temperature in the rest of the house will rise. As you turn on more fans and crank up the AC it will be working twice as hard to cool down your home and in return your bills will raise during the summer…

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How To Choose The Best Shingles For Your Roof

A new roof isn’t something you invest in every year, so you want to be sure you are buying the right shingles for your home when you do. You also want to be sure that the one you choose will be suiting to your needs and preferences. Choosing The Type of Shingle There are 3 types of asphalt shingles: 3-tab shingles – 3-tab shingles are affordable and can last a couple decades in the right conditions. Although there are fewer choices…

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5 Risks Of Putting Off a Leaky Roof

A leaky roof is serious business, and putting it off can lead to more severe issues. Symptoms of a leaky roof. A drip, moisture on your walls or a stain. Sometimes this comes and goes as snow melts and storms come. Get it checked out before it becomes worse. If discoloration around ceiling fans or lights occur this could mean the leak is severe and need to take immediate action to avoid electrical damage. Discoloration of ceiling or attic, you…

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