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When Is The Best Time To Replace Your Roof?

You may have read our last blog post on a spring cleaning checklist for your roof. Did you come across any roof damage? No? That’s great! Regular maintenance will help prevent damage in the future. Yes? It’s time for a roof replacement but when is the best time to replace your roof? Here’s the best time: Spring It’s warming up outside and the snow is melting away. Spring time is usually when you check out the damage done to your…

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Spring Cleaning: Roof Checklist

Spring is officially only a couple days away! Which means spring cleaning… Yes, that includes your roof. Regular maintenance on your roof, in all seasons, means it will last a long time. We’ll give you a checklist to go through, to make tackling your roof spring cleaning tasks a little easier. 1. Take a closer look at your ceilings This is something you probably should pay attention to, no matter the season. You want to pay attention to some common…

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What To Know When Choosing Your Shingle Color

Your roof is a big investment and makes up to 40% of your home. You put a lot of time into choosing siding, shutters and garage doors. The colour of shingles you put on your house shouldn’t be a last thought, as this could make or break the look of your exterior design. Here’s what you should know when choosing the shingle colour for your home. Did you know asphalt shingle lines are made in both solid colours and blends?…

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Where Should Ice and Water Membrane Underlayment Go?

Roof Ice & Water Membrane   The purpose of ice and water underlayment is to stop water from passing through the roof system into a home. Ice and water membrane is needed most to address ice damming issues during the winter. Roof Ice Damming Ice can build up on a roof slope, usually at the unheated area at the eaves, forming an ice dam that prevents water from draining off the roof. In turn, this water can creep up under…

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Can A New Roof Be Installed Over Old Shingles?

New Roof on Top of Old Shingles You should never install new shingles over the old shingle roof system. Your roof system will not be eligible for a warranty if you do not remove the existing shingle roof system before installing the new system. Installing over the old shingles can also cause unusual shapes to form in your new roof system and the roof system will not look smooth and level. Rot, Moisture, and Accelerated Roof Aging If the old…

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Getting Your Roof Ready For Winter

It’s coming faster than you think! Winter that is. Which means it’s time to start thinking about getting your roof prepared so you can settle into winter, stress free. Here’s services we offer to help you get ready. Eaves Trough Installs & Cleaning We supply and install 5 inch continuous run eaves. All eaves are screwed on not nailed, giving it stronger support. We offer the service to clean out eavestroughs in the fall. Annual Roof Maintenance Program We have…

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Should you replace your roof before selling

Does My House Need A New Roof Before Selling?

When listing your house on the market there’s usually a lot of time and effort that has been spent fixing up the home prior. Is your roof a big question mark as to if you should spend the money and fix it up, or leave it as is? Here’s what we think about this topic: Roof Condition If your roof is missing shingles, has lifting shingles, growing moss or has obvious signs of leaking, then it’s probably a good idea…

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4 Roof Maintenance Tips For Summer

As we are in the full swing of summer you may notice issues arising with your roof. Summer storms bring hail damage, high winds and heavy rainfall. Here’s some tips to keep your roof in top notch condition during the summer months to prevent or solve problems. Clean out gutters If you haven’t already, make sure to check and clean out your gutters. You may have some damage from the winter months or harsh storms so in order for the…

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Roofing In Rural Alberta

The past couple months has been on and off with the weather, but we have managed to get a few jobs completed even with some of the difficult weather. The weather looks like for the most part we are staying on the warmer side of things and roofing season is in full swing here at Red Leaf Roofing. For the 2019 season we wanted to extended our jobs to areas surrounding Edmonton, not just in the immediate area. Do you…

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Getting Your Roof Ready For Spring

It’s that time of the year when the snow is melting and preparations for spring and summer are on the minds of home owners. Your roof is a large part of your house, and keeping it in tip top shape is important. Especially when Alberta thunderstorms are ahead of us. Here are some tips to help you get started on your roof this spring

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