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3 Things To Consider Before Installing a Skylight

Looking to bring more light into your home and give your home a more open feel. A skylight may be a good choice for you. However here’s 3 things to consider before installing a skylight.   Glass or Plastic Glazing You have the choice of either glass or plastic glazing. Glass is heavier, and more expensive but its the better option. Glass glazing is more scratch and discolouration resistant, it also comes in customizable shapes and size and blocks more…

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roof contractor

4 Important Questions To Ask Before Hiring a Roofing Contractor

It’s time for roof repairs or a replacement and now you’re on the hunt for a roofing contractor. There are a few important questions to ask before hiring a roofing contractor. Along with asking the common questions; how long have you been in business, proof of license and warranties (we offer lifetime warranty), these questions are equally as important but often forgotten when hiring a roofing contractor. Will You Be Removing My Old Roof? A standard procedure for roofers will…

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Residential house

We Do More Than Sloped Roofs

This warm weather means we are approaching our busy season. Red Leaf Roofing specializes in sloped roofs but we also offer a variety of other services. We do new construction roofing,  as well as re-roofing residential and commercial roofs. It’s a privilege to be able to work with the best manufacturers and wholesalers in town, in order to bring you the best product and services. Eaves Trough Installs & Cleaning We supply and install 5 inch continuous run eaves. All…

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spring time

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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shingles

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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ventilated attic

Why It’s Necessary To Have Proper Roof Ventilation

Your attic is much more than an extra place for storage, it’s an important part of your roof system. Therefore it’s important your roof is properly ventilated. What Is Ventilation? The purpose of ventilation is pretty straightforward. Instead of air sitting in your attic and accumulating excess moisture and heat, ventilation pushes stale air out and keeps the right air balance in your attic. Heat Rises Since hot air rises, your attic will naturally be warmer than your house. In…

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