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Should You Get Your Roof Repaired? 10 Signs It’s Time For a New Roof

Roofs are one of most important part of a house. They keep the elements out, and keep heat and cool in. So how can we keep it that way? Here are ten signs you need to get your roof repaired. Attic. If you have a hunch that your roof needs to be replaced head upstairs, if your home allows it, and check your attic. Can you spot any light peeking through, stains or mold? Yes means it’s time for a…

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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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When is the best time to replace your roof

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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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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snow buildup

How to Properly De-Ice Your Roof

Snow falls and then the sun comes out. Now the fresh snow on your roof begins to melt, and create ice. It’s always best to take preventative measures when it comes to your roof, but occasionally these methods fail and now you are looking for ways to remove ice build up on your roof and reduce the snow load. Icicles hanging from your roof may simply be a sign that snow is melting and you should remove them to prevent…

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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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winter roof prep

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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How weather affects your roof

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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