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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Roof maintenance

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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