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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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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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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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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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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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