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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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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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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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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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Roof Maintenance and inspection

Roof Maintenance For Businesses

I’m sure we have all heard this quote at some point. As business and home owners we know that preventative maintenance can save as a lot of time and money in the long run. By keeping up regular maintenance of our roofing we can avoid emergency repairs, as well as prolong the life of our  investment.

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