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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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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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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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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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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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3 Simple Ways to Prepare Your Roof For Spring

The harsh Alberta winter months are hard on everything including your roof. Now that it’s spring homeowners are going around cleaning up their yards and fixing any damage that may have occurred over winter . This is also the time to check on how your roof’s holding up and prepare for spring. Clean out your gutters While it’s good to clean your gutters before the snow falls, there may be debris that was left behind and could now potentially clog…

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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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