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Signs of Needing a New Roof

When was the last time you really paid attention to your roof? Inspecting your Edmonton roof regularly and making little fixes can prevent some costly repairs down the road. So, what should you look for when inspecting your roof? The American organization National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) recommends you do a roof inspection at least…

What to Ask a Roofing Contractor

When considering a roof repair in Edmonton, a new roof or replacement, before you sign on that dotted line, be sure you know what you are really getting. The best way to get comparable bids is to determine what’s needed beforehand by drawing up a set of plans and specifications ahead of time to ensure…

Best Roofs for Edmonton’s Cold Climate

Edmonton winters, with their subzero temperatures, harsh winds and freeze/thaw cycles, are extremely hard on roofing materials. Asphalt shingles appear on roofs across the country, but extreme weather causes them to dry and crack, shortening their lives.

Inspecting Your Roof Could Save You from Costly Replacements

Your home’s roof is supposed to last anywhere from 15 to 50 years, depending on the type of roofing material used. While it does come with an extensive lifespan, that does not mean it should sit for 15 years without timely checks. Professional inspections can help you identify potential issues and give you the opportunity…

Vinyl Siding Types, Textures & Styles for Your Alberta Home

Looking to enhance your homes curb appeal? Vinyl siding offers a huge variety of siding options, so you can enhance the look of your home’s exterior no matter your style or budget. Vinyl siding comes in a variety of profiles, colours and even textures, allowing you to completely transform the exterior of your home. By…

4 Tips for Protecting Your Roof Investment

A roof is a major investment that needs to be regularly examined and maintained if it is to last as long as it was designed to last. Whether you have just gotten a roof replaced or repaired, or if you just want to make sure that your roof remains in good condition for many years…

The Disadvantages of a Cookie-Cutter Roof

If you are thinking about a replacing your roof, then a cookie-cutter roof may seem like a good option at first. Perhaps you have seen a roofing company advertise that their standard, “one-size-fits-all” roofing solution can help save some time and money. But is this really the case, or could a cookie-cutter roof do your…

What to Look for in an Edmonton Roofing Contractor

Having a bad experience with an Edmonton roofing company can make you uncertain about using roofing contractors on future home improvement projects. The problem is that home improvement projects, and particularly roof repair and renovations, should not be undertaken alone if you have no expertise in the area.   The good news is that professional…

Cool Roofs: Good for the Environment and Your Energy Bill

The term “cool roof” doesn’t refer to a roof that is particularly chic and suave, though a cool roof definitely can be. Rather, it refers to the fact that a cool roof stays cooler, temperature-wise, than a regular roof. On a hot day a regular roof can reach upwards of 65°C, while a cool roof…

3 Common Roofing Mistakes All Homeowners Should Avoid

Owning a home is a major investment, and the roof is one of the most important components of keeping that investment safe. Making decisions about your roof requires careful forethought, consideration, and research. Whether you are thinking of making roof repairs or having your roof completely replaced, here are 3 common mistakes that are best…