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How to Maintain Cedar Shake Roof: 4 Tips for Homeowners

Homeowners have many options for roof materials, but cedar shakes continue to be a popular choice for their durability and curb appeal. Once installed, they can instantly boost the look of your home and protect you from harsh Alberta climates – however, they do require ongoing maintenance to protect your investment. If you already have…

6 Tips for Saving Money On Your Heating Bill This Winter From Roofers

This blog was originally published on January 31, 2018, but was updated in November of 2020. Being a homeowner in Alberta’s cities and towns often involve a struggle to keep your heating costs down during the wintertime to fight off the double-digit negative temperatures. The average heating and electric bill for a three-bedroom home can…

Guide to Garage Roofing Replacements: Costs, Materials, and Installation

For homes with attached garages, the garage is an extension of your home and can drastically impact your curb appeal, in addition to protecting your vehicles and stored items. If you need to replace your garage roof, you might be wondering what the different components of the replacement and installation are, your choices for materials,…

Why You Should Consider Roof Snow Removal Service this Winter

This blog was originally published on October 30, 2017, but was updated in November of 2020. Albertan homeowners are no strangers to snow settling on their roofs in the wintertime. While a light dusting doesn’t usually pose much of a problem, roofing companies regularly see the damage that can be caused by allowing too much…

The Best Types of Roofing for Alberta Winters

This blog was originally published on December 3, 2015, but was updated in September of 2020. Alberta is famous for a lot of things: The Calgary Stampede, West Edmonton Mall, and, of course, our record-breaking cold temperatures. Enduring harsh winters can be tough on our roofs, leading to cracking, leaking, and insulation concerns. And the…

Top 5 Fall Roofing Maintenance Tips: What You Should Know for this Autumn

You’ve packed up the summer-time gear and the leaves are starting to change color – fall is here. Even though things look a little different this year, your home still needs regular seasonal maintenance and your roof is no exception. Before the harsh Alberta winter arrives, it’s important to check that your roof is prepared…

The Importance of Proper Attic Insulation & Ventilation of Your Home

This blog was originally published on December 5, 2016 but was updated in September of 2020. Your roof is a complex system that requires all parts to work cooperatively, and a central component of this system are roofing vents and attic insulation. Today’s wood-framed design and construction techniques of steep-sloped asphalt shingle roofs with an…

How a Roof is Put Together? From Asphalt Shingles to Vents.

What goes into your roof? Easily the most common type of roofing provided by Alberta roofing companies, shingles are popular among homeowners for their affordability, durability, and aesthetic appeal. However, there is much more to your roof than just the shingles – an entire roofing system works with your shingles to protect your home. If…