Posts Categorized: Edmonton

Minimum Roof Pitch for Cedar Shingles

If it’s time for a new roof, you might be wondering where to begin. Traditionally, most residential homes use shingles – but even then, your choices are still seemingly limitless with varieties and colors available in asphalt, fibreglass, and cedar. Cedar is a popular choice amongst homeowners, for it’s rustic, natural look and incredible durability,…

Roof Windows vs. Skylight: What is the Difference?

Often seen in luxury homes, roof windows are an excellent addition to any home, and provide sunlight to rooms that may not be appropriate for regular-style windows (or when you simply want more sunlight!) In many cases, like zero lot line homes with minimal space between homes, bathrooms or other rooms where you desire more…

Improve Your Home With Edmonton’s
Energy Rebate Program

Within the City of Edmonton, residential homes contribute 20% of the city’s greenhouse gas emissions. To meet the municipal goal of reducing emissions by 35% by 2035, the City of Edmonton has introduced the Home Energy Retrofit Accelerator Program, offering rebates for homeowners who make energy efficient upgrades to their home. For you as a…

Metal Roofing Colour Trends 2021: Selecting The Right Colour For Your Home

Metal roofs are becoming increasingly popular on residential homes, for their long lifespan, durability, cost-effectiveness and aesthetic value. You have already had to weigh your many roofing options and you decided to install a metal roof on your home – but you’ve still got decisions to make! The colour of your metal roof will greatly…

Metal Roofing vs. Asphalt Shingles: Selecting the Right Roofing Material

If it’s time for a new roof, you might be wondering where to begin. Traditionally, most residential building roofs have been built with asphalt shingles. When you drive through your neighbourhood, you’ll likely see a lot of roofs with asphalt shingles! However, metal roofs are gaining popularity and you may have noticed metal roofs on…

The Ultimate Guide to Roofing Inspections (And Making Your Roof Last)

Your home’s roof should 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 idly for 15 years without inspections. Just as you get regular check-ups at the doctor, your roof requires a professional inspection…

Attic Rain – What Is It and How Can It Damage Your Home?

This blog was originally published in September 2018 but was updated in February of 2021. Winter can be a very challenging time for residents of Alberta, and I can recall at least once that a news article mentioned that it was “colder than Mars” outside.  It is also the most challenging time for your roof…

Fascia to Flashing: 15 Roofing Terms Homeowners Should Know

This blog was originally published in April, 2015, but was updated in January of 2021. Each season it falls on the homeowner to evaluate the needs of his/her roofing system.  Are there any concerns regarding the health of your roof?  Is this the year you undertake a major renovation?  If you have ever tried to…

Flat Roof Drainage: How to Select the Best Drainage System

This blog was originally published in October, 2017, but was updated in January of 2021. Flat roofs are popular in commercial construction and can be found on many homes and condos as well. Offering a modern look to any building, they also provide high resistance to environmental damage and can last up to 15 years…

Metal Roof Snow Guards: The Complete Guide to Snow Retention

As Albertans, we are used to heavy snow and cold winters. In fact, we are experts on it! We winterize everything, including our homes, to protect from the potential damage of moisture and cold and a metal roof is no exception. Every roofing system has a system to manage moisture and snow retention, to help…

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