How to Avoid or Deal With Ice Dams on Your Roof in Winter

Complacency with Winter Roof Maintenance Can Result in Ice Dam Formation The relatively snow-free winter season to date has most likely been appreciated by many homeowners who have spent little time shovelling, removing ice from stairs and walks, or even scraping frost from car windows. However, while the winter has been relatively mild in some…

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Caring for Your Roof Over the Winter

Avoid Safety Risks by Hiring Trained Contractors for Winter Roofing Care Needs At any time of year, and particularly throughout the depths of winter, homeowners can be secure in the knowledge that their roof will capably protect their families and property from the effects of inclement weather.  There is a comforting feeling to sitting in…

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The Benefits of Installing Solar Panel Systems for Your Home

Solar Panel Systems Can Provide Several Economic and Environmental Benefits Over the last several years, homeowners have been exposed to numerous initiatives that are rooted in improving or protecting our environment.  Recycling programs, emissions testing, and biodegradable packaging are just a few examples of the practices/programs in place today with an eye on greater eco-friendliness….

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Pre-Winter Roofing Inspection

Pre-Winter Roof Inspection and Maintenance Can Protect Home and Family With the calendar year about to enter its final month, it will not be long before the roofs and properties of Toronto homes and businesses are covered with snow.  Consequently, over the last few weeks, area homeowners and property owners or managers have been busily…

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How to Avoid Emergency Roof Repairs Over the Winter

Take These Steps to Avoid the Need for Emergency Roof Repairs this Winter With the history of especially harsh winters experienced in Calgary and Toronto over the last few years, it is likely that stories abound concerning the need, and associated costs, of emergency roof repairs.  Canadian winters have taken their toll in the vast…

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The Advantages of Aluminum Siding Over Vinyl Siding for Your Home

Aluminum Siding is a Viable Option for Homes in Areas with Seasonal Extremes For some homeowners, especially those with older homes or those who have lived in the same location for a significant period of time, the thought of moving to a new or newer residence may not be terribly enticing.  Removing the costs of…

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Regular Inspections and Minor Roof Repairs Can Prevent More Serious Issues

Summer weather patterns can produce some of the most idyllic and enjoyable conditions imaginable, from warm and brilliant sunshine to gentle breezes wafting through the trees on a moonlit evening.  Unfortunately, these same patterns can bring some of the most severe storms as well, in turn wreaking havoc on personal property such as landscaping, fencing,…

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The Benefits of Waterproofing Your Roof

Rely on the Skills of Experienced Roofing Contractors to Waterproof Your Roof It is commonly accepted that a roof leak should be addressed as soon as possible to help prevent more extensive damage to the structure and/or interior contents of residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.  In extreme cases, unresolved water penetration issues could pose a…

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Commercial Flat Roofing Systems

There Are Many Options Available for Commercial and Industrial Flat Roofing In the construction of commercial and industrial buildings/complexes, it is a commonly accepted practice to install some type of flat roofing system.  For the owners and/or property managers of these properties, there are some fundamentally sound reasons for employing these systems rather than the…

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How the Rise in Worldwide Construction is Affecting the Roofing Industry

Global Construction, Energy Conservation Emphasis Aids to Roofing Companies Many industries were heavily impacted by the economic recession, including the housing construction market and, by direct association, the roofing materials and roof installation trades.  With fewer new housing starts and less roof renovation work, there was simply a reduced need for such materials and the…

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