Comparing the Merits of Asphalt Shingles and Cedar Shingles

Exploring the Pros and Cons of Installing Asphalt Shingles or Cedar Shingles In the majority of cases, new home builders will install roofs with asphalt shingles; these types of shingles are reasonably priced and somewhat easy to install, thereby allowing builders to finish this part of the construction process in a manner that is cost-effective…

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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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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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