Season Preparation

Spring Is Coming – Is Your Roof Ready?

We all look forward to the weather getting warmer. It’s a fact so obvious it barely needs to be stated; after an Alberta winter, especially one as harsh as the one we’ve just been through, it’s always an amazing feeling to watch the sun come out more and more, to see the snow slowly starting to melt, to know that summer’s coming around the corner. Soon, we’ll be free to walk around without layers on, just being able to enjoy the beauty and freedom that comes with the warmer weather.  But before you get too excited, it’s also important to remember that spring can bring volatile weather conditions, and the period of transition between seasons in Calgary can sometimes be hard on homes, especially roofs – the parts that are most exposed and vulnerable to the elements. Unexpected roof damage or even collapse can make your life extremely difficult –… Read more…

The Most Prevalent Roofing Problems In The Cold Months

Although roofing issues can occur at any time of the year, we know you’re more likely to see more problems during the winter months, especially if you have not taken the proper steps and maintenance that is required to prepare your roof for winter. Here are some of the top roofing problems that you may experience in the winter months. The number one cold weather roofing issue we see are ice dams. Ice dams usually occur when the upper portion of your roof is warm enough for the accumulated snow on top of it to melt, but the eaves of your roof are cold enough to freeze water into icicles. The warmth of the top part of the roof is coming from the warmth of the air inside of your home which creates runoff, eventually freezing when it reaches the eaves of the roof. This creates a dam made of… Read more…

Why Winter Is The Perfect Time For Roof Repairs in Calgary

For many homeowners, fixing a roof in need of repair is the last thing on their minds in the icy winter months. However, contrary to popular belief, winter is one of the best times of year to complete looming roof repairs. Although it may seem impossible for a roofing contractor to complete the necessary tasks amidst adverse weather conditions; there is no need for this concern as our team of workers is fully qualified for any cold weather job. If there is a problem with your roof, it is crucial to get it fixed immediately before conditions are given an opportunity to worsen. This is especially true in wintertime when the constant freezing and thawing of roofing materials make damaged areas especially susceptible to rapidly increasing problems. These problems could prove to be even more ever costly as many damages can disperse destruction and often harm other parts of the… Read more…

Avoid Spring Roofing Leaks By Performing Winter Repairs

Nothing is more destructive than water coming into your home and a roof leak is one of the most common problems a homeowner may face. Asphalt shingle roofs, though highly effective, can develop leaks over time. Causes of roof leaks range from weather damage, to improper installations and common wear and tear. If facing these problems, it is imperative you find a quality contractor in order to mitigate your losses. Below are some proactive steps you can take before you encounter a major roof leak. A roof’s biggest enemy is weather. Considering we live in Calgary, and our temperatures being what they are, snow and ice are typically the reason behind most roof repairs. Finding a good quality roofing contractor is the key when handling such repairs. Some do-it-yourselfers may want to attempt a roof repair themselves. The truth is that, if you are not an expert in roof repair, you may… Read more…