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Shovelling snow off your roof

By mark1 | Mar 12, 2014

Winter rooftop maintenance and snow shoveling is probably the least favourite subject for all of us. Most of us do not like shovelling the snow in our own backyards let alone our front doorstep, so imagine having to shovel snow on a high rooftop with the frigid ice-cold wind slamming against your face at 15…

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Vinyl Deck Failure

By mark1 | Feb 26, 2014

Vinyl decking is a waterproof membrane that is used as a surfacing for decks.   It can have designs or it can be plain. Vinyl decking is made by many different manufacturers: Dura Deck, Dektek, Weatherdeck, Tufdek, Econodek are just a few of them.   A large portion of vinyl decks are installed over a…

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Roof ventallation

By mark1 | Feb 12, 2014

An increasingly popular and highly effective method of ventilating an attic is the ridge vent, a continuous cap-like vent that runs along the ridge or peak of the home’s roof. The ridge vent provides an outlet for problem-causing superheated air in summer and moisture in winter. The way ridge vents work is very simple. Air…

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Metal roofing advanages

By mark1 | Jan 16, 2014

Metal roofs have come a long way from the corrugated tin roofs that were once used in rural homes and farm buildings. Residential metal roofs can be attractive and durable and they are enjoying an increase in popularity for various reasons: Warranties range from 30-50 years when a metal roof is installed properly. Metal roofs…

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The Basics of Roof Maintenance

By mark1 | Jan 9, 2014

A roof system is arguably the most vulnerable part of a building’s exterior. Ultraviolet radiation, wind, rain, hail and snow will all affect a roof system’s performance over time.   The performance and longevity of a roof is based on good design, quality materials, proper installation, and a preventive maintenance program. Roof maintenance is critical…

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Roof Maintenance is important

By mark1 | Jan 9, 2014

  Our roofs withstand a wide variety of elements such as the sun and rain, not to mention the harsh Canadian winter weather. Depending on the season, the roof will be the hottest and coldest part your home, yet it tends to be the most neglected part of the structure. Although one might not give…

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