• Roofing
    06/06/2017
    Home Insurance & Calgary Home Renovations

    A lot of things can happen during a home renovation – your contractor falls off the ladder while fixing your roof; a hammer goes through your window; a subcontractor is injured on your property. Despite all precautions if there’s an accident involving your contractor that leads to a liability issue: what happens, who’s responsible, and who pays.

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  • Roofing Contractor for Your Insurance Claim in Calgary
    01/05/2017
    Hiring a Roofing Contractor for Your Insurance Claim in Calgary

    The Insurance Bureau of Canada says the frequency, severity and cost of extreme weather in Canada are increasing, with Alberta leading the way. Annual payouts from flooding, fire, hail, and windstorms continue to increase. According to an April 2016 Calgary Sun article, of the top ten hazards and risks in Calgary:

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  • Solar Panel Rebates
    12/04/2017
    Solar Panel Rebates, Calgary Roofing | Century Roofing Limited

    Alberta may be known worldwide for its oil and gas industry, but residents and business owners are excited to diversify the province's energy future by exploring solar energy. The Alberta Government recently announced a new, $36-million rebate program to make solar panel installation more affordable for home owners, business owners, and non-profits. The Calgary roofing, roof shingles, and roofing supplies experts at Century Roofing Limited are excited to tell all of our residential and commercial clients about this fantastic program.

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  • 05/04/2017
    Skylights & Calgary Roofs

    In spite of Canadian winters, and potential health concerns around sun exposure, many Canadians enjoy the warmth and glow of sunlight streaming into their home. However, with today’s tight construction with narrower homes on smaller lots, it often means limited exposure to those pleasant moments. Fortunately, homeowners have greater options today than ever before with a contemporary designed skylight efficiently installed by Century Roofing Limited.


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  • 08/03/2017
    Advantages of Metal Roofs in Calgary

    According to the National Roofing Contractors Association, the popularity of metal roofing products has increased dramatically over the past decade, a clear sign that homeowners and builders are growing more and more aware of this product’s benefits - but can it stand up to Calgary’s blistering summers and frigid winters?


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  • Questions to Ask a New Roofer
    28/02/2017
    Questions to Ask a New Roofer

    It’s happened to everyone. You set a meeting with a contractor, you know what you want to ask, only to remember your question five minutes after they’ve left. Few projects have a greater impact on the curb appeal, energy-efficiency, long-term inhabitability, and homeowner peace-of-mind than roof installation. Hiring a roofing contractor is one of the most important decisions you'll ever make for your home, you want to get it right the first time.


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  • 20/02/2017
    Buying a Home & Roof Inspections in Calgary

    Getting into the real estate market with a home purchase is becoming increasingly challenging with rising home costs, low inventory, and the prevalence of all-cash offers.

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  • commercial roof
    03/02/2017
    Commercial Roofing in Central Alberta

    Your business is important to you, everything under its roof is your concern – including that roof. At Century Roofing Limited, we know how hard your roof works for you and what it takes to keep it working.

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  • blue house roof
    30/01/2017
    Knowing Your Roof & Ensure Roof Maintenance

    Being a home or business owner means maintenance, protecting your investment, your employees, and your family. Some aspects can seem overwhelming, especially if you don’t know what to look for in specific areas, like a roof.

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  • Choosing a roofing contractor in Calgary
    20/01/2017
    Choosing a Roofing Contractor in Calgary

    Trades in Canada, like electricians, plumbers, and roofers are in high demand and while they may provide great opportunities for youth of all skill levels to work and build a future life. However, a shortage of skilled workers today and our challenging economy has resulted in a number of unscrupulous individuals posing as contractors and less established firms having to hire less qualified labourers.


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  • 19/12/2016
    Calgary Roofing Contractors & Inspections

    When was the last time you seriously inspected your roof for wear, ensured the seals around vents and chimneys were well sealed, and your attic was dry and free from leaks? If you’re like most Canadians, the answer is not often enough. 


    According to Buildings.com, performing regular roof inspections with a detailed checklist can lower your overall repair and replacement costs by 45 percent and extend the life of your up to 25 years. Most roofs should be inspected at least twice a year, so what should you look for when performing this crucial preventative measure?


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  • Gravel Roof
    05/12/2016
    Roofing Products & Specialty Services at Calgary’s Century Roofing Limited

    Roofing is a unique industry. It’s dangerous work, requires a variety of parts and layers to be successful, and it is one of the greatest assets of your home in protecting your family. To be a successful roofer requires specialized skills and services, and at Century Roofing Ltd, our Calgary roofers have the experience and skills to tackle any roofing problem. 


    Century Roofing Limited installs new and replacement roofs on homes and businesses as well as provides maintenance and roof repair services in Calgary and beyond. Our knowledgeable roofing contractors will professionally assess any damage, provide you with a clear, written estimate and complete the repairs efficiently and without delay.


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  • Hand removing leaves from gutter
    28/11/2016
    Roof Maintenance: Keeping Eavestroughs Clear

    Eavestroughs, or gutters, are an integral piece of your home’s well-being, serving to control the flow of rainwater and protecting your roof, walls, foundation and landscape from damage.


    At Century Roofing Limited, our Calgary roofers have the experience and skills to tackle any roofing problem or eavestroughs repairs. Our roof maintenance approach ensures our roofing contractors clean and remove all the debris that has accumulated, and we clean up the job site before we leave – preventing damage while repairing any that exists.


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  • clip board check list
    21/11/2016
    Top Questions to Ask Your Roofer

    The cost of home renovations, maintenance, or repairs can vary dramatically from the qualifications, certifications, and experience of the contractor to the materials you choose, especially when it comes to the major projects like roofing.

    When asking a roofing contractor to tender or bid on your roofing project, in gathering comparable bids – you will need to determine everything required beforehand – to tell the contractors what they’re expected to bid on, and ensure the proposals are not only comparable, but they are what is required for the roof.


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  • Hailstones from a storm
    09/11/2016
    Roof Damaged by Calgary Hail Storm?

    Since 2011, Alberta has seen about $4 billion in damages from severe storms. It’s been an incredible summer in Calgary with multiple storms dropping pea-sized to golf ball-sized hail across the region from Calgary up to Red Deer and Rocky Mountain House. Cars have been pocked and window cracked by the hail.


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  • Century Roofing Limited
    24/10/2016
    Roof Repairs & Calgary Contractors at Century Roofing Limited

    At Century Roofing Limited, we are experts in roof repair. Our technicians have the experience and skills to tackle any roofing problem. If your home or business is in need of maintenance or repairs to siding, soffits, fascia, and eavestroughing, or if your entire roofing system needs to be replaced, Century Roofing Limited can help – it’s what our family has been doing in Calgary since 1981. 
     

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  • 18/10/2016
    The Importance of Eavestrough Maintenance

    If your home or business is in need of maintenance or roof repairs to its siding, soffits, fascia, or eavestroughing, Century Roofing Limited’s knowledgeable, experienced, and skilled roofing contractors will professionally assess the damage, provide you with a clear, written estimate, and complete the repairs efficiently and without delay.


    Having properly maintained and working eavestroughs is important to every home and business. Eavestroughs are important because they correctly and efficiently control the flow of water from the roof to the ground, and away from the foundation of your home. You also never want a downspout to drain directly into the weeping tiles below ground or near the foundation as it causes water damage to the foundation.


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  • 26/09/2016
    The Professional Installation of Vinyl Siding

    There are hundreds of DIY—Do It Yourself—jobs around a house that can be completed by a competent handyman, and even a few for the less-than-competent. Other jobs should only be handled by a professional, like the installation of vinyl siding.


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  • 31/08/2016
    Show & Shine

    Family-owned Century Roofing Limited has been part of the Calgary community since 1981. As a professional residential and commercial roofing and exterior/siding contractor, our efficiency has earned us recognition as the preferred roofing contractor of many insurance companies.


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  • 28/08/2016
    August Festivals in Calgary

    Calgary loves a good festival—we’re home of the Calgary Stampede after all. To the world, that may be all they see, but for us locals the opportunities continue all summer long. The first Monday of August even begins with the Heritage Day Festival.


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  • 27/08/2016
    Roof Estimates & Pricing Factors in Calgary

    Ever wonder what goes into a roof estimate and what it means to you as a consumer? Your roof protects your most important investment—your home. Yet, many homeowners are not sure what roof repairs or a full roof replacement should cost. At Century Roofing Limited, we’ve been a part of the Calgary community for 35 years and have built a strong and trusting relationship throughout Central and Southern Alberta and Eastern British Columbia.


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  • 25/08/2016
    Pros & Cons to a Modern Flat Roof

    Our world is changing rapidly with technology – especially when it comes to the materials used in home construction – providing property developers and individual homeowners alike more freedom of choice in design than ever before.


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  • 21/08/2016
    Home Inspection & Your Calgary Roof

    At Century Roofing Limited, we know roofing and siding from an installation and repair perspective and we work with a variety of materials and building types. A new roof is a great selling point if you plan to place your home on the market. But what if you’re the buyer – what should you be looking for to gauge the viability and life expectancy of the roof of your dream home?


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  • 20/08/2016
    The Okotoks Picnic

    Century Roofing Limited is a Calgary, Alberta roofing and exterior/siding contractor that has completed projects throughout Central and Southern Alberta and Eastern British Columbia. Okotoks is one of those communities, situated on the Sheep River, approximately 18 km south of Calgary.


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  • 20/08/2016
    SBS Shingles in Calgary

    Technology has infiltrated every aspect of our lives – including our roofs. New processes and new materials are adding strength, longevity, and increased aesthetics to homes across North America.


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  • 20/08/2016
    Chestermere Water Festival

    It’s time to get wet Calgary at the Chestermere Water Festival on July 16, 2016 at John Peake Park. Chestermere, originally named Chestermere Lake, is largely a bedroom community east of Calgary. At Century Roofing Limited, we’re proud to serve our fellow Albertans throughout the region – including a little fun. With festival season here there’s a lot to choose from, but if you haven’t purchased Stampede tickets or if you’ve had enough of the hustle and bustle it brings with cowboys and tourists alike, why not take time and escape to the lake?


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  • 20/08/2016
    It’s Stampede Time!

    It’s that time of year when Calgary welcomes the world for the 2016 Calgary Stampede from July 8 through July 17, 2016. Whether you love or hate the turmoil a big event like this can have on the city and even different communities within Calgary, there’s no denying the economic and social benefits of this “not-for-profit community organization that preserves and celebrates western heritage, cultures, and community spirit” driven core by the core values of western hospitality, integrity, pride of place, and commitment to the community.


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  • 20/08/2016
    Laminate Roof Shingles in Calgary

    Shingling your roof at one time may have been simpler, but today there are a variety of options in terms of price and quality to choose. At Century Roofing Ltd. we’ve been installing new shingle roofs in Calgary since 1981, so you can depend on our experience and dedication to help you make the right choice for your home.


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  • 20/08/2016
    Types of Siding for Your Calgary Home

    Welcome to the neighbourhood. Perhaps you just bought the home of your dreams, a fixer-upper, or maybe it’s simply time to renew the exterior of your current home. In many cases, homeowners are encouraged to ‘get the same thing’ as their neighbours. But what about individual taste, creativity, and budget considerations?


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  • 20/08/2016
    Wood Roof Shingles for Your Calgary Home

    According to the Western Retail Lumber Association, there are nearly 1,200 member firms involved in the building supply industry in Western Canada. The reality is that Canadians love wood, as inhabitants of a resource-rich country, Canadians have reaped the benefit of expansive forests. Not only do we build shelter from wood, but it encompasses a significant part of our trade economy.


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  • 19/08/2016
    Spring Makeover – Roof Repairs in Calgary

    Spring is a time of joy and renewal, spring is in the air! It’s a feeling that conjures up memories of Tom Jones’ 1979 hit “Love is in the Air.” It just makes you want to get up and dance – and while you’re getting your groove on – it’s also time to get outside and boost the curb appeal of your home.


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  • 19/08/2016
    Metal Roofing in Calgary

    Since 1981, Century Roofing Ltd. has provided local residents with durable and aesthetically pleasing roofing solutions, including metal roofing. The benefits offered by today’s metal roofs allow homeowners to upgrade their homes with products of lasting value. Metal beats out conventional roofing materials on a number of different counts.


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  • 19/08/2016
    Flat Roofing Options in Calgary

    At Century Roofing Limited, our roofing contractors have been repairing roofs, installing and maintaining a variety of roofs since 1981. While sloped roofs are traditionally used in residential, and flat roofs for industry applications, new technologies and changing taste and design expertise has, over the past century, provided a number of application options.


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  • 17/08/2016
    Shingles or Shakes for Your Calgary Roof?

    At Century Roofing Limited we know an educated consumer is a good customer, and a good contractor ensures his customer is educated in making good purchasing decisions. When it comes to roofing, Century Roofing Limited is that experienced contractor who can provide you with sloped roofing options.


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  • 17/08/2016
    What Are the Benefits of Metal Roofing?

    Century Roofing Limited has been helping our Calgary neighbours to create long-lasting and attractive roofs since 1981, including the durable and aesthetically pleasing metal roofing, created from 100 percent recyclable material.


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  • 17/08/2016
    Spring Roof Maintenance in Calgary

    As spring comes to Calgary, it’s time to turn our heads up and feel the warmth of the sun and warming breezes on our faces. While you’re looking up and enjoying the weather, experts across the country, including the professional roofing contractors at Century Roofing Limited, suggest checking your roof.


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  • 17/08/2016
    7 Reasons to Choose Vinyl Siding

    Your siding plays a key role in your home's security and aesthetic. It protects against rain, snow, hail, and ice. And it remains the first barrier against entry. Additionally, siding gives your home a collective look and feel, tying together decorative elements.


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  • 17/08/2016
    The Anatomy of a Roof

    You've seen your roof many times from ground level. You may have admired it from the street, or stressed about missing shingles, or sighed when you accidentally lost a Frisbee on it. You may have even climbed your roof from time to time to clean the gutters.


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  • 17/08/2016
    Heavy Chinook Winds in Calgary Can Damage Roofs

    Canada in the spring is a beautiful place and there is none finer than Calgary. It’s also the time of year to get outside to do exterior home repairs following winter’s fury, especially roof maintenance where heavy Chinook winds can damage or do further damage to an already compromised roof. Fortunately, Century Roofing Ltd.’s roofing contractors have the experience and skills to tackle any roofing problem with a variety of solutions.


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  • 17/08/2016
    Cleaning Gutters to Prevent Snow and Ice Buildup on Calgary Roofs

    Water is easily the biggest threat to the safety and structural integrity of any home. It causes support structures to rot and runs you steep repair costs. It also promotes the growth of dangerous mould and bacteria, which can pose a health hazard for all of the inhabitants of the house.


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  • 17/08/2016
    Signs Your Calgary Home Needs a New Roof

    Century Roofing Limited is a family owned and operated business that was incorporated in February, 1981 in Calgary, Alberta. Three generations of our family have been your neighbour in Calgary. Our strength is directly attributable to the level of qualified, dedicated and skilled neighbours we employ and to our commitment to customer satisfaction. While we are in the roofing business, we’re also good neighbours and as such, offer this advice for our neighbours who may be questioning whether or not it’s time to repair or replace their roof.


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  • 17/08/2016
    When to Replace Your Siding on Your Calgary Home

    At Century Roofing Limited we know that not all siding is created equal, but also that it provides you with a durable product that resists cracks and weather erosion, regardless of the type of siding you choose. Most Canadians believe they know siding We see it on homes everywhere almost daily, but what do we know.


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  • 17/08/2016
    Ice Dams on Roofs and Winter Roof Safety in Calgary

    A fresh, lofty snow can add 20 lbs. of weight per cubic foot, but wet snow, or partially thawed and refrozen snow, can add as much 60 lbs. per cubic foot of weight. According to Environment Canada, and based on historical numbers on weather data gathered from 1981 to 2010 at the Calgary International Airport, Calgary sees 54.2 days of snow per year resulting in 129 cm of accumulation on average. The first snowfall of autumn for Calgary usually arrives in September or October, with the last snowfall typically happening in April or May. For about 86 days, or one-quarter of the year, Calgary has at least a centimetre of snow on the ground.


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  • 17/08/2016
    Protect Your Roof during Calgary’s Harsh Winters

    Weather, whether you like it today or not, plays a big role in the lives of Calgarians - harsh winters, hot summers and its effects are common place. So while we readily acknowledge how we are affected by both the cold and heat, we often are unaware of its effects on the roof of our homes. Making the right decisions about your roof ensures your home's optimal performance and safeguards your peace of mind.


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  • 17/08/2016
    Calgary Roof Repair and Maintenance

    Your roof, like other parts of your home or building, requires ongoing maintenance to prevent leaks, and to identify minor problems before they become costly major problems, in order to maximize the amount of time before you need to replace your roof. Roofs are exposed to sunlight, rain, snow, hail, wind, and temperature changes that gradually break down the roofing materials.


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  • 17/08/2016
    The Process of Roof Repair on Historical Buildings

    Alberta houses various historical sites, including buildings that date back to the 1800s. After authorities recognize a historical site, a society takes on the task of preserving the unique architecture, materials, and contents. They may update the building’s ventilation or other mechanical systems in order to maintain the site’s historical elements.


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  • 17/08/2016
    A Homeowner's Guide to Siding Materials

    Most single-family houses feature siding on their exterior walls. Whichever material you choose, siding remains a popular choice because it comes in numerous colours and looks good alongside brick, stucco, and stone. It's the perfect way to complete a home's exterior and give it the desired curb appeal.


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  • 17/08/2016
    Roof Repair and Replacement from Calgary's Best Roofers

    A family-owned and operated roofing business that has been passed down through three generations since 1981, Century Roofing Limited is committed to providing the best roofing services in Calgary. We make it our number one goal to complete every project with utmost professionalism and expertise, and we have the team to back up that promise. Our quality services and supplies have made us a top pick among customers looking for roof repair, roof maintenance, or roof replacement.


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  • 17/08/2016
    Roof Features of Historic Canadian Homes

    When you walk into a well-preserved historic home, you feel like you've stepped back in time. You can sense the house's history in its walls and envision its previous owners walking across the same floors you stand on.


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  • 16/08/2016
    Century Roofing is Now a Certified Installer of IKO

    Century Roofing Limited is pleased to announce its designation as a Proud Certified Installer of IKO, having met their stringent standards of excellence. IKO manufactures many forms of asphalt shingles at its facilities in North America and Europe. Its premium architectural shake and slate shingles set the standard in durability and design.


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  • 16/08/2016
    Your Roof vs. Mould: Tips and Tricks for Eradicating Mould Growth

    You probably feel a sense of pride when you look at your home's exterior. You've meticulously maintained your lawn, mulched your flowerbeds, and pruned your trees. You've also gone above and beyond the typical homeowner and cleaned your home's siding. Now your home looks picture perfect.


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  • 16/08/2016
    Roof Damage to Watch for After a Heavy Snowstorm

    Residents of the Calgary area are no strangers to extreme winter weather. For those who experienced the early snowstorm of September 2014, it may have been just another part of Calgary life. Still, the storm had notable repercussions nonetheless.


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  • 16/08/2016
    4 Steps for Successful Fall Roof Maintenance in Calgary

    Fall has arrived in Calgary, and it's only a matter of time before winter follows and blows in full force. For the next several months, your home's roof will have to withstand strong winds, heavy snow, melting water, and compacted ice. How sure are you that it won't develop a leak which could lead to costly damages?


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  • 16/08/2016
    Consider These 6 Roofing Trends for Your Next Home

    If you plan to build your home or replace your roof in Calgary, you have a lot of details to consider. Which roof shape should you choose? Will tile, wood, or metal roofing contribute more to your home's strength and aesthetic? And do you want to have a generic roof or try something new?


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  • 16/08/2016
    Roofing Basic: Wood Shakes and Shingles

    If your home is getting on in years or if it has endured too many of Calgary's extreme weather events, then it is likely time to start thinking about a roof replacement. Your first consideration before embarking on a roof replacement project is going to be about what kind of roofing material you should use.


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  • 16/08/2016
    Recycle Your Roof: The New Wave of Roof Replacement

    Did you know that in the past, billions of kilograms of roofing materials ended up in landfills, doing nothing but wasting space? One roofing materials company, Owens Corning, noticed this trend and decided to take action. They launched a recycling program in 2009, and they’ve estimated that 1 billion kg (2.4 billion pounds) of shingles were recycled in 2014. Hundreds of people have jumped on board, committed to recycling their used roofing materials and keeping them out of landfills.


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  • 16/08/2016
    What to Look for in a Quality Roofer

    At Century Roofing Limited, we want your business, but we also want you to make an informed decision. Century Roofing Limited has an established reputation for integrity and commitment within the insurance community, earning a “preferred contractor” designation. We also enjoy an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.


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  • 16/08/2016
    Has Alberta’s Harsh Summer Distressed Your Roof?

    There is no doubt about it; Alberta has seen a harsh summer this year. From the never-ending hailstorms to excessive rain, more homeowners and business owners are seeing water build-up on their rooftops. In some cases, ice dams have been forming in the gutters and at the edge of the roof to cause homeowners further roofing problems in Calgary.


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  • 16/08/2016
    Choosing the Right Roofing Contractor

    Your home’s roof should not be left in the hands of a general handyman. When installed properly, a roof can last for 20 to even 50 years depending on the shingle type. Alternatively, a poorly installed roof can last you just a few years and worse, wreak havoc on the inside of your home with extreme water damage. Before hiring just any Calgary roofing contractor, make sure you take the time to research and only hire a trusted, experienced installer for the job.


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  • 16/08/2016
    Choose the Right Roofing System

    If your roof detracts from your home’s beauty or you notice missing shingles or water stains, Century Roofing Limited in Calgary can help. Our Calgary roofers are qualified to repair or replace any surface of your roof. There are a lot of roofing materials available to consumers of varying price points, quality, and durability, depending whether it’s a flat or sloped roof. At Century Roofing Limited, we understand the value of this investment and offer some advice to help guide you in your decision making process.


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  • 16/08/2016
    Ensure a Quality Roof Installation

    You want your roof to protect everything and everyone within your home or business. You want to be comfortable and safe from leaks. You want your roof to look and function the way it should. Calgary roofing contractors at Century Roofing Limited can help you to fill all those needs, ensuring quality craftsmanship and materials for comprehensive custom designs/installations, historical renovations, large-scale commercial roofing projects, as well as repairs and maintenance of siding, soffit and fascia renovation, in addition to eavestrough and roofing.


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  • 16/08/2016
    Roof Safety Tips

    Century Roofing Ltd. is a Calgary, family owned and operated business that was incorporated in 1981. As a family business, we know that rooftop safety is the responsibility of every person involved in the project and that the hazards are always there. At Century Roofing Ltd., we identify them and adhere to the use of fall protection to avoid injuries and deaths. Bob Hoffman, who is our Safety Supervisor, ensures safe working conditions and quality control in the field.


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  • 16/08/2016
    Dealing with the Aftermath of Chestermere's Mid-July Storms

    If you are a resident of Chestermere, Alberta, then you likely received an unwelcome surprise in the form of two back-to-back summer storms that recently walloped the city. The July 12th and July 14th storms poured buckets of rain and hail onto Chestermere streets. Social media was abuzz with images of penny-sized hail and roads that had suddenly turned into rivers.


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  • 16/08/2016
    Frank Gehry and 5 Unique Roof Designs

    When Frank Gehry was growing up in Toronto, his grandmother encouraged him to build little cities out of wood scraps. The scraps, designs, and construction kept young Gehry entertained for hours. Soon he began building small structures out of other materials, including corrugated steel, unpainted plywood, and chain link fencing.


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  • 16/08/2016
    What to Know about Your Roof & Summer Storms

    As the weather transitions into summer, it’s easy to get caught up in the thrill of warmer weather and brighter days. However, while summer is often more carefree, it’s not the time to adopt a carefree attitude about roof maintenance.


    In fact, your roof still runs the risk of serious damage thanks to summer storms. As you get ready for the warmer season, protect and prepare your roof by learning about summer storm dangers and damage prevention.


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  • 16/08/2016
    Honey in Your Roof? All About Honey Bee Infestations Below the Shingles

    Few people think of honey as a potential problem. It’s sweet, it’s tasty, and it’s associated with pleasant summer evenings and the drone of buzzing bees. However, honey doesn’t seem so sweet if you find it flowing down your drain pipes and staining your walls.


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  • 16/08/2016
    Green Living Roofs in Developed Environments

    What is a living roof? A green living rooftop is a thin layer of vegetation that homeowners install on a flat or sloped roof. Before installation, homeowners lay down a waterproofing membrane to avoid leaks and other hazardous water problems.


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  • 16/08/2016
    Cave-In: A Closer Look at Recent Roof Collapses in Alberta

    For Albertans, heavy snow doesn’t come as much of a surprise. But when that snowfall leads to a series of structural collapses, snow turns from an inconvenience to a threat. While these collapses generally occur without casualties, they can still cause significant financial and emotional crises.


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  • 16/08/2016
    Mistakes to Avoid While Working on Your Roof

    Roofing projects are, as a rule of thumb, best left to professionals. Unless you have experience as a roofer, working on your roof is one of the most dangerous home improvement projects you can undertake, due to the combination of unfamiliar tools and dangerous heights.


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  • 16/08/2016
    The Ins and Outs of Roofing Ventilation

    Whether you've just moved into a new home, you've noticed your home's a bit cold, or you've started to notice that your attic is more humid than it should be, it's time to look into replacing or repairing your roof ventilation system. Keeping up with roofing maintenance is extremely important, especially in areas with heavy winters or high precipitation. Ventilation is one of the most important preventative measures to guard against leaks and cave-ins.


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  • 16/08/2016
    Nature's Top 3 Dangers to Your Roof

    Your home’s roof protects you from Mother Nature, and her potential for causing major structural damage that could be dangerous for you or your family.


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  • 16/08/2016
    5 Potential Roofing Problems to Watch For

    When you're the brand-new owner of an older home, it can be difficult to decide what to fix up first. It really comes down to personal priorities. However, projects left untouched for too long can lead to larger problems. Roof repair is one of these scenarios. If you know that the roof of your new house hasn't been repaired or updated in a while, it would be wise to get it inspected.


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  • 16/08/2016
    Keeping a Roof Overhead: Tips for Summer Roof Maintenance

    Ensuring that your roof will last as long as possible is one of the best investments you can make for your home. While roofing materials and shingles are designed to last for decades, you should nonetheless perform quick, simple and regular maintenance checks on your roof. While these checks are helpful at any time of year, we recommend doing a thorough inspection before the arrival of the summer months when the brutal heat and UV rays of the sun will attack your rooftop.


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  • 16/08/2016
    5 Potential Problems to Check in Maintaining Your Roof

    What would a house be without a roof? The walls, nails, and foundations of your residence all exist to support this covering. Because your roof has to protect your family, your belongings, or even your business, you need to take care of it.


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  • 15/08/2016
    3 Tips for Making Your Roof More Energy Efficient

    If you have noticed that your gas or electricity bills spike in the summer, you are not alone. Many people suffer in the heat rather than cranking their A/C because of additional costs and energy use. However, you can cool down your home without harming the environment (or your wallet) simply by making your roof more energy efficient.


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  • 15/08/2016
    Costs and Benefits of Installing Solar Power on Your Roof

    If you have noticed that your electricity bill has been higher than you would like, you can take measures to lower it. Investing in solar panels or shingles on your roof can significantly cut the amount of electricity your household uses.


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  • 14/08/2016
    Home Repairs to Do Before Selling

    Selling a home is stressful. You’re competing against other available homes in the area, packing all your possessions, and perhaps even buying a new house. Money and time constraints may limit involved renovations, such as re-siding your home or adding on that fourth bedroom you’ve always wanted. However, you should consider making a few home improvements that will increase potential buyers’ foot traffic, as well as the value of your home.


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  • 13/08/2016
    Shingles and Shakes: Your Guide to Roofing Materials

    When you look at your roof, the first things you'll likely notice are its shingles. These overlapping rectangles not only provide your home with an aesthetically pleasing look, they also serve the practical purpose of protecting your roof against the weather and keeping your home warm and dry.


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  • 12/08/2016
    A Beginner’s Guide to Industrial Roofing

    There are several aspects of the roofing industry you absolutely must know before even thinking about replacing or repairing your business’s roof on your own. Undertaking a task of this magnitude for the first time can prove to be quite challenging, almost insurmountable, without familiarizing yourself with the common terms and processes of the industry beforehand. In addition to terms and processes, you should also consider a wide range of factors that can impact the integrity of your roof, as well as your wallet, such as your installation budget, future maintenance budget, as well as the climate in your area (which can have a major effect on the previous two factors), etc. Being aware of all aspects of the roofing industry will allow you to make informed and accurate decisions when purchasing materials, as well as properly installing your roof in accordance with the specifics of your area. The following guide should serve as a valuable information source for the basics of industrial roofing.


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  • 11/08/2016
    A Beginner’s Guide to Snow Guards

    According to weather data, Calgary averages 50 inches (120 cm) of snow every year, with a majority of that snow falling during early March. However, in some years, there is no start or stop in the snow season—it can snow during any month of the year.


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  • 10/08/2016
    Fibreglass vs. Architectural Shingles

    Today’s roofing options come in a wide variety of materials. Two of the most popular options include fibreglass and architectural shingles. Both have impressive statistics, but which fits your needs best?


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  • 09/08/2016
    Roofing Tips for Every Season

    Living in Alberta, you most likely have experienced intense snow and rainstorms. To protect yourself from this weather, you want to make sure you have a solid roof over your head. Keeping up-to-date on inspections and roof maintenance is important throughout the year. You can avoid leaks, missing shingles, and interior damage with regular roof upkeep.


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  • 07/08/2016
    From Gambrel to Mansard: What Roof Architecture Means for Roof Maintenance

    You love your home, and care about every detail from the foundation to the rooftop. But how much do you really know about its architecture? It's important to know the advantages and disadvantages of each architectural style if you want to effectively care for your home.


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  • 06/08/2016
    10 Ways the Plants in Your Yard May Be Endangering Your Roof

    You know how important it is to take care of your roof. You perform regular maintenance – from snow removal to scheduled inspections. But sometimes the biggest threats to your roof’s integrity are the ones you grow yourself, namely the trees and other foliage in your yard.


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  • 05/08/2016
    8 Factors that Affect Your Roof's Lifespan

    There are many different roofing types, from industrial to residential. Materials vary based on building design, climate, and customer preference. As you might imagine, the amount of time your roof can last depends on a variety of factors, some of which are under your control. For all the others, it’s just the luck of the draw.


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  • 04/08/2016
    What a Hornets’ Nest Means for Your Roof

    As a responsible homeowner, you go outside every year to inspect your shingles, eavestroughs, vents, soffits, and fascia. You know that thorough inspection makes for a sturdier roof, so you do it diligently, using a ladder to make sure you analyze every detail.


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  • 03/08/2016
    9 Metal Roof Myths Debunked

    One victim of the rumour mill is metal roofing. Some myths are based in facts that get twisted and misapplied. Other myths come from individual experiences with a poorly installed roof. Other myths may be historically correct, but just like cars, computers, and cell phones, metal roofs significantly improved over the last several years.


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  • 02/08/2016
    Everything You Need to Know About Filing an Insurance Claim for Your Damaged Roof

    Unfortunately, no matter how careful you are about keeping your roof in good condition, sometimes accidents happen. Whether a severe windstorm ripped shingles off of your roof or a heavy rainstorm leaked through your roof, you know you need a roof repair and fast. Most homeowners don’t file many roof insurance claims in their life. You may not have very much experience in this area either.

    Here is a guide of everything you need to know about filing an insurance claim.


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  • 01/08/2016
    A Comparison of Several Flat Roofing Types

    Depending on where you live, flat roofs may or may not be common in residential areas. Warm and dry climates tend to yield flat roofs since there’s little worry about snow and precipitation. But for commercial and industrial buildings, flat roofs have been a go-to design for decades. No matter where you’re from, it’s not uncommon to see businesses with a flat, industrial roof. But how are these types of roofs maintained?


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