Edmonton Roofing Blog

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Solar Power Trends for 2017

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Solar power is a growing trend. More and more people are looking…
roof heater cables attached to the edge of the roof.

Are Roof Heater Cables Worth it?

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Ice and snow are givens in Alberta’s cold, cold winters, and…
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What's the Big Deal about Elon Musk's Solar Roof Tiles?

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Elon Musk, the creator of affordable, efficient electric cars…

What is a Jerkinhead Roof?

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A jerkinhead roof looks like a gable roof with clipped peaks,…
can see drip edge along the edges

What is Drip Edge Protection?

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A lot of the time when we’re doing roof repairs or a reroof,…

What is a Sawtooth Roof?

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The sawtooth roof has been seeing a revival lately. Once it was…

Tar and Gravel Roof Guide

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Tar and Gravel Flat Roofing Guide You don’t have to be a construction…
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The Best Ways to De-ice Your Roof

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Have you looked at your roof this winter? Maybe your roof has…

What is a Dutch Gable Roof?

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Dutch gable roofs are a type of hip roof that combine a hip roof…
Homes lose lots of heat and need good insulation.

5 Places Where Your House Loses the Most Heat

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Every house leaks a little heat, that’s just a fact of life.…

What is a Mansard Roof?

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The mansard roof is also called a French roof and it is similar…
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Eavestroughs: Are Yours Effective?

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Are Your Eavestroughs Effective? Eavestroughs! They might not…

What is a Saltbox Roof?

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Saltbox roofs were at the height of their popularity in the Colonial…
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Ice Dams: How to Prevent Ice Dams from Ruining your Roof!

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Don’t Let Ice Dams Ruin Your Roof! Many things can be terrible…

What is a Curved Roof?

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Curved roofs are a newer roof design where the intention is to…

Solar Power: Should You Add Home Solar Panels?

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Interested in Adding Solar Panels to Your House? There’s been…
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Why Adding Attic Insulation is a Smart Idea

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Living in Alberta means we all depend on natural gas and coal…
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Roof Shingles Before and After: The Grandin Village Project Story

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Recently we got a call from the property management company of…

What Happens if it Rains During Roof Repairs?

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As roofers, we don’t work during the rain except when doing…
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Flat Roof Fires: Beware Shady Roofing Companies that Lack Proper Insurance!

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Roofing is one of the most dangerous jobs in Canada. On the Globe…

What is a Butterfly Roof?

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The type of roof that is V-shaped, resembling a butterfly, is…
Prevent roof fire

What You Need to Know About Fire Hazards to Your Roof

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In an old investigation that was published way back in 1958,…

Trees can be Terrible for Your Roof

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Lovely, majestic trees can be a major selling point for a property,…
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What is a Flat Roof?

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The name "flat roof" suggests that this type of roof is, well,…

What is a Pyramid Roof?

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A pyramid roof is easy to recognize because it looks exactly…
sbs roofing application on a flat roof

Guide to SBS Membrane Roofing Material

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The most popular options for flat roofing material are tar and…

What is a Skillion/Shed Roof

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Skillion, mono-pitched roof, lean-to roof, pent roof, and shed…

How your Roof's Drainage Systems Work to Prevent Water Damage

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Proper water drainage is absolutely vital to the lifespan of…

Summer Project: Half Moon Lake Re-roofing

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  This summer we're working on some homes in Half Moon…
EPDM from Firestone installed in a flat roof.

Guide to EPDM Roofing Material

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If you have a low-sloped or flat roofed structure and you’re…
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Steve’s Flat Farmhouse Roof Repair

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Steve’s home is located northwest of Edmonton, Alberta just…
get great ventilation on your roof with vents

Roof Ventilation: What's it all about?

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Roof Ventilation Simply put, ventilation is basically holes…

What is a Gambrel Roof?

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The Gambrel style roof is commonly used for barns and churches,…

Wondering what to do when you have a Leaking Roof?

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Roof Leaking? Dave is a client of ours who owns a flat-roofed…

What is a Hip Roof?

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A hip roof or hipped roof is a common type of roof used for homes,…