Are Solar Panels Really Worth it?

20 Jun 2016
Calgary Roofing

With green-living on many Canadians’ minds lately, we’ve been getting asked about solar panels. Where do you put them? Are they worth the investment? Will they weaken my roof? These are all really good questions, so we’re going to try to answer them today. To begin, solar panels probably aren’t going to work for your home if you do not have a large portion of unshaded roof facing south. After all, solar panels that are shaded by a tree …

Roof Ventilation Issues

06 Jun 2016
Calgary Roofing

All sorts of roof and attic problems like excess moisture, mould, and roof dams may be a symptom of issues with your home’s ventilation. While a reputable Calgary roofer will take ventilation as seriously as the rest of the job, others will either hack together ventilation or ignore it entirely. Nobody wants to find out that inadequate ventilation lead to a mould infestation, so today we’ll let you in on the two most common mistakes.

Roofing and the Environment

01 May 2016
Calgary Roofing

It’s no secret that we tear down a lot of old roofs to make way for new ones. What can feel like a mystery, though, is what happens to those old roofs. Many homeowners come home to find that huge pile of old roof debris has simply vanished. And, unfortunately, the story ends there for many Albertans. The mess is gone, and that’s all that matters. But of course, that’s not how it really works.

How Does a Storm Affect Your Roof?

01 May 2016
Calgary Roofing

Calgary homeowners are no strangers to terrible storms. Hail, gales, floods, tornado warnings, we’ve seen it all. Home insurance companies spend millions each year paying for weather related damages to homes. Hopefully though, through every stormy spring season, your house and your roof have fared well and kept you and your family safe and dry. Whether it has or not though, it’s your turn to learn how you can protect your roof!

Pros and Cons of Different Types of Roofing

15 Apr 2016
Calgary Roofing

If you own a home in Calgary, chances are good that your house has asphalt shingles. And that makes sense, asphalt shingles have stood the test of time. They’re effective at protecting our homes, affordable, and match the rest of the houses in your neighbourhood. But just because asphalt does the job well enough, doesn’t mean it’s necessarily the best roofing material for your home. Here are the pros and cons of asphalt shingles and our favourite alternative.

What to Consider When it’s Getting Time for a New Roof

14 Mar 2016
Calgary Roofing

The harsh Alberta climate can be pretty tough on our homes and roofs. In fact, shingles on average last about 20% less than you’d expect based off of the manufacturer’s warranty. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean you’ll be getting a new roof for free. The warranty is against defects, not the normal wear and tear of dealing with Albertan snow storms and intense heat. What it does mean is that Calgary homeowners need to be vigilant and proactive with their …

Why Roofing Really Isn’t a DIY Project

01 Mar 2016
Calgary Roofing

As Albertans, we’ve construct roofs for many hardworking homeowners who don’t shy away from fixing a broken faucet or building their own fence. Alberta is a province of DIYers, and that leads some folks to wonder if they couldn’t save money on labour by just doing their roofing themselves. But unless you have roofing experience, roof repairs and replacements just aren’t DIY projects.

The Roof Hospital – a Euroshield Installer

15 Feb 2016
Calgary Roofing

Are you familiar with Euroshield? This fantastic rubber roofing manufacturer was founded nearly 20 years ago right here in Calgary, Alberta. While it’s no surprise that Euroshield has conquered the Canadian rubber roofing market, they’re actually known and used globally. At the Roof Hospital, we’re proud to offer Calgary homeowners the option to replace their old shingles with a Euroshield for numerous reasons, but here are some of our favourites.

Does Your Roof Need a Repair? Or is it Time for a Replacement?

01 Feb 2016
Calgary Roofing

It can be difficult for homeowners to know whether a leak can be fixed with a simple repair or if it’s time to dish out for a whole new roof. And it makes sense that there’s confusion, after all, there isn’t a one size fits all answer. Instead, here are some things you’ll need to consider when making your decision.

Roofing Scams

18 Jan 2016
Calgary Roofing

The average Calgary homeowner isn’t particularly familiar with their roof. They’re not knowledgeable on how a roof is put together or repaired. (And that’s good news for us, or we’d be out of a job!) However, Calgary roofers should still be held to a high level of scrutiny, and unfortunately, not all roofers are reputable. Here’s how to tell if your roofing job was done poorly.

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