Posted by Derek Perzylo on June 16, 2020

Hail Season Can Damage Your Roof: Here’s What to Look For

As Albertans, we breathe a giant collective sigh of relief when the snow melts and the weather turns warm… well, warmer, anyway. However, once the snow is gone there’s something else to look out for: severe thunderstorms. The province’s weather patterns and geographical location put Alberta directly in the line of fire for these extreme weather events from early June …

In Maintenance & Repairs, Roofing, Uncategorized

Posted by Derek Perzylo on April 6, 2020

6 Gorgeous Homes with Vinyl & Hardie Board Siding

Some people think of vinyl as the “default” siding material, since it’s such a popular choice among Calgary homeowners. However, while it’s true that you’ll certainly see a lot of houses in Southern Alberta with vinyl siding, that doesn’t mean this type of material can’t be used to help your home look beautiful and unique. The truth is, not all …

In Building Materials, Previous Work

Sure Signs You Need to Replace Your Eavestroughs

Posted by Derek Perzylo on March 15, 2020

Sure Signs You Need to Replace Your Eavestroughs

Your eavestroughs play an incredibly important role in protecting your roof and the foundation of your home, but you probably don’t think about them that often. In fact, if you’re like most people, you most likely ignore your eavestroughs completely until they stop working correctly.  Ignoring your eavestroughs until it is too late can result in much more severe (and …

In Eavestroughing, Maintenance & Repairs

Vinyl Siding vs. Wood Siding vs. Hardie Board Siding vs. Stucco: Pros & Cons for Each

Posted by Derek Perzylo on February 17, 2020

Vinyl Siding vs. Wood Siding vs. Hardie Board Siding vs. Stucco: Pros & Cons for Each

Calgary homes come in many shapes and sizes, and the siding used for different houses varies greatly too. Vinyl, wood, hardie board, and stucco are all common choices, but deciding which of these materials will serve you best can be much harder than most people think. The fact is that not all of these materials perform equally well in Calgary’s …

In Building Materials

What Water Does When it Sits at the Base of Your Foudation

Posted by Derek Perzylo on November 4, 2019

What Water Does When it Sits at the Base of Your Foundation (& How Your Eavestrough Can Help)

Water is essential for life on our planet, but it can also be pretty destructive — just think about floods, hurricanes, and tidal waves. However, water doesn’t even need to take such dramatic forms for it to cause damage. In fact, one of the most subtle ways that water can exercise its considerable destructive power is by collecting around the …

In Eavestroughing, General, Interesting Facts, Maintenance & Repairs

Summer Home Maintenance Checklist

Posted by Derek Perzylo on August 6, 2018

Seasonal Guide: Summer Maintenance Checklist

When most people think of summer, they think of relaxing in the backyard, hiking in the Rocky mountains or having a barbecue with friends and family. The last thing on most people’s mind is home maintenance, but summer is the perfect time to give your home a good once over. This simple annual checklist will help you make sure you …

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Calgary House Exterior in April

Posted by Derek Perzylo on April 6, 2018

Seasonal Guide: Spring Maintenance Checklist

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and hats and mitts are packed away; spring has sprung. It’s never too early to check off a few items on that spring maintenance checklist. The cold, snowy winter can do some real damage to parts of your home’s exterior. That’s why when spring rolls around don’t waste any time getting outside to see what needs to be done.

Damaged Shingles

Posted by Derek Perzylo on November 26, 2017

Is Your Roof Saying That It’s Time For a Replacement?

Your roof is what separates you from the extreme Albertan elements by acting as a lid on top of your home. Much like other lids, when a hole is present or damage has occurred, it doesn’t take much for liquid to penetrate.

Roof Damage From Wind

Posted by Derek Perzylo on October 18, 2017

Check Your Home for Wind Damage!

Wow, that was some intense wind! Environment Canada issued a wind warning for Calgary (and many other areas in central Alberta). Calgary saw gusts top 100 km/hr. Winds gusting that hard can blow shingles off the roof, rip eaves from your home, and damage your siding. Minor damage like that may not cause a problem right now, but when the snow …

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