Posted by Derek Perzylo on November 14, 2016

How Much Snow Can a Roof Hold?

When I was young I used to sneak out my bedroom window and sit on my roof. My Dad (Al Perzylo, original founder of Big 5) would have been mortified if he knew, but it’s probably part of the reason I wound up getting into the family business. While on the roof I used to contemplate things like “I wonder …

In Interesting Facts

Posted by Derek Perzylo on October 11, 2016

Your Home’s Soffit: What It Is & Why It Matters

Soffit plays an important role in how your home’s exterior envelope protects the attic and structure from moisture, debris, and pests. It is relatively “hidden”, residing under the roof overhang. Most of the time you have no reason to think about your home’s soffit- it just does its job. In this post I thought I’d go over a bit about …

In Building Materials, Soffit

Posted by Derek Perzylo on August 11, 2016

If You Have Damaged Downspouts, Fix Them Before Winter

We know it’s cliche coming from an eavestroughing company, but take good care of your eaves and downspouts. They perform an important job and generally require very little care. Here are a few things about your downspouts you should know: Dented & Damaged Downspouts Can Cause Problems When They Back Up With the crazy thunderstorms that Calgary’s been getting hit …

In Maintenance & Repairs

Posted by Derek Perzylo on July 13, 2016

Assessing Your Home for Damage After a Hail Storm

It’s that time of year again. If you’ve lived in Calgary for a year or more, you’re probably well aware of what’s coming: thunderstorms and hail. One creates an incredible visual spectacle, and the other creates the same (but for different reasons). Whenever we get nailed with a bunch of hail, we start receiving calls from homeowners shortly thereafter. It …

In General

Posted by Derek Perzylo on June 17, 2015