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…

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…

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…

Winter Home Maintenance Checklist

Posted by Derek Perzylo on November 2, 2018

Seasonal Guide: Winter Home Maintenance Checklist

Winters in Alberta are tough, especially on your home. In order to keep your home snug, warm and dry here is a seasonal guide to home maintenance. With this simple checklist, you can make sure your house stays in good shape for years to come. Missing or damaged shingles can allow moisture to get into your roof, causing many different…

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…

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…

Cleaning Your Eavestrough Safely

Posted by Derek Perzylo on August 31, 2017

Cleaning Your Eavestrough: How to Do it Safely

The purpose of your eavestrough is to drain water from the roof, directing it away from your home to prevent any water-based damage. While most homeowners are well-versed in clearing blockages and removing foliage, far fewer perform the job with much consideration for their own health – let’s look at how to clean your eavestrough safely and effectively, the best…

Roofing Contractor Making Repairs

Posted by Derek Perzylo on August 1, 2017

Three Common Roof Repairs Your Home Will Eventually Need

Unlike fine wines, which mature and develop character over time, the best and strongest years for your roof are the earliest ones. Given enough time – two decades or so will usually do the trick – you’ll experience the inevitable leaks, breaks, cracks and standing water pools which plague longstanding roofs. Even if the initial workmanship is done completely to…