Through the Roof! Why Your Energy Bills Keep Going Up and Up | Great Canadian Roofing & Siding
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Through the Roof! Why Your Energy Bills Keep Going Up and Up | Great Canadian Roofing & Siding

The price of energy increases all the time, but that doesn’t always explain why our energy bills climb to such dizzying heights. If you’ve recently noticed a spike in your power bill, you might have something other than the economy to blame. The culprit might be your house. Before you can fix this problem, you…

Common Household Disasters and How to Avoid Them | Great Canadian Roofing & Siding

Common Household Disasters and How to Avoid Them | Great Canadian Roofing & Siding

When you own your own home, you can enjoy privacy, independence, and pride because you have an investment in your future. However, it also means you are solely responsible for any damage that happens to your property. Regular maintenance is key to avoiding disasters down the road. While many people remember to maintain the inside…

Stay Safe and Warm This Winter: Preventing Dangerous Roof Situations
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Stay Safe and Warm This Winter: Preventing Dangerous Roof Situations

Your roof protects your home from the elements and keeps you warm and dry. However, it presents specific dangers, especially during the winter when you need to be more careful than usual. Read on to learn how you can better deal with all the snow and ice this winter. Prevent a Roof Collapse There’s no…

How to Prepare Your Roof for Winter in Edmonton | Great Canadian Roofing & Siding
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How to Prepare Your Roof for Winter in Edmonton | Great Canadian Roofing & Siding

Canadian winters are notoriously harsh. The frigid air and snow makes a high-quality, well-maintained roof a necessity for a comfortable winter. As winter approaches, take the time to prepare for the snow and cold that winter brings each year. Damaged roofs impact the safety and energy efficiency of your home. You don’t want your roof…

Roof-Cleaning 101: Answering the Why, When, and How of Cleaning Shingles

Roof-Cleaning 101: Answering the Why, When, and How of Cleaning Shingles

the Why, When, and How of Cleaning Shingles  When’s the last time you cleaned your roof? If you’re like the majority of us you either don’t remember, or worse, you have never cleaned your roof. Ouch. It’s time to remedy the situation so your expensive could-be 30-year roof doesn’t become a has-been 15-year roof. Why…

How to Choose the Right Roofing Materials | Great Canadian Roofing & Siding

How to Choose the Right Roofing Materials | Great Canadian Roofing & Siding

Let’s break it down by roofing type. Asphalt ShinglesThere are at least two basic types of asphalt shingles: traditional (3-tab style) and architectural. Here are some benefits of asphalt shingles: They are the least expensive of all shingle types They’re low maintenance—and easy to walk on when you need to inspect your roof They come…

What Is The Lifespan Of A Roof In Alberta?

What Is The Lifespan Of A Roof In Alberta?

Okay, it’s quiz time. How long does an average asphalt shingle roof typically last?If you guessed 30 years, you’re in the ballpark—but it all depends on the type of asphalt shingle. A very basic asphalt shingle, 3-tab style, lasts between 15 and 18 years. If your home has architectural-style asphalt shingles overhead, the durability jumps…