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7 Questions to Ask Your Contractor

7 Questions to Ask Your Contractor   The time has come, and you’ve noticed that your shingles aren’t looking as great as they did 20 years ago. The Roof Hospital has derived 7 questions that will be able to establish a contractor from average to extraordinary. Replacing your roof can be a big expense and
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Spring Cleaning your Roof After the Snow Goes Away

Spring Cleaning your Roof After the Snow Goes Away - Roof Hospital - Calgary Roofing Contractors

It’s nearly spring, and soon Calgarians will be busy sweeping out the closets and dusting the very back of their cupboards. The warm weather has Canadians from coast to coast throwing open windows and airing out their homes. However, one place that tends to get forgotten in the cleaning frenzy is the roof. And that’s
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All About Drip Edges

When it comes to the roof system, most Calgarians can pretty easily recognize shingles, vents, and eaves troughs. Calgary homeowners can likely guess what the roof decks is, and some might know a bit more beyond that. However, it seems like one part of the roof that the average Calgarian isn’t very familiar with is
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Roofing in the Spring

In Calgary, our springs vary quite a bit from year to year. Sometimes we’ll still have snow past May long and sometimes the tulips will already have popped up. Some years there’s a lot of rain and problems with flooding; other years you can practically count down the days until the grass turns brown from
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Green Roofing Options

With each passing year, people are trying to do their part to live more in harmony with the planet and environmental around us. Fortunately, the average person isn’t about to forgo their home and start living in the outside world, and we’re pretty grateful for that, but what can you do to make your home
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To Replace or Repair?

No matter how recently you’ve replaced your roof, it’s pretty frustrating to spring a leak.Sometimes the leak is well earned and the roof should have been replaced half a decade back. When that happens, the choice to replace is pretty clear. However, sometimes you just had your roof redone or have had it replaced in
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About Attic Ventilation

There is a reason for attic ventilation minimums to be recommended when building a home. Proper ventilation helps your home stay cooler in the summer and prevents ice dams in the winter. Attic ventilation will also lower your risk for developing mould. However, like all good things, striking a balance is the most important. Each
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Subcontracting vs. Hiring in-House

If you’ve worked with Roof Hospital before, you’re may be aware that we used to subcontract some of our workers. At the time, it made a lot of sense for us. It was a simple way to find talented workers with unique skills. It gave us the flexibility to hire the individuals with the skills
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Different Types of Roofing

There are a ton of different types of roofing materials. Thatch roofing made from overlapping plant stalks is as popular in fantastical fiction now as it was in Europe and England many years ago. Eastern Asia also had a form of thatch roofing made from rice stalk. Ceramic clay tiles have been used since ancient
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Tips for Hanging Christmas Lights

Though a lot of the homeowners we know simply keep their lights up all year round, there are always a few that take them down. New homeowners may also want to have christmas lights and that means setting them up at least once. When it comes to putting lights up, a little planning and measuring
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