Calgary Residential Roofing Services

Are you experiencing issues with the roof of your home? It may be suddenly leaking or it may have been considerably damaged after a storm. Whatever is the issue it is better to get it check out quickly. Delaying will only worsen the condition and increase your expense. When you are considering Epic Roofing & Exteriors Ltd., the first thing you need to understand is that it has a very unique climate. The temperature changes are rather drastic, varying excessively within a couple of hours. In addition, the place is affected by really strong Chinook winds.

Every roof requires a customized solution with a unique mix of components. The difference between perfectly done roofs and the ones that are leak or blow away, depend on the applicator. Hence, it is very important that you select the best among the available Calgary Residential Roofing Services.

The most common roofing system used in Calgary around ten years ago on a low slope and flat roof was mainly the tar and gravel mechanism. Over the years, it was found that there were major leaks in these types of roofing systems. In addition, with the strong winds, the shingles are seen lying on the lawns. Repairing such types of residential roofing is rather cumbersome. To repair such types of old roofing systems, you need to have a company that has the experience and understanding of the older roofing and all the new means and materials that help to reform the roof to withstand the harsh conditions for years follow by regularly maintaining it.

There are loads of common roofing problems, some of which include leaky roofs, improper installations, ice damming, incorrect roofing application and corner cutting.

Calgary Residential Roofing Service companies should first start with a thorough inspection. They must be able to provide you with a detailed report on the complete visual scrutiny of the roof and other exterior components, the potential risks and a repair estimate. You need to be careful, because some companies just amplify the solutions required and provide a huge invoice, even though the roof damages are small and are capable of being repaired with minor repair work. Only if absolutely necessary, you can go in for a full replacement of the roof.

There are a large number of companies in Calgary that offer residential and commercial roofing services, but you need to research well and read through the company reviews prior to making your final choice for the Calgary Residential Roofing Service.

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Private Residence Becomes Heritage Site

An elderly Yellowknife couple has discovered their home is now considered a heritage site. Councillor Lydia Bardak says the city will work with the owners and allow them to add features to the home without diminishing the historical value of the house. She adds this is the first time a personal residence has become a heritage site.

“This was the first time we were making a private residence into a heritage site on the recommendation of the Heritage Committee. The Heritage Committee met with the homeowners and discussed it and at that point they were quite delighted but they’re elderly folks and as they started to learn that this was going to involve the city and a motion at council they wanted to take their time and not move too quickly so that they could understand more. So we’ve moved first reading, but we’ve also tabled it so that administration can provide the homeowners with factual information on all of the implications. So it’s exciting and we’ll take our time to do it correctly. The home was originally located outside city limits near the regions first gold mine, the Burwash Mine site, during the mid 1930’s.

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Flying the Flags of Fire Prevention

Perhaps you have seen them driving down Old Airport Road… new banners that is. Councilor Paul Falvo says he is impressed with the new safety messages being displayed on one of Yellowknife’s main drags.

“I noticed a lot of banners and also smaller signs related to fire prevention and they seem to be really well done; very professional looking. I just wondered who do we have to thank for these and how much longer will they be up?” Mayor Gordon VanTighem says the Fire Department and the corporate community are responsible for getting the safety messages out there.

“We have a hyper-active fire division and a large number of community sponsors to thank.” Fire Chief Albert Hedrick came up with the public education campaign. The Director of Corporate Services, Carl Bird says Hedrick was instrumental in getting businesses and the city on board.

“This was an initiative of our fire chief. When he came to town it was one of the things he wanted to get done as soon as he could. He approached various businesses in town, explained to them the idea. A bunch of them sponsored various banners so the cost of the banner was covered by those sponsors. One business covered the shipping of the banners and then city employees and another business installed the banners.” October 5th – 11th is Fire Prevention Week.

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City Looking for Avid Recyclers

There’s only one week left to nominate organizations for the city’s recycling awards. The city gives out the award in three different categories: education, small […]

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