The 5 Most Common Roofing Materials in Canada


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Whether you are updating your existing roof or installing new, knowing the positives and negatives of each type of material is important nonetheless. With proper preparation and thought put into the type of material used, you can significantly increase the longevity of your roof and add value to your home. 

Furthermore, installing a new type of roof is a perfect time to upgrade your home in terms of style and curb appeal. In regards to a Canadian climate, you should also make sure that the roofing material you use offers great performance characteristics in extreme weather conditions. This is why as a custom home builder in Edmonton, I will list the 5 most practical types of roofs used in Canada, along with the positives and negatives of each.

 

Most common types of roofs in Canada

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The 8 Most Popular Types Of Siding For Your Home


Different Types of Siding For Your Home

1. Vinyl

vinyl siding

Positives: Vinyl is probably the most inexpensive siding out there. It is durable and can be installed over existing cladding. Its quick to install, comes in almost any color, and can copy wood siding with a slightly higher material cost.

Negatives: The biggest negative of vinyl siding is that most houses in North America have it. If you want to differentiate your home from others, vinyl is not the choice for you. It can however, be subject to build up of dirt and debris on the exterior face of this material. Therefore, regular washing is required with this product.

2. Stucco

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5 Maintenance Tips in the Spring


Making sure your house is ready for spring in North America is an important part of home ownership. Beyond the simple chores of vacuuming and washing the interior for example, most people don’t realize that most costly insurance claims and property damage can easily be prevented. Completing a few maintenance items around the property by having a simple checklist will drastically lower risks for future issues arising

Ask yourself, when was the last time the grade around the house was checked? How about the last time you cleaned the gutters? 

Maintaining a healthy and safe home goes way beyond vacuuming and dusting. Make sure you look at other maintenance items to guarantee your home is safe from damage in the future.

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How to Save Money in the Winter


5 ways to save money in the winter

As Christmas nears in Canada, most people know that cold weather is associated with a spike in energy costs. This means that you have to pay more to heat your home. Typically, the average energy bill increases 70% in January and February to keep your house warm. 

To lower your utility bills and keep the high energy costs down, I have highlighted 5 economically ways to do just that. 

1. Replace your furnace filter

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