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    Here at Peak Roofing we have talked a lot about various kinds of roofing materials: shingles, slate, tile, shake, solar shingles, and green roof systems.  One of the essential materials that we have not discussed is plywood.  The reason that we have not...

    Every year in the United States alone, approximately 11 million tons of asphalt shingle waste is generated. Sadly, up until recently, all that waste had to be taken to the landfill and dumped, taking up space and unable to be used again. The reason...

(NOTE: This post is somewhat long so if you are short on time or just want an abbreviated explanation of what to do when you're installing a roof, I have included a step-by-step summary at the end of this post. Enjoy!)       Everybody has heard...

According to the Globe and Mail roofing is the fourth most dangerous job in Canada.  Basic logic dictates that labour that occurs high up in the air would need more attention to safety than other forms of labour.  In fact, while only eighteen percent of all fall...

    The roofing industry is unique in that it is generally feast or famine. As such there are many questions homeowners rightfully have about choosing between big vs. small roofing companies.  For example, in my hometown of Lacombe, Alberta there was recently a massive...

The Ontario Government’s number one recommendation for hiring a roofing company is to make sure that they have WSIB. I don’t think it should surprise anyone that the government’s highest priority is to make sure that roofing companies are obeying the laws they passed, but...

On first glance, the concept of an asphalt shingle seems relatively simple. Start with a fibreglass mat (previously they were made from organic material), coat it in hot liquid asphalt, pour granules on it and get them out to distributors! However, the science and technology...

    Obvious statement of the day: asphalt shingles are extremely popular. In fact, they are so popular that Stats Canada claims that 40 million bundles  of asphalt shingles are produced in Canada alone every year. BP, one of the leading manufacturers, reports that 80%...

Which would you prefer: a roof that lasts for 15 years or a roof that lasts for 30 years? That’s a no-brainer right? Of course you'd prefer to make your roof last longer. The good news is that a knowledgeable and caring contractor paired with...

Let's talk about roof warranties. A new roof is one of the most important investments we as homeowners will make in the course of our home ownership. Many of us feel emotional connections with our homes, but it is also important to see your residence...

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