Melting rooftop snow can lead to big problems

Friday Feb 25th, 2022

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Whenever the temperature rises after a cold spell, whether from a winter thaw or the beginning of spring, rooftop snow can lead to damage. Ice damming is a common occurrence, and it can affect both the exterior and interior of your home. What causes ice damming? An ice dam is created when snow melts during the day and then freezes again, usually at night around the edges of your roof or eavestroughs. As this barrier of ice gets larger, it prevents further melting snow from draining off... [read more]

Choosing the best material for your roof

Sunday Sep 9th, 2018

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A new roof is one of the biggest purchases a homeowner can make. With many options to choose from, it’s important to keep in mind the different styles, colours, lifespans, warranties and prices available.  Here, Jack Rende, senior merchant of building materials at the Home Depot Canada, shares his tips about different materials to consider. Asphalt. The most common and practical type of roofing for a Canadian home, asphalt shingles are available in a variety of colours... [read more]

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