FAQ

Roofing

4 nail

Fastening the Field shingle to the roof deck with 4 nails per shingle instead of 6.

6 nail

Fastening the Field shingle to the roof deck using 6 nails.  This is standard business practices in Alberta

Gooseneck vent

gooseneck vent c/w screen - color black

gooseneck vent c/w screen – color black

Static roof exhaust vent – “Turtle Vent”

static roof exhaust vent - "turtle vent" - brown color

static roof exhaust vent – “turtle vent” – brown color

Upgraded roof exhaust vent – “Phoenix Vent”

phoenix vent - roof exhaust - color milled

phoenix vent – roof exhaust – color milled

Laminate shingle

A newer design of fiberglass asphalt shingle, called laminated or architectural, uses two distinct layers which are bonded together with asphalt sealant. Laminated shingles are more durable than traditional 3-tab shingle designs.  Laminated shingles also give a more varied, contoured visual effect to a roof surface.

Organic shingle

Organic shingles are generally paper (waste paper) saturated with asphalt to make it waterproof, then a top coating of adhesive asphalt is applied and ceramicgranules are then embedded.

Felt

Plain felt consists of a resilient, high-strength cellulose fiber mat that has been saturated with premium waterproofing bitumen resulting in a superior building material used specifically as a residential roofing underlayment.

Synthetic Felt

Synthetic felts are lighter and easier to handle than Organic felt making it faster to install. The synthetic, non-breathable material provides a superior slip resistant surface and won’t crack, peel or delaminate.

Soffit Vents

installing milled aluminum soffit vents

installing milled aluminum soffit vents

For most residential single family homes the Soffit area is the main source of intake ventilation for the roof / attic space. Older homes used plywood for soffit material that often had very few vent holes. To improve the intake ventilation in the attic we can cut new vent holes and cover them with milled aluminum soffit vents. This allows for more air intake and hence better air circulation in the attic.