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News and Events from AKRoN Roofing

At AKRoN Roofing, we strive to provide our customers with the latest information about developments within our business, products, and other news.

News

Love Your Roof
We feel strongly about our slogan, "Love Your Roof" and homeowners often ask for our advice for choosing their next roof profile or colour. Other homeowners say, "I can't see it, so I don't care"; but this GAF Blog gives some great guidance for choosing your next roof - one you're gonna love! Check out the “Three Cs for Choosing a Timeless Roofing Style”.

Ice Dams
Ice dams and attic frost were a plague across the city for homeowners in late winter and early spring of 2018. Due to a number of issues, we had calls from homeowners thinking they had leaks; however the temperatures were below -10 degrees celcius. The roofs themselves were not leaking, but, the frost in the attic or the underside of an ice dam was melting. Ice is powerful and can move, pulling up shingles and getting under ice and water shield. We also had homeowners with snow blowing up through the soffit vents which then melts into a warm attic that doesn't have adequate insulation (or ventilation due to the snow load on the roof). Another cause of the ice dam problem was the drastic temperature fluctuations, snow was beginning to melt during the day and then that water froze solid again overnight. This thaw-freeze cycle created the perfect conditions for clogged gutters, icicles, and more ice dams.

One way to prevent ice dams from happening in the future by sealing any warm air leaks into your attic and ensuring you have adequate ventilation. Check that your soffit vents are not covered and consider replacing snowed-over turtle vents with tall Ventilation Maximum®. Ideally you want the underside of your roof and the outside air to be the same temperature.

Global News reported on ice dams in Calgary in a March 2018 special report. Check out the Global News video!

GAF Receives Women’s Choice Award for the Fifth Consecutive Year
AKRoN Roofing is proud to promote GAF Roofing products. We are a Master Elite Contractor with GAF and we love to give women and all homeowners a positive experience when shopping for a new roof. We feel strongly about providing education, resources, and an exceptional customer experience so our customers will all love their roofs! For a fifth consecutive year, GAF received this award based on excellent survey scores, including customers rating the service and overall quality of GAF as “extremely satisfied.” Nine out of ten customers polled said they would definitely recommend GAF to their family and friends. Read more about the award.

Granville Slate
The Calgary Herald reports Calgary’s GEM Euroshield® was chosen as the replacement product for the slate roof destroyed by golf balls at Scotland’s Old Course Hotel. Given Euroshield®’s exceptional strength and durability, it’s a perfect choice for a golf resort. Read the official press release here.

Winter Roof Leaks
When your roof appears to be leaking in the middle of winter, it is probably not an actual leak, but a ventilation issue. With temperatures fluctuating as much as they do in this province, a lot of condensation can build up in your attic, which results in moisture penetrations. We can help with a ventilation inspection and assessment. Often a few extra vents can solve this problem. For more information about ventilation in your attic, read this article from the CMHC.

Can You Smell Your Roof?
After a Euroshield® installation, can you smell the rubber? Check out the FAQ to find out!

Analysis of Class 4 Impact Shingles
“The selection of a hail-resistant shingle, in conjunction with an incentive from the insurance carrier, is a cost-effective alternative for both the homeowner and the insurance company.”

Read the full analysis in this article regarding Class 4 impact shingles here.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Calgary Fall Home Show
BMO Centre, Stampede Park
September 19 – 22, 2019

Calgary Renovation Show
BMO Centre, Stampede Park
January 17 – 19, 2020

Calgary Home + Garden Show
BMO Centre, Stampede Park
February 27 – March 1, 2020


Deerpoint Community Festival

14919 Deer Ridge Drive SE
Sunday, June 20, 2020

Past Events

Las Vegas International Roofing Expo

AKRoN Roofing was honoured to represent and attend with Brian Eberle from G.E.M. Inc. the 2014 Las Vegas International Roofing Expo from February 26-28, 2014.

National Association of Home Builders' International Building Show
January 2013: AKRoN Roofing is proud to accompany and represent G.E.M. Inc. at its product booth at the National Association of Home Builders’ International Building Show in Las Vegas from January 21-24, 2013.

2019 Calgary Renovation Show
BMO Centre, Stampede Park
January 11 - 13, 2019 Booth #247

2019 Calgary Home + Garden Show
BMO Centre, Stampede Park
February 28 - March 3, 2019 Booth #473


2018 Calgary Fall Home Show
BMO Centre, Stampede Park

September 20 – 23, 2018


For over 10 years we have had booths at Marketplace Home Show Events in Calgary.

Awards!

We are absolutely thrilled to learn that AKRoN Roofing was selected a Secondary Winner in the Post Media 2018 Home Services Readers' Choice Awards! Given that the 1st place winner, a company we very much respect, is 4x our size. We are very proud of this award! Apparently, second is the new first!

‘2018 Readers’ Choice Awards’

Efficient and Respectful

“AKRON Roofing did our roof three years ago and we were very pleased with the quality of the work and the quality of the personnel.

Our current experience was a result of hail damage. Again from our first call to have the roof looked at till the job was done we felt that our home was in great hands.
The job site was always kept clean and the personnel were efficient and respectful.”

-Kristine W., via Homestars
September 2018

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Professional, Caring and Helpful

“AKRoN Roofing did an outstanding job on my new roof! It was in need of replacement. Rodney from the start was professional, caring and helpful. He measured the roof and noted any improvements that would benefit me, and also the damage that I had. Rod came prepared with samples of the shingles they offer and I compared them for the colour perfect for my new roof. He assured me that the roofing job would be clean and quick, and it was. AKRoN Roofing crewmen cleaned up the job site each day and left my yard in perfect order each night. My roof is beautiful and my experience couldn't be better. I would recommend AKRoN Roofing and Rodney to anyone.”


-Joanna C., via Facebook
September 2018

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Would Absolutely Recommend

“After 14 years our roof was pretty beat up. We had a recommendation from a neighbour for AKRoN Roofing so had them put to have a look. The quoting process was very quick. They came out and took a few pictures and loaded it into an app and spit out an image and quote. Their crew was here on time and worked hard throughout the day and had us done by early evening. 1 day start to finish on a front attached garage 2 storey single family home! That was amazing! And the thoroughly cleaned all around the house. Put patio furniture and bbq back in place. Could not be happier with the experience! Would absolutely recommend.”


-Michelle M., via Homestars
August 2018

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Prompt and Professional

“I'm very happy with my new AKRoN roof. They were prompt and professional, with an emphasis on doing the job right. The quote was very complete and the installers were excellent. Highly recommended.”


-Mark T., via Google
July 2018

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GENERAL INFORMATION

AKRoN Roofing

 Calgary, AB, P2J 6X6

Hours

Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: By Appointment Only

SERVICE AREA

  • Greater Calgary

  • Airdrie

  • Crossfield

  • Chestermere

  • Strathmore

  • Okotoks

  • Priddis

  • Bragg Creek

  • High River

  • Springbank

  • Cochrane

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