September 15, 2021
Alberta’s Hail Suppression Program Helps Keep Houses And Other Properties Safe
Alberta is known as the Hail Alley of Canada. The province has faced major hail storms for years with some hailstones larger than golf balls. Over the years, the frequency of hail storms in the area has increased. In summer 2020, a total of 24 highly damaging hail events were reported. One particular storm produced … Continue reading “Alberta’s Hail Suppression Program Helps Keep Houses And Other Properties Safe”
September 9, 2021
AKRoN Roofing Is Installing The First-Ever F-Wave REVIA Roof In Canada
Over the years, thermoplastics have become an important part of the roof installation process mainly due to their sustainability and inherent benefits. One of the most useful and revolutionizing products designed using thermoplastics has been the F-Wave REVIA shingles. These are a type of synthetic shingle designed specifically to endure harsh weather conditions like heavy … Continue reading “AKRoN Roofing Is Installing The First-Ever F-Wave REVIA Roof In Canada”
August 12, 2021
Enhanced Roof Warranties and Why They Matter
Getting a new roof installed is a substantial investment. It is easy to get caught up in comparing different shingles and choosing the most attractive roof profile. However, amidst all this, it is imperative that you don’t forget about the warranty protection. Having adequate warranty protection against manufacturing defects in the roofs’ materials is important … Continue reading “Enhanced Roof Warranties and Why They Matter”
August 5, 2021
Alberta’s SHARP Program: Affordable Roof Repairs For Seniors
It can be difficult for seniors to pay for unexpected repairs and the maintenance of their homes. To help seniors live independently and feel safe in their homes without worrying about the extra costs of major renovations, the Government of Alberta runs a Seniors Home Adaptation and Repair Program (SHARP) that allows eligible seniors to … Continue reading “Alberta’s SHARP Program: Affordable Roof Repairs For Seniors”
July 16, 2021
Is Your Contractor Properly Licensed To Accept Deposits?
The government of Alberta requires home service contractors to acquire a “Pre-paid Contractor’s License” if they want to accept payments before any work is started. It’s surprising how many contractors do not carry this licensing despite requesting deposits. Note that a municipal business license is not the same thing as a Pre-paid Contractor’s License. The … Continue reading “Is Your Contractor Properly Licensed To Accept Deposits?”
July 8, 2021
Different Types Of Roof Measurement Technologies
Advancements in technology have revamped the way most industries operate. Less than two decades ago, the only way to measure surface area, height, and other parameters of a roof was to climb a ladder and run a tape measure. However, over the past few years, several roof measurement technologies have been developed. Some examples of … Continue reading “Different Types Of Roof Measurement Technologies”
June 10, 2021
Advantages Of Adding Skylights To Your Home
Want to light up the inside of your home? Have a professional replace an existing skylight or install a new high quality skylight on your roof. A skylight can play a significant role in your living experience and enhance your roof’s functionality. Provides Light Inside The House One of the many benefits of having a … Continue reading “Advantages Of Adding Skylights To Your Home”
June 3, 2021
AKRoN Roofing Calling Out All Homeowners For The Upcoming Calgary Resilient Roofing Rebate Program
Your roof can deteriorate over time, especially in a place like Calgary that receives heavy snowfall, hailstorms, and rainfall throughout the year, damaging the condition of your roof. AKRoN Roofing provides professional roof repair. We provide professional roof replacing, inspection, and maintenance services in Calgary, Alberta, and surrounding areas. What Is Calgarys’ Resilient Roofing Rebate … Continue reading “AKRoN Roofing Calling Out All Homeowners For The Upcoming Calgary Resilient Roofing Rebate Program”
May 27, 2021
Your Summer Roof Maintenance Checklist
The roof of your Calgary home endures a lot throughout the seasons, and with summer right around the corner, things will not be any different. With summer comes a rise in temperature, high winds, heavy rainfall, and a scorching hot sun. Therefore, it is essential to perform a roof maintenance check to confirm that it … Continue reading “Your Summer Roof Maintenance Checklist”
NEW! January 20, 2020: No-Limit Wind Warranty with GAF
GAF unveils new Timberline HDZ shingle, an exciting and innovative asphalt shingle compatible with the Timberline HD and requiring just four nails per shingle in a massive nailing area. Read more about it at Roofing Contractor's website.
Fake Google Listings and Reviews (CBC Marketplace Video)
Suspicious of those companies with hundreds of 5-Star Google Reviews? CBC Marketplace uncovers more than 80 Toronto area listings on Google Maps with bogus information. Google is investigating. Watch "Something Scuzzy" from January 10, 2020.
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 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.
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.”
GAF Roofing Without Nails
AKRoN Roofing loves GAF Shingles. Check out this video showing a roof installation in a lab without nails and with a wind test reaching 153 mph (that's 246 km/hr!)
Euroshield® is Made in Calgary and Withstands Caribbean Storms
This incredible article is testimony to Calgary's own Euroshield® recycled rubber shingles. Calgary had a wind storm this past October that blew asphalt roofs off with 135 km/hr gusts. The Hurricane in the Caribbean mentioned in this review sustained winds more than 2x that speed without a blown-off field tile. Call us today for your free Euroshield® quote and rest easy during our next wind storm!
Why a Heavier Shingle Doesn’t Necessarily Mean Better
As we often say, there are more products we will NOT insall than products we will install. Protect your home with GAF shingles. Watch this “Fat vs Thin” video from GAF Roofing.
Special Thank You
August 1, 2013: A special thank you to Going Wild's Brian Keating for choosing AKRoN Roofing to install his G.E.M. Inc. EuroLite® roof on his residence in Inglewood. We completed the inspection this morning after an intense three days of installation. This is yet another impressive example of the black slate profile. Please click here to see our Facebook album with more photos!
Business Ethics Award Nominee
September 4, 2012: We are very proud to announce that AKRoN Roofing has been nominated for a Better Business Bureau 2012 Business Ethics Award!
“The Business Ethics Awards recognize trustworthy businesses and organizations that display ethical leadership in our community.”
CBC Market Place Report on Asphalt Shingles
The majority of Calgary roofs are not living up to their product warranties, according to a CBC Market Place report on asphalt shingles.
Update: On October 4, 2012, a shingle class action settlement by BP occurred.