1. Four Benefits of Using Rain Barrels

    Your gutter system funnels rainwater off your roof and towards a designated drainage area, keeping your foundation and your home free of water damage. However, if you’re a regular gardener, this water may seem wasted. Adding a couple of rain barrels to your eavestrough system can help minimize your water usage. Today, we’ll look at four  benefits of adding rain barrels as part of your water c…Read More

  2. The Pros and Cons of Clay Roofing Tiles

    Installing a new roof is an opportunity to change the look of your home. At Urban Siding, we work with a variety of materials to give you the roof you want. Clay tiles make a great addition to any home and can suit a wide array of architectural styles. Today, we’ll take a look at some of the benefits and disadvantages of clay tiles.   The Pros: Clay tiles are long-lasting. Unlike asphalt or…Read More

  3. Benefits of Hiring a Painting Company

    With summer just around the corner, you’re likely starting to plan out all the home renovation projects you want to complete. While we admire the DIY spirit, some tasks are best left to professionals in order to get the best result. So, if you’re thinking about repainting the exterior of your home, consider hiring a professional paint team. Here are a few reasons you’ll want to call the expe…Read More

  4. Signs of a Poorly Installed Roof

    At Urban Siding, we pride ourselves on our expertise and customer satisfaction. This is because we treat every roof as if it were the one covering our own home. When you have your roof repaired or a new roof installed by our roofing contractors, you’ll receive the highest quality installation possible. However, not all roofing companies have the same standards, resulting in inferior work or poor…Read More

  5. Tips for Filing an Insurance Claim

    When your roof is damaged by hail or wind, the repair process can seem daunting. The first thing you’ll want to do is file an insurance claim with your homeowners insurance company. Since most homeowners won’t have to do this often, filing a claim can seem like a difficult and confusing task. At Urban Siding, we have plenty of experience working with insurance companies to address your insuran…Read More

  6. Pros and Cons of Vinyl Siding

    When upgrading the siding on your home, you have a variety of choices to choose from. Over the last few years, we’ve seen an increase in the number of homeowners opting for vinyl siding. At Urban Siding, we believe that vinyl siding makes a fantastic addition to any home’s exterior. Today, we’ll take a look at the pros and cons of vinyl siding.   The Pros: Vinyl siding is easy to instal…Read More

  7. All About Curling Asphalt Shingles

    Damaged shingles can spell disaster for your roof. Leaks, pests, and damage to the insulation of your attic can all result from damaged shingles. Hail, wind, and extreme weather all place your asphalt shingles at risk. One of the most easily identifiable signs of damage is curling.   What is Curling? Yes, curling is a fantastic sport, but it’s also an early warning sign of roof damage. When…Read More

  8. Our Favorite Siding Options for Your Airdrie Home

    Crazy winters and wet summers can wreak havoc on your home’s siding, causing damage and warping that weakens the integrity of the material. In a previous blog, we discussed five signs of siding damage to watch for. If you notice any of these signs, it may be time to replace the siding. At Urban Siding, we work with a wide array of siding materials and want to help you make the right choice for y…Read More

  9. The Pros and Cons of Wood Shingles

    Choosing the right type of shingle for your home is an important step in replacing your old or damaged roof. While there are many materials available, each has its own distinct benefits and downsides. Today, we’ll take a look at the pros and cons of wood shingles. The Pros Wood shingles provide a natural roof style with a distinct character unlike more common asphalt shingles. Over time, the col…Read More

  10. Watch for These 5 Signs of Siding Damage

    Your home’s siding is your main protection against the elements. Any weak points in the material allow moisture to become trapped inside the sheetrock and frame, causing damage to your home’s structure and interior. When damage gets too bad, you’ll notice problems inside your home, but how do you recognize the early signs of damage to your siding? Here are six of the most common signs to wat…Read More