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. 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

  4. 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

  5. Choosing the Right Shingle for Your Roof

    Now that winter has passed, many people in the Calgary area are looking to replace their old or damaged roof. Replacing your roof is not a simple undertaking. Your old roof has to be removed and new material laid down. However, before you get the replacement, you’ll have to pick out the right material for your new roof. While your contractor will be able to offer suggestions based on your budget…Read More