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Why You Need Attic Insulation

Why You Need Attic Insulation

Why You Need Attic Insulation Should you insulate your attic roof? Insulation is a wise choice to increase the energy efficiency of your home. Quality insulation will make it more cost-effective to heat and cool your home, The Department of Energy’s estimates range...

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5 Tips for Homeowners and Metal Roof Maintenance

5 Tips for Homeowners and Metal Roof Maintenance

5 Tips for Homeowners and Metal Roof Maintenance With the start of summer and a focus on improvement projects that homeowners can tackle while sheltering in place due to COVID-19, now is a great time to consider exterior maintenance and care that will not only help...

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Pitched Vs. Flat Roofing

Pitched Vs. Flat Roofing

Pitched Vs. Flat Roofing Roofs are arguably the most important feature of any building regardless of whether you are talking about commercial, industrial, or residential buildings.  Roofs offer shelter and protection from inclement weather, but they are also one of...

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7 Common Household Problems To Look Out For This Summer

7 Common Household Problems To Look Out For This Summer

7 COMMON HOUSEHOLD PROBLEMS TO LOOK OUT FOR THIS SUMMER ​Winter has its ice storms and freezing temperatures that shock your home. Spring has its abundance of rain. And fall has its mountain of leaves, wreaking havoc on the gutters. Summer, in general, is supposed to...

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Steps to Take if You Have a Roof Leak

Steps to Take if You Have a Roof Leak

Steps to Take if You Have a Roof Leak A leak in your roof can cause serious damage to your home if it's not addressed in a timely manner. Let's face it, everyone hopes they never experience the stress of having a leaky roof, but leaks are more common than you might...

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Fireworks and Your Roof

Fireworks and Your Roof

Fireworks and Your Roof One tradition many people partake in each year for Canada Day is shooting off fireworks! While fireworks can provide great enjoyment, they also bring an increased risk of damage to your roof. Quality roofing material is treated to be fire...

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What You Need to Know about Roof Ventilation

What You Need to Know about Roof Ventilation

What You Need to Know about Roof Ventilation Every home needs a good system of roof ventilation, and Dykstra Knight is perfectly trained to advise you and install suitable ventilation for your own unique roof. Roofing ventilation needs to be sufficient for the size of...

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What’s the Difference Between Shingles and Shakes?

What’s the Difference Between Shingles and Shakes?

What’s the Difference Between Shingles and Shakes? Wood Shakes/Shingles First, wood roof systems can comprise either shakes or shingles. Generally, dimensions for wood shakes and shingles run from a half-inch to an inch thick at the exposed, or butt, end; from three...

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Common Roof Problems

Common Roof Problems

Common Roof Problems Over time, some problems with your roof can be almost inevitable, which is why regular maintenance is so important to mitigate the risks. Unexpected damage to your roof can wreak havoc on your home if not addressed promptly, yet the problem is...

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