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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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Spring Maintenance Tips for your Roof

Spring Maintenance Tips for your Roof

Spring Maintenance Tips for your Roof ​ It is with a collective sigh of relief that Canadians tend to welcome the arrival of spring. Saying goodbye to snow and ice after the winter months, and the return of milder weather always feels like everything comes back to...

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Can I Build Over My Existing Roof?

Can I Build Over My Existing Roof?

Can I Build Over My Existing Roof? One question which all roofing companies hear from time to time is, “Can I build over my existing roof?” Re-roofing over an existing roof is a somewhat controversial topic and there are varying opinions about whether it is a suitable...

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What Is Roof Flashing?

What Is Roof Flashing?

What Is Roof Flashing? If you have ever required roof repairs from Dykstra Knight, you might have heard the term “flashing”. But just what does this mean? Flashing is part of the waterproofing system of your rooftop. It is usually made from either metal or a rubber...

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How Long Can I Expect My Roof to Last?

How Long Can I Expect My Roof to Last?

How Long Can I Expect My Roof to Last?It’s important to know and understand the predicted lifespan for your roof. Nothing is built to last forever, no matter how high in quality and workmanship it may be, and your roof is no exception to this rule. Our professional...

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Energy Saving Tips for Your Home this Winter

Energy Saving Tips for Your Home this Winter

Energy Saving Tips for Your Home this Winter Contact Dykstra Knight to ensure your roof is in top condition before winter arrives, there are a number of ways you can save energy and hence money on bills this winter. Energy bills tend to rise during the colder months....

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Roofing Trends for 2020

Roofing Trends for 2020

Roofing Trends for 2020 One thing we will always be grateful for is the roof over our head. Despite any of life’s struggles, at the end of the day, we’re pretty lucky to have a roof protecting us from danger, like freezing snow, or basic discomfort, like too much sun....

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