Showing 9 Posts
Skylight Mythbusters: 10 Myths Calgarians Should Stop Believing
Skylights are beautiful, but some Calgarians have concerns about having them installed. That’s because there are plenty of myths circulating about skylights—for example, that they’re expensive, difficult to maintain, or that they leak. Fortunately, none of those things are true if you have your skylight installed properly by qualified professionals. Guns N Hoses has performed [...]
Architectural Controls: What You Need to Know about Changing Your Siding
Putting new siding on your home is one of the best ways to improve its appearance and increase its curb appeal—which can raise its value as well. But before you start slapping brand spanking new siding all over the outside of your home, you’ll need to know something about architectural controls and how they’ll affect [...]
How Big Should Your Gutters Be?
We often don’t think about our gutters, which means they’re doing their job effectively—but if you’ve noticed they’re getting clogged frequently or are unable to handle the amount of water coming down, it may be time to rethink the size of your gutters. Below, we’ll go over the types and sizes of gutters and how [...]
Why is Vinyl Siding Popular in the Calgary Area?
The materials used for your home’s exterior can have a huge impact on its condition and value over time. Carefully choosing high-quality siding and properly maintaining it lets you save on heating and cooling while preventing leaks or moisture from accumulating in your home. Although there are many siding materials to choose from, the most [...]
7 Ways Your Home’s Exterior Can Improve Energy Efficiency
We all want to improve the energy efficiency of our homes. Energy-conscious living is better for the environment and helps battle the ever-rising costs of gas and electricity. ENERGY STAR appliances and electronics lower consumption inside your home. But your home’s exterior plays a massive part in improving energy efficiency, too. When you think about [...]
What is Roof Flashing & Why is it Important?
Roof flashing is vital for maintaining the quality and reliability of your roof. If you haven’t heard of roof flashing before, don’t panic—we’ll go over what it is, how it works, and when yours might need to be replaced. At Guns n Hoses, we don’t only provide roof replacements and repairs, we’re also happy to [...]
Rubber Roofing & Euroshield: The Costs & Benefits
Love it or hate it, replacing a roof and roofing materials is something that almost every home needs eventually. All roofing materials are subject to aging and natural wear, but brutal weather conditions (like you find in Alberta) can shorten the lifespan of a residential roof. Replacing a roof is expensive and a fairly major [...]
What Types of Residential Siding Are There?
Siding is an important part of your home that protects you from snow, wind, hail, and the rest of nature’s elements. Also known as cladding, this outer layer of the structure acts as the first line of defence in protecting your home’s framing, electrical, and other systems that allow you to live comfortably. Residential siding [...]
Know Your Roof: Soffits, Fascia, & Eavestroughs
Your home’s roof is made up of several components. Picking the right pieces to match your exterior aesthetic is the first thing people think of. But do soffits, facia, and eavestroughs affect the way your roof works? The fact is that your eavestroughs, soffit, and fascia are all essential pieces of your roofing system. They [...]