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12 Juin 2019

Tips for Choosing the Colour of Your Shingles

Is it time to redo your roof? And how about changing the colour as well? A roof is a major visual element, sometimes making up a third of the visible portion of your home. This is why you should take into consideration its colour and how well it goes with the house’s exterior surroundings. Making…
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15 Avril 2019

Saving Energy: First Increase Efficiency, then Reduce Use

Power bills tend to fluctuate along with the weather. Summertime highs and winter lows have a direct impact on our heating and cooling costs. While your first reaction may often be to limit your energy use (heating, baths, etc.), if your home is not optimized to retain heat in winter (and it out in summer),…
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6 Mars 2019

Expert Advice: Wintertime Roof Care

Winter’s strong winds, ice, and heavy snow can be hard on your roof, potentially causing damage and even cave-ins. To avoid hassle with your insurance and to extend the life of your shingles, winter maintenance is a must. Read on to learn our BP-certified roofing experts’ roof maintenance tips for keeping your home safe and…
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7 Janvier 2019

This winter, stay warm… and dry!

When we mention winter’s cold and how to keep our homes cozy, the first thing that likely comes to mind is good insulation. And we are right, of course! Poor insulation will make your heating bill explode in the dead of winter. But is that the only criterion needed to evaluate the performance of a…
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12 Décembre 2018

Eave Protection: A Must for Winter

There is a lot of talk in winter about the benefits of eave protection for your home. But what purpose does it actually serve? What happens on your roof in winter As you know, warm air is lighter than cold air. So, it tends to rise. Your house is no exception: warm air rises into…
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9 Novembre 2018

Weather-Tite™ Technology: a Technology Worth Patenting!

What is Weather-Tite™ technology? Weather-Tite™ technology is a patented roofing shingle technology featuring two sealant bands. It offers many safety and economic benefits, while ensuring your roof will stand up to whatever Mother Nature throws its way. How are Weather-Tite™ shingles different? All of BP Canada’s architectural shingles, as well as the classic shingles produced in…
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8 Novembre 2018

How Relevant is the Energy Star® Standard for Residential Roofing?

What Exactly is Energy Star®? Energy Star® is a U.S.-government program responsible for promoting energy saving. Launched by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1992 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the program also exists in Canada, Australia, and the European Union. The Energy Star® label is displayed on products that meet the program standards. The…
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1 Octobre 2018

3-Tab vs Architectural: The Great Shingle Debate

This article will go over the differences between 3-Tab (or classic) shingles and architectural (or laninated) shingles– and hopefully help you make the choice that makes the most sense for your own roofing project! Let’s go back in time! The 3-tab shingle first made its appearance in the early 20th century and soon began to cover houses everywhere in North…
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1 Octobre 2018

The Weather-Tite™ System: What Is It?

To understand the Weather-Tite™ Roofing System, you need to consider the elements that make up a roof. Most Canadian residential roofs are covered with asphalt shingles. Beyond a quality shingle, do you know what it takes to build a roof that will protect you from the whims of Mother Nature year after year? What is a quality…
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1 Octobre 2018

Useful Tips: Installing Asphalt Shingles

So you’ve decided to try your hand at roofing. Awesome! Before you get started, please take a few minutes to go over the main steps involved in the process and a few things to look out for. This article gives an overview of the important points to consider when installing shingles. For detailed instructions please…
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