• Guns N Hoses Helps you Plan your Home Renovation!

    We know right now may not be the ideal time to invest in home renos if you are worried about your immediate cashflow, but it is the PERFECT TIME to start planning for your future renovations!

    Guns N Hoses can help you budget, design and plan your future home renovation!  We Have You Covered!

    We have the latest technology tools to show you exactly what your home will look like and take the guess work out.  If you want to change your shingles to brown, grey, black or blue and your siding to vinyl, hardie, brick or stone, we can show you what that will look like.  Want to see different colors of soffit or fascia on your home?  We can demonstrate that too!

    The best part, we can price it all out for you so that you can budget and plan for your home renovation when you have a healthier cash flow.

    Don’t want to wait to get your renos done?  We can help you with that too!  We offer many different types of financing.  We have solutions to meet everyone’s needs.

    • Don’t want to pay any interest or make any payments until next year?
    • Want to split up your payments into 12 or 24 equal payments and pay NO INTEREST?
    • Want payments as low as $25/month?

    We Have You Covered!

    Guns N Hoses wants to help you plan your Future Home Renovation Today!

    Watch our video on our facebook page to see how we can help by clicking on the picture of the making of the video below.

     

     

  • FREE PEACE OF MIND VIDEO ROOF INSPECTIONS

    Are you concerned about your roof but you can’t justify investing it in right now if you don’t absolutely have to?  Guns N Hoses Roofing is currently offering you a FREE PEACE OF MIND VIDEO ROOF INSPECTION!

    A leak in a roof is bad.  Very bad.  It is possible you can have a small leak happening for months before you see any interior damage.  By the time you see interior damage from a roof leak, you could have a major problem.  Roof inspections can seek out leaks or problem areas before major, expensive damage occurs.  Catching a leak early, even before it happens, can save you a tonne of money.

    It is difficult to see if a bad storm or years of wear and tear have damaged your roof when you are looking from the ground.  Guns N Hoses Roofing will send a professional roofer to safely go up on your roof to assess the current condition of your entire roofing system.  They will take a video for you, so you can see what they are seeing on your roof.  Some things they will look out for are deteriorating or missing shingles, flashing that is damaged or detached, security of vents and goosenecks, and other aspects to your roofing system that could cause potential problems.

    If our experts do find a problem area, they will give you an honest opinion of the repairs you need.  Roof repairs can often be enough to mend a damaged area to your roof, depending on the circumstances.  In some cases, the damage may be too extensive to repair and you may need a full roof replacement, especially if your roof is at the end of its lifespan.  If that is the case, Guns N Hoses Roofing has different solutions to help you cross that bridge if you get there.

    An inspection is different from an estimate.  An estimate is when a roofer measures your roof and gives you a quote for what a new roof will cost you. An inspection, as explained above, will evaluate how much life your roof has left, by completing a thorough evaluation of your roofing system.  We normally charge $300 for our video inspections, but our gift to you, from now until May 31st, 2020, is offering this service for FREE so our clients can have peace of mind and start planning and budgeting for a new roof when the time comes.

    Call today for your FREE – NO OBLIGATION – PEACE OF MIND VIDEO INSPECTION

    You can check out our other current promotions here:

    https://www.gnhroofing.ca/promotions/

  • Do I Need a New Roof

    Do I need a new roof?

    We understand times are crazy and uncertain right now, and no one knows how long it is going to last like this.  We will help you determine if you need a new roof.

    Here are 7 warning signs you may need a new roof

    1. Age of Roof – How old is your existing roof?  Most roofs will last between 15 and 25 years if installed correctly.  Your roof should only have one layer of shingles, not multiple layers of shingles.  If there are multiple layers of shingle, it likely will not last any longer than 20 years.  Your roof also needs to be properly ventilated to last its full potential.
    2. Curling or Buckling Shingles – Are your shingles curling at the edges or buckling? If they are, this is another sure sign that you may need a new roof.  Often the side of your roof that gets the most direct sunlight will deteriorate first.  If you notice the shingles are curling and losing granules, the shingles are likely past their life expectancy.
    3. Missing Shingles – Are you missing any shingles on your roof? Have you seen any shingles laying in your yard or your neighbor’s yard?  If so, make sure they are not coming from your roof.  If you do notice missing shingles, it’s possible it is the result of a wind storm, and it is a definite sign it needs to be repaired or replaced.
    4. Exposed Valleys – Are you missing shingles in the valleys or are they falling apart in this area? If so, you will need a new roof, as this area is one of the most important regions of your roof.  Valleys are the areas that shed the water from snow and rain from the roof surface to your eavestroughs.  If the valleys are damaged, you can very easily be vulnerable to roof leaks.
    5. Granules in your Gutters – Do you see a lot of shingle granules in your gutters or on the sidewalk under your downspouts? Shingles tend to lose more granules towards the end of their life cycle.  If you see darker colors on parts of your roof, this may also mean that you are losing a lot of granules.
    6. Moisture in your Attic Insulation – Is there moisture in your attic insulation? If there is, this could be a sign that your roof is leaking and needs to be replaced.  It could also mean you do not have adequate ventilation and/or insulation, so it is best to get it checked out by a professional.
    7. Daylight coming in through your Roof Boards – when you are in your attic, can you see any daylight coming in through the roof? If you can see any daylight coming in through the roof, there could be a flashing issue which may lead to leaks.  It could also indicate your roof is at the end of its lifespan and needs to be replaced.

     

    The best way to find out if you need a new roof right now is to call a roofing professional to do an inspection for you.

    At Guns N Hoses Roofing, Exteriors & Insulation, we have you covered and we are here to help!  We are offering FREE VIDEO ESTIMATES and NO INTEREST AND NO PAYMENTS UNTIL 2021!  Click below to pre-qualify today.

    Keeping our community safe during this pandemic is a matter we take seriously. We are confident that we can make the safety and well being of everyone our #1 priority while also delivering the quality and value you have come to expect from us.

  • To Our Team Members, Business Partners, Vendors, Community, Family and Friends

    We at Guns N Hoses hope that you are doing your best to stay safe and that you are able to maintain operations and activity as normally as possible during this very difficult time. The news and situation surrounding the COVID-19 virus is rapidly and relentlessly evolving, and we are all working our way through the challenges and decision-making processes associated with it. The health and safety of our employees, business partners, vendors and clients is of vital importance to us as we navigate our way through this pandemic.

    We are very fortunate to say that our workforce has not been directly impacted by the COVID-19.  For the most part, we work outdoors, and therefore, are considered a Low Exposure Risk.  We do not frequent close contact with the general public.  Workings in the Low Exposure Risk category have minimal occupational contact with the public and other coworkers.  At this time, we have no known cases within our staff.

    As it stands now, as recommended, we are still in the position to maintain operations and continue to provide high levels of service and responsiveness, while maintaining safe work environments for our customers and employees. We will not; however, put anyone at risk, and we will do our best as a company and as individuals to prevent the potential spread of this virus by practicing and exploring the following:

    • We are encouraging work-from-home options – where and when feasible for our management staff.
    • Estimators are remaining mobile and working from their vehicles – where and when possible.  They are also accepting appointments via telephone and video conferencing.
    • General meetings will be held only as absolutely necessary and with less than 10 people in attendance.
    • Operational meetings will be handled remotely – where possible.
    • Virtual meetings and teleconferencing are strongly encouraged in place of face-to-face events.

    For our customers: 

    For the majority of our projects, the work is on the exterior of your home, therefore you will not have to come in contact with any of our workers.  When our work requires access into your home, our team has been instructed to follow guidelines outlined by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), including practicing social distancing.

    While much of our communication throughout the renovation project process can be done electronically via phone, e-mail, or video chat, we recognize that in-person meetings may still be required. Should we need to meet with you in person, we will respect your space and time, and take the proper safety precautions.

    For our team members:

    In addition to the above procedures, we are asking all Guns N Hoses workers to practice the following standard precautions to reduce the potential spread of the virus and minimize risk:

    • If an team member is sick, we’re asking that you please stay home.
    • Anyone displaying symptoms while at work or on a job site will be asked to leave.
    • Cover any coughs or sneezes with your elbow or cough into a tissue or disposable product that is immediately thrown away.
    • Wash hands often (for at least 20 seconds and before eating.)
    • Use hand sanitizers often and refrain from touching your face.
    • Avoid personal contact such as handshakes
    • Please take measures to continually disinfect steering wheels, door handles, vehicle controls, etc.
    • Limit travel, when possible, and practice social distancing.
    • If you have a sick family member, please notify your supervisor so Guns N Hoses can do a risk assessment.

    For a more comprehensive list of precautions and up to date information, please reference any of the following:

    https://www.cdc.govhttps://www.who.int,   https://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx

     

    These are challenging times but we are here to keep you safe and dry, WE HAVE YOU COVERED.   If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out at any time.

  • Roof Ice Damming

    Ice Dams

    What is an Ice Dam?

    An ice dam is the ridge of ice that forms primarily at the edge of a roof which prevents melting snow from draining as it should. An ice damn can do serious damage to your roof, walls, floors, ceilings, insulation and other areas inside your home. This is caused by water backing up behind the ice dam and leaking into the home. Sloped roof shingles are designed to shed water, not to prevent water from backing up under them. Ice dams can also destroy your gutters and downspouts. If the ice dam breaks free, it can pull shingles and gutters off with it and can damage anything it falls on too.

    What Causes Ice Dams?

    Ice dams are caused when heat escapes into the attic or roof space and the heat build up eventually melts snow on the roof. Water from melting snow runs down the cold surface of your roof and refreezes. As the cycle of freezing and melting continues, ice builds up and begins to dam. Sometimes the melting water backs up and finds it way under shingles and refreezes, lifting the shingles from the roof deck and creating a spot for water to enter your house. Factors such as insulation, ventilation, tree coverage, home architecture, snow cover, home owner lifestyle, and weather conditions all interact to determine ice dam activity on every home. No two homes are alike.

    How to Prevent or Minimize Ice Dams

    • Keeping your gutters clear of snow, including the bottom of the downspouts so that when the snow melts the water flows freely
    • Sealing all points where warm air leaks from the living space into the attic
    • Making sure you have a adequate bathroom fan that is in proper working condition and is hooked up accurately to your gooseneck
    • Insulating the attic space well enough to prevent conduction and convection of heat through the ceilings in the living space
    • Installation of proper ventilation in the attic to include soffit ventilation and ridge ventilation where applicable, to ensure heat that does sneak into the attic is carried away.

    If You Get an Ice Dam

    • If your roof is still under workmanship warranty, we recommend hiring the roofing contractor that installed your shingles to get rid of the ice dam for you. You do not want to void your warranty by chipping away ice and damaging shingles. If you do have to chip the ice away, do not use an axe or hammer (or anything that may damage the shingles), use a blunt mallet and tap lightly. This is a very slow and dangerous process, so take extreme care.
    • You can also use a melting agent like calcium chloride which you can get at your local hardware store. Do NOT use rock salt, this can damage paint, drain pipes and plants that will access the melted salty water.
    • Clear out your gutters and downspouts. You may want to consider installing a continuous hanger system to help with the clogging of ice and snow.
    • Helpful Hint: To make a pathway for the water to drain, take a leg from an old pair of panty hose, fill with calcium chloride (again NOT rock salt), tie it off and lay it vertically across the ice dam. This will slowly melt its way through the ice dam, clearing a path for the melted water underneath.

    Common Ice Dam Locations

    Please see the diagram below to explain the most common ice damming locations on a home as illustrated by The Ice Dam Company.

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