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Ask the Renovations Expert - Allan Graveline

Updated: Nov 9

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November 2020


Unlike the earlier days, a roof is no longer just a skin on the top of the building or a home. Besides serving as a protective shield from outside weather, roof also acts like an integrated component of a building. The structure includes the walls, masonry, windows, foundation and all other structural components. These components combine together to offer a waterproof and energy efficient envelope.


With energy efficiency now becoming a major goal, most roofing materials available today are capable of delivering more than simply waterproofing. There are different roofing materials you can choose from. You can also choose from different styles, patterns and colors of roof. Whether you opt for metal roofs, shingles or tiles, your final decision should be based on your needs and budget.


Selecting a roofing material for your home is not a difficult task. Durability, cost and aesthetics are some important points that you need to consider when choosing a roofing material. Ideally, it will be wise to select a kind of roof that goes well with existing style of your home. The climatic conditions in your area, is also an important factor to consider while selecting a roof. If you hire a professional roofing company, Experts® can guide you in selecting the right roofing material for your home.


What are the popular roofing options?


Roofing shingles -

Made from cedar wood, roofing shingles are one of the most environmentally friendly options. It is a great option for individuals who want to give a traditional look to their home. Poor workmanship and low quality materials can drastically reduce the life of your roof. Due to this reason, you need to be very careful while selecting a roofing material. Usually, cedar roof shingles last for approximately 20 years or more.


Roof tiling -

Roof tiles are amongst the traditional roofing options. They are known for their ability to withstand bad weather conditions, like rain, fire, hail and wind. The life expectancy of roof tiling is also great, they last for up to 40 years or more. As roof tiles are quite heavy, they are required to drilled and nailed while installing. To ensure that the installation is done properly, hiring a roofing contractor is always a good option.




October 2020


About to get windows installed in your home, but you don’t know what to expect? Being as informed as possible is a good idea when it comes to getting new windows. Here is how you can get the most important information regarding your window installation.


Important Questions To Ask Your Window Installation Expert®


How long will the project take you?

Getting an answer to this question is hard because it all depends on the type of windows you are purchasing and the design of your home. They affect each other, so the installer cannot give you an exact answer until he sees it all. Plus, things can happen to delay the installation. Still, a firm idea is helpful to know when the project is done.


Do I get any guarantees?

In many cases, window suppliers in Lethbridge will be more than happy to offer you guarantees and warranties on the installation and the windows themselves. But not all of them; some might offer coverage for the windows and not the installation service, or the other way around. Clarify with them before any work starts.

September 2020


Customized & Cost-Effective Renovations in Lethbridge

Based on honesty, integrity and experience, A-Line Renovations has earned a reputation for excellence in the southern Alberta area. We provide quality, cost-effective solutions and fully customized interior and exterior renovations that meet your unique requirements. A-Line Renovations will never lower our standards just to get a sale. Instead, we will work within your specific budget to find solutions that make sense. By using various suppliers and manufacturers, we are able to offer a wide selection of windows, doors and other renovation materials. This allows us to always do what is best for your project needs. Our skilled team looks forward to finding a solution for you.


“I am pleased to recommend work done by Allan. The first project he completed on my house was replacement windows some 18 years ago and they are still performing as expected today. Al then helped us out over the years with renovations both inside and outside. Every job was completed to his exacting standards, the job site was pristine at the end of each day, and I have no hesitation in recommending Allan Graveline and A-Line Renovations to anyone.”

— Frances, S. - Lethbridge, AB

August 2020


Complete Renovations

Carpentry is the original Sweeney trade. I install and build custom cabinets, bookcases, fireplace mantels and more.

CROWN MOLDING

Whether it’s antique or new, traditional or modern, crown molding is an art that requires attention to detail.

LEAKS & CLOGS

It’s a dirty job, but I’m always ready to do it.


kitchen and bathroom

From toilets to faucet fixtures, I can install the right stuff for your bathroom or kitchen.

A leaky faucet or old toilet can waste a lot of time and energy for any residence.

Got a chandelier or ceiling fan you need installed?

Small electrical projects like installing ceiling fans or light dimmers are no problem for me. I learned it all by doing it for my own household and family members.

SWITCHES & DIMMERS

The right dimmer can not only set the mood, but save you money.

July 2020


A-Line Renovations, a leader in quality home construction and renovations since 1996, is looking for an opportunity to help you with your home renovation needs. We’ve completed over 1,000 projects (over 80% of these projects are repeated or referred customers) in and around Lethbridge over the past 20 years. Our attention to detail, workmanship and pride of workmanship ensures your project is worry free, of the highest quality and will stand the test of time.


I’ll only work with the best materials available and provide a 3 year guarantee on all labor. I never compromise quality for time and give my clients realistic schedules that accommodate their lives. I strive for honest customer service, so contracts are only paid in full when the finished work is to your complete satisfaction.

June 2020


Roofing materials come in different types.

They are diverse and dependent on which country the house is. In Canada, there are a lot of choices for those who are in the process of making their homes or renovating their roofs.


Asphalt, Fiberglass, Concrete and Others

Asphalt is a substance often made into different kinds of shingles which are in turn used to cover houses. This type of roof has become more popular recently not only because of its agreeable appearance but also because it is by far quite inexpensive compared to other choices. They come in a variety of different colors and blends as well as variations in the basic design to warrant that there is some degree of difference. This variation is essential since some people dislike having the same appearance as other homes.


Other than the appearance, the value of this roofing material is also exceptional. Manufacturers can make them sturdy enough to last up to several decades which make for a great value for money.


Fiberglass shingles are also made with similar designs to the asphalt ones but at a slightly higher cost. They also come with a decades worth of guarantee and can be more durable than asphalt if one chooses the higher quality.


Concrete tiles can be made to look like shingles and these are also cheap, pretty much the same as asphalt. Real stones can be used but these are the most expensive types of roofing materials compared to others.


Slate is a popular choice for stone shingles. Clay is also another option for this type of roof but the weight of this substance can be detrimental to the house.


Metal

This substance has been around for a long time and has been used for a long time all over the world. As a roofing option, it is not as sturdy or long lasting as the ones cited above but it can be inexpensive.


Makers of these kinds of roofs have also made them into designs that mimic popular roof designs such as shingles and others. This material is lightweight and can be placed over an existing roof to eliminate the need to break it down.


Overall, the choice for roofing is the preference of the homeowner as well as the recommendation of the architect. Other considerations in choosing the roof are the cost of the project, the design of the house, the surrounding area of the house and other environmental factors.


May 2020


A-Line Renovations, a leader in quality home construction and renovations since 1996, is looking for an opportunity to help you with your home renovation needs. We’ve completed over 1,000 projects (over 80% of these projects are repeated or referred customers) in and around Lethbridge over the past 20 years. Our attention to detail, workmanship and pride of workmanship ensures your project is worry free, of the highest quality and will stand the test of time.

April 2020


Based on honesty, integrity and experience, A-Line Renovations has earned a reputation for excellence in the southern Alberta area. We provide quality, cost-effective solutions and fully customized interior and exterior renovations that meet your unique requirements. A-Line Renovations will never lower our standards just to get a sale. Instead, we will work within your specific budget to find solutions that make sense. By using various suppliers and manufacturers, we are able to offer a wide selection of windows, doors and other renovation materials. This allows us to always do what is best for your project needs. Our skilled team looks forward to finding a solution for you.




March 2020


Unlike the earlier days, a roof is no longer just a skin on the top of the building or a home. Besides serving as a protective shield from outside weather, roof also acts like an integrated component of a building. The structure includes the walls, masonry, windows, foundation and all other structural components. These components combine together to offer a waterproof and energy efficient envelope.


With energy efficiency now becoming a major goal, most roofing materials available today are capable of delivering more than simply waterproofing. There are different roofing materials you can choose from. You can also choose from different styles, patterns and colors of roof. Whether you opt for metal roofs, shingles or tiles, your final decision should be based on your needs and budget.


Selecting a roofing material for your home is not a difficult task. Durability, cost and aesthetics are some important points that you need to consider when choosing a roofing material. Ideally, it will be wise to select a kind of roof that goes well with existing style of your home. The climatic conditions in your area, is also an important factor to consider while selecting a roof. If you hire a professional roofing company, experts can guide you in selecting the right roofing material for your home.


What are the popular roofing options?


Roofing shingles -

Made from cedar wood, roofing shingles are one of the most environmentally friendly options. It is a great option for individuals who want to give a traditional look to their home. Poor workmanship and low quality materials can drastically reduce the life of your roof. Due to this reason, you need to be very careful while selecting a roofing material. Usually, cedar roof shingles last for approximately 20 years or more.


Roof tiling -

Roof tiles are amongst the traditional roofing options. They are known for their ability to withstand bad weather conditions, like rain, fire, hail and wind. The life expectancy of roof tiling is also great, they last for up to 40 years or more. As roof tiles are quite heavy, they are required to drilled and nailed while installing. To ensure that the installation is done properly, hiring a roofing contractor is always a good option.



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