Here are some roofing tips for asphalt shingles which let you know that the roof has reached or is not protecting your home as it once did.

Here are some roofing tips for asphalt shingles which let you know that the roof has reached or is not protecting your home as it once did.
  • Flashing is lifting and nails are lifting above the shingles.
  • Roof has been hailed on and shingles are broken.
  • The wind is causing the shingles to lift.
  • Ice is building up on the last foot of your roof.
  • The shingles are curling up.
  • Finding more aggregate coming from your gutters.

If the shingles are lifting, broken or missing there is a possibility that your roof is leaking when it rains or when the snow melts and you do not know this is happening.

I am worried about the condition of my roof! How do I know that is needs to be replaced or repaired? Still confused still if it needs repair or totally replaced, look at the information supplied below.

Do you need to renovate your home or get something fixed at your place of work? DDCL in Edmonton, AB can handle it! We provide top-notch property renovation and maintenance solutions at affordable rates. For your convenience, we offer 24/7 emergency services.

DDCL is an insured and bonded company incorporated in 2003. For our clients’ added peace of mind, our team also follows safety procedures and takes precautions when working on a project.

Asphalt Shingles

The shingles are curling upward or twisting.
After a storm shingles are on the ground or water marks are found on the ceiling.
Nails holding down the flashing (steel plate) are loose.
Icicles are forming/hanging on the edge of the roof.
More aggregate (sand) is found in the gutters.
Roof is spongy, sagging and very soft when I step on it.
Discoloration of the shingles.

Cedar (Wooden) Shakes

Nails are lifting and exposed.
Shakes are curling and twisting
Shakes are falling off the roof.
Rotten shakes and the ends are deteriorating (crumbling when I touch them).

shake crumbling

Why to choose Us?

DDCL is local and is located in Edmonton, Alberta.
We are a professional subcontractor whom you can trust and depend on!

DDCL is a Better Business Bureau accredited with an A+ Rating, 5 star, with more than 50 reviews coming from many repeat clients.
We supply proof of WCB coverage, We are bonded and fully licenced.
We are available 24/7 for emergencies.
As a client you sign off on the job scope before work is started and have a approximate cost of the job to be done.
We do our best to protect you floors (property) and we leave your home clean at the end of each working day.
We pay attention to detail on all the work we do.
Quality, safety and integrity is of upmost importance here at DDCL. This is our guarantee to you!


Developing and Maintaining Our Clients’ Trust

Our team builds trust with our clients by being courteous and doing what we promised. One top of that, we stay within their specified budget and timeframe. In return, we request that they extend us the same courtesy.

For instance, while we are in the process of completing a client’s project, we understand that he/she might find additional maintenance issues that need to be addressed. These concerns require attention but may also cause a delay in our next job. We would like to avoid this as much as possible, so we ask our clients to respect our schedule as well.

Contact Us

Whether you are planning a renovation or just need repair services, get in touch with us. Fill out our quote form to find out how much your project would cost. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

Tips and Tricks to Avoid
Costly Repair Bills

Is water coming out of the faucet spray at a weird angle? Maybe the water just trickles out or the flow has stopped completely? Don’t fret. We are here to help you.

  1. At the end of the faucet, there is a filter that can be screwed off. Turn the tip of the faucet counterclockwise.
  2. Remove the end piece.
  3. Replace the filter.


If you cannot or don’t want to remove the end piece, we offer you another option. This alternative does not require wrenches. Simply follow these steps:

  1. Take a ziplock or a similar type of bag, and fill it with white vinegar (or CLR). Put in just enough to cover the end of the faucet or showerhead.
  2. Place the bag at the end of the faucet. Leave it to soak overnight.
  3. After removing the bag, wipe away the residue. This should come off easily as long as the coating is not too thick.
  4. Check if water is coming out of the filter.

If the water still does not come out at the end, the filter will have to be replaced. There are too many particles in there to allow the water to pass.