– Calgary Homeowner
“I requested a quote after watching the SME crew installing eavestrough on a neighbours roof. I was impressed with the workmanship and selected SME based upon my observation and their competitive quote. Matt installed the eavestrough and Tim and Cam did the cladding. The workmanship in both cases was excellent and I am happy with the results.”
Our eavestrough installation professionals use state of the art machinery to form a continuous, seamless system directly on site. We can also provide continuous hangers (screens) for new and existing eavestrough systems. This allows us to customize the look of your system to match your home.
Screens are an essential part of your eavestrough installation system, especially if you live in an area with plenty of leafy trees. They block debris from getting into your gutters, causing the system to overflow.
If this does happen you could need more than a repair or new eavestrough installation, because the water could damage your home’s foundation. Screens also reduce the effort required to maintain your eavestrough, so if you’re busy this would save you precious time.
Soft Metal Experts can also provide custom splash guards and diverter flashings which work similarly to the leaf guard system, enabling your eavestrough to function properly.
It ensures proper water flow from your roof rather than water running over your eavestrough, or wicking along a wall, and eventually eroding your stucco or potentially penetrating your home. Water damage can be extremely costly which is why splash guards and diverter flashings are an excellent way to protect your home.
It’s important to examine how your roof line meets your eavestrough so you can make sure water is flowing correctly. A new eavestrough installation may not be the whole solution, especially if you’re experiencing water running onto the fascia. Roofing should be lapped on top of a drip flashing which directs water to the eavestrough and keeps it away from your fascia.
If you’re concerned about the aesthetic aspect of an eavestrough installation, we offer a variety of colours and materials. Ask us about the best shape, colours and sizes that will suit your home and the look you’re going for. We provide and install everything to complete and customize your project, including funnels, water diverters and rain barrels.
Having properly installed and vented soffit on the eaves of any roof area containing an attic is important to preventing moisture buildup. Without this, moisture can lead to water damage and dry rot.
Think of your attic like the respiratory system of your home. Like you it needs to breathe. Aluminum soffit and fascia act as the inhale while your roof vents act as the exhale. This creates a natural draft which keeps your attic dry and free of mould.
In addition to helping your home breathe and keep moisture out, soffit allows heat to escape which can keep your home cooler in the summer. Soffit and fascia also helps keep animals and insects out of your home. Bees and wasps, however, love building nests in soffit which is why it’s important to make sure it’s well-maintained with no holes or cracks.
Fascia works directly with the soffit. But, because it’s more visible, it needs to look good if you’re going for curb appeal. It also plays an important role as it’s the last line of defense for the bottom row of your roof. It’s what your gutters are installed on and adds extra protection to your property. We can conquer your soffit project using any material and any colour.
– Calgary Homeowner
“The service was excellent along the follow up to make sure we were happy with the workmanship. I had two of my rental units refitted with new gutter and soffit systems and was very pleased with the workmanship. I have recommended Tim ( the owner) to a number of my friends because of his honesty and personal follow up to ensure we had no issues.”
LUX panel is by far the best new siding solution in decades. This is a product I have dreamed of in my little soft metal head for years. In fact, we would custom manufacture similar products before this line was developed. Finally, it’s here and it’s affordable.
LUX panel merges all the most important aspects of exterior cladding and siding solutions. Not only is it beautiful and functional, it’s also a durable and green solution.
The line up of options are virtually endless. We can form it into any trim to make custom caps and large vertical or horizontal siding patterns (other than V-groove). Even standing seam roofing can be made from this beautiful material.
Best of all, LUX is manufactured in Canada, eliminating costly steel tariffs and reducing delivery time. Many cladding products are shipped in pre-set lengths. However, with LUX panel we can custom order the right size for your project. This allows us to cut back on wasted materials.
LUX Architectural Panel offers a 25-year finish warranty on all of its products. In addition, it’s a non-combustible steel that has a Class A Fire Rating. There are 37 woodgrain, metallic and textured colours to choose from, as well as 19 solid colours options.
Alu-Rex designs and manufactures the very best gutter screens in the world and they do it right here in Canada. All of their products are made with aluminum that will stand the test of time and the elements.
Also, when installing the T-Rex or Gutter Clean systems we recommend using 3″ round outlets within 3″ square down pipes. Therefore, ensuring the water is taken away from your roof line, walls, and foundation.
T-Rex does the same thing but actually becomes the top of the eavestrough. T-Rex is a continuous hanger that also make the eavestrough stronger and more durable by having zero weak points.
By installing the T-Rex continuous hanger system, you’ll protect your new gutters from damage caused by ice and snow. The T-Rex system will also help them perform optimally year round by preventing debris from accumulating.
The system mounts your rain gutters solidly onto your home. This makes them sturdier and last longer than systems mounted with spikes and hangers spaced at intervals.
The T-Rex system comes with a lifetime warranty on material and sturdiness, which includes a 40-year clog-free warranty. The warranty guarantees your gutters won’t clog and will be stronger and more durable.
Soft Metal Experts is experienced at renovating residential sloped roofing. We’ve invested in the right people so that we have the right expertise to complete your project. We offer three forms of roofing styles. Each with its own unique characteristics, which make them great choices for our Calgary climate.
Asphalt shingles are the most common type of roofing shingle, primarily because they’re the most economic product available. They also provide the best option if you’re looking to keep costs down while still maintaining look and function.
When we install a roofing system, we provide all necessary elements to ensure proper function and life expectancy for your home. This includes metal drip flashing which are always used on eave ends; diverter flashing that’s installed when step flashing runs to eave end; ice and water shield installed on eave ends and valleys; proper weaving of all flashings and vents and exposed metal valleys to limit shingle damage.
If you’re looking to get away from asphalt or wooden roofing, have you considered rubber shingles? You can safely convert to rubber roofing without re-engineering you roof trusses. Rubber shingles are more durable then asphalt and are more beautiful.
They cost a bit more, but the value per dollar is also much higher. The shingles come with the option of either a shake or slate look. Rubber shingles have a life expectancy of 50-60 years! Imagine never having to replace your shingles again.
Rubber shingles will give your roof a clean and beautiful look, they’re environmentally friendly, made with up to 95% recycled materials, and come with a limited lifetime warranty.
Steel panels are the ultimate roofing option. Steel roofing panels have vertical seams, which means water is unable to dam and creep underneath the shingles.
Standing seams also shed snow better than any other product, making it a top choice in our Calgary climate. Steel roofing comes in variety of gauges, colours and coatings. It’s your premium choice if you’re looking for the lowest maintenance product with the highest durability material. We always recommend installing snow stops with any sloped steel roofing. The reason behind this is to help prevent snow and ice from falling dangerously from your roof. It instead allows it to melt or fall off in smaller amounts, protecting anyone walking close to your home and helping prevent future water damage to your sidewalks or foundation.
We use numerous suppliers, our main supplier that we recommend and trust is Wayne Building Products.
Recycling is important us. As a result our products are made with recycled materials, and we work with a “waste less and want less” attitude. We feel it’s an ethical obligation for our business to consider the full life cycle of the product. Therefore, we take the time and care necessary to stockpile and recycle metal products we remove.
Not only is metal more environmentally friendly and sustainable, it also lasts longer. Because it can be melted and reformed to create new materials, steel is one of the world’s most recycled products. Approximately 49% of the world’s steel production is from recycled materials.
At Soft Metal Experts we recycle all steel, aluminum and even asphalt. This saves us money and allows us to put more value into our products and services. Recycling helps us do our part in the world and furthermore it reduces the need for new materials.
By doing this we reduce the need for new mining projects, help local businesses and lower our environmental impact. Additionally, there is no extra cost to the customer.