Entries by Mark Vella

The future of home building is about to get…TINY!

We all know it – the cost of buying and owning a house is expensive – even somewhat out-of-reach for people looking to enter the housing market. And as the cost of living continues to soar, many people are opting out of buying a home altogether. Traditionally, there haven’t been a whole lot of options. […]

We’re hiring!!!

Exterior’s by Leroy & Darcy – Southern Alberta’s largest Siding, Roofing & Home Renovation company, is looking for Siding, Roofing & Framing contractors to join our growing dynamic team. With above-industry compensation and a great working environment, you will be working with the most professional, most qualified Exteriors company. We are looking for individuals with […]

Building codes – what you need to know is…

Whether you are building your new home or renovating your existing home, building codes are a set of standard rules to which building can be constructed. Building codes not only applied to protect public health and safety, but they also ensure that homes and buildings meet efficiency standards relating to energy and water use. In […]

Hemp – a sustainable alternative to traditional building materials?

A conversation with a Calgary land developer this week quickly turned towards the topic of sustainable building products. Specifically, Hemp. Hemp has been used as a multi-purpose product for centuries. However it has only recently become highly popularized on a commercial scale. And never did we think we’d be having a conversation about using hemp […]

What Junk’s in your Trunk?

It’s mid-February, the snow is off the ground and new projects are starting to surface. Most specifically – commercial and residential projects which are overdue for a repair OR complete replacement of exterior siding which has been damaged or perhaps broken down over the years. Now, you might be looking at the siding or the […]

Is anything really for free anymore?

Is anything really for free anymore? Actually – this could be a bit of a loaded question – was anything ever really free? Perhaps, once upon a time…. But there is definitely an understanding – call it what you will – that nothing is for free. That’s what our parents always said to us growing […]

James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding – How does it compare?

Now that everyone’s back at work – you might be returning home after a long day, dreading the winter weather and really taking a look at the exterior of your home for the first time in a long time. Perhaps you have vinyl siding? Maybe even wood or cedar? And you’re now seeing the effects winter has had on […]

Thinking about Renovating?

Thinking about renovating? Don’t let the cold weather scare you – renovating your home over the Christmas holiday isn’t such a bad idea, says Darcy Jerome – Owner of Exteriors by Leroy & Darcy. “You’d be surprised at how low the barriers-to-entry are if you are considering renovating your home at this time of the […]