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7 Reasons not to DIY a Gutter Installation

Many do-it-yourselfers have become home improvement enthusiasts because they enjoy the challenge and the money they save. But installing gutters can test the skills of even the most accomplished DIYer. If something unexpected comes up when installing gutters, will you… Read More »

Cleaning Gutters Safely

Cleaning the gutters regularly, inspecting them for damage, and doing repairs as soon as possible are smart ways to maintain your gutter system. While most are preventable, the number one cause of home maintenance accidents is falling off a ladder.… Read More »

How Long Should Gutters Last?

Gutters are out there hanging around 24/7, soaking up the hot sun, getting buffeted by winds, handling volumes of rain, and being pinged by hail. With all the work they do to protect your home from the damage the elements… Read More »

Tips for Conserving Water in Your Yard

The largest percentage of outdoor water usage goes toward watering our lawns and gardens. Maintaining the lush look of your landscaping while conserving water is doable if you’re willing to make some simple changes to the way you landscape and… Read More »

Get Your Backyard ready for Canada Day

Staying home and celebrating in your backyard is a great way to enjoy Canada’s birthday without having to battle the crowds. But it does mean you have to plan ahead. Before family and friends arrive, here are a few tips… Read More »

Flying the Canadian Flag On July 1st

If you’re getting ready to celebrate this Canada Day in style, your backyard décor or front yard decorations will most likely include at least one Canadian flag. After all, it is the main symbol of our country and one that’s… Read More »

Before Going on Summer Vacation

Soon the school year will end and the kids will be looking for something to do. Whether you’re planning weekend trips to the lake throughout the summer or a two-week getaway to a family resort, make sure that your home… Read More »

Gutters and Dry Weather

While our sunny (and hot) Metro Vancouver weather has been great for residents, business travelers and visitors on holiday, it does have a downside. In addition to health-related issues, dry weather can also have an adverse effect on your gutters.… Read More »

Cleaning the Gutters Inside and Out

After the gunk has been cleared out of the gutter troughs, it’s customary to rinse the inside and outside of the gutters to finish the job. Sometimes, however, your gutter system needs a more thorough scrubbing than rinsing alone can… Read More »

Advantages of Using a Splash Block

Splash blocks are designed to direct water away from the foundation of your home. Generally rectangular in shape, a splash block is open at one end, closed at the other end, and has a gentle downward slope. It is often… Read More »