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Smart Ways to Clean the Gutters this Spring

While it’s probably one of the least favourite home maintenance tasks, avoiding cleaning the gutters could end up being a bigger headache. A neglected gutter system can overflow, become a new home for birds or squirrels, or break away from… Read More »

Flood-Proofing Your Basement

A flooded basement can be a homeowner’s nightmare. Potential problems range from loss of household goods to ongoing structural issues to other effects of water damage including mold growth. Whether a home is near a body of water or uphill… Read More »

Why Gutter Cleaning is Important

Gutters play an essential role in protecting the structural integrity of your home. A well-maintained gutter system is vitally important in ensuring that rainwater will be effectively drained away from the foundation. While it’s logical to expect water to flow… Read More »

How to Maintain the Soffit of Your Home

Soffit is installed underneath the overhang of the roofline. Part of the roofing system, soffit and fascia define the overall appearance of the roof (aesthetics) while protecting your home from water damage (functionality). To ensure that it is able to… Read More »

Signs Fascia Boards Need Replacing

Fascia boards are a fundamental component of the roofing system. If they become damaged, they can affect the overall integrity of your roof and its structure. Since gutters are typically attached to fascia panels, the gutter system might also be… Read More »

House Problems that Shouldn’t be Ignored

Many homeowners feel that they will never win the home maintenance game – it can seem like there is always something needing to be repaired or replaced. Especially in today’s uncertain economic climate putting off fixing the roof or buying… Read More »

Check Your Siding for Storm Damage

The combination of strong winds, snow, rain-snow mixture, and cold/fluctuating temperatures can take its toll on siding. With all of the rough weather the Lower Mainland has been experiencing these past few weeks and more winter storms heading our way,… Read More »

Deciding on a Gutter System

Deciding on a gutter system for your home begins with the roof. The size of the roof, how much annual rainfall it has to deal with, and what it’s made of are just a few factors that determine the kind… Read More »

Exterior Home Maintenance for Seniors

Independence is important to seniors and retirees. Living independently can be challenging for those 65 and older. But many feel it’s worth the effort if it means they can remain in the place where they raised their children; babysit their… Read More »

Eco-Friendly Home Exteriors

While cost is certainly the main factor of any home renovation project, when it comes to green living, many homeowners are willing to pay a little more for greener exterior finishing elements than the standard choices. Green living goes beyond… Read More »