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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
When you share your home with pets, you’re also sharing the backyard. It should be a safe place for everyone, including your furry, four-legged family members. Is it possible to create a beautiful environment for you and your family while
While the most appealing aspect of a residential metal roof is low-maintenance, just like other parts of your home’s exterior, the roofing system requires periodic inspections and general upkeep. Metal roofs typically last longer than other kinds of roofing materials.
Whether it’s cedar shingles, lap siding or board and batten, wood siding is beautiful and enduring. However, for it to be long-lasting, wood siding needs vigilant care and maintenance. Here are some ways to ensure that your wood or cedar