7 Reasons to Start a Container Garden

A container garden is a collection of plants – vegetables, herbs, fruits, flowers, shrubs, or even small trees – planted in a pot or container instead of in the ground. People with a big backyard might see container gardens as… Read More »

Choosing the Best Gutters for Your Home

Whether you’re building a new home, planning a major exterior renovation, or need to replace the gutters, there will be lots of things to figure out. Some decisions are easier than others. And when it comes to deciding on a… Read More »

Replacing the Gutters when Selling Your Home

Perhaps it’s not the best time to sell your home. But if you will be moving sometime in the future and need to put your house on the market, anything you can do to make it more attractive to home… Read More »

Is a Rain Chain Right for Your Home?

While downspouts play an important role in a gutter system, ensuring rainwater is guided away from the foundation, they really aren’t all that attractive. In recent years, rain chains have become a viable alternative to downpipes. Aesthetically pleasing to look… Read More »

Gutters and Your Home’s Value

As part of the roofing system, gutters play an important role in protecting your home from storms, continuous rain, snow, and heavy rainfall. Water damage is insidious, affecting the foundation (basement flooding), siding (mold), soffit and fascia (wood rot). Whether… Read More »

Problems caused by Poorly Installed Gutters

The way gutters are installed can determine their longevity, functionality, and curb appeal. If done right, aluminum gutters and copper gutters can last for as long as you own your home. Even the lifespan of vinyl gutters can be extended… Read More »

Common Siding Stains and How to Remove Them

Siding covers a large portion of your home’s exterior. So when black streaks or yellow blotches appear, they can make the siding look grubby and your home uncared for. Most often the colour of the stain will be a good… Read More »

Reclaim Your Backyard

Whether you haven’t been able to use the backyard due to serious neglect or you just haven’t had the time yet to get out there and clean up after winter, spend some time now to get it ready for summer… Read More »

Tips for Getting Your Home Ready to Sell

If you want to sell your home in today’s competitive Vancouver housing market, your home should be displayed to its best advantage. Start with a real estate agent you trust. Other tips for getting your home ready to sell include… Read More »

When to Replace Your Garage Door

When garage doors are used regularly they are subject to wear and tear – rollers, springs, worn hardware, or damaged panels. An old garage door looks bad and can detract from your home’s curb appeal, even when the rest of… Read More »