When to Replace these Household Items

Sometimes we forget that nothing lasts forever. Or perhaps, as it is often with the gutters or the roof, it’s a case of “out of sight, out of mind.” How long has it been since you checked the fire extinguishers?… Read More »

Deck Safety Tips

A deck makes your backyard more enjoyable. But like your gutters or siding, it should be inspected at least once a year to ensure deck components such as flashing, fasteners, boards, and railings are in good shape. Here are some… Read More »

Ways to Add Privacy to Your Backyard

Do you feel like you’re on stage performing for the neighbours every time you fire up the BBQ or spend time kicking a soccer ball around with the kids? When someone has a clear view into your back yard or… Read More »

Caring for Vinyl Siding

If you own a home with vinyl siding, then you know how low-maintenance it is. And it’s probably the main reason you selected vinyl as the cladding material for your house exterior in the first place. But to keep it… Read More »

Adding a Deck to Your Backyard

Building a deck in your backyard is one of the most popular home improvements homeowners make to get the most out of summer and to increase resale value. It gives you a better view of the backyard; there’s another “room”… Read More »

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 »

What is a Rain Garden?

For those of us living in the Lower Mainland, it might be tempting to think that the whole province is a rain garden. But rain gardens are actually a resourceful way to improve drainage on your property. They also increase… Read More »

Let Your Home’s Exterior Help You Sell Faster

Whether you need to move immediately to take advantage of a new opportunity in another province or you just want to move into your new neighbourhood across town as quickly as possible, there are things you can do to help… Read More »

Homeowners Spring Checklist

Spring is that time of year when we get our homes ready for the warmer weather, embark on DIY projects that boost curb appeal, and repair any damage those winter storms might have done. Regular maintenance is essential to keeping… Read More »