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
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
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.
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
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
They are not the best feature of a home’s exterior – gutters aren’t glamorous that’s for sure! In general, homeowners tend to forget about them until something goes wrong. Whether you’re currently in the market for new gutters or you
Downspouts are an important element of your gutter system. They channel water from the gutters to a place on your property where rainwater can be safely deposited. Whatever material downspouts are made of – vinyl, aluminum, copper, or galvanized steel