When and Why Gutter Guards don’t Work

When they work, gutter guards and other kinds of gutter protectors do a good job of allowing water to drain toward the downspouts while keeping debris out of the gutter channel. Different types have different designs and purposes. However, no… Read More »

Are Half-Round Gutters Right for Your Home?

If new gutters are one of your New Year home renovation resolutions, consider a half-round gutter system. The most common gutter profile in North America is K-style, so investing in half-round gutters will help make a home stand out. Half-round… Read More »

Home Maintenance Ideas for the Holidays

We always want to show off the home we love to its best advantage, but never as much during the holiday season. When we celebrate the day, we’re also celebrating those we love. To welcome family and friends into our… Read More »

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 »

Getting Your Gutters Ready for Winter

Now that we’re heading into December, it’s time to get the gutters ready for the winter months ahead. A properly maintained gutter system can provide protection against water damage for as long as you own your home. To ensure your… Read More »

Are Custom Gutters Right for Your Home?

While gutters play a vital role in protecting your home from water damage, they are probably the least glamorous part of the roofing system. Popular gutter styles of standard gutter systems include K-style, crown mold and half-round. Combined with the… Read More »

What Should You do When Gutters are Damaged?

Most homeowners know that gutters need scheduled cleanings and inspections to ensure they function properly. Well-maintained gutters can prevent unwanted problems from occurring. But what happens if something goes wrong with your gutter system? When gutters become dysfunctional, the two… Read More »

Window Safety

It’s a nice fall day but a little stuffy in the kitchen, so a window is opened to let in some fresh air. But if you have small children, it’s important to recognize that a seemingly harmless open window can… Read More »

Ways to Winterize Your Home

Before winter arrives, use the autumn months to prepare for colder weather. When properly maintained and running efficiently, your home will keep you cozy. You’ll also save money and cut energy costs. Here are some smart ways to winterize your… Read More »

Tips to Avoid Improper Caulking

Most homeowners know that their home’s exterior needs to be maintained regularly to prevent any unwanted problems from occurring. At the change of each season, walk around the exterior of your home to identify areas that need waterproofing attention. When… Read More »