Flat Roof Troubleshooting

The appeal of a flat roof for residential structures is that it is less expensive to install than a pitched roof. Sections of a flat roof can often be utilized for other purposes including an entertainment area or a rooftop… Read More »

Home Trends for 2018

Standing out is important when it comes to your home. And that’s what is so great about the New Year: you can tackle those unfinished DIY projects and home renovations with fresh eyes and a clean slate. Here are some… Read More »

What do Your Windows Say about You?

While elements of your home’s exterior improve curb appeal, things like the gutter system, the siding colour, or the roof style also reflect the personality and character of those living inside. Windows are the one home exterior element that is… Read More »

Common Gutter Inspection Mistakes

When there’s a break in the weather like today, this is a good time to check the gutters, just to see how they’re holding up. A quick inspection now might save you time and money later. Here are some ways… Read More »

Unexpected Obstacles When Installing Gutters

Older homes have their secrets and sometimes they choose to reveal them at inconvenient moments. A simple bathroom renovation exposes major plumbing issues or a new chandelier for the dining room isn’t possible until the wiring is up to code.… Read More »

Tips for Hanging Christmas Lights

Holiday curb appeal wouldn’t be complete without Christmas lights. They give a festive feel to your home and set the mood for all of your holiday activities throughout December and into the New Year. Whether you’ve done this before or… Read More »

Moisture in the Basement

Basement moisture is problematic for several reasons including health concerns, structural damage, and potential flooding. A damp basement is caused by excess moisture from humidity building up inside the home or from water entering in from the outside. Here are… Read More »

Fun Facts about Gutters

There’s nothing fun about gutters, especially cleaning them and keeping a gutter system properly maintained. But perhaps you’d like to add some gargoyles to your roof or gutters to your car! Here are some amusing and fun facts about gutters… Read More »

Add Decorative Elements to Your Gutters

Most of us have seen those funny and outrageous downspout pics on social media. The Tin Man downspout is especially amusing. But even new standard gutters tend to be bland. By adding decorative elements such as leader heads or embossed… Read More »

Bad Things Happen to Good Gutters

A bright shiny new gutter system, unfortunately, doesn’t stay that way without being properly maintained. Gutters control water flow, directing it to the downspouts. When gutters aren’t cleaned regularly, other parts of your home’s exterior like the soffit, fascia, and… Read More »