When Gutter Pitch is Wrong

It’s a matter of gravity. In order for your gutters to function the way they should, rainwater needs to run “downhill” toward the downspouts. Gutter pitch is the angle the gutter system should be sloped to allow water to flow… Read More »

How to Prevent Gutter Damage

A good gutter system is a homeowner’s number one defense against siding rot, foundation damage, and warped window frames. When inclement weather causes damage to the gutters, they become incapable of collecting water from the roof and guiding it away… Read More »

All about Eaves

Eaves are the edges of the roofline that extend beyond the face of the exterior walls. They have both aesthetic and practical functions. Eaves are designed to project water away from the side of a building, protecting the siding and… Read More »

Why Soffit and Fascia are Important

Many homeowners think of soffit panels and fascia boards as cosmetic features, while some are unaware of exactly what they do. Probably the most overlooked exterior finishing elements, they are as important to a home’s exterior as the roof or… 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 »

Flying the Canadian Flag On July 1st

If you’re getting ready to celebrate this Canada Day in style, your backyard décor or front yard decorations will most likely include at least one Canadian flag. After all, it is the main symbol of our country and one that’s… Read More »

Tips on How to Prevent Rotting Siding

Whether it’s cedar shingles, lap siding or board and batten, wood siding is beautiful and enduring. However, for it to be long-lasting, wood siding needs vigilant care and maintenance. Here are some ways to ensure that your wood or cedar… Read More »

The Real Impact of Overflowing Gutters

Maintaining the gutter system regularly prevents evil things from happening such as overflowing due to clogs. When they overflow occasionally, cleaning the gutters will most likely fix the problem. But when gutters consistently overflow, ignoring the issue can negatively impact… Read More »

Protecting Your Gutters Year-Round

Maintaining the gutters might seem like a thankless, never-ending chore. But to keep water flowing smoothly from the roof to the ground, the gutter system must be in tip-top shape. Using a seasonal approach will allow you to create a… Read More »

Planning Ahead for Home Exterior Repairs

Home exterior maintenance is an important component in keeping your house protected from the elements, the effects of water damage, and expensive repair costs. Since we’re five weeks away from the beginning of spring, now is a good time to… Read More »