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
Staying home and celebrating in your backyard is a great way to enjoy Canada’s birthday without having to battle the crowds. But it does mean you have to plan ahead. Before family and friends arrive, here are a few tips
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
While the most appealing aspect of a residential metal roof is low-maintenance, just like other parts of your home’s exterior, the roofing system requires periodic inspections and general upkeep. Metal roofs typically last longer than other kinds of roofing materials.
It’s perfectly reasonable to assume that when you replace the old gutters of your home that the new ones will last for a long time. But whether you decide to buy medium priced aluminum gutters or high-end half-round copper gutters,