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 »

Why Choose a Metal Roof

If metal roofing seems more appropriate for commercial buildings, you might be surprised to know that the current trend is seeing more and more metal roofs on homes in neighbourhoods around the lower mainland. While many homeowners choose roofing shingles… 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 »

How to Maintain Cedar Shingles

It doesn’t seem to matter if it’s Eastern White or Western Red, cedar siding makes a home stand out. As a siding material for homes in the lower mainland, cedar shingles are durable, possess excellent insulative properties, and are insect… 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 »

What does it mean to Install Gutters Properly?

When troubleshooting rain gutters some common problems such as overflowing and standing water can be attributed to an incorrectly installed gutter system. Gutters play an important role in how well a gutter system protects your home. Factors that contribute to… Read More »

Home Renovations in Winter

It might seem counterintuitive to plan a major house remodeling project during the winter months. But homeowners who tackle renovations from late November to the beginning of March might be surprised to discover that they can add significant value to… Read More »

Vinyl Siding and Vancouver Weather

Siding is the “face” your home displays to the world. With so many options out there, which one should you choose? The three main deciding factors are climate (including annual rainfall), appearance, and total cost. Vinyl siding is an attractive… Read More »