Before Going on Summer Vacation

Soon the school year will end and the kids will be looking for something to do. Whether you’re planning weekend trips to the lake throughout the summer or a two-week getaway to a family resort, make sure that your home… Read More »

Cleaning the Gutters Inside and Out

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… Read More »

Brief Review of What Gutters do for You

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… Read More »

Benefits of Metal Siding

While copper and zinc are used as metal siding materials, the two main types of metal siding are aluminum and steel. Once limited to commercial, industrial, and agricultural buildings and storage units, metal siding is experiencing a comeback. Yes, siding… Read More »

Signs Downspouts Need Replacing

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… Read More »

Metal Roof Maintenance

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.… Read More »

Reasons New Gutters can Fail

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,… Read More »

Downspout Solutions

Downspouts are extended pipes designed to drain rainwater away from the house, preventing water damage to the siding, windows, doors, or foundation. Do your downpipes emit water too close to the front steps? Is rainwater pooling underneath the downspout? Does… Read More »

Gutter Cleaning Tips that will Save You Time

Spring is advancing, blossoms are falling, it’s definitely time to start thinking about cleaning the gutters. If it seems harder than the year before to get motivated, you’re not alone. It’s a messy chore – who wants to be up… Read More »

What is a Rain Garden?

For those of us living in the Lower Mainland, it might be tempting to think that the whole province is a rain garden. But rain gardens are actually a resourceful way to improve drainage on your property. They also increase… Read More »