Cleaning the Downspouts of Your Home

When downspouts aren’t working properly, it could make cleaning the gutters in the fall more complicated. Part of the process of removing debris from a gutter system is to use water to flush out silt and grime. But if the… Read More »

When to Replace an Asphalt Roof

An asphalt roof typically lasts anywhere from 15 to 20 years, depending on climatic conditions such as how much direct sun it receives and the amount of annual rainfall the roofing system is expected to handle. Inspecting the roof is… Read More »

Window Problems You’ll want to fix by Winter

The most common reason homeowners replace their windows is because their old windows are drafty and not energy-efficient. However, there are other problems that could just as easily affect your home’s energy efficiency, safety, and curb appeal. Here are some… Read More »

How to Maintain Your Gutters like a Pro

Cleaning the gutters is not fun – it’s physical work on a ladder with your hands in gunk. But neglected gutters aren’t any fun either. The lesser of the two evils is to keep your gutter system free of debris… Read More »

How to Clean Siding without a Pressure Washer

An easy and (almost) effortless way to boost curb appeal is to spruce up your home’s exterior. Especially if the siding hasn’t received any TLC in a while, people will focus on the dingy aspects and not on the good… Read More »

The Impact of Low Quality Gutters

When gutters need to be replaced, it can be tough for homeowners to sort through all of the information out there about the different gutter systems that are available. And then there are choices that need to be made –… Read More »

Should You Hire a Pro to Paint Your House?

Touching up problem spots around windows with a paintbrush or repainting the damaged section of an exterior wall is not as labour-intensive as painting an entire house. If you’ve wanted to update your home’s exterior for a while now, you… Read More »

No Summer Vacation for Your Gutters

With warm temperatures and a few clouds in the sky, but no rain, it’s easy to assume the gutter system will be fine during the summer months. While certainly not as dramatic as clogs caused by autumn leaves or the… Read More »

7 Reasons to Start a Container Garden

A container garden is a collection of plants – vegetables, herbs, fruits, flowers, shrubs, or even small trees – planted in a pot or container instead of in the ground. People with a big backyard might see container gardens as… Read More »

Is a Rain Chain Right for Your Home?

While downspouts play an important role in a gutter system, ensuring rainwater is guided away from the foundation, they really aren’t all that attractive. In recent years, rain chains have become a viable alternative to downpipes. Aesthetically pleasing to look… Read More »