Inviting Burglars into Your Home

The whole point of having great curb appeal is to make your home inviting to look at. But is your property attractive to someone casing the neighborhood? Use this short guide to find out if your home looks inviting to… Read More »

Flat Roof Troubleshooting

The appeal of a flat roof for residential structures is that it is less expensive to install than a pitched roof. Sections of a flat roof can often be utilized for other purposes including an entertainment area or a rooftop… Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Bad Things Happen to Good Gutters

A bright shiny new gutter system, unfortunately, doesn’t stay that way without being properly maintained. Gutters control water flow, directing it to the downspouts. When gutters aren’t cleaned regularly, other parts of your home’s exterior like the soffit, fascia, and… Read More »

Essential Gutter Cleaning Tools

Cleaning the gutters seems straightforward enough – gunk collected in the gutter system has to be removed. Most people agree that when you have the right tools for the job it makes the task at hand easier and more manageable.… Read More »