Exterior Home Maintenance for Seniors

Independence is important to seniors and retirees. Living independently can be challenging for those 65 and older. But many feel it’s worth the effort if it means they can remain in the place where they raised their children; babysit their… Read More »

Reasons Gutters Sag

While regular maintenance prolongs the lifespan of a good gutter system, over time, gutters will eventually show signs of aging. One of these signs is sagging gutters. There are a number of reasons gutters sag, including rotted fascia, poor quality… Read More »

Ways to Better Protect Your Gutters

Part of the roofing system, gutters provide a valuable layer of protection for your home. They keep water away from the foundation, windows, the basement, and siding where it can collect and cause moisture damage. A functional gutter system also… Read More »

Common Roofing Problems in Vancouver

All of a roofing system’s components – visible (roofing shingles, the gutters) and not visible to the eye (the underlayment, decking, flashings) – work together to keep water out and guard against moisture buildup. With all of the unsettled winter… Read More »

Do You Need a Carbon Monoxide Detector?

With the recent news reports about a Vancouver household suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning, you might be wondering if you need a carbon monoxide detector. Because you can’t hear it, see it, or smell it, when this gas builds up… Read More »

Reasons for Choosing a Certain Type of Siding

When thinking about new siding for your home the choices can seem endless. What if you pick the wrong siding material? Suppose it looks good in the showroom, but the colour looks odd once it’s been installed? You like the… Read More »

Gutter Problems You need to Prevent

Gutters are way up on the roof and the foundation is way down on the ground. What could one possibly have to do with the other? But if not maintained or overlooked, gutters can cause major structural damage to your… Read More »

Mold and Mildew on Your Home’s Exterior

Whether the style of your siding is formal, minimalist, complex or simple, a clean house exterior enhances curb appeal and increases property value. Unfortunately, the flipside is also true – unsightly stains on siding or water-damaged siding panels can make… Read More »

When and Why Gutter Guards don’t Work

When they work, gutter guards and other kinds of gutter protectors do a good job of allowing water to drain toward the downspouts while keeping debris out of the gutter channel. Different types have different designs and purposes. However, no… Read More »

How to save Energy during the Holidays

It’s a given that we consume more energy in preparation for the holidays and during the holiday season. Baking treats, cooking more meals than at other times of the year, and all those twinkly lights and decorations can quickly add… Read More »