Check Your Siding for Storm Damage

The combination of strong winds, snow, rain-snow mixture, and cold/fluctuating temperatures can take its toll on siding. With all of the rough weather the Lower Mainland has been experiencing these past few weeks and more winter storms heading our way,… 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 »

Myths about Roofing

The roof over your head protects you and your family from the elements. Knowing what to expect from your roof and how to properly maintain it will help save you from roofing emergencies that might cost you a lot of… Read More »

Why Soffit and Fascia are Important

Many homeowners think of soffit panels and fascia boards as cosmetic features, while some are unaware of exactly what they do. Probably the most overlooked exterior finishing elements, they are as important to a home’s exterior as the roof or… 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 »

How Neglected Gutters Harm Your Home

While it’s summer, the last thing you probably want to do is think about preparing your home’s exterior for fall, including cleaning the gutters. If they are still attached to your house, a little bit of dirt is obviously not… Read More »

Damaged Gutters and What You can do about Them

Gutters are designed to withstand the elements, protect your home and be strong and durable. But as they age, they become vulnerable. Fortunately, the signs are easy to identify. If your gutter system is damaged, here is what you can… Read More »

Other Reasons to Call a Gutter Contractor

You’re in the habit of waiting until the gutters “really” need cleaning. Or you’ve noticed a couple of sagging gutter sections at the front of the house, but don’t think it’s worth calling a professional just yet. Waiting until a… Read More »

Should You Remove Gutter Guards?

Leaf screens, gutter guards or other types of gutter protectors are designed to filter rainwater, keep debris out of the gutter channel, and to reduce the amount of time spent in maintaining the gutters. In most cases, leaf screens or… Read More »

What to Look for When Inspecting a Roof

Inspecting the roof of your home before you clean the gutters will give you a better idea of how well it survived winter and if it’s in need of repairs, minor or otherwise. It can be done from the ground… Read More »