When Gutter Pitch is Wrong

It’s a matter of gravity. In order for your gutters to function the way they should, rainwater needs to run “downhill” toward the downspouts. Gutter pitch is the angle the gutter system should be sloped to allow water to flow… Read More »

Energy-Efficient Roofing Materials

Most homeowners, when they have to replace a roof, choose the same type of roofing system as the old one. It’s not as unreasonable as it might first seem – you already know that it suits the style of your… Read More »

Copper Gutters for any House

Many people view gutters as a necessary evil: their purpose is functional, not aesthetic. But more and more homeowners are seeing the value in gutter systems that enhance a home’s exterior and make the gutters stand out in an aesthetically… Read More »

How to Prevent Gutter Damage

A good gutter system is a homeowner’s number one defense against siding rot, foundation damage, and warped window frames. When inclement weather causes damage to the gutters, they become incapable of collecting water from the roof and guiding it away… Read More »

All about Eaves

Eaves are the edges of the roofline that extend beyond the face of the exterior walls. They have both aesthetic and practical functions. Eaves are designed to project water away from the side of a building, protecting the siding and… Read More »

Deck Safety Tips

A deck makes your backyard more enjoyable. But like your gutters or siding, it should be inspected at least once a year to ensure deck components such as flashing, fasteners, boards, and railings are in good shape. Here are some… Read More »

Ways to Add Privacy to Your Backyard

Do you feel like you’re on stage performing for the neighbours every time you fire up the BBQ or spend time kicking a soccer ball around with the kids? When someone has a clear view into your back yard or… Read More »

Basics of Yard Maintenance

Yard maintenance might be one of your least favourite chores. But it has to be done if you want to enjoy your backyard, have a safe place for the kids to play, and keep your property looking its best. An… Read More »

Adding a Deck to Your Backyard

Building a deck in your backyard is one of the most popular home improvements homeowners make to get the most out of summer and to increase resale value. It gives you a better view of the backyard; there’s another “room”… Read More »

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 »