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 »

Choosing the Best Gutters for Your Home

Whether you’re building a new home, planning a major exterior renovation, or need to replace the gutters, there will be lots of things to figure out. Some decisions are easier than others. And when it comes to deciding on a… Read More »

Replacing the Gutters when Selling Your Home

Perhaps it’s not the best time to sell your home. But if you will be moving sometime in the future and need to put your house on the market, anything you can do to make it more attractive to home… 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 »

Summer Backyard Safety Tips

As we’re heading into summer, most of us will be spending more time outside. For a worry-free summertime, here are some backyard safety tips to keep you and your family safe. Set Boundaries and Expectations For children, a backyard can… Read More »

Gutters and Your Home’s Value

As part of the roofing system, gutters play an important role in protecting your home from storms, continuous rain, snow, and heavy rainfall. Water damage is insidious, affecting the foundation (basement flooding), siding (mold), soffit and fascia (wood rot). Whether… Read More »

Problems caused by Poorly Installed Gutters

The way gutters are installed can determine their longevity, functionality, and curb appeal. If done right, aluminum gutters and copper gutters can last for as long as you own your home. Even the lifespan of vinyl gutters can be extended… Read More »

Common Siding Stains and How to Remove Them

Siding covers a large portion of your home’s exterior. So when black streaks or yellow blotches appear, they can make the siding look grubby and your home uncared for. Most often the colour of the stain will be a good… Read More »

Reclaim Your Backyard

Whether you haven’t been able to use the backyard due to serious neglect or you just haven’t had the time yet to get out there and clean up after winter, spend some time now to get it ready for summer… Read More »

How to Match New Gutters to a Roofing System

Gutters contribute to a home’s character, often in subtle ways. While K-style aluminum gutters are installed on the majority of homes in North America, more homeowners today are paying attention to how well a gutter system works with their current… Read More »