How to Deal with a Bad Backyard View

Bringing the outdoors in is a popular way of maximizing your backyard and improving your family’s health and sense of well-being. But what if the backyard is the last place you want to spend time because all you see is… Read More »

Things You Should know about a Gutters Warranty

They appear regularly on buyer-beware segments of the evening news, homeowners that have had something go wrong with their gutters but when they go to make a claim on the warranty they find that their particular situation isn’t covered. Most… Read More »

When to Replace an Asphalt Roof

An asphalt roof typically lasts anywhere from 15 to 20 years, depending on climatic conditions such as how much direct sun it receives and the amount of annual rainfall the roofing system is expected to handle. Inspecting the roof is… Read More »

Window Problems You’ll want to fix by Winter

The most common reason homeowners replace their windows is because their old windows are drafty and not energy-efficient. However, there are other problems that could just as easily affect your home’s energy efficiency, safety, and curb appeal. Here are some… Read More »

Installing Gutters Yourself

If you’re a devoted do-it-yourselfer, when you need new gutters the obvious choice is to DIY. You’re confident that you can do a good job. Perhaps it won’t be on par with a gutter installation company with a 3-person crew.… Read More »

How to Maintain Your Gutters like a Pro

Cleaning the gutters is not fun – it’s physical work on a ladder with your hands in gunk. But neglected gutters aren’t any fun either. The lesser of the two evils is to keep your gutter system free of debris… Read More »

How to Clean Siding without a Pressure Washer

An easy and (almost) effortless way to boost curb appeal is to spruce up your home’s exterior. Especially if the siding hasn’t received any TLC in a while, people will focus on the dingy aspects and not on the good… Read More »

The Impact of Low Quality Gutters

When gutters need to be replaced, it can be tough for homeowners to sort through all of the information out there about the different gutter systems that are available. And then there are choices that need to be made –… Read More »

Using a Ladder Safely this Summer

If you plan on inspecting the roof, cleaning the gutters, trimming trees, painting the garage, or washing the siding, chances are you will need a ladder. While power tools might seem more dangerous than ladders, the reality is a fall… Read More »

Should You Hire a Pro to Paint Your House?

Touching up problem spots around windows with a paintbrush or repainting the damaged section of an exterior wall is not as labour-intensive as painting an entire house. If you’ve wanted to update your home’s exterior for a while now, you… Read More »