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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »