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 »

Siding Choices for our Lower Mainland Climate

Weather patterns play an important role in the selection of the right type of siding for your home. When local climate is taken into consideration, siding can improve the appearance of your home’s exterior and extend its lifespan. Siding acts… Read More »

Tips for Conserving Water in Your Yard

The largest percentage of outdoor water usage goes toward watering our lawns and gardens. Maintaining the lush look of your landscaping while conserving water is doable if you’re willing to make some simple changes to the way you landscape and… Read More »

Gutters and Dry Weather

While our sunny (and hot) Metro Vancouver weather has been great for residents, business travelers and visitors on holiday, it does have a downside. In addition to health-related issues, dry weather can also have an adverse effect on your gutters.… Read More »

Benefits of Metal Siding

While copper and zinc are used as metal siding materials, the two main types of metal siding are aluminum and steel. Once limited to commercial, industrial, and agricultural buildings and storage units, metal siding is experiencing a comeback. Yes, siding… Read More »

Reasons to Install a Rain Barrel

Rain barrels are a low-cost, eco-friendly solution to conserving tap water and making the most of the rainwater that falls on your property. Instead of the water draining away, a rain barrel attached to the downspout of your gutter system… Read More »

Effects of Snow on Gutters and Downspouts

Snow in the lower mainland tends to bring everything to a standstill. But what is it doing to your gutters and downspouts? When the gutter system experiences winter weather, the real danger is when the snow begins to melt and… Read More »

Why Choose a Metal Roof

If metal roofing seems more appropriate for commercial buildings, you might be surprised to know that the current trend is seeing more and more metal roofs on homes in neighbourhoods around the lower mainland. While many homeowners choose roofing shingles… Read More »

How to Maintain Cedar Shingles

It doesn’t seem to matter if it’s Eastern White or Western Red, cedar siding makes a home stand out. As a siding material for homes in the lower mainland, cedar shingles are durable, possess excellent insulative properties, and are insect… Read More »