Flood-Proofing Your Basement

A flooded basement can be a homeowner’s nightmare. Potential problems range from loss of household goods to ongoing structural issues to other effects of water damage including mold growth. Whether a home is near a body of water or uphill… Read More »

Signs Fascia Boards Need Replacing

Fascia boards are a fundamental component of the roofing system. If they become damaged, they can affect the overall integrity of your roof and its structure. Since gutters are typically attached to fascia panels, the gutter system might also be… Read More »

House Problems that Shouldn’t be Ignored

Many homeowners feel that they will never win the home maintenance game – it can seem like there is always something needing to be repaired or replaced. Especially in today’s uncertain economic climate putting off fixing the roof or buying… Read More »

Exterior Home Maintenance for Seniors

Independence is important to seniors and retirees. Living independently can be challenging for those 65 and older. But many feel it’s worth the effort if it means they can remain in the place where they raised their children; babysit their… Read More »

Eco-Friendly Home Exteriors

While cost is certainly the main factor of any home renovation project, when it comes to green living, many homeowners are willing to pay a little more for greener exterior finishing elements than the standard choices. Green living goes beyond… 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 »

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 »

Planning for a Roof Replacement

With all of the different parts of a roof and the decisions they entail, replacing a roof can be complicated and stressful. Knowing what to expect and how to prepare for it makes planning for a roof replacement much easier.… Read More »

What to Expect from a Roof Inspection

Even if you keep an eye on the roof to see what it’s up to with every seasonal change, there might come a time when your roofing system needs the attention of a professional roofing contractor. For instance, a certified… Read More »

Checking the Roof in Winter

With all of the different types of climatic conditions the Lower Mainland has been experiencing recently, you might be wondering how your roof is weathering the storms. Even if there are no obvious indicators of a leaking roof, your roofing… Read More »