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 »

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 »

Myths about Roofing

The roof over your head protects you and your family from the elements. Knowing what to expect from your roof and how to properly maintain it will help save you from roofing emergencies that might cost you a lot of… Read More »

Tips to Avoid Improper Caulking

Most homeowners know that their home’s exterior needs to be maintained regularly to prevent any unwanted problems from occurring. At the change of each season, walk around the exterior of your home to identify areas that need waterproofing attention. When… Read More »

Things Growing in Gutters

When a gutter system is neglected, it can become cluttered with debris that prevents water flowing to the downspouts. While most homeowners are aware of the importance of gutter cleaning, it’s understandable how easily this unpleasant chore can be put… 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 »

Home Exterior Decorating ideas for Fall

We want to hang onto summer for as long as possible, but after Labour Day most of us can’t help but think of fall. You can still enjoy outdoor spaces until it starts to rain for real. Swap out the… Read More »

When a Roof is Missing Shingles

If it’s just a few blown off roof tiles, it might not seem worth the effort of replacing them, especially if you have to call a roofing contractor. But when a roof is missing shingles, it can have long-term consequences… Read More »

Pros and Cons of Screen Gutter Guards

If you are in the habit of cleaning the gutters yourself, you might be looking for a better way to maintain your gutter system. Gutter guards offer an alternative for homeowners who have to clean the gutters two to three… 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 »