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 »

Ways to Better Protect Your Gutters

Part of the roofing system, gutters provide a valuable layer of protection for your home. They keep water away from the foundation, windows, the basement, and siding where it can collect and cause moisture damage. A functional gutter system also… 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 »

Gutter Problems You need to Prevent

Gutters are way up on the roof and the foundation is way down on the ground. What could one possibly have to do with the other? But if not maintained or overlooked, gutters can cause major structural damage to your… Read More »

Mold and Mildew on Your Home’s Exterior

Whether the style of your siding is formal, minimalist, complex or simple, a clean house exterior enhances curb appeal and increases property value. Unfortunately, the flipside is also true – unsightly stains on siding or water-damaged siding panels can make… 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 »

Getting Your Gutters Ready for Winter

Now that we’re heading into December, it’s time to get the gutters ready for the winter months ahead. A properly maintained gutter system can provide protection against water damage for as long as you own your home. To ensure your… Read More »

What Should You do When Gutters are Damaged?

Most homeowners know that gutters need scheduled cleanings and inspections to ensure they function properly. Well-maintained gutters can prevent unwanted problems from occurring. But what happens if something goes wrong with your gutter system? When gutters become dysfunctional, the two… Read More »

House Exterior Fall Maintenance Tips

Home maintenance might seem like a losing battle. But the alternatives could be expensive – a leaking roof, rotted siding, clogged gutters, or a cracked foundation. Fall is the time most of us start thinking about raking the leaves, caulking… Read More »

When Gutter Pitch is Wrong

It’s a matter of gravity. In order for your gutters to function the way they should, rainwater needs to run “downhill” toward the downspouts. Gutter pitch is the angle the gutter system should be sloped to allow water to flow… Read More »