What is the Purpose of Gutters?

While there are several good reasons to install a gutter system, the main purpose of gutters is to safely transfer runoff (rain and melting snow) from the roof to the ground, far enough away from the foundation of your home… Read More »

Maintaining your Home in a Rainy Climate

Living in a rainy climate like Vancouver can be challenging when trying to maintain your property. Water is a home’s number one enemy and can result in wood rot, leaks, mold, and basement flooding. Regular maintenance and upkeep are key… Read More »

All about Eaves

Eaves are the edges of the roofline that extend beyond the face of the exterior walls. They have both aesthetic and practical functions. Eaves are designed to project water away from the side of a building, protecting the siding and… Read More »

Advantages of Using a Splash Block

Splash blocks are designed to direct water away from the foundation of your home. Generally rectangular in shape, a splash block is open at one end, closed at the other end, and has a gentle downward slope. It is often… Read More »

Common Myths about Rain Gutters

One of the most overlooked exterior finishing elements is the gutter system. In order to protect a home from water damage, gutters need to be regularly maintained. But for many homeowners, gutter cleaning falls into the out-of-site-out-of-mind category. Here are… Read More »

Splash Block Installation Tips

Splash blocks are designed to direct water exiting from the downspout. Since they are available in a variety of sizes, shapes and styles, a splash block should be selected based on the specific requirements of the existing gutter system. But… Read More »

Common Gutter Cleaning Mistakes

Cleaning the gutters is a necessary evil when it comes to maintaining your home’s exterior and protecting it from water damage. While there are many methods to getting the gutters shipshape, it’s important to clean them correctly. Here are some… Read More »

Do You Need a Splash Block?

Splash blocks, typically rectangular in shape, closed at one end and open at the other, are installed underneath downspouts. They are designed to divert water away from a home’s foundation, preventing water damage that can eventually lead to crumbling, cracking… Read More »

Clogged Gutters

When gutters work properly, rainwater travels down the roof and into the gutter channel, where it’s directed toward the downspouts and exits the gutter system. If clogs form, blocked gutters can result in pooling and/or overflowing. Then gutters become ineffectual… Read More »

Preventing Gutters from Overflowing

Overflowing gutters can cause a homeowner major problems that might be expensive to fix. If you’ve been dealing with water spilling out of the gutter channel for a while, it’s time to take action. Stopping them now or preventing gutters… Read More »