Advantages and Disadvantages of Re-Roofing

Constantly having to repair a roof is one of the biggest warning signs that the roof needs to be replaced. You can hold off only for so long before your home becomes vulnerable to leaks, mold growth, and compromised structural… Read More »

Should You add Roof Dormers to Your Home?

Dormers add charm, personality, and visual interest to your home’s exterior. There are different types of roof dormers such as hipped, arched top, eyebrow, gabled, and shed. The type of dormer you choose largely depends on the reason or purpose… Read More »

When Should You Install Larger Gutters?

The most common gutter sizes for homes in the Lower Mainland are 5-inch gutters and 6-inch gutters. A standard 5-inch gutter system is capable of adequately handling the amount of rain that falls in this region for most residential homes.… Read More »

How Downspouts Work

Downspouts are an important part of a gutter system. Typically a metal or vinyl tube that is attached to the gutter trough it allows rainwater to exit from the gutters through the downspouts and into the ground. When gutters aren’t… Read More »

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 »

Why Damaged Gutters should be Repaired

Gutters are designed to protect your home from water damage. When your gutter system isn’t working optimally, your home is at risk. Identifiable signs of gutter damage include warped gutter sections, sagging, and noticeable dents. A few brackets are broken… Read More »

Mixed Messages about Gutter Guards

Gutter guards do an excellent job of protecting the gutters from debris build-up when meeting certain criteria. If the gutter guard system is chosen to complement the style of the roof and its configuration, and match the home’s climate zone… Read More »

Problems that can lead to Roof Replacement

A roof is a big investment and worth every pretty when you consider what it protects. But even a roof that is five years old or less can have issues given the “right” conditions. So, it makes sense to have… Read More »

What You should know about Roof Inspections

Now that we’re heading into fall and winter is waiting for us, fall home maintenance should soon be in full swing. If you’re planning to clean the gutters and downspouts, why not include some roof maintenance? Especially if the roof… Read More »

Why Commercial Gutters are Important

While gutters for residential, commercial and light industrial buildings operate in a similar way, there are significant differences regarding the requirements for style, size, and durability of commercial gutter systems. But like residential homes, commercial facilities greatly benefit from curb… Read More »