Preparing for Fall Storms

The most important reason for fall home maintenance is to get prepared for fall storms and your home’s exterior ready for winter. Since the lower mainland has already experienced its first official storm, it’s a good reminder that there will… Read More »

Before Installing New Gutters

When you’re cleaning the gutters this fall, it’s a great time to assess your gutter system. Aluminum gutters can last up to 40 years depending on climate conditions and how well they have been maintained. If your gutters are 15… Read More »

Consequences of not Cleaning the Gutters

It’s that time of year again when homeowners are encouraged to clean their gutters as part of a regular fall home maintenance to-do list intended to get ready for winter. A gutter system provides the much needed drainage to keep… Read More »

Aluminum Siding – Should You Replace It?

Aluminum siding, in many ways, is one of the most suitable siding materials for our Pacific Northwest climate. Very versatile and durable, it is rust-resistant, fire-resistant, and cost-effective because it lasts longer than vinyl siding. However, when aluminum cladding becomes… Read More »

Sustainable Siding for You and the Environment

Today’s savvy homeowner looks for ways to reduce their family’s carbon footprint, invests in eco-friendly products, and observes earth-friendly home maintenance guidelines. Sustainable siding is a smart choice for homeowners because it is durable, long-lasting, easy to maintain, and cost-effective.… Read More »

How to Protect Your Aluminum Gutters

In order to keep your home’s exterior safe from insidious water damage, your gutters must be well-maintained. While environmental and climatic factors play a big role in the wear and tear gutters are subjected to, there are ways to protect… Read More »

Cleaning Gutters Safely

Whether you’re planning on cleaning the gutters now while the weather is still somewhat predictable or waiting until the fall, it’s an important home maintenance task that will keep water flowing freely through your gutter system. Since falling off a… Read More »

Summer Roof Care Tips

Checking up on the roof while the weather is still nice is a great way to prepare for winter. Low-maintenance roofing materials such as asphalt roofing, metal roofing, and slate roofing need to be maintained regularly if you want it… Read More »

Aluminum Gutters or Copper Gutters – Which one is Best?

If you are buying a new home or are replacing your existing gutter system, you want the gutters to improve the appearance of your home’s exterior. Particularly when you’re in the process of upgrading, you might be looking at other… Read More »

Transform Your Patio into an Oasis

The backyard is a place to relax in the summer. But if there are areas of your outdoor living space such as the patio or the deck that you are avoiding for whatever reason – lack of privacy, old outdoor… Read More »