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Choosing a Gutter Cleaning Company

As spring approaches, home maintenance tasks become a priority for many homeowners and renters. Because gutters are an essential part of your home exterior, it’s important to clean them regularly, and if you plan on hiring a professional gutter contractor,… Read More »

A Guide to Rain Gardens

Rain gardens are good for the environment. They are eco-friendly because they manage runoff from the hard surfaces on your property, filtering out pollutants and sediment that can enter streams, rivers, and the ocean. Typically an intentional mix of sun… Read More »

Roof Configurations and Your Gutters

When a house is built, gutters are installed as part of the roofing system to guide rainwater and melting snow off the roof and into the ground away from the foundation. The shape and material of the roof determine how… Read More »

When a Roof Replacement makes more Sense

When you see missing tiles, you replace them. The downspouts are detached from the gutters, so you reattach them to the gutter outlets. The roof has some damp spots, you patch them up when doing regular home maintenance tasks. If… Read More »

Gutter Cleaning – DIY or Hire a Pro?

Gutter cleaning is a relatively simple home maintenance task. If you have the time and basic skills, cleaning your own rain gutters can save you money. However, before you DIY the gutter system, take into account the size of your… Read More »

How to Protect Your Home from Storm Damage

It seems as though the snow has come back to Metro Vancouver, then followed by a week of rain, according to the 7-day forecast for the region. Strong winds bring driving rain and snow. They can also deposit tree limbs… Read More »

When Should I Clean My Gutters?

If you live in the desert and don’t have any deciduous trees growing on your property, you can safely commit to cleaning the gutters once a year. Let’s be honest about gutter cleaning; it’s probably everyone’s least favourite home maintenance… Read More »

Hardscape Design Trends in 2024

Hardscaping, an essential part of landscape design, integrates inorganic elements such as stone, concrete, and wood to create visually appealing yet functional outdoor living spaces. Rethink an underused patio, worn pathways and driveway, a tired deck, or an old fence.… Read More »

Prepare Your Home for Winter

Winter can be rough on a home. While Metro Vancouver does experience milder weather in comparison to other regions in Canada, we do get rain, wind, and snow storms that can wreak havoc on a home’s exterior. Use these simple… Read More »

Are Underground Downspouts Worth the Investment?

Standard downspouts are an integral part of your gutter system. They drain water away from the foundation of your home. Downpipes not only protect a basement from flooding; they also protect your landscaping from soil erosion and the side effects… Read More »