Splash Blocks: Add them to a Gutter System

A splash block is designed to direct water away from the foundation of your home, especially in situations where the downspouts drain too close to the foundation or on to the property next door. Splash blocks are used as part… Read More »

Gutters and Your Home

Many homeowners have a love-hate relationship with their gutters. They either forget about them, out-of-sight-out-of-mind until something goes wrong or they clean the gutters regularly, well at least once a year. Gutters that aren’t maintained can cause serious problems such… Read More »

Pest Proof Your House this Winter

Pests are a nuisance. Eek factor aside, when pests invade a home they can spread disease, contaminate foodstuffs, and cause allergic reactions. You might think there would be fewer creepy crawlies in the winter months, but just like us, when… Read More »

Things to Remember when Installing Gutters

One of the biggest investments a person will make is purchasing their own home. If you have found a way to invest in your forever home, even in these tough economic times, you want to do all you can to… Read More »

Practice Good Home Maintenance Habits

Cleaning the gutters, organizing the garage, washing the siding – they are some of the necessary home maintenance tasks that keep your house functional, comfortable, and safe. But for many homeowners, it’s an uphill battle to make time for everything… Read More »

Should You Walk on Your Roof

A person might want to walk on the roof of their house for several reasons. While it appears to be the most efficient way to hang holiday lights or fix a leak or clear debris off the roof shingles so… Read More »

Ladder Safety for Winter Chores

Whether you’re hanging holiday lights, inspecting the roof after a windstorm, or cleaning the gutters, many home maintenance tasks involve using a ladder. Falls off ladders are one of the top five accidents people experience when doing chores around the… Read More »

When Gutters need to be cleaned by a Pro

When you do home maintenance tasks yourself, you generally save money. And if you’re a dedicated do-it-yourselfer, you also enjoy the challenge of doing small repairs to the siding or cleaning the gutters. However, if you don’t really like to… Read More »

Gutters can be Stylish

A gutter system doesn’t just have to be functional. A combination of the right colour, gutter material, and gutter profile can put a gutter system in a category all its own. If you want to make a statement, you can… Read More »

Home Maintenance Tasks to Do Before Winter

The days are getting shorter and temperatures have recently dropped to freezing overnight. Icy winds, heavy rainfall, and even snow will soon find us. Putting these simple chores on your home maintenance checklist will help you get your home ready… Read More »