How Leaves can Damage a Roof

The vivid reds, bright oranges, golden browns, and sunny yellows of fall are pretty to look at while they’re hanging from trees. But once they land on your roof, they can cause trouble in a number of ways. Find out… Read More »

Fall Gutter Maintenance

Winter can be really rough on gutters so a top priority on your fall home maintenance list should be a thorough gutter cleaning. Fallen leaves, bits of twigs, and little surprises the wind brings can collect in the gutters, forming… Read More »

Advantages and Disadvantages of Green Roofs

Green roofs can be traced back thousands of years, the modern version of sustainable roofing emerging in the 1960s. Over the past six decades, green roofs for both residential and commercial buildings have gained popularity in Europe and North America.… Read More »

Benefits of 6-Inch Gutters

The main purpose of gutters is to manage runoff from the roof. While a 5-inch gutter system is adequate for many households, there are certain circumstances where a larger gutter size might be the ideal solution for your home’s exterior.… Read More »

Tips to Prevent Basement Flooding

Gutters and downspouts are designed to direct rainwater away from your home. Good home maintenance habits help keep them working efficiently. But other areas of your home and home’s exterior also contribute to successfully remaining safe and dry. Ways to… Read More »

Moss on Your Roof (and What You can do about It)

Moss can harm a roof, significantly shortening its lifespan. Ignoring moss on your roof can be an expensive proposition – when it becomes so invasive it resembles a green woolly blanket, it probably has gone beyond the scope of removal… Read More »

Ways to Minimize Soil Erosion this Fall

You might not give the plants that get drowned in the flowerbed by the north side downspout wherever there’s a heavy rainfall a second thought. Or that the foundation appears to be more exposed on one side of the house… Read More »

What do Healthy Gutters Look Like?

A healthy gutter system protects your home’s exterior, keeps home maintenance costs down to a minimum, and guards landscaping from the harmful effects of poor drainage. Gutters that are in good shape significantly better protect your house from water damage.… Read More »

How to Properly Inspect Your Gutters

Your gutters keep your home protected from the elements by directing water from the roof into the gutter system. But in order for them to do that, they must be well-maintained. Home maintenance that includes regular gutter cleaning and a… Read More »

Safely Clean the Gutters this Fall

A gutter system protects all the important parts of your home’s exterior, from its foundation to the roof. Cleaning the gutters in the fall is vital to keeping them working throughout winter when the weather can deliver active winds, constant… Read More »