Shingle Granules and Your Gutters

The most popular roofing material for homes throughout Canada and the US is asphalt shingles because they are relatively easy to install as opposed to other types of roof tiles such as slate, stone, or ceramic. However, when these granules… Read More »

Frequently Asked Questions about Gutter Cleaning

One of the items on your home maintenance list is cleaning the gutters. You’ve maintained the gutter system regularly for 15 years. But things have changed – it’s not as easy as it was to climb the ladder; the gutter… Read More »

Causes of Basement Flooding

Cleaning the gutters is a good flood-proofing strategy. When gutters are free of debris, it reduces the chances of a blocked gutter system and the terrible water damage clogs can create. Homeowners often overlook the fact that most of the… Read More »

Reasons to Install Copper Gutters

Either by design or accident, your gutters are part of the architecture of your home’s exterior. Gutters are functional, protecting the house from water damage, but they also play an integral role in the curb appeal of your property. Gutters… Read More »

Useful Things to Know about Gutter Screens

Gutter guards keep leaves and debris from clogging the gutters. While they don’t eliminate the need for gutter cleaning, they do help reduce the number of times a year you need to maintain them, especially if there are a lot… Read More »

Tiger Striping and what You can Do About It

Have you noticed discoloured stripes on the outside of your gutters? If the answer is “Yes,” the good news is that they won’t do any immediate harm to the gutter system. Since most gutters are neutral or lighter shades, tiger… Read More »

How to Keep Birds Out of Your Gutters

It is quite common to see birds nesting in the trees near your house. They also like to build nests in the hedges growing around your property. The main goal of nest building is inaccessibility to the nest by humans… Read More »

Protect Siding from Water Damage

Siding on Lower Mainland homes can take a beating: cold temperature, fluctuating temperatures, high winds, pelting rain. It is designed to protect your home from the elements. However, regardless of the type and its durability – vinyl siding, wood or… Read More »

Tips to Keep Gutters Clean in the Winter

Even if you did a methodical gutter cleaning in the fall, you might still need to perform some seasonal home maintenance to avoid costly repairs. Vancouver gutters have to deal with rain, snow, and very active windstorms. A lot might… Read More »