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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Exterior Home Design Trends in 2021

Any choices you make regarding upgrades to your home’s exterior are investments in time and money. You want to the changes you make to age gracefully for as long as possible. Region makes a difference – for example, Pacific west… Read More »

Home Trends of 2021

While home trends are good indicators of what is popular and worthwhile investing time and money in, they can go out of style in one to five years. The endgame is to refresh your home both inside and out while… Read More »

How to Protect Your Home from Wind Damage

High winds, blowing rain, and driving snow can find those places on your home’s exterior that are vulnerable to storm and wind damage. Homeowners sometimes underestimate the power of the wind. While we don’t experience tornadoes or hurricanes in the… Read More »

Home Maintenance Chores to do Before the End of Fall

Heavy rainfalls, wind storms, and colder temperatures can really do a number on your home’s exterior. Now is the time to think about preparing your home for the winter months ahead. Things to do before the end of fall include… Read More »