Consequences of not Cleaning the Gutters

It’s that time of year again when homeowners are encouraged to clean their gutters as part of a regular fall home maintenance to-do list intended to get ready for winter. A gutter system provides the much needed drainage to keep… Read More »

Transform Your Patio into an Oasis

The backyard is a place to relax in the summer. But if there are areas of your outdoor living space such as the patio or the deck that you are avoiding for whatever reason – lack of privacy, old outdoor… Read More »

Signs Your Gutters are Clogged

Especially now in the lower mainland where we haven’t had any rainfall in over a month, it’s easy to forget about the gutters. Gutters and downspouts are part of the roofing system that protects your home from the elements. Even… Read More »

7 Reasons Homeowners Choose Rain Chains

A rain chain is formed by links or cups linked together intended to slow the speed of rainwater as it flows down the chain. A perfect blend of functionality and beauty, replacing downspouts with rain chains have increased in popularity… Read More »

Ways to Avoid Failing Gutters

For many homeowners, gutters fly beneath their radar – as long as they’re working. But when something goes wrong with the gutter system, it becomes very noticeable pretty quickly. When they become cracked, leaky, or dented, gutters are ineffective and… Read More »

Summer Gutter Problems to Watch Out For

While homeowners are right in thinking that winter is the season to be on the lookout for gutter problems, summer can take its toll on a gutter system in different ways. Regardless of an early spring gutter cleaning, clogged gutters… 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 »

Downspout Extension Ideas for Better Drainage

When it comes to keeping the foundation dry and your home exterior safe from water damage a durable, well-functioning gutter system is your best defense. Gutters collect rainwater from the roof, while downspouts funnel it away from the exterior walls… Read More »

Controlling Moisture in Your Basement

Moisture that hangs around in your basement is never a good thing. Damp air in a dark space provides the perfect conditions for mold growth or rodent nesting. Unaddressed moisture issues can also cause musty odours, perpetually damp air, or… Read More »

Downspouts Play an Important Role

The gutter system captures rainwater that runs down the roof and directs it away from the foundation. It is your home’s best defense against water damage. Downspouts play an important role in a gutter system, ensuring that the gutters operate… Read More »