Benefits of Rain Barrels

A rain barrel captures and collects runoff exiting the gutter system through the downpipes. In addition to being a part of eco-friendly gardening practices, rain barrels improve how drainage is managed on a residential property. The benefits of rain barrels… Read More »

When Should You Install Larger Gutters?

The most common gutter sizes for homes in the Lower Mainland are 5-inch gutters and 6-inch gutters. A standard 5-inch gutter system is capable of adequately handling the amount of rain that falls in this region for most residential homes.… Read More »

What is the Purpose of Gutters?

While there are several good reasons to install a gutter system, the main purpose of gutters is to safely transfer runoff (rain and melting snow) from the roof to the ground, far enough away from the foundation of your home… Read More »

Best Gutters for Heavy Rainfall

Heavy precipitation can severely damage a roofing system. After several days of continuous rain, gutters that don’t function well or don’t perform as expected can overflow. Overflowing gutters often lead to flooded basements or shifting foundations due to the oversaturation… Read More »

Snow Accumulation and Your Roof

When winter storms hit the Lower Mainland, commercial and residential roofs bear the brunt of active weather systems. With all this snow sticking around, how does a homeowner know when to do something or just let it melt? Snow piled… Read More »

How to Protect Your Home from Melting Snow

A lot of snow piled up on the roof and around a home can be cause for concern for many homeowners. Particularly when the snow starts to melt but then the temperature falls again and the water freezes, ice damage… Read More »

Best Roofing Materials for Vancouver’s Climate

Homeowners know how important a roofing system is. If you need a new roof, there are many things to consider, including your budget, style, and colour. When the roof is selected with the elements of the home’s exterior in mind,… Read More »

Keep Your Home Looking good during Fall and Winter

The sun might be sticking around during the day but there’s no denying that the temperatures are becoming colder and the days are getting shorter. Fall is here! And winter is just around the corner. Lower Mainland weather, especially during… Read More »

Storing Your Patio Furniture for the Winter

Regardless of how sturdy, even an ironwork patio set or all-weather outdoor furniture will last longer if it is put away after the summer is over. Storing seasonal items is also good for your siding in particular and the backyard… Read More »

What You should know about Roof Inspections

Now that we’re heading into fall and winter is waiting for us, fall home maintenance should soon be in full swing. If you’re planning to clean the gutters and downspouts, why not include some roof maintenance? Especially if the roof… Read More »