Home Maintenance Issues You Shouldn’t Ignore

Some of us are more reluctant than others to do those home maintenance tasks we know will keep are homes in good shape. But when we neglect regular upkeep, a lot of things can happen even in just few months.… 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 »

Advantages and Disadvantages of Re-Roofing

Constantly having to repair a roof is one of the biggest warning signs that the roof needs to be replaced. You can hold off only for so long before your home becomes vulnerable to leaks, mold growth, and compromised structural… Read More »

Should You add Roof Dormers to Your Home?

Dormers add charm, personality, and visual interest to your home’s exterior. There are different types of roof dormers such as hipped, arched top, eyebrow, gabled, and shed. The type of dormer you choose largely depends on the reason or purpose… 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 »

How Downspouts Work

Downspouts are an important part of a gutter system. Typically a metal or vinyl tube that is attached to the gutter trough it allows rainwater to exit from the gutters through the downspouts and into the ground. When gutters aren’t… 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 »

Why Damaged Gutters should be Repaired

Gutters are designed to protect your home from water damage. When your gutter system isn’t working optimally, your home is at risk. Identifiable signs of gutter damage include warped gutter sections, sagging, and noticeable dents. A few brackets are broken… Read More »

Mixed Messages about Gutter Guards

Gutter guards do an excellent job of protecting the gutters from debris build-up when meeting certain criteria. If the gutter guard system is chosen to complement the style of the roof and its configuration, and match the home’s climate zone… Read More »

Problems that can lead to Roof Replacement

A roof is a big investment and worth every pretty when you consider what it protects. But even a roof that is five years old or less can have issues given the “right” conditions. So, it makes sense to have… Read More »