A green roof or a living roof is an earth-friendly roofing alternative to traditional roofing systems. Standard roofing materials are replaced by native grasses, plants, shrubs, and trees. A waterproof membrane between the structure and the soil protects the roof
The vivid reds, bright oranges, golden browns, and sunny yellows of fall are pretty to look at while they’re hanging from trees. But once they land on your roof, they can cause trouble in a number of ways. Find out
Green roofs can be traced back thousands of years, the modern version of sustainable roofing emerging in the 1960s. Over the past six decades, green roofs for both residential and commercial buildings have gained popularity in Europe and North America.
Pests are a nuisance. Eek factor aside, when pests invade a home they can spread disease, contaminate foodstuffs, and cause allergic reactions. You might think there would be fewer creepy crawlies in the winter months, but just like us, when
A gutter system doesn’t just have to be functional. A combination of the right colour, gutter material, and gutter profile can put a gutter system in a category all its own. If you want to make a statement, you can
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.
For homeowners, curb appeal will always be an ongoing trend. Small changes can have a big impact. Improving your home’s exterior and finding ways to make it blend in while standing out is always a good return on investment. From
An asphalt roof typically lasts anywhere from 15 to 20 years, depending on climatic conditions such as how much direct sun it receives and the amount of annual rainfall the roofing system is expected to handle. Inspecting the roof is
Your roof protects you from the elements. Day in, day out, the roofing system works overtime to keep your home’s exterior safe from water damage, maintaining its structural integrity. Sunny for several days in a row, then windy, then lower
When a gutter system is neglected, it can become cluttered with debris that prevents water flowing to the downspouts. While most homeowners are aware of the importance of gutter cleaning, it’s understandable how easily this unpleasant chore can be put