April Home Maintenance Checklist

April is the perfect month to get your home’s exterior and yard ready for summer. Before you plan a camping trip or a staycation, don’t forget to start those spring home maintenance chores. Here is our April home maintenance checklist… Read More »

House Hunting – Don’t Buy Me Warning Signs

Buying a house is a big financial commitment. Whether you’ve bought and sold a house before or this is your first time, you don’t want to be trapped in the wrong mortgage or worse, be stuck with a lemon. Yes,… Read More »

Budget Friendly Upgrades for Your Home’s Exterior

While we might be able to travel throughout the province and to other places in Canada in the not-too-distant future, it looks like COVID-19 will keep us close to home for a little while longer. This is a great opportunity… 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 »

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 »

Why Exterior Doors are Important

The right front door boosts curb appeal; sets a welcoming tone for all who enter; and emphasizes the unique aspects of your home’s architectural style. The back door (and any other secondary entrances) is just as important. It provides air… Read More »

Tiger Striping and what You can Do About It

Have you noticed discoloured stripes on the outside of your gutters? If the answer is “Yes,” the good news is that they won’t do any immediate harm to the gutter system. Since most gutters are neutral or lighter shades, tiger… 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 »

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 »