Fall Gutter Maintenance

Winter can be really rough on gutters so a top priority on your fall home maintenance list should be a thorough gutter cleaning. Fallen leaves, bits of twigs, and little surprises the wind brings can collect in the gutters, forming… Read More »

Benefits of 6-Inch Gutters

The main purpose of gutters is to manage runoff from the roof. While a 5-inch gutter system is adequate for many households, there are certain circumstances where a larger gutter size might be the ideal solution for your home’s exterior.… Read More »

Tips to Prevent Basement Flooding

Gutters and downspouts are designed to direct rainwater away from your home. Good home maintenance habits help keep them working efficiently. But other areas of your home and home’s exterior also contribute to successfully remaining safe and dry. Ways to… Read More »

Ways to Minimize Soil Erosion this Fall

You might not give the plants that get drowned in the flowerbed by the north side downspout wherever there’s a heavy rainfall a second thought. Or that the foundation appears to be more exposed on one side of the house… Read More »

What do Healthy Gutters Look Like?

A healthy gutter system protects your home’s exterior, keeps home maintenance costs down to a minimum, and guards landscaping from the harmful effects of poor drainage. Gutters that are in good shape significantly better protect your house from water damage.… Read More »

How to Properly Inspect Your Gutters

Your gutters keep your home protected from the elements by directing water from the roof into the gutter system. But in order for them to do that, they must be well-maintained. Home maintenance that includes regular gutter cleaning and a… Read More »

Fall Curb Appeal Just in time for Thanksgiving

While we’re just into our second week of fall, Thanksgiving will be here before we know it. Crisp air, leaves falling from the trees, shorter days: little clues that tell us autumn is here. If you will have family and… Read More »

Exterior Home Maintenance for Fall

Even though autumn hasn’t officially arrived trees are changing colour, there are already leaves on the ground, morning air feels a little cooler, and the sun sets earlier. Exterior home maintenance is important to ensure your home is ready for… Read More »

How Wind Damages Your Gutters

While everything is calm and sunny, those of us living in the lower mainland can (conveniently) forget that early fall can bring rain and lots of it. Combine a rainstorm with some lively winds, weather conditions might cause homeowners some… Read More »

Common Siding Problems to Look For

Summer is the time homeowners schedule home maintenance chores. But often the focus is on the yard, the landscaping, mending fences, staining and sealing the deck, and taking care of the pool. It’s easy to understand why. However, your home… Read More »