Gutters and Your Home

Many homeowners have a love-hate relationship with their gutters. They either forget about them, out-of-sight-out-of-mind until something goes wrong or they clean the gutters regularly, well at least once a year. Gutters that aren’t maintained can cause serious problems such… Read More »

Practice Good Home Maintenance Habits

Cleaning the gutters, organizing the garage, washing the siding – they are some of the necessary home maintenance tasks that keep your house functional, comfortable, and safe. But for many homeowners, it’s an uphill battle to make time for everything… Read More »

Should You Walk on Your Roof

A person might want to walk on the roof of their house for several reasons. While it appears to be the most efficient way to hang holiday lights or fix a leak or clear debris off the roof shingles so… Read More »

Why Gutter Cleaning in the Fall is Important

Cleaning the gutters at least twice a year is an integral part of a home maintenance routine designed to protect your home from the elements. While cleaning the gutters in the spring removes blossoms, twigs, and leaves from the gutters,… Read More »

Gutters and Downspouts after a Storm

The Lower Mainland and other parts of the province have experienced extreme rainfall in the past 24 hours. Since it’s November, you know there’s more rainstorms on the way. While it’s dry and sunny today, inspect the gutters and downspouts… Read More »

Perform Your Own Home Inspection

Hiring a home inspector before purchasing your dream home, putting your house up for sale, or before embarking on major renovations is a smart way to protect your investment. What if you used a typical home inspection checklist to identify… Read More »

Cleaning and Maintaining Soffits and Fascias

Even though they are an integral part of the roofing system, soffit and fascia can be overlooked as part of a home maintenance routine. Just like gutters, soffit boards and fascia panels are designed to prevent water damage, so it’s… Read More »

Signs Your Soffit and Fascia need Replacing

As fundamental parts of the roofing system, soffit and fascia seal off the overhang of a roof and the ends of the rafters from the elements, preventing rain, wind, and snow entering your home. They are exterior finishing elements that… Read More »

Does Your Home have a Properly Functioning Roof?

The roof protects your home from the elements every day, year-round, including all of the other systems that make up the home’s exterior. While roofing shingles are the most visible, other parts of the roof such as the underlayment, sheathing,… Read More »

Deciding on Gutter Repair or Gutter Replacement

If you find something wrong with the gutter system, the most common reaction is to fix the problem. You don’t want to buy new gutters if you don’t have to. While it might seem to be the most cost-efficient solution,… Read More »