How to Prevent Water Damage this Winter

While it does seem more like spring here in the Lower Mainland, winter still might throw a few surprises at us. Water damage can cost a homeowner a lot of money. Most of us are aware that standard home insurance… Read More »

Signs of Gutter Failure that shouldn’t be Ignored

Gutters are important in protecting your home from water damage. Properly functioning gutters prevent expensive problems with your roof, foundation, and landscaping including soil erosion. Many gutter problems are preventable with regular home maintenance. But gutter problems often fly under… Read More »

Consequences of a Leaking Roof

Water damage can have a serious impact on your home, its structure, and the health of you and your family. One of the main sources of leaks, aside from obvious plumbing issues, is the roof. To complicate matters, roof leaks… Read More »

Splash Blocks: Add them to a Gutter System

A splash block is designed to direct water away from the foundation of your home, especially in situations where the downspouts drain too close to the foundation or on to the property next door. Splash blocks are used as part… Read More »

How to Locate Roof Leaks

Keeping the roof in good shape is a cost-effective way to increase its lifespan and avoid other ways water damage can impact your home. Since even the smallest roof leak might cause extensive damage if left undiscovered, it’s important, when… 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 »

Dos and Don’ts of Gutters and Downspouts

Vancouver gutters and downspouts have a tough job in keeping your home exterior safe from water damage. The gutter system is an integral part of the roof, first-line defense in protecting from basement flooding, soil erosion, and siding damage. Here… Read More »

The Most Efficient way to Clean the Gutters

Gutters that are clogged can’t do the job they are designed for – protecting your home from serious water damage. It’s important for the gutter system to be debris-free. To ensure that they are working properly and will continue to… 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 »

Maintaining your Home in a Rainy Climate

Living in a rainy climate like Vancouver can be challenging when trying to maintain your property. Water is a home’s number one enemy and can result in wood rot, leaks, mold, and basement flooding. Regular maintenance and upkeep are key… Read More »