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How to Prepare Your Gutters for the Fall Season

It’s hard to believe that autumn has arrived. Especially when the Lower Mainland is forecast for sunny skies and 20°C for the first few days of October. Regardless, the leaves are turning and we can only expect the clear blue canopy above to disappear soon enough. The rain will come, the winds will blow, and frost will coat your backyard and home. Before this all occurs, you will want to [...]

How to Prepare Gutters for Storms

Our blog provides tips to help you maintain the life and effectiveness of your gutters throughout the year. Maintain being the keyword. However, it is also important to consider the one-off scenarios, the ones that can take your well-planned regime of home exterior maintenance and throw it for a major loop. In this instance, we’re referring to storms, major storms that don’t care about the care you’ve put into your [...]

Gutter Downspout Problems – How to Deal

There is a certain peace of mind that comes from having a regular schedule when it comes to your gutter maintenance. You’ve cleaned them, secured them, repaired them, and then repeated as needed throughout the seasons. Between each scheduled inspection they remain up there on the roof and out of harms away, leaving your conscience clear – job well done homeowner. However, when it comes to downspouts it’s a different [...]

How to Choose a Gutter Color for Your Home

There are homeowners unconcerned with the aesthetics of their gutters, content with installing the base color that most metal or vinyl systems come in. However in regions such as the Greater Vancouver area where our gutter repair company operates, homeowners tend to be quite conscious of the appearance of all aspects of their home exterior, even the ones that collect and distribute rainwater. It’s not just about personal preferences or [...]

How to Paint / Repaint Your Gutters to Hide Repairs

The call to paint your gutters often comes after a do-it-yourself (DIY) repair job. How challenging the task may be will depend upon the type of material your system has been constructed from and of course the amount of wear and tear your gutters have sustained. In order to avoid your DIY paint job from looking like a patchwork pre-school art project it is important to know a few things [...]

How to Protect Your Gutters from Leaves

The biggest concern homeowners have when it comes to the maintenance of their gutters revolves around how to get leaves to leave their gutter system alone. They are not just a concern during the annual fall of autumn, they are a year-round nuisance that can and will invade your roof and eaves on any given day. They build-up in your gutters and create all sorts of havoc. They invite pests [...]

How to Protect Your Gutters from the Summer

There’s a title you didn’t expect to read, right? There are, of course, many articles written about how to prepare your gutters for the winter and protect them from the overflow that occurs during the heavy rains of autumn and spring. What you don’t often hear about are the summer months and the concerns they can bring to the health of your gutter system. And there are indeed some worth [...]

How to Keep Birds Out of Gutters

Last week we responded to customer concerns regarding the measures that can be taken to keep rodents and raccoons out of rain gutters. Anyone following those tips will be well on the way to a furry four-legged critter-free gutter system. However the wildlife threat doesn’t end there. Birds, from crows and pigeons to robins and seagulls (for us coastal communities) these disproportionately strong and resourceful flyers can have their way [...]

How to Keep Raccoons and Rodents Out of Gutters

Airborne debris, rainwater, ice, leaves and pine needles. Practically every gutter repair specialist out there has addressed tips and tricks of the trade to keeping your gutters free of these hazards. However, there are other roof intruders that most homeowners don’t anticipate until the day comes when sounds from above indicate something mischievous is going on within their gutters. Residents of the Lower Mainland are no strangers to this phenomenon [...]

Gutter Repair 101 – Knowing the Different Types of Gutter Systems

Gaining an in-depth knowledge of your home, inside and out, is essential to the life of your property. The exterior is the gateway, protecting your household and landscape surrounding it from the outside elements. One of the most important components of this exterior protection is your gutter system. Whether you currently own a home, are on the market for one, are considering a major renovation, or are in the planning [...]