Gutter Repair

Spring Gutter Checklist: 7 Warning Signs

For the average residential home replacing a hidden gutter system can start at over $5000. Gutter repairs, on the other hand, are fast and cost 80-90% less than replacement. Our team will do our best to identify common problem areas and retro-fit the system so that it can continue to do its job, resulting in thousands of dollars in savings. Trying hidden gutter repair is usually the right first step [...]

Got Gunk?

Surrey's heavy rains could lead to a build-up of gunk inside your gutter systems. Gutter gunk is a sloppy mess  of mud, leaves, pine needles, moss, dirt and stagnant water and as this mess builds up inside your rain gutters and weighs them down,  that weight can cause the gutter to pull away from the home.  Loose and damaged gutters lead to bigger problems down the line when the protective [...]

Seen a few of these weird looking things around?

Just when you thought you knew everything about the bad things that happen when you don’t repair your gutters…along comes the ant parade. Carpenter ants come in a variety of shapes sizes and features and are attracted to wet, damaged areas of houses. Red Flag #1: Big Ants – Sometimes with Wings A quarter-inch to half an inch long these Carpenter ants can vary in colour, from black to brown [...]

Buying a New House This Spring? Inspect the gutter system.

Gutters and downspouts are the houses way of collecting and directing all the water or melting snow that gathers on the roof…which can be a lot more than you think.  When they don’t work right they can be a source of water coming into the house at both the foundation level and the roof level.  The condition they’re in is a really good sign of how well the current owners [...]

Gutters and Exterior Design Trends for 2017

In the last 5 years Home Builders have noticed a growing trend in factors that affect purchase decisions among new home buyers.  In less than 12 seconds a home's curb appeal can make or break a decision on whether a buyer wants to even view the house let alone buy it.  According to a Harris Interactive Study 78% of Buyers felt that the look of the home's exterior was "Extremely" [...]

When Was the Last Time You Cleaned the Gutters?

Let’s be honest.  Cleaning the gutters is probably not one of those chores that has you so excited you’re leaping out of bed on a Saturday morning.  Ignorance is bliss? I’ll get to it next year?  Sound familiar? How high is cleaning the gutters on your To Do list? According to WorkSafe BC, it might be a little too high Unfortunately this is one of those instances when [...]

How to Protect Your Gutters from Yourself – DIY Gutter Repair Problems

We’ve all been there. You take on a do-it-yourself (DIY) project to make some sort of small repair, and end up making matters worse. It’s the curse of the DIY. Unless you are a professional in the respective trade (mechanic, carpenter, plumber, etc.) there is always a risk involved, no matter how many instructional YouTube videos you view. When it comes to gutter repair, the same is true. With the [...]

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 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 [...]