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 […]
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 even red, […]
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” […]
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?
Unfortunately this is one of those instances when procrastination can lead to far bigger problems down the road. There are three distinct ways that gutters can contribute to the rapid deterioration of your […]
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 season changing you may be planning to clean, inspect and fix any issues on your gutters. Before you do, do yourself a favor and read ahead.
6 Things to Consider to Avoid Further Damage to Your DIY Gutter Repair Project
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 make the necessary preparations to protect your household’s exterior and foundation. And this begins with your gutters.
5 Tips to Preparing Your Gutters for Autumn
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 – raccoons and rodents wreaking havoc at the eaves of their homes. There is no need to feel powerless in this matter, even if you have a soft spot for these furry little (and not-so-little) creatures that hope to make a habitat on top of your home. Read further for preventative steps that you can take to protect your gutter system.
6 Steps to Keeping Raccoons and Rodents Out of Your Home’s Gutters
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 process of a new-construction development, developing an understanding of the gutter systems available to you will give you peace of mind for all rainy days on the horizon. Read further to learn more about your more common options and the implications for each with respect to long term maintenance.
What Homeowners Need to Know About the Different Types of Common Gutter Systems
Gutter repair and maintenance will always require traditional tools such as power drills and caulking but there is no denying technology’s ever-increasing role in exterior home upkeep. That’s right, the tired but true expression of “there’s an app for that” can now apply to gutter installation, repair, and maintenance in all of its forms. While smartphone/tablet applications won’t actually beam your gutters in place onto your roof (yet?) they can lend a helpful hand for your next DIY project. Download the following apps and you’ll be on your way to easing the work surrounding the eaves of your home.
5 Apps That Can Help With Your Gutter Maintenance and Repair Projects