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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 even red, […]

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?

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 […]

Moss and 3 Other Visible Signs That Your Gutters Need Attention

Inspecting your gutters on a regular basis is essential to maintaining the life of your system and entire home exterior. However, many homeowners neglect this duty, not trusting their own judgement as to what calls for immediate action (repair). Priority concerns that may be obvious to some may not be so to others. Today we are detailing some easy-to-identify signs that your gutters, or sections of them, require prompt attention and quite possibly professional intervention.
4 Things That Let You Know Your Gutters Need Immediate Cleaning or Repair
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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 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
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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 keeping up with the next door neighbor Joneses, it’s about enhancing curb appeal, something that can have a very significant impact on the value of your home. In the Lower Mainland’s highly competitive real estate market keeping your home on the “most wanted” list is a great idea even if you’re not looking to sell quite yet. Whether you are buying an entirely new installation, conducting a post gutter repair revamp, or are simply in the mood for a visual change you will need to consider color before figuring out where to buy your gutter system, or how to paint your existing one (for instructions on painting gutters click here).
4 Tips to Choosing the Color of Your Home’s Gutter System
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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 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
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April 19th, 2015|Categories: Gutter Repair|Tags: , , |

5 Best Apps for Home Gutter Repair and Maintenance

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
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How to Repair a Sagging Rain Gutter

The necessity of gutter repair does not always come from extensive damage and leaks. The impediment to optimal performance in keeping your home safe from excessive rainfall above is often found from a sagging gutter system. Even the strongest of installations can begin to droop after years and years of exposure to battering rain, sleet, wind, and debris. Here in the Lower Mainland we are no stranger to such things, with our company on-call for those households in need of a “facelift” at the eaves of their home. If you are concerned about the state of your gutters and their ability to hold up to collecting water in the season ahead you may consider the following DIY tips below.
4 Steps Towards Fixing a Sagging Rain Gutter on Your Home
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March 20th, 2015|Categories: Gutter Repair|Tags: , , |

How to Repair Gutter Downspouts

The downspouts on your home’s (or commercial property’s) gutter system are the enclosed pipe (or pipe-like) extensions of rain gutters that run vertically down from the roof, extending to the ground level and traditionally pointing away from the foundation. The water runoff captured by the gutter system enters the downspout and is expelled far enough from the base of your home to protect it from water damage. Because downspouts run down the exterior of a home and point outwards (to jettison the runoff) they are more susceptible to breakage from elements that range from harsh weather to family bouts of backyard soccer. Live in your home long enough and you will eventually have to repair a damaged downspout or two. Follow the five steps below when the time comes.
5 Steps to Repairing the Downspouts on Your Home’s Gutter System
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March 6th, 2015|Categories: Gutter Repair|Tags: , , |

How to Repair a Leaky Gutter – A DYI Beginner’s Guide

If you have searched and found this article online chances are that you’ve noticed (or suspect) that there is a leak in your home’s gutter system. On the other side of the coin you may be taking proactive steps to ensure that if/when the time comes that you are well-prepared to act quickly (kudos on the forward thinking!). Whichever the case, today’s post dives into the gutter leak repair process, for those of you that do not yet have a PhD in DIY fixes for the roof of your home.
5 Do-It-Yourself Steps to Repairing a Leaky Gutter System
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February 14th, 2015|Categories: General, Gutter Repair|Tags: , , |