Spring is a great time of year: flowers bloom, birds chirp, and those of us in colder climates begin to shake off the winter doldrums. It’s also the perfect time to get started on your yard maintenance and home-improvement projects. While you may have already complied a to-do list of outdoor chores, if gutter inspection and cleaning isn’t on your agenda, we’d suggest putting at the top of the list. [Read more…]
This week was summer solstice, and we are officially kicking off summer! This means entertaining family and friends and generally enjoying the exterior and outdoor entertaining spaces of our homes. In this post, we explore couple tips to maintain the exterior of your home – some, which you may not even, think about – and will get your home looking and feeling great!
Late spring is a great time to care for your gutters. Throughout spring, there can be so many different weather conditions, including heavy rain as well as high wind that can cause leaves, needs or other debris to fall into your gutters. Not to mention, through the fall and winter, ice and snow can actually damage them.
We have been blessed with some miraculous days of consecutive sun here in the Fraser Valley, and somehow rain is seeming like a distant memory. Almost seems too good to be true! The beautiful weather has given us plenty of time to run around and play outside, and you won’t hear any of us complain about it. If you’re a homeowner, you’re likely making good use of this time to carry out maintenance in your yard, or around the home. Have you inspected your gutters yet?
Cleaning your gutters is not a great way to spend an afternoon. Carefully climbing up on to your roof, awkwardly leaning over the ledge, reaching into the eavestrough and dealing with all of the muck. Some gutter covers claim to put this behind you, we have all seen the brassy commercials with the non-threatening actors mugging for the camera. But do gutter covers work?