Rain Chains: A Decorative and Functional Replacement to Downspouts

Every property owner needs a way to safely and effectively move the rainwater away from their gutters, roof and home. The traditional downspout is often the first solution we think of to do the job. But what if there is a more attractive yet effective solution? A beautiful rain chain is that solution.   Although they may seem trendy, rain chains are nothing new. Their origins run deep as a staple in Japanese homes for hundreds of years. In Japan, they are known as “kusari doi” which translates to “rain gutter.” Only over the last couple decades have these Asian decorative feature become popular for American homeowners looking to add style and interest to their outdoor space.   What are… Continue reading »

Winter is Coming: Things You Should Know About Snow Guards

The first day of winter is December 21. Are you ready? As we unpack our boots and parkas, tune-up the snow blowers and turn on the furnaces, it is important to also consider how we can better protect the outside of our building. Snow guards are one of the easiest and most affordable solutions to the common problems created by snow and ice. Here are 10 things you should know about Snow Guards: 1. Snow guards are an affordable solution to a common problem. Many roofs experience excess snow and ice buildup. Snow guards offer an affordable way to manage this dangerous hazard. With options available for any budget, they are an economical solution for those with snow and ice… Continue reading »