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How To Clean Your Gutters

How To Clean Your Gutters

As we mentioned in our fall maintenance checklist, cleaning gutters is very important to the overall health of your home as gutters blocked by debris such as leaves and branches will cause water to buildup on your roof as well as ice dams to form. Gutters need clear paths to […]

Your Fall Maintenance Checklist

Your Fall Maintenance Checklist

I love a good list. It keeps me organized and focused, and I savor the sense of accomplishment when I can draw a big line through a completed item. Thanks to Kiplinger’s newly released fall and winter home maintenance checklist, you now have a handy guide of must-do tasks that […]

Hot Edge Prevents Icicles and Ice Dams

Hot Edge Prevents Icicles and Ice Dams

Falling icicles can be dangerous to you and heavy ice dams can be a detriment to your home. We came across the HOT EDGE at the 2010 Builders’ Show which looks like a great solution. It lines your existing gutter and melts ice and snow away from the edge of […]

Gutter Repair and Installation

Gutter Repair and Installation

Water runoff management is important to protecting your home. When water is allowed to settle bad things happen. Here are some links for installing, cleaning, and repairing your water gutters. Patch a Rain Gutter Gutter Maintenance Gutter Tongs – Cleaning Tool

Common Roof Repairs

Common Roof Repairs

To avoid prohibitively expensive roof replacements, maintain a working roof by examining it regularly and follow up with this list of common repair projects, including repairing slipped roof tiles, removing birds’ nests in chimney pots and cleaning or repairing clogged or damaged guttering.

Drywell Rebuild with the Help of Oakum

Drywell Rebuild with the Help of Oakum

The folks at Chicago 2-Flat tore up a concrete slab in their backyard to discover a 100-year old drywell located just next to the house. They considered setting up rain barrels as the only gutter drained into this drywell but decided against this due to the weather and limited space […]

Gutter Tongs

Gutter Tongs

In addition to the resources found on our gutter cleaning guide we present this new tool from Brookstone, the Gutter Tong.

Gutter Installation and Cleaning

Gutter Installation and Cleaning

Gutters require regular maintenance and upkeep and should be checked at the end of fall and the beginning of summer and sometimes more often depending on nearby foliage as well as the weather. We’ve gathered some sources that should help you maintain your gutters throughout the year as well as […]