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What to do if your gutters are rusting

Rust is one of the most common problems that occur in metal gutters. Once it appears, it spreads quickly, eating through the metal. This renders your gutters completely useless. Therefore, if you spot any signs of rust in your gutters, you should always take quick action to prevent it from spreading. For minor cases of…
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How long do gutters last?

How long do gutters last? This is a common question that many people ask. The lifespan of gutters varies depending on various factors. However, the average lifespan of most gutters is about 20 years. Below are factors that determine how long gutters last. The material used to make the gutter The quality of materials used…
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The scary truth about what could be living in your gutters

It’s easy to forget about your gutters until there’s an obvious problem, but if you take a look up there you may be shocked by what’s actually made a home there. Weeds and plants can grow up there under the right conditions, but that’s definitely not the worst of it. Some birds find undisturbed gutters…
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Why you should leave gutter cleaning to the experts

Although you might be tempted to clean your gutters yourself, it may turn out to be a much bigger job than you thought. For a start, it could take a long time. That hour you set aside on a Sunday morning may turn into several, therefore wasting your precious free time when there are a…
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What’s that smell outside your front door?

It’s not overpowering but it’s definitely there. An unpleasant aroma that must be coming from somewhere. You probably look around the ground nearby to see if a dead animal might be the cause. Often, though, it’s better to look up rather than down. The source of such smells can frequently be stagnant water trapped in…
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It’s almost autumn – so how are your gutters?

Hot summer days are about to drift slowly into the more blowy, cooler, leaf-shedding days of autumn. Is your guttering ready to cope with this change in the climate? After a really hot spell of breathless weather, you might feel your spirits sagging a bit. Funnily enough, your gutters can feel the same! Where you…
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Rain gutter protection

Imagine the scene. It’s a wet, cold and breezy day – it always is when something is clogging up your gutters. You head up the ladder and end up messy and frustrated as you have to claw piles of wet, sticky, smelly leaves – and worse, from your blocked gutters, to allow rainwater to flow…
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What are seamless gutters?

Traditional gutters are often sold in several pieces and installed using a sealant at each end. Installing them can be a daunting and tiring task, often resulting in leaks and constant repairs. Seamless gutters are the more modern option for rain gutters. They come in longer pieces and are fitted to the shape of your…
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When Should You Replace Your Gutters?

An often under-considered part of home maintenance is not getting your gutters cleaned, but when to get them replaced. Most new gutters are capable of lasting between 20-50 years. That’s only if they’re properly taken care of. You should check your gutters for damages throughout the year especially when the seasons change, as temperature shifts…
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