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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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Buying A New Home? Check The Gutters

When buying a new home, you often have a lot on your mind. Checking the rain gutters may not seem like it deserves to be near the top of your list, but it does. Faulty rain gutters can cause damage to your new home and are often overlooked by those who have just bought a…
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Are your commercial gutters up to code?

It’s a common mistake to think all rain gutters are equal but there are a few differences between residential and commercial gutters. Residents have the freedom to choose any gutters that work well for their home, but businesses with commercial gutters must adhere to code restrictions. These restrictions affect the size, placement, and material of…
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How often should you clean your rain gutters?

Rain gutters work by collecting and guiding rainwater away from your home or business. This prevents water from pooling up around the base of your home causing damage to its foundation. Of course, gutters work best when they are clean and free of leaves, trash, and other debris. We recommend cleaning your rain gutters at…
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Pros & cons: are copper gutters worth the investment?

If you want to purchase new rain gutters, you’ll need to select the most suitable material. Copper gutter products offer several benefits and drawbacks: Pros They often last about 80 years. This highly durable metal rarely breaks, buckles or cracks. It also has a more attractive appearance than the alternatives. Copper complements a wide range…
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Faulty gutters can ruin your home’s foundation

Clogged or damaged gutters are bad news, especially for your home’s foundation. Properly working gutters ensure that rainwater is routed away from your home, keeping your foundation in top shape. Foundation repair is expensive and can end up costing you thousands of dollars. Make sure your rain gutters are working efficiently to protect your home’s…
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Benefits of replacing old rain gutters

Wondering about the benefits of replacing your old rain gutters? Here are three reasons why you should: Protect your home Gutters help greatly in collecting rain from your roof and transferring it to the ground, therefore protecting your roof and home from water damage. Avoid basement flooding Without rain gutters, rainwater will pool around your…
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Your gutter cleaning options

Have some gutters that need cleaning? Here are your options for getting the job done fast: Use a Ladder Using a ladder, you can stand along your gutter and remove the debris by hand. Don’t try this at home if you don’t have a flat, solid surface on which to place your ladder. Rent a…
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