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Mosquito Prevention

7 Ways to Mosquito-Proof Your Yard This Summer

Your backyard can be a great place for kids to play and to entertain, except when there are mosquitoes. Nothing ruins time outside faster than being bitten by these pests. Of course, you can spray repellent on yourself, but a better solution is to do what you can to deter mosquitoes from making your yard […]

Fire Hazard Gutter

Are Your Gutters a Fire Hazard?

As many parts of the country head into the dry summer season, you may begin seeing reminders about fire prevention around the home. Common precautions include removing dried yard waste, trimming tree limbs that hang over your home and cutting back any shrubs around your air conditioning unit. Something many homeowners forget to include on […]

Landscape/Exterior Home Design

Expert Advice on Landscape/Exterior Home Design

It’s common for homeowners to try and spruce up the front of their home. But there are so many options available that it’s difficult to know where to begin. And the last thing you want to do is make a landscaping mistake that actually decreases your home’s value instead of increasing it. So we turned […]

The 10 Most Creative Uses of Gutters

Most people look at a section of gutter and see only a tool to help channel runoff water from a roof to a downspout. But a few people have a more vivid imagination — and proceed to use these gutters for something different entirely. Here are the top 10 most creative uses of gutters. 1. […]

How Professional Gutter Cleaners Clean Your Gutters

How Professional Gutter Cleaners Clean Your Gutters

As a responsible homeowner, you know that cleaning your gutters is an essential part of home maintenance. When you gutters are free of clogs and debris, the runoff water from rain and ice can flow down into your downspouts and away from your home’s foundation. Most experts recommend gutter cleaning at least twice per year. […]

Interview with Stagetecture.com

Some people who are selling their home want more information about how to “stage” it in order to increase its appeal to potential buyers. Others just want ideas and suggestions on how to design a home that they will be living in for a long time. Thankfully, there is a website called Stagetecture.com, which serves […]

Q&A With Robert Robillard from AConcordCarpenter.com

Q&A With Robert Robillard from AConcordCarpenter.com

Many people want to remodel their home in some way. It could be anything from installing energy-efficient windows and putting up new gutters to redoing the kitchen or building a new master suite. Some want to do the projects themselves, while others opt for finding a professional to handle the job. But they all have […]

What You Need to Know About Gutter Care in Drought Conditions

What You Need to Know About Gutter Care in Drought Conditions

Homeowners know that a properly-working gutter system channels runoff water from the roof into the downspouts and away from the home’s foundation. This is especially important during the rainy season, when heavy rainfall can cause pooling or overflowing if gutters are clogged or not functioning correctly. But what about during a drought? When it comes […]

Could There Be Asbestos in Your Gutters?

Could There Be Asbestos in Your Gutters?

Image: yellowtogreen.blogspot.com Over the history of construction, one of the most dangerous substances that has found its way into buildings is asbestos. It was originally touted for its high-tensile strength, resistance to heat, and malleability. But builders later discovered that when asbestos fibers are released into the air, they can be inhaled by humans — […]

Summer 2012 Storm Damage: The Worst in Pictures

Summer 2012 Storm Damage: The Worst in Pictures

The summer of 2012 will be remembered by many as the one where storms wreaked havoc across the nation. Buildings were destroyed, property was damaged, electricity was cut, and lives were lost when Mother Nature unleashed her rage on over half the states. nj.com The eastern states were struck by strong winds and heavy rains. […]

5 True-Life Stories of Gutters Gone Wrong

5 True-Life Stories of Gutters Gone Wrong

Image: everythinggutter.blogspot.com You know that a reality television program is going to be exciting if you can imagine its title with an exclamation point on the end of it. Like “Mega Disasters!” Or “Wildest Police Chases!” Or maybe “When Animals Attack!” Or how about “Hogs Gone Wild!” (Yes, all of these are or were real/ice-dam-prevention/ […]

When a Gutter Cleaner Becomes a Good Samaritan

When a Gutter Cleaner Becomes a Good Samaritan

Every day across America, there are countless stories about people helping those who are less fortunate than themselves. Individuals and companies alike often give money, donate products or services, or volunteer their time to raise money for worthy causes. But sometimes, the most caring gesture that someone can perform for someone in need is to […]

The 8 Most Creative Custom Gutters

The 8 Most Creative Custom Gutters

You may not be aware of this, but gutter systems have a long and storied history of combining fashion with function. The most obvious example were gargoyles, whose presence on buildings and churches did more than just ward off evil spirits or improve the structures’ appearances; they also strategically hid the drainage downspouts from the […]

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