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Exterior Home Renovation

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Seamless Gutters vs. Traditional Gutters

Gutters are a vital part of your homes’ exterior as it channels rainwater away from your home. By directing the water in a controlled manner, gutters minimize or eliminate flooding and standing water around the foundation, and keep the rain from splashing and staining the outer wall. The question is, which one does it better: seamless gutters or traditional gutters?

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The Benefits of Seamless Gutters

Gutters protect the base of your home from rainwater. The excess flow of water is channeled away from the foundation or basement to keep the immediate area from flooding or the water from splashing against the outside surface. Conventional gutters are pieced together in sections that overlap one another. The entire system is installed piece by piece around the edge of the roof.

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The Benefits of Seamless Gutters

Your gutter system is responsible for removing water away from your home. Done effectively, your gutter system helps protect your roof and your foundation. Recently, gutter manufacturers have improved the way they make gutters. They’ve started making seamless gutters. If you are in the market for gutters, then it’s important that you consider the benefits of seamless gutters over conventional gutters before you make a purchase.

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Why You Need Gutters on Your Home

Have you ever paid attention to your gutters? Do you know why you have gutters on your home? Many homeowners understand gutters are important, but few know why gutters are important. Unfortunately, when homeowners don’t understand the importance of one of the many systems in their homes, they tend to let maintenance go down the drain. Fortunately, you don’t have to do the same. Keep reading to understand the importance of your gutters.

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The Problems Caused by a Frozen Gutter

In the northern portions of the United States, winter weather causes a particular type of problem in the form of frozen water in the gutters of a home or building. Although it is an unfortunate problem, it is also quite common and there is an easy solution. To rephrase that statement, there is an easy resolution if the problem is addressed immediately before it causes further damage.

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Ice Dams: What to expect from your home insurance

Ice dams are problematic for homeowners. Created by the accumulation of melting ice and snow, ice dams can wreak havoc on your roof. Ice dams can lead to water leaks and damage your roof, which could leave you at the mercy of your insurance company.

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There Is Still Time to Prepare for Winter Weather

As the saying goes, “Winter is Coming,” but there is time to prepare so you can remain as comfortable as possible when the cold months get here. There are fairly obvious preparations such as changing the filters in your HVAC system and having it inspected to assure efficient functioning, having your chimney cleaned and inspected for damage in an older home, or making sure your windows are functioning properly and not allowing a draft in. Other preparations are more subtle things which may not be a daily concern for you.

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Contractors and the Services they Provide: Good, Better, and Best

As a homeowner you've probably worked with a contractor on occasion but it's likely not someone you work with regularly. When a job comes up and you need a contractor for either repairs or upgrades and renovations, there are a few aspects of the business you should be aware of before hiring. You know to get three price quotes, but price isn't the end-all, be-all consideration toward who you hire. Of course you want the best price, but just as important is for the job to be conducted professionally and efficiently, and done right.

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3 Myths About Roof Leaks

Roofs do more than help support your home. Your roof keeps the water out of your home, which helps prevent problems with mold, mildew, and damage to your personal property. Leaky roofs are a common problem for most homeowners. However, many homeowners have preconceived notions about leaky roofs that should be dispelled to ensure their roof is structurally sound and capable of doing what it was designed to do.

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