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Is it Time for Seamless Gutters?

Seamless rain gutters are becoming popular with homeowners. Because they have no seam, they rarely leak. Most seamless gutters are crafted from silicone materials, making them long-lasting products for any home. If your home faces the following problems, it might be time to install a seamless gutter system:

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Hurricane Destruction: What We’ve Learned in Minnesota

Ivan, Opal, Andrew, Katrina, and now Harvey and Irma - what do all of these have in common? They are the names of hurricanes that have swept through the entire Eastern half of the country and have caused destruction all the way from the Southern and Eastern coastlines all the way up the Midwest.

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Exterior Home Renovation

Whether you have lived in a house for long enough to warrant an exterior renovation, or recently bought an older house with the expectation of conducting a remodel job, or simply found a great deal on an investment home which needs minor upgrades before selling at profit, there are times when you need to hire a building contractor. Exterior home renovation involves a few basic steps along with the knowledge an experienced contractor can provide toward making your house a boon rather than an eyesore for your neighbors.

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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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