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Gutter Protection

Why Heated Gutters Are The Best To Prevent Ice Dams

If you live in extremely cold areas, then you are no stranger to ice dams especially during winter. Nevertheless, to understand better how to protect your home from these formations, you need to know exactly what they are, how they are formed and the damage they can cause. In short, ice dams form when heat…

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Heated Gutter Products – What are Your Options

What is available now? Consumer awareness is starting to grow regarding the need to have a heated gutter system. There have been some products available for some time but they have had serious pitfalls and are not effective. However, there is some excitement now with encapsulated panels as they are producing satisfactory results. The heated…

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Ice Damage: The Weight of the Problem

Ice in the winter can be a significant danger. The risk of falling we all know and have experienced, but more commonly overlooked is the risk of ice damage to the home. A five foot section of gutters filled with ice weighs 75 pounds. A ten foot section would be 150 lbs. This is the…

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Hazards Of Ice In Your Gutters

Ice in your gutters can cause a great deal of damage to your roof, gutters and down spouts, and soffit and fascia. In addition, icicles and melting ice coming off the gutters pose a hazard by falling ice and ice melt refreezing on walkways. There are some solutions that are available, but only a few…

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How Rain Water Does Damage to the Home

There are many ways in which water can do damage to your home. Rotted Wood: Rain water can flow to and behind numerous structures in the home. Treated wood is resistant to insects, but is vulnerable to wood rot under certain conditions. Wooden components of the house become rotted by retaining moisture, becoming warm, and…

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An Effective Water Management System Will Protect Your Home

A complete water management system will get the water off of your roof, into the gutters and down spouts, and away from the home. The gutter system is only half of the equation because it clogs and then fails. Gutter protection completes the system by keeping the gutters free flowing. If you could find a…

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The Perfect Gutter Cover

I have yet to find a perfect product, whether it be a car, electronics, or software. There is always some sort of weakness. The same goes for gutter protection. Many companies make promises that are unrealistic, and consequently convey false expectations to the homeowner. All gutter protection products have some limitations. Its a good idea…

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Clogged Gutters: An Often Overlooked Health Hazard

Moisture problems and You: The Health Implications 2 DISEASE CARRYING MOSQUITOES One of the most common reasons folks look into gutter protection of any kind is bugs. Whether it’s mosquitoes, ants, or roaches –clogged gutters provide a home to all. During cold winter months, most pests prefer the inside of a tree, or deep underground…

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How to Prevent Flood Problems Caused By Poor or Clogged Gutters

Make sure that your home’s downspouts are disconnected from the drain tiles, and land far away. Generally, a solid rule of thumb is that downspouts should extend 6 feet from your basement wall (depending on the grade of your property) to make sure that water doesn’t drain back towards your home and basement walls. Make…

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