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It comes around quick! Fall is upon us; the transition from summer into winter. The nights will soon become noticeably longer and the weather is noticeably cooler. It’s an undeniably beautiful time of year, a time when we’ll need to plan for warmer clothing, lighting the fire, and maybe for taking in more walks, because the walks are amazing at this time of year. And the night skies are beautiful to behold.

While you’re looking up, have a look at your gutters. The leaves are starting to fall and the wind and rain are picking up; and it’s not unusual to see growth in the gutters at this time of year. Whether it’s a new home or your long-standing residence, it’s probably your greatest investment and a little regular TLC is going to keep it in top shape for a lifetime.

Cleaning gutters though, is not the easiest of tasks and it’s one that you’ll have to revisit year after year. The cost of this job also adds up if a contractor is involved. All of that makes this a…

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How to Repair a Dented Gutter

You walk outside your home after a storm and see a large branch was blown down and is lying next to your house.  You look up and then you see it - a dent in your gutter.  So what do you do now? Gutters can get dents a number of ways: falling debris, hail and ladders being leaned against them.  Do the gutters now have to be repaired or replaced?  Well, that depends.  First evaluate the damage.  Is the dent interfering with the functionality of the gutter?  Is the dent keeping the water from flowing freely?  Is the dent causing debris to build up and clog the gutter?  Is the dent highly visible and ugly thus affecting the aesthetic of your home?  If you answer yes to any of these questions than a repair or replacement is in order. Before starting any repair, be sure to clean out the gutter so that the dent can be evaluated from both the inside and outside of the gutter.  If the dent is small there are two ways to fix it.  The first way is to use a rubber mallet on the inside of…
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Roof Maintenance in Three Easy Steps

If you happen to be a homeowner, one thing you need to be very careful about is maintenance. Maintenance of roofs and gutters (because these happen to be extensions of the roof) among other essential parts of the house is very essential and it is probably one of the biggest and most crucial of investments you’ll ever make on your home. If you want your home to stay in its pristine form, you ought to keep your roof maintenance in check. Repair bills for the roof can be very costly. Here are a few steps you can actually take to keep your roofs well maintained and save yourself a hefty repair bill. Remove Loose Debris From The Roof- Always This is one of the cheapest and easiest roof maintenance tips you’ll ever get. Loose debris on the shingles of your roof can damage it and their removal can prove to be a significant step in your roof maintenance. Debris from trees nearby often collects in the valleys (the place where the roof butts up against a wall and leads to another floor) …
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Why Should I Invest in Gutter Guards?

Gutter guards are covers that are placed over your gutters allowing water to flow freely while keeping out debris. They are a great way to keep your home low maintenance.  Why should you invest in gutter guards?  Here are a few reasons:  If your gutters become clogged, water will be forced to run over the front edge of the gutter and over time, will bend the gutters. Once the gutters are bent, water will continue to run over the front edge of the gutter. When water pours over the gutters it dumps water close to your foundation.  Overtime water near the foundation can cause cracks in the foundation.  Water running over the front edge of the gutter also causes unsightly dark stains on the gutters marring the appearance of your home. Water from clogged up gutters can leak into the corner of your ceiling and down the inside your walls causing stains and mold - a problem that is not only unattractive, but may cause health issues.  However, with gutter guards, water will stay in…
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Gutter Guard Installation on a New Home

You just bought a new home. The home did not come with gutters. Should you add gutters and gutter guards? Many factors have paved the way for ingenuity, making the gutter guard a smart, cost effective, and safe choice for homeowners. Gutter guards work to save property value and the physical integrity of a home. They protect against unnecessary maintenance expenses required to reduce hazards and avoid early replacement of gutter systems. They also reduce the possibility of life altering human injury from falls during maintenance. There is no denying a well maintained rain gutter’s role in protecting the structural integrity of a home by systematically channeling water. When properly utilized, rain gutters protect the foundation of a home, including the ground soil around it. They curtail structural leaks in attics, basements, and storage spaces, and they can reduce aesthetic damages. Proper channeling can even reduce concrete deterioration in driveways and patios, avoiding s…
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Top 10 Gutter Guard Companies in Raleigh NC

1. NC Gutter Guys 919-630-0527 NC Gutter Guys, Inc. is a local gutter guards company serving Raleigh, Cary, and nearby cities in North Carolina. 2. Triangle Installation Service We are fully licensed and insured. Our 5-year labor and 20-year material warranty rank high among the industry leaders. Triangle Installation Service has provided Wake County with Quality Gutter Systems since 1975, and we proudly continue to offer only the best in products and service available. www.carygutters.com 3. S&M Seamless Gutters In the past 20 years, S & M Seamless Gutters has developed a team of professionals with expertise in gutter cleaning and upkeep as well as wood rot repair, siding repair, soffit repairs and rain barrel installation and maintenance. www.smseamlessgutters.com 4. Aluminum Company Melvin's hard work prevailed. Incorporated in 1963, The Aluminum Company of North Carolina was already developing a sterling reputation. Homeowners searching for a sense of security were …
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10 Things to Simplify Your Life at Home

Everyone wants to live a simpler life at home, and you can do this through the help of these tips and tricks. 1. Simplify your life by getting rid of items you don't use. The less stuff you have in your home, the simpler your life will automatically become. Donate clothing, dishes, and other household items that you don't use on a regular basis. 2. Simplify by using one product for a variety of purposes. Did you know that baking soda can be used to clean almost anything? The purchase of a single box of baking soda can replace the purchase of multiple household cleaners. It can be used to scrub your bathroom sink, to take stains out of your countertops, and to get the smell out of carpets. 3. Simplify by making your home as useful as possible. Through the help of home improvement companies, consider changes that you can make to your home to make your life simpler - removing walls to combine the kitchen and dining room, adding on a master bath... there are a lot of ways tha…
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