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How Our Gutters Machine Works,

Seamless gutters are made from a variety of materials which include vinyl, copper, steel and aluminum. An additional feature is they are made into several different color patterns. This makes seamless gutters desirable by many homeowners because they can match their home’s color scheme. The weak link in a normal rain gutter system is the … Continue reading »

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Here are five smart rain gutter projects that may surprise you.

It is a great time of year to clean the accumulated debris from your gutters—and perhaps even replace gutters that have seen better days. So, what can you do with old gutters or the remnants from a new installation? Put them to practical and creative DIY use, of course!  1. BOOKSHELVES FOR THE NURSERY 2. … Continue reading »

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5 Things to Do with… Gutters

It is a great time of year to clean the accumulated debris from your gutters—and perhaps even replace gutters that have seen better days. So, what can you do with old gutters or the remnants from a new installation? Put them to practical and creative DIY use, of course! Here are five smart rain gutter … Continue reading »

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Winterizing Your Home

There’s no doubt about it – winter is coming. Freezing temperatures, cold air, ice and snow make the warmth inside your house cozy and inviting. At least, that is, when your house is up to the task. Winterizing your house isn’t only about staying warm, however. Winter is notorious for busted pipes, invading pests or … Continue reading »

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How to Size Gutters and Downspouts – Oak Ridge

Five-inch K-style gutters or 6-inch half-rounds, the most common residential sizes, are able to handle the rainfall on most houses in most parts of the country. But houses with big, steep roofs or those located in climates prone to heavy downpours may need wider gutters and extra downspouts to keep rainwater from overflowing. To figure … Continue reading »

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Not clearing clogged gutters could mean costly repairs

Don’t fall down on the job of keeping your gutters and downspouts clear and in good repair. They may be an “out of sight, out of mind” aspect of your home exterior, but neglecting them can lead to costly repairs. Here’s a basic guide to gutter maintenance, compiled by our researchers and based on the … Continue reading »

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Which Home Improvements Can I DIY and Which Should I Leave to a Pro?

My home is screaming for a redo. I’d love to try my hand at doing some of the upgrades myself and save a ton of money in the process, but I’m sure some projects are better left to the professionals. What do I need to know before I go all Bob Vila on my place?

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9 Apps to Help You with Home Improvement Projects

Use your smartphone or tablet to help you complete your home improvement projects with fewer tools and less stress. Home improvement projects can be anxiety-producing, but there are plenty of ways that mobile technology can eliminate some of that unnecessary stress—and maybe save you from a few gray hairs. Get inspired Every home improvement project … Continue reading »

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Easy DIY Home Improvement Projects for a Creative Space

There’s nothing like a good DIY project! That’s why we at Decoist love rounding up the best and the brightest. In fact, today we take things in a home improvement direction… You know when you want to spruce things up, but you can’t invest a week of your time in a long do-it-yourself endeavor? Today’s … Continue reading »

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