Roofs and roofing designs that get the most attention from their owners frequently turn out as the best ones in the neighbourhood. While yours may not win awards, you’re at least getting the occasional appreciative “oohs” and “aahs” from your family and friends. Inspired by the admiration and approval of your peers, you’ve been keeping abreast with the following best […]
You probably already know this: gutter guards don’t work like deflector shields. They don’t act as magical barriers that ward off anything from dead leaves and twigs to bad karma. Yet, this doesn’t mean gutter guards are completely useless. The main reason for why should you install gutter guards is outright protection for your gutters, to keep them clean, and […]
Christmas should be a season for merrymaking and gift-giving, and not for accidents. When it’s time to decorate your home for Yuletide, learn how to safely hang Christmas lights on your roof with a safety ladder, a sturdy platform, and some nylon ropes to prevent falls and other deleterious activities.
Have you ever woken up one morning to a sickeningly foul smell and couldn’t find the source of it? There’s a good chance it’s coming from your roof, particularly in your gutter. That’s where dead critters, dried leaves and twigs, animal droppings, and fungi often end up rotting. You can avoid the nasty job of cleaning up your gutters by […]
Gutters are often neglected not because they’re of little consequence to homeowners, but because cleaning them up is a nasty job that few people are willing to do. Yet, people are unaware that letting go of their gutter’s maintenance leads to greater damage to their home’s foundation, exteriors, and roofing. Although gutter cleaning isn’t at the top of your To-Do […]
Being oblivious to the nitty-gritty details of home maintenance work is no excuse for not cleaning your gutters. Hundreds of pounds of debris can accumulate in your gutters if you don’t clean them regularly. It’s no wonder then that gutter leakage and burst pipes happen frequently. Rather than keep on paying a professional cleaner to vacuum and hose down the […]
Zincalume steel and Colorbond steel are popular roof and gutter material choices. Both products look fantastic, but what many people don’t know is Zincalume steel and Colorbond steel are easy to maintain and if maintained properly, will last you a lifetime. Next time you climb up onto the roof to clean your gutter guards, make sure your Zinncalume steel gutters […]
Your home needs gutters as much as it needs walls and floors. Gutters direct the flow of rainwater away from the foundation before it affects the integrity of the stone and cement blocks. It’s also a convenient way of filtering rainwater and using it to water your garden in an effort to save money on your […]
“Get your head out of the gutter!” If you haven’t heard this phrase at least once in your life, then you must be hiding under a rock. The gutter has been vilified oftentimes as one of the dirtiest places a person’s thoughts could go and maybe second only to the toilet. But, it’s not surprising because gutters and downpipes often […]
Gutter Cleaning: Prevent injuries Gutter cleaning is necessary to ensure your roof lasts a long time. However, cleaning your gutters can be dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing. We’ve put together a list of safety tips to ensure you don’t fall and end up in the emergency room.