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[Infographic] How to Turn Your Gutters into a Bookshelf

Books will never be outdated. Reading is fun, educational, and most of all – inspiring. And while book readers like Kindle become more widespread and accessible, nothing can replace the feel of holding a book in your hands. If you are a reading enthusiast, surely you have tones of books lying in your home. In this post, we will show you a clever way of using your old gutters to store your favourite books, by building your very own DIY gutter bookshelf.
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​What’s The Right Size of Rain Gutters for My House?

Gutters When it comes to installing gutters, there’s one very important question that you ought to be asking yourself early on in the process: What gutter size do I need?

There are some serious ramifications to selecting the appropriate gutter size for your property. Pick a gutter that’s too small, and you’ll find it clogs easily, getting blocked with debris and spilling water out over the edges. Go that way, and the whole process of installing gutters may as well have been a waste of time!

On the other hand though, nobody wants unnecessarily large, bulky plastic pipes pinned up to the outside of their building. Read the rest of this entry »

Life Before Gutters – Shocking Gargoyle Facts and History

Decorative GargoyleAs strange as it sounds, modern-day gutters are something relatively new in the World of architecture. Back in the days (say, thousand years ago) they had buildings with roofs and we are pretty sure they had rain as well. The question then is – how did they divert the water away from the building? The answer is – with style! And with a little help from the gargoyles. Read the rest of this entry »

[Infographic] Yearly Home Maintenance Checklist

Property MaintenanceYour house is like a baby. It needs you to take care of it and nurture it. And just like a baby, if you miss to change it’s diapers it will alarm you. But here is the key difference. It will be to late and you might be left with a costly damage. When you’re doing your regular home maintenance it is important to never skip a step and always be thorough in what you’re doing. Read the rest of this entry »

Everything You Need to Know About Gutter Guards

Mesh Gutter GuardDo you often forget about the existence of your gutter system? Have you experienced problems due to not cleaning it often enough? Gutter clogs, overflowing water, insect infestation? If any of those sound familiar, it is time to knowledge yourself more about the topic of gutter guards.

A gutter guard can be anything performing the function of filtering debris, leaves and other semi-large objects from entering your gutters. It is placed above/into your gutters and it shouldn’t be visible from the ground. By definition the guard would only let rainwater pass and hold onto anything else that might clog and damage your gutters. Thus the name – gutter guards. Read the rest of this entry »

The 8 Hidden Damages Clogged Gutters Bring (Part 2)

Hidden Dangers for your homeWe continue with more dangers that lurk behind every dirty gutter. Remember that these articles are not here to scare you into cleaning your gutters every weekend. They tend to educate you about what possible complications you risk if you completely ignore gutter cleaning. Complications such as … Read the rest of this entry »

The 8 Hidden Damages Clogged Gutters Bring (Part 1)

Dangerously Looking Damaged Gutter

Clean your gutters. Regularly! We can’t say this often enough (and we say it in almost every blog post), but neglecting your gutter system and leaving it clogged leads only to dark and unwanted paths. And we don’t talk only about your facade. Unattended gutters can bring up to costly damage to your home. But you’ve most probably heard that one before. That’s why we decided to make a list of the eight most common dangers your home is prone to if you don’t clean your gutters. Read the rest of this entry »

Living Off the Grid of Public Water Supply

Drinking WaterOr How to Harvest Water With Our Roof and Save From the Bills

Only two things are certain in this life – death and taxes. And while we can escape neither, there are quite many ways we can lessen the burden of both. Since this is no medical blog, we will be talking about what can you do to lower your household bills and simultaneously be a better earthling. How, you may ask? By turning your roof into a factory for unlimited renewable resources of course. Read the rest of this entry »