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Everything You Need to Know About Gutter Guards
The 8 Hidden Damages Clogged Gutters Bring (Part 2)
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Ah, rain chains. Originating from ancient Japan (“kusari doi” for all of you who want to impress their Japanese friends with your new gutter story…) these beautiful ornaments are designed to navigate rainwater safely away from your house’s foundation.
The Japanese combined them with water containers so the rainwater could later be used for other ancient Japanese stuff.
As 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 »
Nobody said that rain gutters should be only related to misery, debris and water flow. In fact, some people across the globe have found a way to put a little fun in them along with the leaves and branches. Everyone should agree that if you are avoiding getting your house flooded you should at least do it with style in a creative and amusing manner. We have collected 12 real-life proofs that entertainment can be implemented in even the most boring of jobs. Enjoy this set of hilarious rain gutters we’ve found around the Internet: Read the rest of this entry »
Making your home a no bug zone is a challenging, yet not an impossible task. In order to do it, however, you need to know a lot about the particular pests infesting your home or consult a licensed exterminator about some pest elimination tips. It is also a good idea to read some information from trusted sources before you take any action. This article is a good beginning, since here you may find some basic data about identification, elimination, and preventative pest control. Of course, not all pests can be treated equally (as Animal Farm taught us), so we will discuss some of the most common species one by one: Read the rest of this entry »
Your 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 »
Do you often forget about the existence of your gutter system? Have you experienced guttering problems due to not cleaning it often enough? Different types of gutters clog, overflow water, and insect infestation florish. 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 »
We 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 »
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 »
London is like a little country on it’s own. Sure, it stands for everything British, but it is quite different from the rest of England. The overpopulation, the rich cultural and ethnic diversity and most noticeably – the attitude. Even if you are not born and raised in the city, to become a true Londoner you have to have the attitude. That’s when some things you thought were pretty weird or bizarre become part of your everyday. Things like … Read the rest of this entry »
We’ve talked before about rainwater harvesting and how it can save you money from your water bill. But how much exactly? We’ve decided to make a simple tool to help you calculate how much water can you save yearly and how big of a tank you would need. Of course those are not precise calculations, but the numbers will help you gain perspective of how much would you be able to save. Read the rest of this entry »