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Stop Your Gutters from Freezing Using These Tricks
Let's face it, this has been a weird winter in the Twin Cities so far.  We've had subzero wind chills, warm days where the snow melts and turns our yards to mud, and high winds blowing everything from dirt to ice around.  Winter is hard on a home here in Minnesota, and one of the casualties is often the gutter system.  Without the proper care, gutters can freeze up, causing damage both to the gutters ...
Clean Your Gutters to Help Keep Your Home Free of Mosquitoes and the Zika Virus
If you've been following the news, you're probably aware that the Zika virus - once confined mostly to Brazil - has shown up among mosquitoes in the U.S. Right now it's mostly the southern and eastern states, although they have been found in Michigan.  It's only a matter of time before those bugs make it to the Minneapolis area.  (For a map of where they have been confirmed, click here.) In addition, other mosquito-transmitted illnesses ...
What to Do When Water Runs Behind Your Gutters
After last week's storms we've gotten lots of calls from people having issues with their rain gutters.  If that's something you're experiencing, this post is for you.   Many ranch styled homes, or other homes that do not have much of a pitch of the roof, generally have issues with water falling off their roof. In addition to this, not having properly working gutters around your home can cause further issues for the home itself and ...
Should You Replace or Repair the Gutters on Your Home?
When was the last time you took a good look at the condition of your gutters? For most homeowners, gutters are usually paid no attention until the spring months when excessive rain that can come pouring in. When the gutters are dripping water from the sides, then something is wrong with the gutter system. The water should run through them and down the spouts away from the home and not over the sides. If your gutters aren't ...
Rotting Fascia Can Compromise Your Home
Has your home got trouble that you don't know about? A lot of people do not consider the fascia  on their homes, or even know that it is there and it is so important. If you’ve ever had problems with your gutters, then chances are that you’ve had problems with your fascia as well. The longer you wait to fix these damages, the worse the damage is going to be on the fascia. With proper maintenance and ...
4 Important Questions to Ask Yourself Before Replacing Your Gutters
Now that fall is here, it's a good idea to check over the exterior of your home to see what needs repair or replacing before another Minnesota winter.  If it has been some time now since you have checked your gutters, it most likely is time to give them a close look before our next season. A gutter system that works properly provides  excellent drainage that maintains the home's structural integrity. You need to be sure ...

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