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Should You Pay to Have Your Gutters Cleaned?

Functioning gutters are essential to a healthy home. So who should clean yours? Here are the pros and cons of DIY vs. pro cleaning.

Brilliant Uses for Gutters that Aren’t on the Roof

Don't put those old gutters in the trash heap just yet! There are many clever and creative ways to recycle...


40 Things You Should Know About a Home By Age 40

Home repair is learned over time


15 Things We’re Buying at The Home Depot This Spring

The harsh winter can take a toll on your home and your yard. Now is the time to tackle home...


Rain barrel diverters protect your foundation from overflows

This simple valve on a rain barrel downspout diverter keeps your house protected.

Trailer Safety Checklist and Tips You Need to Know

Hauling trailers can be dangerous, but for many people in the trades it is a daily necessity. Get a trailer...


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15 Things Home Inspectors Wish You Knew

These things home inspectors wish you knew can help sellers prepare for a home sale and make buyers aware of...

6 Home Problems Inspectors Hate to See and How to Fix Them

Reuben Saltzman, president of Structure Tech in Minnesota, identifies potential home problems and what to do about them.


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9 Must-Have Tools for Cleaning Gutters

Is "clean the gutters" on your to-do list this weekend? Before you start, make sure you have the tools you...


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Your Guide to Winterizing Everything

From cars, boats and lawn mowers to pools, gutters and grills. Here's how to winterize everything around your home.


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25 Hints for Fixing Roof and Gutter Issues

A solid, leak-free roof with good gutters defends your home against the elements. Arm yourself with the knowledge to understand...

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How to Install and Replace Gutters

Learn how to install strong, sleek-looking gutters.


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The Best Gutter Guards for Your Home

Which type will work best for your house?


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Easy Gutter Fixes You Can DIY

Solve gutter problems with these easy fixes.


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How to Build an Under-Deck Roof

Inexpensive roof panels keep it dry down below


Do You Need a Gutter Cleaning Robot?

Cleaning gutters is a daunting, unpleasant, yet important, task. Have you considered having a gutter cleaning robot do this work...

5 Go-To Gutter Cleaning Products for Fall and Beyond

You should clean your gutters at least one a year. Prevent blockages from fallen leaves and other debris with these...


How to Fix Overflowing Gutters

An add-on splash guard prevent gutter overflows.


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How to Get Your Gutters Ready for Fall and Winter

How to Get Your Gutters Ready for Fall and Winter


Genius Storage Idea: Gutter Shelves

Increase your kitchen storage with...gutters.


Whitewashing Stucco

Don't put up with dingy stucco exterior walls


How to Fix Gutters

Repair those leaky or sagging gutters


Deck: How to Build a Deck Planter

Assemble and mount this simple planter in less than an hour


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How to Quiet Gutters and Downspouts

Use this rope trick to silence the drips.

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