To Guard or Not To Guard

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There are two options a homeowner has at their disposal when attempting to confront the situation of rain falling on the home: gutters or no gutters. Gutters are designed with the main function of catching rain water and channeling the rain away from the house thereby protecting the foundation and integrity of the home. Rain is a natural occurrence that every home in the world battles on a continuing basis. Gutters will catch rain (IF they are clear and in ...

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Protecting Your Gutters

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When a homeowner protects, covers or “guards” their gutters, the job of cleaning one’s gutters decreases and the life of the home is increased. If an inferior or “cheap” option for protecting the gutters is chosen by the homeowner, then old adage of you get what you pay for comes into play. The cheap, quick options chosen by many homeowners satisfies the initial immediate problem of protecting the gutters from debris and allows the homeowner to not having to clean ...

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Cleaning Your Gutters

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Keeping gutters on a house clean and free of debris can be accomplished by cleaning the gutters on a periodic basis or keeping the gutters clean from the beginning and then staying free of debris.

A statement can be made about gutter cleaning – nobody likes or enjoys performing this task. If a person claims to like cleaning their own gutters, ask them to do clean yours and see what kind of response you will get in return. Cleaning gutters can ...

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Ground Trenching

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Trenching is just as the meaning of the word implies, rainfall hitting the ground or ground oriented surface, in a concentrated area, usually the straight line of a roof edge, the rain will dig into the ground creating a small trench.  The trenches are usually not visible in the very beginning of the life of a house.  Over time the homeowner discovers that small valleys, lines or trenches appear around the outside edges of the home.

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