Gutter Cleaning Tools

gutter brush

Cleaning your gutters should be considered an essential part of routine maintenance for your home, at least if you have a standard sectional gutter system in place without any leaf guard installed. After all, the efficiency of your home’s gutter and drainage system relies on its condition. Things like clogs, ice dams and leaks need […]

Choosing the Right Gutter Size for Your Home

gutter size

Your gutters and downspouts have a very important job to do, so choosing the right gutter size is important for maximizing the effectiveness of the system. In the US, there are two main gutter size standards, which are by far the most common in normal modern homes. Firstly, there are the K-style gutters, which feature […]

Painting Your Home For Better Curb Appeal

painting home

One of the first things you’ll hear about when getting your home ready for sale is a fresh coat of paint. Whether it’s the bedrooms, the kitchen, or even the exterior, a new coat of paint goes a long way to making the house look younger and more enticing to buyers. Painting the exterior of […]

Reasons to Upgrade Your Rain Gutters

rain gutter upgrades

An effective rain gutter system is essential for keeping your home protected from the elements by diverting rainwater away from the structure. However, if your gutter system is showing signs of aging, or you aren’t yet using a more effective and maintenance-free seamless gutter system, it might be time to invest in an upgrade. #1. […]

Benefits of Rain Chains

rain chains

Rain chains are an alternative to downspouts, which are essential components of any gutter system. Like downspouts, they serve to guide rainwater away from the building to prevent the area around the foundations from becoming waterlogged. Although rain chains are still not very common in the western world, they’re by no means a new thing. […]

Advantages of Maintaining Your Rain Gutters

rain gutter maintenance

Rain gutters aren’t normally considered to be among the most glamorous parts of a home. As such, they often get overlooked to the extent that they stop performing to their fullest potential. However, keeping your rain gutters in top condition presents many important advantages including, most importantly, improving the safety of your home. Traditional open […]

How to Prepare for Wet Weather

wet weather

A small amount of rain might not hurt, but a severe storm can be quite a different matter. If severe rainfall has been predicted in your area, you’ll want to make sure that your home is as best prepared for it as possible. After all, flooding and leaks can lead to serious problems that are […]

How to Install a Rain Barrel

rain barrel

Installing a rain barrel to accompany your home’s gutter system allows you to harvest free water for irrigation purposes or even for drinking, depending on the system. Although the water pressure is minimal with a standard rain barrel, some do come with pumps, allowing you to use them with a hose. Before installing a rain […]

Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal

curb appeal

When your home goes on the market, a small picture of the front of your house is pretty much a buyer’s first impression. If the front of the house looks dated or dull, you likely won’t attract as many potential buyers as if you spend a little time and some TLC on the details. Here […]

Plants That Keep Mosquitoes Away


No one wants mosquitoes buzzing around their lawn or backyard, but using strong chemicals to get rid of them and prevent them from returning is not the best solution either. Among the safest ways to keep mosquitoes at bay is to use purely natural methods, such as plants that naturally repel them. You’ll also want […]