Gutters Blog Posts

Rain Gutters to Replace or Not to Replace That Was the Question

Sometimes, the gutter problem is not always what you think.This summer we had a problem that I noticed with our gutters.  Rain was literally pouring over the top of them.  You would think there was a problem with leaves clogging the gutters...
by Nuts 4 Stuff on Jan 4, 2017

It's Sort of Like Drinking From a Firehose

There I stood, in the pouring rain, looking up at the business end of a length of 4" copper downspout, cold water simply gushing into my face, trying to simultaneously hold an umbrella, adjust the downspout per my husband's instruction, and keep from...
by Old Town Home on Jan 13, 2014

It's Sort of Like Drinking From a Firehose

There I stood, in the pouring rain, looking up at the business end of a length of 4" copper downspout, cold water simply gushing into my face, trying to simultaneously hold an umbrella, adjust the downspout per my husband's instruction, and keep from...
by Old Town Home on Jan 13, 2014

Choosing My Home Fall Maintenance Project with HomeAdvisor

Entry #2838, September 16, 2013 A few week’s ago I introduced you to the HomeAdvisor Report Card Quiz and you saw how by answering 10 questions you could determine what...
by Stagetecture on Sep 16, 2013

Historic Gutters - or - Remember the Time I Fell Off of the Roof?

As we mentioned in our post about gutter and downspout research, the whole idea of full gutter replacement was a bit of a hiccup in our much larger siding replacement project. As if we didn't have enough going on, the research, purchase, and ultimate...
by Old Town Home on Sep 13, 2013

Test your Home Fall Maintenance Score with HomeAdvisor

 Entry #2806, September 3, 2013 Can you believe we have already finished 9 months of the year and we are headed into Fall already? By now you have probably started...
by Stagetecture on Sep 3, 2013

The Search for Historically Accurate Half Round Copper Gutters

Alright! We were rolling right along with our four part prerequisite list for the siding project we had undertaken with little to no (okay, absolutely no) previous experience installing siding. Sure we may have had a few snags and delays along the wa...
by Old Town Home on Aug 5, 2013

Completed My Home Spring Maintenance with HomeAdvisor

 Entry #2413, May 13, 2013 Over the past week my outdoor home has been transformed with spring maintenance projects! If you missed the first post – ProjectHome – Spring Maintenance...
by Stagetecture on May 13, 2013

ProjectHome – Spring Maintenance on My Home with HomeAdvisor

 Entry #2366, May 1, 2013 Springtime is in full swing and it always seems like over the wintertime we completely neglect our outdoor homes! Even with me living in Florida...
by Stagetecture on May 1, 2013

Guest Blogger: 5 Tips for Controlling Moisture in Your Home

Guest Blogger #918, Entry #2159, April 1, 2013 Excessive moisture in your home can be extremely problematic, often leading to such issues as mold, degradation of air quality, offensive odors and even structural damage. If you feel that your home is...
by Stagetecture on Apr 1, 2013

Guest Blogger: Easy Ways to Prolong the Lifespan of Your Roof

 Guest Blogger #865, Entry #2088, February 11, 2012 Keeping a roof over your head isn’t just a matter of paying the bills. Home owners need to be proactive in home maintenance in order to make sure problems don’t arise. Roofing problems...
by Stagetecture on Feb 11, 2013

Dealing with Ice Dams on your roof

In most cases ice dams form on a roof due to warm air from the attic warming the high portion of the roof and melting the bottom layer of snow buildup on the roof. As the snow melts the water runs down the roof and builds up along the colder eave edg...

Maintaining Your Gutters

How often should my gutters be cleaned? Answer: They should be cleaned at least once per year. Another point to remember: If you have had a major storm with debris from trees etc. you should check your gutters to determine if they need cleaning. What...

A "There I Fixed It" Downspout Solution

In case you didn't see our post last week, we had our copper downspout ripped off of our house...literally. Unbeknownst to us, a thief showed up in the middle of the night and snatched our copper downspout in order to take it to a scrap met...
by Old Town Home on Oct 22, 2012

Want to instantly improve the appearance of your home or business without having to do any of the work?

Dirt, grime and mildew can collect on your home or business exterior and if not cleaned, can cause it to become unattractive, cause costly repairs, renovations or replacement. We use environmentally friendly cleaning agents that easily remove the...

Getting Down With the Copper Downspout

When we moved into our house, our gutter situation was far less than desirable. The white aluminum gutter that adorned the back wall of our home may have been just 10 feet wide, but its modern shape looked out of place on the rear of our little histo...
by Old Town Home on Aug 16, 2012

Performing A Quality Roof Inspection

Your roof is asked to do a lot, namely to serve as the primary protective shield for your residence from the elements. Your roof is exposed to extremes of temperature, wind, rain, snow, ice, and even the most Small of … Continue reading →...
by topsbusinessmarketing.com on May 18, 2012

Gutter Maintenance Tips

It is very important to carryout routine gutter maintenance exercises. This is because, the puddles that accumulate on your roof due to lack of proper drainage could eventually lead to rotting and eventual caving in of the entire roof. Below is a gut...
by infoineed on Apr 17, 2012

Roof Rain Gutter Downspout Maintenance | Downspout Cleaning

The amount of the roof rain gutter downspout maintenance depends mostly on the rain gutter maintenance and the downspout bottom end / its extension condition. There's not much to worry about if you're living in a tree-free neighborhood, where your ra...

How To Clean Gutters | Maintenance and Gutter Cleaning Tips

Rain gutter maintenance is one of the most important house maintenance tasks to perform on the exterior of your property. Neglecting gutter maintenance might result in damage and costly repairs of the soffit, fascia, house wall (exterior and interior...
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