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23 Decorative Downspout Ideas for Your Home

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If you want to freshen up your home’s appearance, there are countless ways you could go about it. As you update your paint or change up your landscaping, don’t forget to enhance your gutter downspout while you’re at it. The downspout is a necessity for proper roof drainage. It prevents water damage but can often …

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How Far Should Downspouts Extend From Your Home?

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Installing rain gutters on your roof is the first step in managing roof runoff. Now that there isn’t water dripping on your head when you step under the eaves, it’s time to consider where that roof water goes when it enters your gutter downspouts. Downspouts are there to direct excess water away from your house …

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How to Harvest and Collect Rainwater

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If you want to save money, save resources, and save the planet, you should try harvesting rainwater. It’s fairly simple to set up a system, especially when you have a comprehensive guide like this one to lead the way! This guide includes information on the benefits of rainwater collection, where collecting rainwater is legal, and …

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Types Of Gutter Guards: A Guide to Keeping Your Gutters Clean

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Keeping your gutters clean of debris is one of those necessary evils that accompany home-ownership. Not only does it save you time and money by keeping to a cleaning schedule it also helps you avoid any serious problems down the road. Clogged gutters can back up water and place unneeded stress along your roof edges. …

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The Best Foam Gutter Guards: Reviews and Buyers Guide

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Gutter cleaning is both a tedious and dangerous job. Having to climb up on a ladder to clean your gutters on a regular basis leaves you exposed to risks that could imply falling and hurting yourself. Gutter guards can prevent gutters from getting clogged, they keep pesky critters away from nesting inside the gutters, and …

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