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Space Heaters vs. Gas Heat: Which is Best for Your Home?

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Between decadent comfort food, beautiful snowfalls, and holiday celebrations, the winter has a lot going for it. What I could do without is the cold. Throughout the season, I’m plagued with unbelievably high heating bills, sudden overnight temperature drops, and an unbearably cold toilet seat on nighttime bathroom visits. To keep winter fun, I’ve looked into numerous heating …

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Gutter Guard Installation: How Much Does It Cost?

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Gutter guards prevent your gutters from clogging with leaves and debris. It’s important to keep them clear for multiple reasons. Firstly, all that piled up dirt is unsanitary and can cause mold and mildew issues indoors and outside. Secondly, prolonged clogs will damage the structure of the gutters and maybe even your house. But choosing …

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How to Remove an Ice Dam Safely (And Prevent One From Forming)

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If you live in a colder region and have a roof, then ice dams are probably a concern. As it happens, most of the BYB team also live in cold-winter areas and face the same battle against ice- and water-damage each year. We’ve pulled together all the best professional tips, our own experiences, and some …

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Best Roof Melt to Get Rid of Snow and Ice in 2020

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Although icicles are beautiful symbols of the holiday season, they’re also a sign of trouble. If you have icicles hanging from your roof, you could experience one of two problems. First, your roof and gutters system could break. Shingles might break and cause a serious leak in your home. Second, someone could experience an injury …

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Magnesium Chloride vs. Calcium Chloride Ice Melt

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Magnesium chloride vs calcium chloride: which one is the better ice melt for you? The answer to the magnesium chloride vs calcium chloride questions is not always the same. Depending on the weather patterns where you live, and the building materials that your sidewalks, driveways, and porches are made out of, there are numerous factors that go …

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