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38 Garage Storage Ideas to Clear Up Your Clutter

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Garages have a tendency to become cluttered quickly. It doesn’t take long for stored items to pile up and take over any workspace you may have once had. Not only is a cluttered garage frustrating to look at, it can also become a breeding ground for unwanted critters such as mice, spiders, and insects that prefer …

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Gutter Guard Installation: How Much Does It Cost?

gutters with guards in winter to prevent ice accumulation

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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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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7 Types of Rain Gutters for Your Design Considerations

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Rain gutters are one of those things you don’t notice until they’re broken or missing. Gutters protect your home from water damage by directing water away from the walls. Sounds simple enough, yet rain gutters come in a variety of materials and designs, each with different features. We’ll help you dig through the options, so …

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

Ice drops from the roof of a home with a significant ice dam

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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Magnesium Chloride vs. Calcium Chloride Ice Melt

Magnesium Chloride vs. Calcium Chloride Ice Melt wide a city street residentail with snowy icy sidewalks snow weather

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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A Complete Guide to Home Maintenance

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Keeping up with annual chores can be daunting if you don’t have an organized action plan. Since maintenance is ongoing, it’s easy to get lost or fall behind schedule. However, regular home maintenance will protect your wallet from costly repairs in the future. To make life easier, we’ve created an easy-to-follow monthly task list so …

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