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Gutter fires: an underestimated hazard

Fire can wreak major havoc in a home and take everything away without mercy. To top it off, insurance-related procedures can be long and cumbersome in such situations. Insurance companies will seek to uncover whether the fire was caused by negligence or an electrical problem. Often, it can even come from outside your residence. Have you ever thought of the possibility of gutter fires? Several fires are actually caused by poorly cleaned gutters that contain a large amount of debris.

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3 reasons why you should trust a professional gutter installer

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3 types of access panels to get inside your T-Rex gutter

Gutters equipped with the T-Rex are closed and seamless. This feature makes them extremely strong and prevents debris from getting inside. However, what happens when a property is located in an environment where there is dense vegetation? The gutters’ cleaning cycle takes place at an accelerated rate. Under these difficult conditions, the T-Rex® continuous hangerMC can sometimes let micro-debris in, thereby reducing its effectiveness. To address this issue, T-Rex installers have created an access panel located just above the downspouts. There are three ways to install these access panels.

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4 different types of fireplace: which one to choose?

Nothing is more comforting than the heat and crackling of a fireplace when the cold sets in. Although wood fireplaces are fun to enjoy at home, they still come with their share of drawbacks such as transporting the cords of wood, cutting the wood, scraps, soot, ashes, etc. Several other options are available as well: gas, pellet, electric and ethanol fireplaces. Each has its upsides and downsides; which to choose?

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Getting ready for winter: choosing a snowblower

Shoveling snow is a drag for many and is associated with back pains, muscle strains and fatigue. Using a snowblower is the solution to avoid injuries during the cold season. At the time of purchase, you’ll feel a bit as if you were at the dealership as you will be shown a wide variety of brands and models. There are several types of snowblowers: single-stage, two-stage, three-stage, electric and electric cordless models.

Choosing a snowblower should be made according to one’s budget, and based on the surface and the area concerned, as well as on available storage. How can you determine which one best suits your needs?

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Mr. Gutter, is my roof going to collapse on me?

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My neighbor was looking at the 5 feet of snow and ice standing atop her home with a detached yet anxious look on her face.

Her side of duplex had fallen prey to heavy snow accumulations, much of which was frozen at the bottom. As her residence had only been built a few years ago, she thought that the structure would easily take this additional load. As my background in gutters is not that far removed from my experience in roofing structures, I told her that I would look into it. Basically, any child walking by was at risk of getting hit by this oversized chunk of snow. Consequently, I was anxious to find an argument that would get her moving. Continue →

Preventing condensation on windows – an investment

With winter fast approaching, outside temperatures are plummeting. It is thus essential to prepare your home adequately for the cold season, which sure comes with its share of problems. Several phenomena occur with the arrival of the cold weather, such as condensation on windows. This is due to the ambient humidity level inside the house. Since many people don’t know how to tackle this problem, here are a few tips of our own.

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One click away from finding the right contractor for your renovation projects

Renovation projects are sometimes key to ensuring the sustainability of your home. However, they all come with their fair share of stress. Furthermore, redoing the bathroom, planning for a new kitchen or putting in a new roof requires a major investment. So many contractors offering the same kind of services, yet such a huge discrepancy in the prices they give you. Where to start? Who to call? Be that as it may, there are actually brokers now who can help you make an informed decision, free of charge. To that end, several websites will guide you through the bids submitted so that you can have peace of mind.

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Alu-Rex: A green company focusing on recycling

Did you know? Alu-Rex cares about the environment! The following are some of the efforts made to help preserve the natural world around us.

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How to apply asphalt driveway sealers

With winter approaching, autumn is the best season to apply sealer on your asphalt driveway. Maintaining your driveway is a piece of cake when you know how to do it. Sunlight, drops of oil and gasoline, water, snow and salt are all factors to which driveways are exposed throughout the year. Applying an asphalt sealer will increase your driveway’s durability. Not to mention that this procedure can be carried out simply and quickly. You can even do it yourself, without the assistance of a professional, and in a single weekend at that.

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