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Eavestroughs and rain water management blog

Replacing your roof: 3 clues that don’t lie

Purchasing a home comes with many aspects, which is why it is important to plan for and prepare for possible problems. As is the case with home foundations, the roofing structure is key in preserving your home. Vigilance is crucial in this case if you wish to prevent water infiltration and mold, which could spread to the attic and the structure of the house. Avoiding these inconveniences means avoiding staggering costs, hence the importance of knowing when to replace your roof.

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Gouttières Laurentides: a family affair

Doing business with an established company for installing your gutters is essential. Gutters play a key role in protecting your home. Preventing water infiltration and the presence of mold in the structure of a residence is not a luxury for homeowners. Gouttières Laurentides is a leader in gutter installation; efficiency, reliability and affordable prices are the cornerstone of its business.

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What is the difference between gutter, soffit and fascia?

Québec’s changing weather requires specific and durable installations. Without a gutter, your residence runs the risk of dealing with water infiltration problems. Without soffit and a fascia board, mold can grow in the attic. It is therefore important to distinguish these three elements if you wish to integrate them properly into your home.

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Cedar hedge: 3 reasons to opt for it around your property

When purchasing a home, it is often necessary to delineate one’s property. Installing a fence can be costly, tedious and unattractive. Another possibility is to opt for a cedar hedge. It’s an option that is attractive and durable, and which requires very little maintenance considering the visual effect it produces. Although a cedar hedge may seem like a long and difficult project to undertake, it is easier than you might think. It’s actually a good way to delineate your property.

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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 →