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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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

Source: Flickr 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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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Mr. Gutters, there’s a maple forest sitting on the roof!

Do you remember Mr. Gutters? Here’s yet another adventure of his! A year after purchasing a home in a 50-year-old neighborhood, my sister quickly realized that she would not be able to leave her gutters unattended for too long. What she thought was a climbing plant that had seeped through the downspout turned out be […]

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Prevent vermin from entering your home this fall

Now that the cold weather is fast approaching, we love to take refuge in the comfort of our own home. But we’re not the only ones! Indeed, unwanted critters sometimes want to be able to enjoy the warmth of our home too. Before you need to call pest control, start with prevention. Here is a […]

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The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Wood Stove Maintenance

Fall is the ideal time to get a fire going. In addition to heating your home, a wood stove will help you get through increasingly colder and rainy days by providing a cozy atmosphere. However, before lighting the fire, it is necessary to conduct an annual inspection of your wood stove in order to ensure […]

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Help Mr. Gutter, my Gutters are Overflowing!

As part of the Alu-Rex team, I am now known as the gutter “specialist” among my friends. It was thus no surprise to me when I got my first text message some time ago about a friend dealing with clogged gutters. Without a moment’s hesitation, I went on location to complete this first assignment at […]

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