Spring Maintenance: Gutter Tips

Written by ThriftyFun.com

pring Maintenance: Gutter Tips

Spring is a good time to examine your gutters and see if they need to be cleaned. Here are some gutter cleaning tips.

General Tips

- Plan on inspecting your gutters twice a year inrepparttar spring and fall. If your house is under any trees you may have clean gutters more often.

- A small garden shovel works well for scooping debris out of gutters.

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- If your gutters sagrepparttar 100147 water will not flow properly. Remove all debris and re-attach gutters.

- Use a hose with pressure nozzle to clean out clogged spouts.

- Use a plumber's snake for stubborn clogs.

- Patch leaks with outdoor caulk.

- If you are using an extension ladder place a 2x4 inrepparttar 100148 gutter to help prevent it from bending underrepparttar 100149 pressure of you andrepparttar 100150 ladder.

Help Choosing Door and Window Hardware.

Written by Ali Arnold

Who would berepparttar best person to help you find suitable fixtures and fittings for doors and windows?

Architects are trained to create designs that are structurally sound, functional, and aesthetically pleasing. They also often have a basis knowledge of construction materials, though notrepparttar 100143 detailed knowledge required when choosing appropriate hardware.

Interior designers specialize inrepparttar 100144 decorating and furnishing of rooms and can offer fresh, innovative ideas and advice, but will be concentrating onrepparttar 100145 appearance rather than howrepparttar 100146 fittings work.Maybe a blacksmith or metal worker would berepparttar 100147 person to ask.. No, a joiner isrepparttar 100148 best person to give advise.

Joiners understand what is needed, they have made doors and windows and know how big a hinge would be needed to holdrepparttar 100149 weight of a solid oak door, or which lock would fit properly and safely in rebated french windows.

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