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  • Four Steps to Get Your Gutters Ready for Spring

    3/31/2017 3:34 PM

    Take the time now to inspect your gutters and perform any necessary maintenance so they're ready to handle spring downpours.

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    Water Damage: 4 Gutter Problems and How to Fix Them

    10/14/2016 1:24 PM

    Four common gutter problems, the issues they can cause, and how to fix them. 

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    Gutter Gardens Shouldn't Be in Your Landscape

    6/16/2016 8:38 AM

    No, we're not talking about the Pinterest craze of mounting gutters on an exterior wall and planting an herb garden. We're talking about gutters that are so clogged with debris that seeds are actually able to germinate and grow in them. Besides being an eyesore, your gutters cannot effectively carry water off your roof and away from your home when they're this clogged.

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    Five Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Clean Your Gutters Yourself

    10/22/2015 9:10 AM

    It's beginning.  Fall is here, and leaves are changing into their autumn beauty.  You come out to your car in the morning and there are a few leaves on your windshield.  But before you know it, it will look like the trees are dropping leaves by the ton.

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    Benefits of a Seamless Gutter System

    10/14/2015 9:55 AM

    In an ideal world, your gutters work perfectly.  Rain water drains from your roof into the gutters where it's carried to the downspouts and drains away from your home's foundation.  But all along the water's path lies the potential for problems, from debris and clogs to leaks and drainage issues.

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    Five Signs That You Need Gutter Replacement This Fall

    10/9/2015 10:11 AM

    When you think about maintaining the structural integrity of your home, gutters play a vital role.  When your gutters are working properly they allow rain water to flow from your roof surfaces down into the gutters, where it is swiftly carried to the downspouts and drains away from your home.

  • Storm Preparation Kit

    Be Prepared for Severe Weather from Hurricane Joaquin

    10/1/2015 12:04 PM

    We're still in the midst of hurricane season, which doesn't officially end until November 30.  And those of us on the east coast are preparing for the 10th named storm this year to affect our area.  While meteorologists aren't sure at this point where Hurricane Joaquin will make landfall, as of this writing there's a good chance it could head up the Chesapeake Bay.  Wherever Joaquin hits, no doubt it will affect Maryland, V

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    Fall Home Maintenance

    9/22/2015 9:31 PM

    It's officially fall, and here in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC we're beginning to notice the changes.  Cooler nights make for great sleeping weather with the windows open.  The days are getting shorter, with many of us leaving for work or school before sunrise.  Grass may be greening up again with the passing of blistering-hot summer days, and fall-blooming perennials begin their autumn show.

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    Rain Barrels for Irrigation and Water Conservation

    4/3/2015 4:09 PM

    It seems like we've barely recovered from the snow thaw of this past winter, and spring is upon us.  Spring brings lots of rain showers to the Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC areas, some of them heavy downpours.  If you have clean gutters and downspouts that drain properly, your foundation and landscaping should be protected from any soil erosion. 

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    Welcome Spring with Plants You Can Grow Now

    3/24/2015 3:29 PM

    Let's face it: we've have a rough winter.  But it's officially spring, so what better way to welcome its arrival than planning your landscaping projects.  Some plants shouldn't go into the ground until the chance of frost has passed.  The last possible frost date is typically the first week of April for much of Maryland, northern Virginia, and Washington DC.