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A new gutter guard has been tested and it passed. After months of testing, very little organic muck had made it into the gutter. Even with some debris on top of the gutter guards, the water still flowed freely into the gutter. These gutter covers are not maintenance free, but they do keep the rain gutter clean and flowing.

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Thinking of purchasing a gutter guard to keep your gutters clean? Think again. These overpriced gutter guards still have to be maintained, and with a gutter covering that isn't clear, it's even tougher to find the clogs.

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Pergola Ideas for Small Patios TIPS Scale is very important - think Big for small patios Wind load is real and pergolas can blow over or away Use DIY copper rot treatment for buried posts Mix lumber species and stains for multi-colored WOW factor CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! DEAR TIM: […]

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Portable Electric Generator TIPS Small generators can do many things but not all at once Weight similar to 5-gallon bucket of drywall mud Produces clean AC power Smaller generators need more refueling CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! DEAR TIM: I've had it with power outages here at my home and I've […]

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Algae can grow in a number of places. It grows on roof shingles, shaded decks and steps. Do you know how to remove algae? Oxygen bleach is an easy way to remove algae and it is safe for the environment.

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Flat roofs and hot tar roofs were/are chronic leakers. Asphalt shingles do not work well on flat roofs. Rubber roofing is easy to install and works for all the low-slope roofs on your home.

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Roofing membranes and synthetic rubber roofing compounds for flat roofs outperform gravel roofing materials and make roof leak detection far easier. These roofing materials are basically seamless and fight UV damage. Used mostly commercially, flat roof membranes have many residential uses.

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Out in nature when it rains on soil, most of the water goes into the ground. Yeah, this column is about drainage paving stones, but you need to know something first. I say this assuming: it's not a downpour the soil is not saturated from days of rain the soil isn't frozen or some other […]

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Colored brick pavers have been around since the late 1970s. I remember when these interlocking colored concrete bricks were introduced. Homeowners were attracted to them like flies to picnic food. When I first saw them, I knew there would be problems with them. First, they were made from regular concrete. Small pieces of stone were […]

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If you build a deck with Trex decking, it might not be as maintenance-free as you might think. Large patches of white fungus and different species of mushrooms have been found growing on the underside of the decking.

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