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Seamless Gutters are the Best Choice in Aluminum Gutters

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, August 14, 2012

While most homeowners probably take them for granted, gutters and downspouts play a critical role home maintenance.

When it's working perfectly, a home's drainage system will hardly be noticeable, but when something goes wrong, homeowners may notice several signs.

When gutters are clogged the water will either overflow or back up between the gutter and the shingles.

In the winter a clogged gutter may freeze and crack. In addition to clogging, the spikes that attach a gutter could also come loose. This can cause the pitch of the gutter to change and interfere with proper drainage.

Over time, leaks can develop in gutters that have seams.

Whenever you have seams in your gutters, there's always the possibility for leaks. The best choice in aluminum gutters are seamless gutters.

Homeowners can also install leaf guards on their gutters which will improve the home's drainage system.

Most problems with a home's drainage system can be prevented by regular gutter cleaning. The frequency of cleaning depends on the number of trees on a property, since leaves will clog gutters.  It is recommended that you do a fall and spring cleaning.

Another major problems homeowners experience with their home's drainage system is clogged downspouts. However, regardless of maintenance, eventually aluminum gutters and downspouts do have to be replaced.

Aluminum gutters last from 15-30 years, depending on how they're maintained and kept up. But, once they get older, the seams will start to bust open.

If a gutter is damaged, it can be patched, but it will still leak again. In most cases, if a gutter has had leaks, it should be replaced with new seamless gutters. Seamless gutters these days last a lot longer.

Also, gutters can now be equipped with heat cables to keep ice from forming in them in the winter.

For information on aluminum seamless gutters, contact Custom Insulation.

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Use Tax Free Weekend to Get Home Improvement Projects Done

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, July 31, 2012

There is a sales tax holiday coming up in Massachusetts. If you have any home improvement projects that need doing: gutters, insulation or fireplace inserts or stoves, this is your opportunity to save some money.

Gas and Wood burning stoves and fireplace inserts save you money on your heating bills. If you want a more efficient way to heat your home while adding ambiance, a fireplace is the answer. Many older homes in Worcester are drafty or inefficient, fireplace inserts and stoves increase your heating efficiency and add beauty to any room.

Speaking of those older drafty homes; new insulation is another way to improve your homes efficiency and decrease your heating bills. Insulating crawl spaces, attic spaces and drafty areas with either blanket, spray foam or blown-in insulation keeps your home the temperature you want it.

Need new gutters? Good, because tax free weekend will be the perfect time to get them. Weather you want aluminum gutters, a gutter guard system or copper gutters, a new gutter system will better protect your home.

For your home improvement projects, contact Custom Insulation.

Copper Gutters for your Home

Joseph Coupal - Friday, July 20, 2012

Gutters prevent water damage in your home, from the roof to the basement. Copper gutters are becoming more and more popular. At Custom Insulation we love when homeowners choose copper gutters.

Why? Other than the distinctive style they add to your home, copper gutters will never rust or rot and are more easily maintained than aluminum gutters.  There is a style and appeal with copper gutters that only they can achieve.

Copper gutters add a higher value to your home. though they oxidize over time, many people prefer that  greenish look which looks particularly at home on older houses in Worcester.

If you need gutters, want to improve curb appeal and are also looking to invest in your home, copper gutters are an excellent option. The many benefits mean that you're going to pay a bit more for copper gutters but it also means that you will be getting a product that lasts longer and is easier to maintain. Contact Custom Insulation for more information.

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