Are There Granules in Your Gutters?

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Fall is coming, which means soon it will be time to clean your gutters once again (or, at least, to have someone clean them for you). So we thought this would be a good time to discuss one type of gutter debris that should be cause for alarm. Roof shingle granules. Most asphalt shingles are covered with little granules. When they start washing into your gutters it is a sign that the roof probably needs to be replaced. You see, your roof, soffits, fascia, and gutters all work together as one big system designed to..

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In Search of the Best Gutter Sealant

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Last week we talked about a quick, easy fix for sealing leaks at the corner seams of an aluminum gutter system. Today, we thought we’d take a look at several of the sealants which are available on the market. That way, you can make the best choice for your home if you are ever facing a corner seal leak. There are three best-selling gutter sealants out there: General Electric Metallic Silicone II Caulk, GE Lighting White Paintable, and Rust-Oleum..

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How to Repair a Leak at the Corner Seam

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The reduction of leaks is one of the biggest advantages of purchasing seamless aluminum gutters. Other gutter systems are sold in 10 foot sections, which means creating 3 seams if you have a 30 foot length of roof. Seams are all potential leak sites. Aluminum gutters eliminate the problem, because the entire length of gutter is custom-made on-site. So if you have a thirty foot length of gutter, you’ll get a thirty foot gutter to cover it, which means no seams along that length of house. This persists until you reach a corner. There is..

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