The Problems with No-Clog Gutters

Periodically people try to sell “no-clog” gutters. These aren’t gutter guard products. Instead they are literally products that are designed to keep the gutter from developing any kind of clog or debris. Some varieties of gutter guards don’t work very well, which is why we’re very careful about the ones that we sell. The problem with no-clog gutters, however, is that they typically work too well. No-clog gutters don’t just keep leaves, twigs, and other debris out of your gutters. They can actually keep the water out of your gutters, too, defeating the purpose of..

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More Vinyl Gutter Home Improvement Projects

After our article on vinyl gutter bookshelves, we happened to notice a few more ways that people have been creatively using gutters, particularly vinyl gutters. As long as you don’t try to use them on your house we are 100% behind vinyl gutters – and all of the cool ideas they are generating! Some people have carried the shelving idea a bit further, for example, by using gutters for other types of shelves. Readers who do lots of crafts might like using them to store rolls of ribbon or metal foil. Home chefs with..

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Vinyl Gutters Make Bad Rain Gutters, But Great Bookshelves

If you recall from our post 5 Common Types of Rain Gutters, Vinyl is the cheap, do-it-yourself option for outdoor gutters. We mentioned, however, that vinyl just doesn’t stand up well to Tampa wind and rain. Instead, seamless rain gutters made of aluminum are your most durable option. They are also the option that is the least prone to leaking. That doesn’t mean you can’t do anything at all with vinyl gutters. One of our readers found this blog post detailing how one mom used vinyl..

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