Gutter Maintenance

Our gutter maintenance tips can help you keep your home cost efficient, safe & cozy.


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The 5 Best Gutter Guards for Pine Needles (2022 Guide)

Are pine needles building up in your home’s gutters? This in-depth guide has everything you need to know about the best gutter guards for pine needles.

How Much Does Gutter Repair Cost? (2022 Guide)

Notice some damage or leaks in your gutters? Learn about what you can expect from gutter repair costs with our detailed guide.

8 Best Gutter Guards (2023 Review)

Gutter guards prevent your gutters from clogging up with twigs, leaves, and other debris, making them especially useful during heavy storm seasons and during the fall when leaves are falling off of trees. Read our guide below to learn more about the best gutter guards available.

How to Build a Low-Maintenance Home

While there’s no such thing as a maintenance-free house, it is important to invest in the right materials that will go the distance for you and your home. Read our guide to the best materials to make your home a low maintenance one.

Keep Gutters Uncluttered

Scaling a ladder to dislodge clumps of dirty, decaying leaves isn’t anyone’s favorite chore. Cross this nasty task off your autumn to-do list for good with gutter guards that keep out leafy debris—while you stay safely on the ground

Tips on How to Clean Gutters

Clear leaves and debris without damaging the gutters—or yourself.

How to Install a Half-Round Gutter

Copper half-round gutters won't rust, will last a lifetime, and look great on traditional homes

How to Extend a Downspout

Need to extend your downspout? Connecting downspouts to buried drainpipes can help dry out a wet basement and soggy lawn.

How to Make Your Gutters Leaf-Proof

In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva suggests solutions for clogged gutters

How to Install a Rain Diverter

In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva builds a roof rain diverter to keep you and your entrance dry.