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Gutter Maintenance

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

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Best Gutter Guards of 2021

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 some of the best gutter guards available on Amazon.


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.

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.

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.

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 Make Your Gutters Leaf-Proof

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