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3 Ways to Keep Gutters Running Free

Take action to keep downspouts running freely before those shade trees start shedding in earnest.

Best Gutter Cleaning in Atlanta, GA (2021)

Magnolia trees, dogwoods, peach trees, and oaks line the streets of Atlanta, and while these trees are beautiful, they can fill your home’s gutters with leaves, sticks, and pollen. While you could clean your gutters yourself, it’s often quicker and safer to hire a professional. Here are our recommendations for the top five gutter cleaning providers in Atlanta.

Best Gutter Cleaning in Cincinnati, OH (2021)

Clogged gutters are more than a nuisance—pooling water can weaken your roof and foundation, potentially requiring costly repairs. If you’re located in southwestern Ohio’s tri-state area, look into these gutter cleaning providers to protect your gutters and prevent you from paying for expensive repairs.

Best Gutter Cleaning in San Antonio, TX (2021)

While you can haul out a ladder, trowel, and bucket to clean your gutters, it can be a dirty and dangerous job without the proper tools and safety equipment. Keep reading for our list of the best gutter cleaning services in San Antonio to find a qualified professional who can keep your home’s gutters clean all year round.

Gutter Installation Cost (2021 Guide)

From gutter materials to gutter style and size, you have more choices than you may realize when it comes to gutters. In this guide, we’ll discuss your gutter options and how much it costs to install them.

Gutter Guard Installation Costs (2021)

If you don’t like cleaning out your gutters on a regular basis, gutter guards may be a viable solution. In this guide, we discuss the different types of gutter guards available, as well as how much it costs to install each type, to help you decide whether they’re worth installing.

LeafFilter Review (2021)

If you’re interested in protecting your gutters, read our LeafFilter review to find out if this company, with patented gutter technology, is right for you.

MasterShield Review (2021)

If you’re looking for the best company to install gutter guards, read our MasterShield review to find out if this is the right provider for you and your needs.

Ned Stevens Gutter Cleaning Review (2021)

If you’re looking for a company to install, repair, and clean gutters, read our Ned Stevens Gutter Cleaning review to find out if this is the right company for your needs.

All American Gutter Protection Review (2021)

If you’re looking for new or improved gutters made of reliable materials, read our All American Gutter Review to find out if the gutter company is the best choice for your needs.


How to Install a Rain Chain

Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook installs a decorative and functional alternative to a downspout.

How to Install Gutters

A step-by-step guide to installing DIY gutters with corrugated downspouts and decorative cast-aluminum brackets.

Gutters: How to Choose, Install and Clean Them

We provide you everything you need to know about how to select and maintain these unsung heroes of roof-water management.

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 Gutter

Here are the steps, tools, and costs you’ll need to add gutters, downspouts, and rain barrels to your house.

How to Size Gutters and Downspouts

Use this handy guide to make sure your rain collection is up to the task during even the heaviest storm.


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 Extend a Downspout

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

All About Gutters and Downspouts

Here’s what you need to know about your home’s most important water management system.


Backyard Drainage Solutions

Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shows Kevin O’Connor a few ways to handle storm water, including French drains, channel drains, and dry wells


How to Divert Water Without Gutters or Downspouts

Everyone knows the importance of diverting water away from a house, but sometimes, a traditional gutter and downspout simply won’t work. Roger Cook evaluates a couple alternatives for moving rainwater effectively.

Add a Drainage System Under Raised Decks

Keep the area dry for storage or added living space


How to Install an Alternative to Gutters

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva installs an alternative to a gutter where a traditional one does not work

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

Clever Vac Attachments

Your home’s winter-weary nooks and crannies could use a little attention, even those outside. Think of this as a chance to deploy one of the latest specialty vacuum attachments—checking first to make sure it’s compatible with your machine

Tips on How to Clean Gutters

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


How to Repair a Gutter

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to maintain aluminum gutters and downspouts


How to Drain Downspout Water Flow Away from a House

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shares tips for draining rainwater away from your house

How to Install Fiberglass Gutters

These factory-molded substitutes look just like traditional wood, but they'll never leak, rot, or need paint


How to Repair a Leaky Gutter

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva has a fast fix for a dripping rain gutter

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 Install Aluminum Gutters

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to install aluminum gutters.