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How-To: Cleaning The Gutter

Just because you can't see the buildup from below, doesn't mean it doesn't exist

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Photography: sashco.com (Main Photo)

Gutters are a vital part of the roofing system. During a storm, it catches rainwater from the roof and reroutes it away from the house—protecting the basement, walls, windows, doors and even the garden from water damage or flooding. While it plays an important role, it is often overlooked—we take it for granted during the summer so we'll most likely end up with a clogged spillway during the rainy season. To avoid this problem, make sure to keep it in good condition all-year round! Let this step-by-step guide help you: 

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