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Learning About Fire Prevention, Causes and Educating Kids

We all live our lives day to day thinking that nothing bad will happen. We never think that we will be the ones dealing with the cleanup of a house fire. Unfortunately, there are many, many families that suffer the impact of house fires each year. Last year, a close friend of mine was a victim of a house fire and since then, my life has been different. I have spent many hours researching fire prevention, causes, and teaching children about fire prevention and what to do in the case of a fire. It is my hope that my research can help those of you concerned about house fires make the necessary changes in your home and teach your kids what they need to know about fire.



Learning About Fire Prevention, Causes and Educating Kids

3 Things To Know About Seamless Gutters

by Pedro Taylor

Does your home need new gutters, and you're still deciding on which kind you want to install? If so, it will help to know more about seamless gutters and why they are a great choice.

What Makes Seamless Gutters Unique?

When you install traditional gutters on your home, they come in small sections that need to be joined together. Each section will then have a seam between them, which is a common place for debris to get stuck and water can leak out of the gutters. Thankfully, this can be avoided by having seamless gutters installed. They are one continuous piece of metal that does not have any seams in it, which helps ensure that everything flows toward the drain and nothing leaks out through the sides. In addition, they look great on your home.

How Are Seamless Gutters Made?

The nice thing about seamless gutters is that they are all made on site. The equipment is stored in a truck, with a big spool of metal gutter material. The installer will measure the roof of your home to determine exactly how long each portion of gutters needs to be. They then turn on the machine, which forms the metal into the shape of a gutter, which is then trimmed to the exact size necessary.

The only place where there will be a seam is the end cap, where a piece of metal is placed on the end of the gutter to prevent water from flowing out of it. The end cap is secured in place with a crimper and pop rivets that hold it all in place. 

A hole is then made near the end of the gutter for the outlet, which is the hole that water travels through for the downspout. The hole is made on site as well, and will be cut out with metal shears. A fitting is then put over the hole that is secured with pop rivets, which sticks downward and provides an attachment point for the downspouts. 

How Are The Gutters Attached To Your Home?

There are hanger clips that are attached to the gutter, which are designed to be hidden from the view from the street. There is a clip that catches on the front and back of the gutter that uses a screw to support it in place. This clip is then secured to your home to hold the gutter upright. They need to be spaced apart just enough so that the gutters do not droop on the side of your home. 

Keep these tips in mind when looking for a residential gutter installation service near you, such as Top of The Trades