Our team answers homeowner questions every weekend on WCCO 830 AM from 9:00 am-10:00 am. Have your most pressing home improvement questions addressed by calling or texting 651-989-9226. Here’s the must-know information our COO, Andy Lindus, shared on 6.13.20.
Ask any homeowner what one of their most cringe-worthy household chores is and you’ll be hard-pressed to find anyone eager to unclog or maintain their gutters. While many topper devices pledge to ward off organic debris, they often fail to do so and gutter clogs soon ensue. An even more frustrating aspect of topper systems is that their costs often compare with full replacement systems, such as the patented, one-piece LeafGuard® Brand gutter system. Awarded the Good Housekeeping Seal of approval, LeafGuard® is seamless and is accompanied with a lifetime no-clog guarantee. Homeowners that have LeafGuard® installed on their home appreciate that their stylish design closely emulates the aesthetics of crown molding.
For many homeowners, planning a deck installation can be an intimidating process due to the number of numerous options for railings, footings, and deck boards. Westbury aluminum railing systems are maintenance-free and have a high level of consumer satisfaction. The finish warranty offers peace of mind for years to come.
When it comes to footings, Diamond Pier systems offer reliability. These concrete footings come equipped with a diamond-shaped piece of concrete. The footings have several five-foot-long tubes that are jack-hammered in a variety of directions into the earth. However, a drawback to the Diamond Pier system is that they cannot be placed near a home’s foundation. In this scenario, helical piers should be used. An advantage to this type of system is that they are installed with an auger, a much more cost-effective approach than hand digging.
Homeowners interested in composite decking should take a hard look at TimberTech AZEK. The material wins high marks for the minimal maintenance it requires. It is less slippery and has a lower summer surface temperature than other products in its category. Twin Cities deck builders appreciate the ease at which a TimberTech AZEK deck can be installed. The material is ideal for the climate of the Midwest because it does not experience the severe expansion and contraction that comparable deck boards have.
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