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winter tips for your home

Posted on: 10/26/18

Protect your home with these winter weather tips At Century Spouting we understand the importance of home maintenance as seasonal conditions change. With these proactive winter tips for your home you can be ready to handle the problems associated with winter weather. Gutter & Spouting maintenance Gutters and spouting are essential to protecting your investment […]


How To Prevent Icicles on your Home

Posted on: 02/2/18

Those large, glistening icicles hanging from rooftops can create beautiful winter scenes, but their beauty belies their message: Your house has some breathing or ventilation issues. Icicles are formed when ice dams occur along the eaves of your roof. Ice dams are caused from the under layer of snow that starts to melt when heat […]


5 Home Improvement Projects to Do With Your Tax Refund

Posted on: 01/30/18

1. Replace the front door Replacing the front door of your home with a steel or fiberglass door not only adds curb appeal but added security. Get rid of old drafty doors with a new front door that can improve the insulation in your home. 2. Add a deck A deck is a highly desirable […]


Backyard Updates to Make the Most Out of Barbeque Season

Posted on: 06/28/16

With summer well underway, it’s time to make sure your backyard is in tip top shape to host barbeques and get-togethers with family and friends. And while you may have perfected your burger recipe, your backyard setup could probably still use some work. Make sure your home is safe and inviting for visitors by attending […]


Five Telltale Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Gutters

Posted on: 04/27/16

The purpose of installing gutters and downspouts is to direct rainwater and melting snow away from your home foundation. Keeping them clean may initially seem like a hassle, but maintaining a good gutter system will avert potential water problems, including everything from basement floods to roof leaks. Gutters that are regularly (and properly) maintained can […]


Two Major Factors to Consider When It Comes to Your Home’s Downspouts

Posted on: 04/8/16

The gutter system and downspouts of your home are the keys to the long term integrity of your home’s entire structure. When a gutter gets clogged, water will overflow during rainstorms, causing home erosion, rust, and other problems. Downspouts are particularly important to your home because they direct water AWAY from the house. Newer homes […]


Attic Condensation or Roof Leak? What You Need to Know

Posted on: 03/14/16

While a leaking roof can be a major headache for homeowners, all too often wetness problems are something much more sinister: attic condensation. Left unattended, roof leaks can do extensive damage to the interior of your home. They can damage ceilings and attics, lead to mold and mildew issues, and compromised structural integrity. And yet, […]


Move Over, Asphalt: Solar Shingles are the Next Big Thing

Posted on: 03/8/16

When it comes to roofing, homeowners know they need more than just short-term quick fixes. If you are a homeowner looking to replace your roof, you know you need shingles that are durable, consistent in quality, and affordable. While there are a variety of options to choose from among slate, wood, polymer, tile, and metal, […]


Fascia Boards, Soffits and Why They’re Important

Posted on: 03/7/16

Along with roofing shingles, flashing, and gutters, soffits and fascia boards are two of the most important components of your roof’s anatomy. The planks fitted to the underside of your home’s overhanging eaves are called soffits. Most often, they are constructed of vinyl and contain small openings that allow your attic to breathe. Stagnant heat […]


Your Year-Round Home Maintenance Checklist

Posted on: 03/7/16

Home maintenance is crucial for preserving the life of your home. Not only does regular maintenance help keep you and your family comfortable, safe and secure, it also prevents you from having to spend excessively on projects that have been put off for too long. Here’s a year-round home maintenance checklist identifying what should be […]