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Clean and cover your gutters now to protect your flowerbeds, basement and foundation from summer and fall rains

One of the most satisfying experiences I can have is sitting on my back porch during a thunderstorm and seeing no water overflowing my gutters. Compare that to just a couple of years ago—before I covered my gutters—when I would see Niagara Falls pour over my gutters to the point that I would break out the extension ladder during the...

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After the honeymoon

Anytime is the right time to get your estate planning affairs in order, but there is a “best” time to make sure your wishes are carried out and loved ones protected. Jay Nabors, a Cleveland-based attorney who focuses on estate planning, notes that two people joining their lives together through marriage need to make estate planning a...

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If you have a clogged gutter, call The Gutter Boys, who are trained in ladder safety and use them every day

Last week, looking out of our upstairs bedroom window, I noticed a large hole at the top of one of the columns on the front of our brick Georgian home. (Yeah, “brick Georgian” sounds like we live in a mansion, but it’s just a small, 1958 colonial with the original pink tile in the upstairs bath. We call it “Mimi-pink.”) “Probably a...

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Add 5-15 years to the life of your roof with an environmentally safe Roof Renew application from Pristine Clean

Besides the four walls, one thing all homes have in common is a roof, and over the millennia we’ve tried just about every roofing material to help keep our heads dry—from thatch and animal dung to tin, copper, zinc and slate. Slate, by the way, is a good choice because it’s a rock, pretty much the same technology you see in an...

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Travel and estate planning

With the lifting of pandemic restrictions comes the long-awaited opportunity for many of us to hit the road. Whether it’s a one-tank trip or a more adventurous excursion to a different state or country, the need to be prepared for the unthinkable remains. Jay Nabors, a Cleveland-based attorney who focuses on estate planning, recalls the...

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