Hi! I’m Blair Gilbert, a.k.a.


As a third-generation hardware store owner, licensed builder, and finish carpenter, my mission is to help you “do it right the first time!”  On this site, I share expert home and yard DIY advice in over 250 articles and videos. Feel free to dive in!

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  • Best Foam and Non Foam Gutter Guards (8/31/2021) by Blair Gilbert

    There are many types of gutter guards, ultra cheep to ultra expensive. Many of us don’t have the thousands to spend on fancy gutter guards so here is one affordable system that I can show have lasted over 5 years and work well.

    The sponge isn’t exactly cheep, about $2.15 a linear foot, about $150.00 and up for a small home but is easily done by any homeowner that can safely climb a ladder.

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