The Left Side of Porch


Yesterday, John cut three boards to create the triangle (fascia) to the left of the front porch. It now needs to be cut straight across with the circular saw–just as he did on the right side.

We contacted Feather River about the leaking French doors. Feather River works with United Tech who will arrange a rep to come out to the house to look at both sets of doors and fix the problem. We obviously can’t install wood floors until the doors are waterproof. It’s good to know Feather River provides a rep who can hopefully correct the leaking issue.

We’re now thinking about gutters. LeafGuard is a possibility because we’ll never have to clean them out. Their tag line is “The only one-piece covered gutter.”



6 thoughts on “The Left Side of Porch

  1. We have leaf guard gutters and love how no maintenance they are as far as cleaning them out. However, if you live in snow regions (we are in Minnesota) you need to scrape the snow back off the roof about two feet at least otherwise ice dams appear. We found that if the snow is allowed to cover the gutters as it melts the water freezes right away when it hits the gutters instead of going into the gutter, and the ice dam builds up.

    1. Thanks so much for this information. If we have to scrape snow back to prevent ice dams on expensive gutters then I think we’ll continue looking. I was under the assumption (due to advertising) that they are completely maintenance-free. Since you live in Minnesota, you must be on the roof all the time.

      1. Not ON the roof, but we have a roof rake with a long extension. That in itself is hard work, pulling all that snow down. We didn’t know about the snow ice dam issue until the first winter with them on, the sales guy didn’t bother to mention and we didn’t do enough research. BUT on the plus side — we have HUGE maples and oaks in the yard and we don’t have a leaf problem in the Fall with them!!!

  2. I got Thompson Creek gutters this year. Unlike LeafGuard, the cap is part of the gutter itself and does not extend under the roof shingles. Recommend you ask them and some folks that have these guards what effects are noticed in ice conditions. Now that our neighborhood has enough large trees to produce gutter-clogging leaf dams (not a problem in the first 15 years of the development), it sure is nice not to have to clean out my gutters any more!

    1. After seeing Kris’s comment above (wasn’t yet public when I was posting), I think I’m going to have to watch for ice dams anyway, at least for this first year. 🙁 On the other hand, it may not be any worse than regular gutters. Sigh.

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