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lexvet

11:07AM | 03/23/01
Member Since: 03/22/01
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We bought our house 3 yrs ago. It's a small ranch style, approx. 55 yrs old. It's all brick except the trim, which looks to have about 5 layers of paint on it. The gutters appear to be very heavy aluminum. The guttering is a straight run across the front and back with a downspout at each end front and back, so I think it will be a fairly simple DIY installation. My question is what type of gutter should I replace the existing ones with? I can't decide between polyvinyl or aluminum. Also, what's the best way to prep the trim for re-painting after I remove the gutter? Should I try to remove all the old paint, or be content just to scrape, brush and wash before painting? Lastly, what type of paint should I use? Thanks
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