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The edge or border; the edge of a body of water where it meets the land. As applied to a boundary line of land, the margin of a river, creek, or other watercourse means the center of the stream. But in the case of a lake, bay, or natural pond, the margin means the line where land and water meet.In finance, the difference between market value of loan collateral and face value of loan.

A sum of money, or its equivalent, placed in the hands of a Broker by the principal or person on whose account a purchase or sale of Securities is to be made, as a security to the former against losses to which he or she may be exposed by subsequent fluctuations in the market value of the stock. The amount paid by the customer when he uses a broker's credit to buy a security.

In commercial transactions the difference between the purchase price paid by an intermediary or retailer and the selling price, or difference between price received by manufacturer for its goods and costs to produce. Also called gross profit margin.

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A spokesman said: "The aluminium guttering of Mustang Seamless gutters is roll formed on site of up to 30 metres in length with no joints.
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* Steel gutters are strong, durable, long-lasting and can withstand a variety of weather conditions
Beyond Exteriors has years of experience in installing and maintaining gutters in the Chantilly area.
GUTTERING is designed to protect your home's exterior walls from rain by channelling water from the roof to a drain in the ground via the gutters, which run horizontally, and downpipes, which run vertically.
Here are some tips that can prevent gutter clogs, even if you don't have gutter guards:
Gutter Helmet Systems' gutter protection products prevent leaves and debris from entering gutters with a unique, patented design that allows rainwater to flow freely to downspouts and away from the home.
Finally, squeeze roof and gutter sealant all around the pipe to fill the cavity, smooth it off and remove any excess.
Safety first To get high enough to clean your gutters, you will be working from a ladder, so ladder safety should be your first priority when cleaning gutters.
Slowly start to re-position the gutter and clip it back into the bracket.
If you notice that water is falling sharply from one place, this usually indicates a blockage in the gutter. Simply scoop out the offending object with your hand or a trowel.
"Galvanized steel, copper and aluminum are preferred gutter materials," reports Austin Energy, the Texas capitol's community-owned electric utility.