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7 Items to Leave Out of the Compost Bin

While many households throw everything in the trash, those that are more environmentally conscious often sort their waste into three categories: trash, recycling and compost. Recycling and composting are great activities for reclaiming materials that can be transitioned back into the production chain. Most homeowners don’t realize that up to 30% of household waste can […]

4 Smart Reasons to Hire a Professional Gutter Cleaner

As tedious as it is, gutter cleaning is a necessary part of responsible home maintenance.  Free-flowing gutters ensure that your home can handle the large amounts of water that come with heavy storms. Gutters and downspouts are meant to direct the water away from your home’s landscaping, foundation and exterior. Uncleared gutters can result in […]

Trust the Professionals to Install Gutter Protection Systems

With the wide variety of gutter protection systems available on the market today, it can be hard to know which to choose. The pricing of a gutter guard system is typically figured on a per-foot basis. Many gutter guard companies include the installation of gutter covers at no extra charge with the purchase of the […]

6 Questions to Ask a Gutter Cover Salesman

Here at Gutter Helmet, we’ve been in the gutter business for nearly 40 years. In that time, we’ve heard a lot of sales pitches for gutters and gutter protection. If you call for an estimate from a company that carries LeafFilter™, LeafGuard® or Leaf Relief gutter guards – or any number of other gutter protection […]

Should You Clean Your Roof or Not?

At Gutter Helmet, we frequently remind homeowners of the importance of keeping gutters clean and clear. This is essential to the long-term protection of a home against water damage. When gutters are cleaned regularly (at least twice a year), this simple maintenance step prevents debris from building up inside and causing clogs, which lead to so […]

Use Rain Gutter Guards to Avoid the Dangers of a Flooded Basement

Just like a car, your home is a complex system with many components that work in tandem to perform certain tasks. If any of the components are broken or neglected, your home won’t be able to adequately perform its main job – protecting you and your family from the elements. Take the gutters, for example. […]

Improve the Value of Your Home With Gutter Leaf Guards

When it comes to home maintenance, certain steps must be taken to ensure every component is functioning properly. Gutters are small but critical components that have a dramatic effect on the long-term viability and value of your home. Regarding gutter maintenance, there are numerous gutter materials, styles and solutions to choose from, including home gutter […]

7 Rain Gutter System Problems to Watch Out For

Of the tens of thousands of gutter systems that Gutter Helmet® installers install and care for each year, a certain number sustain damage or suffer defects caused by improper installation or inadequate maintenance. This is a problem, because the longevity and long-term integrity of a home is dependent on the effectiveness of its rain gutter […]

Beyond Cleaning: Is It Time to Replace Your Gutters?

Beyond Cleaning: Is It Time to Replace Your Gutters?

When performing routine gutter cleaning – which is best done in the fall – it’s important to also take an up-close-and-personal look at your gutters and take stock of their condition. Although gutters are an unimportant afterthought to many homeowners, they play an essential role in protecting your house from devastating water damage. This is […]

What Makes Helmet Heat® Different From Other Roof Heating Cables

What Makes Helmet Heat® Different From Other Roof Heating Cables

During the frigid months of winter, many homes see the development of ice dams on their roofs. This phenomenon occurs when snowmelt freezes as it reaches the eaves, which are generally colder than the rest of the roof, resulting in a solid mass of heavy ice combined with whatever debris was carried down the roof. 

Why We Recommend Seamless Gutters

Why We Recommend Seamless Gutters

As experts in gutter guard installation, our team here at Gutter Helmet loves sharing our knowledge with our valued customers around the country. We’ve been in the gutter cover business for almost 40 years, and it should come as no surprise that we know a high-quality rain gutter system when we see it! 

6 Myths Other Gutter Guard Companies Want You to Believe

6 Myths Other Gutter Guard Companies Want You to Believe

Many gutter guard companies claim that they sell the best gutter protection, yet there are unique benefits that set Gutter Helmet® apart from the competition. In addition, few can share so many great gutter guard reviews! Here are several myths that we hear from potential customers about the competition that just don’t add up.

5 Home Issues That Should Be Addressed Immediately

5 Home Issues That Should Be Addressed Immediately

Most homeowners know that owning a home comes with a certain amount of regular maintenance. However, unless you’re a jack of all trades, you’re likely going to have to pay a professional for some of the work. While you may be able to put off some repair and maintenance needs, there are others that should […]

Downspouts 101: Understanding How Downspouts Work

Downspouts 101: Understanding How Downspouts Work

Most people know that their downspouts are part of their gutter system and move rainwater channeled from the gutters away from the home. However, this doesn’t always happen. Improperly sloped gutters, clogged gutters and leaks mean water may not get to the downspout. If you want your gutters to function at their best, you need […]

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