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6 Steps to Installing a Strong Gutter System

Your gutter system protects your home in multiple ways. From funneling rainwater away from your foundation to preventing soil erosion around your home, you want to make sure you have one that’s properly installed so it can stand up to rain and snow. Here are some tips from some expert gutter guard installers who are […]

A Heated Gutter Guard Protects Your Home in Winter

Winter is here and we’re already seeing significant snowfall. With that snowfall often comes the formation of ice dams on a roof. Although the ice dams also create beautiful icicles, they’re not good for your home. In fact, significant ice dam build-up can cause your gutters to sag, bend or pull away from your home. […]

Why Gutter Cover Brackets Matter

Gutter covers aren’t a new invention. Since the 1980s, many products including gutter inserts, plastic and metal screens, and metal gutter shields have come and gone because they haven’t provided a proven solution. Most often the problem lies in the design of the product, especially in how the gutter cover is affixed to the gutter […]

Why Your Gutter Guard Installer Should Be Licensed, Bonded & Insured

Gutter cover installers provide a service just like an HVAC company, roofer and other service technicians. You wouldn’t allow a non-licensed HVAC repairperson or an uninsured roofer to work on your home – so why even consider a gutter guard installer that isn’t licensed, bonded and insured? Yes, you may pay a bit more for […]

Comparing Costs: Are Rain Gutter Guards a Good Investment?

Most homeowners agree that the idea of rain gutter guards is appealing. After all, the best gutter guard products are designed to ensure you never have to spend money on a gutter cleaning company or waste your own time cleaning your gutters. The right product, installed professionally, can and will provide you with a positive […]

The Best Gutters Covers Aren’t Made of Plastic

If you’re looking for the best gutter covers, you want metal gutter shields. Plastic gutter covers are less expensive initially and easy to self-install, but you’ll find that they need to be replaced sooner than metal. As you evaluate your options for gutter covers, you should only consider those made of a high-quality, rust-resistant metal […]

3 Reasons to Have a Professional Inspect Your Gutters Before Winter

Depending on where you live, winter may have already arrived or it could be just around the corner. Ideally, you’ve already cleaned your gutters so that they’ll flow freely through the winter, but have you had them professionally inspected? Whether you have rain gutter guards or not, your gutters should be inspected at least once […]

Important Ladder Safety Tips

Whether you’re climbing on a ladder to clean your gutters, fix an issue or install metal gutter shields, you need to stay safe. Ladder-related falls are a leading cause of injury, according to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. On average, around 500,000 people fall from ladders per year, with a whopping 97% of those […]

How Professionals Clean Your Gutters

Gutter cleaning is one of those tasks most homeowners dread. Many avoid it and end up with clogged gutters that overflow every time it rains. Those who understand the importance of clean gutters but don’t yet have rain gutter guards often call professional gutter cleaning companies. If you have a gutter cleaning company come to […]

4 Tools to Make Cleaning Your Gutters Easier

One of the most dreaded tasks homeowners face is cleaning gutters. If you don’t have the right rain gutter guard system and you have trees nearby, you’ll have to clean your gutters regularly. This task takes time and effort. However, if you have the right tools, you can make the job easier and faster. Here […]

5 Types of Gutter Guards (& Which Is Best!)

You may be looking into gutter covers and wondering which are the best rain gutter guards. While it’s common to think that all will do the job the same, that’s not the reality. If you look for top-rated gutter guards, you’ll consistently find Gutter Helmet® on the list. That’s because this product is designed differently. […]

4 Lifesaving Gutter Cleaning Safety Tips

Fall is the season for pumpkin spice everything … and gutter cleaning! If climbing a ladder to clear out your gutters is on your to-do list, we’ve got a few friendly reminders for you. Check out this infographic:

The New Homeowner’s Guide to Gutters & Gutter Caps

If the new school year finds your family in a new home, you should check out your gutter system. It’s one of the most important components of your roofing system and one that’s frequently overlooked. Nonexistent, leaking or clogged gutters can lead to damage to your home – from your roof to your basement, crawlspace […]

How to Squirrel-Proof Your Gutters

If you’ve ever had squirrels in your attic, you know the damage they can do. One of the most common ways they enter a home is through the roofing system. One way to avoid damage to your roofing and fascia is with gutter protection products. They keep your gutters from becoming clogged and overflowing, which […]

Reasons to Hire a BBB Accredited Gutter Guard Installer

If you’re looking for a contractor to do work inside or outside your home, it’s a good rule of thumb to check with Better Business Bureau (BBB) to investigate the company’s accreditation and rating. This is also true if you’re looking to hire a gutter guard installer. Once you find what you believe are the […]

Rainwater Harvesting Safety Tips

Infographic: Rainwater Harvesting Safety Tips

With all the focus on the environment, more homeowners are installing their own rain barrels for rainwater harvesting. With a few exceptions, it’s completely legal to collect rainwater on your property for personal use. Of course, if you haven’t yet called a gutter guard installer for an estimate, you may want to start there before […]

3 Tips To Clean Gutters Safely

3 Tips to Clean Gutters Safely

It’s hard to believe that fall is almost here. With the cooling temperatures will come falling leaves and clogged gutters – unless, of course, you have the best rain gutter guards by Gutter Helmet®! If you’re still cleaning gutters (or worse, have inferior gutter covers and gutter guard cleaning is on your to-do list), here […]

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