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Why Gutter Screens Might Be More Hassle Than Cleaning Out Gutters

Most homeowners are aware that regularly cleaning leaves and other tree debris out of rain gutters will aid in the prevention of clogs, back-ups and water runoff. When these things do occur, the heavy weight of the water can pull the gutters away from the fascia. In addition, water may also spill over the edge, […]

Should You Clean Your Gutters Before Your Gutter Helmet® Installer Arrives?

Homeowners frequently ask us if they should clean out their gutters before a Gutter Helmet® representative arrives to give a quote or install a product. Fortunately, this isn’t something you need to worry about as it isn’t necessary. We actually prefer for you to keep your gutters in the exact condition they were in when […]

Gutters 101: Everything You Need To Know

Most homeowners understand the importance of installing gutters, but some may be unsure about what exactly they need to do. Don’t worry: here we provide a complete overview of gutter solutions, from figuring out how to install the gutters, how much material you need and how to keep them clean once they’re up.

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 […]

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