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5 Essential Gutter Cleaning Tools

Once you’ve made up your mind to tackle gutter cleaning, the next step is to arm yourself with the right gutter cleaning tools. If you don’t have effective tools, the job will be much more difficult, and your safety could even be compromised. Below are some basic yet essential gutter cleaning tools that will help […]

The Do’s & Don’ts of Ladder Safety

More than 90,000 people are treated in emergency rooms every year due to ladder-related injuries, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). This statistic underscores the risks of ladder use and the importance of taking safety precautions seriously when using this common household equipment. With spring gutter cleaning season approaching, now is a good […]

5 Gutter Cleaning Tips That Could Save Your Life

If more homeowners understood the correct method for cleaning out their gutters, far fewer people would suffer injury while performing this common home maintenance task. According to statistics shared by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 90,000 emergency room visits occur as a result of ladder-related injuries every year. Over the last 10 years, […]

How the Gutter Helmet® Gutter Cover Works

Gutter Helmet® gutter covers are installed directly over existing full-size gutters. You’ll notice that the nose of a Gutter Helmet® cover actually extends past the lip of your gutter. This patented Nose Forward Design™ prevents debris from entering your gutters. Unlike some other rain gutter covers that claim to protect gutters just as well, Gutter […]

The Downspout Extender, Part 2: Ideas to Create Better Curb Appeal

In a recent blog, we shared what makes a downspout extender one of the most effective solutions to prevent basement flooding. Homeowners who have long struggled with damp, musty basements and crawl spaces are often amazed to learn that adding an extender to their downspouts – which moves snowmelt and rainwater that drains from the […]

The Downspout Extender, Part 1: Protect Your Home From the Threat of Basement Flooding

Would you be surprised to learn that one of the most effective ways to prevent basement flooding is with a simple piece of guttering known as a downspout extender? For many homes, this additional section added onto their gutter system lengthens the downspout enough to provide the perfect solution to chronically damp basements and crawl […]

April Showers Bring … Overflowing Gutters?

After a long winter, most everyone looks forward to the warmer weather of spring, brightly colored flowers and beautiful greenery. However, along with spring comes the need for routine home maintenance, especially with regard to your gutter system. Winters are hard on gutters. During particularly hard winters, they can become loaded down with heavy ice […]

Save Energy & Cut Costs With a Retractable Awning

Did you know heat entering your home through window glass is responsible for an estimated 20% of the load on your air conditioner? An excellent way to combat unwanted solar heat gain is by installing a retractable awning. It’s more effective at preventing solar radiation from penetrating glass than window films and tinted glass. 

Don’t Forget Spring Gutter Cleaning

With all the activities and home maintenance chores that come with spring, it’s easy to forget (or procrastinate) gutter cleaning. However, it’s crucial that you don’t ignore this important task! If you don’t check for damage and clear out any dirt and debris that have accumulated in the gutters since the last cleaning, you could […]

4 Tips for a Healthy Roof

If you want to start the new year off right, be sure to check your roof and make sure it’s in top condition. After all, maintaining your roof is much less expensive than having to pay for repairs or even a premature roof replacement! To keep your roof healthy, strong and prevent minor issues from […]

Gutter Helmet®: The Permanent Solution to Gutter Cleaning Dilemmas

As they consider gutter protection options, homeowners always ask us if Gutter Helmet® is warranted. We want the world to know that yes, Gutter Helmet is warranted for life! We weren’t exaggerating when we created the following slogan: Never Clean Your Gutters Again®. We guarantee that once you put this innovative product on your gutters, […]

Avoid the 5 Most Dangerous Gutter Cleaning Mistakes

The sight of people falling off of ladders, roofs and other high places is often used for comic relief on TV and in the movies. Unfortunately, in real life, these situations aren’t at all funny. There are far too many things that can go wrong when homeowners attempt to clean their gutters without taking the […]

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