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5 ‘Yes’ Answers You’ll Get From Your Gutter Helmet® Installer

If you read reviews of gutter guards, then get quotes on Gutter Topper®, Leaf Relief™ or gutter guards from Lowes or Home Depot, be ready to ask a lot of questions about how these systems work, the background of the installers and the warranty coverage. Then compare their answers to the answers you get from […]

Common Gutter Problems: An Introduction

The #1 gutter problem in America is also the top reason people come to this website for information. Simply stated, the problem is leaky gutters. If your gutters are leaky, water is no longer being effectively drained away from the foundation of your home. If you’re like most homeowners, this problem can literally hit you […]

Get Peace of Mind With Certified Gutter Helmet® Installation

Proper gutter and gutter guard installation is an important aspect of home improvement. While you might save a little upfront by installing gutter guards yourself or hiring a friend to do it for you, poorly installed products could end up costing you more in the long run due to the potential for water damage. 

The Long-Lasting Solution to Leaky Gutters

If you’re in the market for seamless aluminum gutters, then you need to do your homework before choosing replacements for your existing gutters. There are no recognized industry standards, required licenses, professional certification programs or nonprofit trade associations for gutter installers, so it’s important to take the time to do some research before hiring an […]

Rainwater Harvesting Can Help in Drought-Stricken Areas

Water continues to be in short supply in many parts of the country, with the western and northwestern portions of the United States suffering from persistent drought. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, this year, eleven states have been suffering from extreme drought conditions: New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, California, Utah, Oregon, Washington, Montana, North Dakota, […]

After You Move In: Money-Saving Maintenance Tips for a New Home

Moving into a new home is exciting, and it’s also a lot of work! Once you get settled in, we recommend turning your attention to some simple home maintenance tasks that can save you time and money and improve your safety and comfort. Most take just a few minutes or a quick call to a […]

Why a Gutter Guard Must Be Pitched With the Roof

Installing flat gutter guard systems, such as micro-mesh gutter guards, will inevitably cause problems for homeowners. One of the most common issues with this type of system is debris buildup due to how the guards are installed. Here’s why you don’t want gutter guards that lie flat over the top of the gutters.

Still Haven’t Cleaned Out Those Gutters? Let Us Do the Job for You

Gutter cleaning is a must on a spring maintenance to-do list, but it’s easy to understand why it’s one of the least favorite chores for many homeowners. Mucking out rain gutters is dirty, time-consuming and sometimes dangerous – yet necessary as well. You probably already know that the spring and summer months can bring trouble, […]

5 Trees That Don’t Belong in Your Yard

In a rush to fill the emptiness of a bare yard and provide their homes with shade to protect against the summer sun, many homeowners plant trees without first doing some research to find out what they’re getting into. Different species of trees have very distinct characteristics and require varying levels of maintenance. Here are […]

4 Small Home Improvements With Big Payoffs

Summer is the time to partner with your contractor to make your dream home a reality! Investing in home improvement projects requires knowledge and planning, however. Many improvements won’t add value to your home, and can even reduce the amount you’re able to ask for when you decide to sell (think swimming pools and sunrooms). 

Money from the Sky: What You Need to Harvest Rainwater

Did you know that money falls from the sky every time it rains? It’s true! And as you may have guessed, this money is in the form of water. Harvesting rainwater is a simple way to save on the cost of expensive, chemically treated municipal water while helping the environment at the same time. Though […]

The Trouble With Micro-Mesh Gutter Guards

If you have friends or neighbors with micro-mesh rain gutter guards, chances are they’re not happy with the performance of the product. This is because debris frequently builds up on these guards or water deflects off the fine mesh, causing more problems than before it was installed. It doesn’t matter what a manufacturer claims: the […]

Get to the Source of a Wet Basement

A wet basement can be a homeowner’s worst nightmare. Damp basements lead to the growth of mold and mildew and can result in damage to items stored in the basement area. If the basement happens to be finished, not only will water damage furniture and other furnishings, it can also ruin walls and flooring materials […]

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 […]

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