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Are Your Gutters a Fire Hazard?

As many parts of the country head into the dry summer season, you may begin seeing reminders about fire prevention around the home. Common precautions include removing dried yard waste, trimming tree limbs that hang over your home and cutting back any shrubs around your air conditioning unit. Something many homeowners forget to include on […]

Getting Your Money’s Worth: Which Home Improvements Add the Most Value

Every year, Remodeling magazine ranks the return on investment for more than 20 common remodeling projects. In this year’s Cost vs. Value Report, ROI ranged from 47.6% all the way up to 98.3% when you look at national averages. The winner for the highest ROI was an upscale garage door replacement, costing about $3,500 and […]

Ways to Prevent Rot Around Your Home

Home maintenance is something you must undertake regularly if you own a home. It’s not necessarily fun, but when done regularly, it saves you on costly repairs. One expensive repair stems from wood rot. Wood rot can happen anywhere there is wood on your home. This includes wooden decks, wood siding, window frames, shutters, fascia […]

How to Create Your Own Vertical Gutter Garden`

If you wish you could have a garden but your landlord won’t let you dig up the grass or you don’t have a yard, consider creating a vertical gutter garden. Gutter gardens are a great way to enjoy a garden in small spaces. Gutter Helmet, your leader in gutter protection systems, brings you this how-to […]

[INFOGRAPHIC] Your Exterior Home Inspection Checklist

While nothing beats an annual home inspection done by a professional, every homeowner needs to know some inspection basics. Being able to perform a quick check of the condition of your home’s exterior will allow you to spot small problems and make repairs before they become big headaches. This infographic sums up the main things […]

10 Problems That Result From Not Cleaning Gutters

10 Problems That Result From Not Cleaning Gutters

Your gutters are an important part of your roofing system. They benefit your home in many ways and when they’re not clean, your home can sustain damage from your roof to your foundation. Here are 10 problems that can result from clogged and dirty gutters.

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4 Exterior Improvements to Make Your Home Sell Faster

If you need to sell your home quickly, nothing does more to speed things along than improving your home’s curb appeal. While it may be a showplace inside, if potential buyers aren’t drawn to its exterior appearance first, they may never step foot inside your house. Here, Gutter Helmet® has laid out four exterior home […]

Garden Ideas to Get You Ready for Spring

After a long and dreary winter, the sounds and smells of spring are starting to fill the air, and everyone is looking forward to spending more time outdoors and savoring the sunshine. But to be able to enjoy spring to the fullest, it’s important to first prepare your outdoor living space for the upcoming season. […]

When Do You Need a Building Permit

When Do You Need a Building Permit?

The world of home improvement can be a confusing place. While you would think that owning a home would give you the right to do whatever you want with it, that’s not always true. There are many areas where certain home improvement projects or additions require a residential building permit before any major changes can […]

How to Inspect the Exterior of Your Home

How to Inspect the Exterior of Your Home

Proper preventive maintenance is essential in extending the life of any of your possessions; this is especially true when it comes to homeownership. People who neglect this task and fail to regularly maintain their homes usually end up having to pay for expensive emergency repairs. For the most part, spending a little money now will […]

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When Hail Meets Gutters

On average, hail causes around $1 billion in property damage each year. A significant amount of that damage is to our homes, primarily a roofing system which includes home gutter systems. In the U.S., hail most commonly occurs in the central region stretching from North Dakota through Texas, Wyoming and Colorado. Areas around the Chesapeake […]

How Much Do Gutters Costs?

How Much Do Gutters Cost?

There are a few reasons you may need new gutters. Perhaps your home doesn’t have them and you notice that your landscaping takes a beating during heavy rains. Perhaps your home is older and the existing gutters are rusting, sagging or just look ugly. Don’t let the unknowns keep you from installing the best rain […]

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