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On our blog, you'll find expert advice on gutter protection, gutter maintenance, home and lawn care, and more! You can trust Gutter Helmet® to provide superior protection for your home and family.



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 […]

8 Easy Ways to Prevent Frozen Pipes

When the temperature drops and stays well below freezing, pipes often freeze. This can cause everything from a minor inconvenience to a major home disaster if the pipes burst. Water is unique in that when it freezes, it expands, which is what causes pipes to burst. Exterior pipes and interior pipes run on outside walls […]

Tips to Level and Realign Gutters

You’ve likely already seen snow and ice accumulating in your gutters this winter. Or perhaps you just cleaned seamless gutters after years of neglect and noticed they aren’t quite aligned. Before spring, you should ensure they’re properly attached to your home and realign them. Ensuring that your gutters are functioning as they should before heavy […]

[INFOGRAPHIC] How Helmet Heat® Reduces Ice Damming on Your Home

If you live in an area with snowy winters, you probably know how much trouble ice dams can cause. The good news: you can double up your home’s protection from ice and snow buildup with the help of Gutter Helmet® and Helmet Heat®! Together, they form an energy-efficient, self-regulating twin system that effectively guards against […]

Should You Salt Your Gutters?

For many homeowners in cold regions, unsightly and damaging ice dams are a problem throughout the winter. If you have them, you may have heard of the practice of “salting” gutters. This involves stuffing stockings or socks with rock salt, then laying the salt in the gutter or on the dam to help melt the […]

New Year, Better Home: How Gutter Helmet® Can Help with Resolutions

The new year offers a clean slate and a chance to accomplish those pesky goals that got away from you the previous year – like home improvement projects. If your New Year’s resolutions include doing a better job of taking care of your home, Gutter Helmet® can help. We’re known for our top-rated gutter guards […]

4 Big Mistakes Gutter Pros Won’t Make

When you need new gutters, be sure the company you call for gutter installation is an experienced gutter contractor. Many companies sell and install gutters, but you want one with the right knowledge and experience so your installation will last for decades. Incorrectly installed gutters can lead to all sorts of problems with your home. […]

Christmas lights on roof

How to Hang Christmas Lights When You Have Gutter Helmet®

  You may find that hanging your Christmas lights the first season after installing your new Gutter Helmet® gutter covers is a bit more challenging that before. Because your gutter covers have a nose-forward design that helps the water run into the gutters and the debris run over them, your old light clips may not […]

Ice Dams 101: What They Are and How to Stop Them

If you live anywhere that has freezing temperatures and you have a gutter system on your home, you’re at risk for ice damming. Although they are much more common in areas where there is significant snowfall, ice dams can even occur when a large rain event combines with freezing temperatures if you have clogged gutters.

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