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Comparing Costs: Are Rain Gutter Guards a Good Investment?

Most homeowners agree that the idea of rain gutter guards is appealing. After all, the best gutter guard products are designed to ensure you never have to spend money on a gutter cleaning company or waste your own time cleaning your gutters. The right product, installed professionally, can and will provide you with a positive […]

The Best Gutters Covers Aren’t Made of Plastic

If you’re looking for the best gutter covers, you want metal gutter shields. Plastic gutter covers are less expensive initially and easy to self-install, but you’ll find that they need to be replaced sooner than metal. As you evaluate your options for gutter covers, you should only consider those made of a high-quality, rust-resistant metal […]

3 Reasons to Have a Professional Inspect Your Gutters Before Winter

Depending on where you live, winter may have already arrived or it could be just around the corner. Ideally, you’ve already cleaned your gutters so that they’ll flow freely through the winter, but have you had them professionally inspected? Whether you have rain gutter guards or not, your gutters should be inspected at least once […]

Important Ladder Safety Tips

Whether you’re climbing on a ladder to clean your gutters, fix an issue or install metal gutter shields, you need to stay safe. Ladder-related falls are a leading cause of injury, according to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. On average, around 500,000 people fall from ladders per year, with a whopping 97% of those […]

How Professionals Clean Your Gutters

Gutter cleaning is one of those tasks most homeowners dread. Many avoid it and end up with clogged gutters that overflow every time it rains. Those who understand the importance of clean gutters but don’t yet have rain gutter guards often call professional gutter cleaning companies. If you have a gutter cleaning company come to […]

4 Tools to Make Cleaning Your Gutters Easier

One of the most dreaded tasks homeowners face is cleaning gutters. If you don’t have the right rain gutter guard system and you have trees nearby, you’ll have to clean your gutters regularly. This task takes time and effort. However, if you have the right tools, you can make the job easier and faster. Here […]

5 Types of Gutter Guards (& Which Is Best!)

You may be looking into gutter covers and wondering which are the best rain gutter guards. While it’s common to think that all will do the job the same, that’s not the reality. If you look for top-rated gutter guards, you’ll consistently find Gutter Helmet® on the list. That’s because this product is designed differently. […]

4 Lifesaving Gutter Cleaning Safety Tips

Fall is the season for pumpkin spice everything … and gutter cleaning! If climbing a ladder to clear out your gutters is on your to-do list, we’ve got a few friendly reminders for you. Check out this infographic:

The New Homeowner’s Guide to Gutters & Gutter Caps

If the new school year finds your family in a new home, you should check out your gutter system. It’s one of the most important components of your roofing system and one that’s frequently overlooked. Nonexistent, leaking or clogged gutters can lead to damage to your home – from your roof to your basement, crawlspace […]

How to Squirrel-Proof Your Gutters

If you’ve ever had squirrels in your attic, you know the damage they can do. One of the most common ways they enter a home is through the roofing system. One way to avoid damage to your roofing and fascia is with gutter protection products. They keep your gutters from becoming clogged and overflowing, which […]

Reasons to Hire a BBB Accredited Gutter Guard Installer

If you’re looking for a contractor to do work inside or outside your home, it’s a good rule of thumb to check with Better Business Bureau (BBB) to investigate the company’s accreditation and rating. This is also true if you’re looking to hire a gutter guard installer. Once you find what you believe are the […]

Rainwater Harvesting Safety Tips

Infographic: Rainwater Harvesting Safety Tips

With all the focus on the environment, more homeowners are installing their own rain barrels for rainwater harvesting. With a few exceptions, it’s completely legal to collect rainwater on your property for personal use. Of course, if you haven’t yet called a gutter guard installer for an estimate, you may want to start there before […]

3 Tips To Clean Gutters Safely

3 Tips to Clean Gutters Safely

It’s hard to believe that fall is almost here. With the cooling temperatures will come falling leaves and clogged gutters – unless, of course, you have the best rain gutter guards by Gutter Helmet®! If you’re still cleaning gutters (or worse, have inferior gutter covers and gutter guard cleaning is on your to-do list), here […]

4 Frequently Asked Questions About Gutters

4 Frequently Asked Questions About Gutters

Although the most frequently asked gutter question is “Do I really need gutters?”, it is one of the few with a simple answer: yes. Most questions about gutters depend on your home and how fast rain falls in your area. Some of our authorized Gutter Helmet® installers have sent us the most frequently asked questions […]

Clean Gutters Clogged Downspouts A Classic Dilemma

Clean Gutters, Clogged Downspouts: A Classic Dilemma

Even when you’re diligent about cleaning your gutters regularly, you may still end up with clogs and overflowing gutters. Although your gutters are accessible, downspouts are much more difficult to get debris out of. It’s an issue homeowners have battled with since gutter systems were invented – until the advent of rain gutter shields. 

How Gutter Guards Protect Your Home Landscaping

How Gutter Guards Protect Your Home & Landscaping

If you’ve spent time and money this spring and summer adding shrubs, trees and flowers to your property, you want them to look great all season long and thrive again next spring. Since landscaping is one of the few investments you can make in your home that provides a positive return on investment, you need […]

How Does Your Gutter Cover Stand Up To The Maple Spinner

How Does Your Gutter Cover Stand Up to the Maple Spinner?

If you grew up with maple trees in your neighborhood, you probably have fond memories of maple spinners. Perhaps you called them “helicopters” or “whirligigs.” They are fun to watch fall from the trees and chase around the yard. Now that you’re a homeowner, you may realize what havoc these seeds cause for your home, […]

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