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Why You Should Clean Your Gutters Before Snow Falls

In many areas of the country, with winter comes damaging ice and snow. If you neglect to clean out your gutters before winter arrives, these elements can do a number on even the best gutter systems. Because your gutter system’s job is to funnel rainwater and snowmelt away from your roof and down to the […]

3 Key Gutter Cleaning Mistakes to Avoid

Gutter cleaning is usually at the bottom of the list for homeowners when it comes to fall maintenance. Although dirty and sometimes dangerous, this task shouldn’t be avoided for long, as wet fall weather can lead to major problems such as gutter clogs and flooding, which can damage both your home and your landscaping. When […]

Common Signs Your Gutters Have Seen Better Days

Heavy rain can do a number on your roof, which is understandable considering rainwater weighs almost five pounds per inch! This means that anytime a strong storm rolls into your area, your roof will be pounded by up to 2,000 pounds of water. For this reason, it’s essential that your gutters are as strong and […]

How Gutter Helmet® Works: 3 Things You Need to Know

One of the least favorite fall chores for many homeowners is cleaning out the gutters. This is understandable, as wet leaves can quickly become a slimy, soggy mess. That’s why many homeowners choose to install Gutter Helmet® gutter guards and save themselves from having to deal with this unsavory, time-consuming and sometimes dangerous task!

4 Common Culprits Behind Clogged, Overflowing Gutters

The main purpose of gutters is to protect your home by moving water away from the roof, walls and foundation to prevent moisture damage. By keeping your gutters in prime condition, you’ll be able to avoid having to spend money for costly repairs or even a possible gutter replacement project. 

The Many Benefits of a Gutter Helmet® Warranty

Major home improvement projects, including gutter replacement and installation, generally require a significant investment. No matter how much you spend on a project, however, there’s no guarantee that issues won’t arise somewhere down the road. Nor is hiring an expert contractor to handle the work a guarantee of a flawless installation – though this will […]

Tips on Inspecting Your Home After a Hurricane

Did you know that the 2021 season has been the third most active Atlantic hurricane season and the fifth most costly in history? If you live in an area prone to hurricanes or your home has been affected by hurricane-induced storms and flooding, it’s important to know what to do in the aftermath. Though many […]

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 […]

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