How Gutter Helmet® Solves Gutter Problems

A good gutter system is vital to protect your home against rain and water intrusion. It does this by draining and channeling rainwater off your roof and away from the house. This helps protect not only your foundation and landscaping, but also the exterior walls, siding, soffit and fascia from the effects of erosion and […]

How to Avoid Hiring Unreliable Contractors

Maintaining a home isn’t cheap. There’s always something that needs to be fixed or upgraded, so it can be tempting to try to save money by hiring cheap contractors to take care of your home maintenance, repair and replacement needs. Unfortunately, when it comes to installing new gutters and rain gutter guards, focusing too much […]

4 Attractive Benefits of Half-Round Rain Gutters

There are several types of gutters and gutter designs on the market today to choose from, including K-style, Barbie and half-round gutters. While K-style gutters are very popular and used for the majority of new gutter installations, many homeowners and gutter installation contractors prefer the rounded design of half-round gutters. This is understandable, as half-round […]

Why Icicles on Gutters Are a Bad Sign

While many people think that the icicles adorning trees, homes and other structures in the winter are beautiful and magical, in actuality, they’re anything but. They can be harmful to people and pets if they were to get hit by one, and they can be particularly damaging to gutter systems. Icicles hanging off of your […]

Tips on Caring for Copper Gutters

Copper gutters make a beautiful, eye-catching accent for homes of a certain architectural style. Their unique color and sheen give them a much more sophisticated appearance than is usually seen on the average home. Copper gutters are a significant investment and require a corresponding amount of attention and maintenance to keep them looking their best.  

4 Ways to Stop Ice Dams From Forming

Homeowners who live in areas with harsh winter climates are well aware of how hard winter ice and snow can be on roofs and gutters. On many homes, the signs are all there: the roof covered in snow, icicles hanging from the sides of the house and ice dams forming in the gutters and at […]

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. 

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 Downspout Extender, Part 2: Ideas to Create Better Curb Appeal

In a recent blog, we shared what makes a downspout extender one of the most effective solutions to prevent basement flooding. Homeowners who have long struggled with damp, musty basements and crawl spaces are often amazed to learn that adding an extender to their downspouts – which moves snowmelt and rainwater that drains from the […]

The Downspout Extender, Part 1: Protect Your Home From the Threat of Basement Flooding

Would you be surprised to learn that one of the most effective ways to prevent basement flooding is with a simple piece of guttering known as a downspout extender? For many homes, this additional section added onto their gutter system lengthens the downspout enough to provide the perfect solution to chronically damp basements and crawl […]

Don’t Forget Spring Gutter Cleaning

With all the activities and home maintenance chores that come with spring, it’s easy to forget (or procrastinate) gutter cleaning. However, it’s crucial that you don’t ignore this important task! If you don’t check for damage and clear out any dirt and debris that have accumulated in the gutters since the last cleaning, you could […]

How Gutters Can Affect Your Home’s Foundation

Gutters play a huge part in protecting your home’s foundation. Having a quality gutter system helps ensure that runoff from rain and snowmelt is directed safely away from your house. From the gutters, water is channeled into a downspout, which directs it safely away from the foundation. Be sure that your downspout deposits it at […]

In the Dead of Winter, Helmet Heat® Protects Homes Across the Country

It’s time to get serious about winter. We know you’re probably still wrapped up in the activities of the season, such as putting away Christmas decorations, playing with new gadgets and staying cozy inside. But winter has only just begun, which means many more weeks of winter weather that can bring potential trouble to your […]

Should You Salt Your Gutters?

Some homeowners swear by salting their gutters, saying it’s an easy way to break up ice dams in the winter. Other people will tell you that the salt causes unfavorable side effects. Here, we weigh the pros and cons.

The Dos & Don’ts of Gutters, Downspouts & Gutter Guards

As fall begins, many homeowners are climbing up on their roofs to inspect and clean out gutters. Getting this job done will do a lot more than just protect your gutters, however. Your home’s #1 enemy is water, and gutters that aren’t working properly will compromise the structural integrity of your home and may lead […]

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