The 3 Most Common Ladder Mistakes

Some homeowners try to save money by doing work around the house themselves but, in many instances, DIYing certain types of home maintenance and improvements is unsafe and impractical — particularly those that require the use of a ladder. These jobs are best left in the hands of experienced professionals. As reported by the World […]

How to Tell That Your Gutters Are Leaking

In order to determine whether your gutters need to be repaired, you have to keep an eye out for certain signs. Your gutter system — which can include gutter covers — has a very important job: protecting your home from water buildup and damage (especially the foundation). Leaky gutters can cause all sorts of problems, […]

Rookie Mistakes to Avoid When Installing Rain Gutters

When it comes to home construction, companies won’t stay in business long if their service and quality of workmanship are subpar. Developing a good relationship with customers and keeping them happy and satisfied should be a top priority for any company. When mistakes are made and there are problems with an installation, their reputation can […]

Why Seamless Gutters Are Worth Every Penny

Good rain gutters are crucial when it comes to protecting your home and landscaping from water infiltration and damage. If your gutter and drainage system isn’t performing well or is just old and needs to be replaced, you’ll need to decide between two options for the best rain gutter system: sectional and seamless gutters.

4 Surprising Reasons to Inspect Your Gutter Hangers

While gutter hangers may seem like some of the least important components of your gutter system, they’re actually vital if you want your gutters to function smoothly and efficiently. Their  job is simple: keep the gutters firmly in place at the appropriate angle to catch the rainwater and snowmelt draining off your roof and move […]

6 Tips for Painting Galvanized Steel Gutters

Spring will be here before we know it, and many homeowners are more than ready to get out in the fresh air and get some things crossed off their spring to-do list. One popular spring home maintenance task is exterior painting. This can entail not only painting a home’s exterior but the gutters as well. […]

4 Effective Tips for Preventing Ice Dams

The season of snow, ice and harsh weather conditions is upon us, and it’s important to make sure your home is prepared before it’s hit by severe winter storms that can cause damage. In particular, it’s crucial to take the appropriate steps to prevent – or at least reduce – the formation of ice dams […]

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, […]