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Vertical Gutter Garden

How to Create Your Own Vertical Gutter Garden`

If you wish you could have a garden but your landlord won’t let you dig up the grass or you don’t have a yard, consider creating a vertical gutter garden. Gutter gardens are a great way to enjoy a garden in small spaces. Gutter Helmet, your leader in gutter protection systems, brings you this how-to […]

Spring Garden Ideas

Garden Ideas to Get You Ready for Spring

After a long and dreary winter, the sounds and smells of spring are starting to fill the air, and everyone is looking forward to spending more time outdoors and savoring the sunshine. But to be able to enjoy spring to the fullest, it’s important to first prepare your outdoor living space for the upcoming season. […]

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 […]

how roof leaks increase your energy bills

Going Through the Roof: How Roof Leaks Increase Your Energy Bills | Gutter Helmet

No one wants a leaky roof. Water damage, mold growth and electrical hazards are just a few of the many expensive inconveniences that a roof leak can cause you and your family. But many homeowners don’t realize that on top of these other costly issues, a leaky roof can also decrease your home’s energy efficiency, […]

12 Ways to Decorate Your Porch or Patio for the Holidays

12 Ways to Decorate Your Porch or Patio for the Holidays

Christmas is just around the corner and homeowners are eager to decorate their porches or patios for the holiday. This can range from adding garlands to doors and porch railings to wreaths, mini trees and candles. Here are some festive ways you can decorate your front porch, patio or yard! 1. Lighting: Consider adding votive candles […]

Why You Shouldn’t Prune Trees and Bushes in the Fall

Why You Shouldn’t Prune Trees and Bushes in the Fall

There is a popular myth about pruning that, if followed, can leave your plants weaker instead of strengthening them. Too many gardeners end up pruning bushes and trees in the fall, unaware that fall pruning stimulates new growth that weakens the plants going into winter. While raking and mulching are essential, pruning is not. You […]

The 10 Best Plants for New Gardeners to Grow

The 10 Best Plants for New Gardeners to Grow

If you are eager to start your own garden, like most new gardeners, you may be overwhelmed with all the choices available to you and have a nagging suspicion that you may not have a green thumb. How do you create a new garden you’ll love? Well, it’s easy! You want to choose plants for […]

What is a Sump Pump?

What is a Sump Pump?

Today some new homes come equipped with a sump pump. A sump pump is a self-activating pump that removes water that collects inside a sump basin, and is usually placed in the basement or crawlspace of a home. As water flows into the sump pump via drains or simply movement of water through the soil, […]

7 Ways to Avoid Basement Flooding During the Spring Thaw

7 Ways to Avoid Basement Flooding During the Spring Thaw

During the spring, basements often become flooded as snow melts and spring showers overwhelm a gutter system. Having waterlogged clothing items, ruined furniture and a messy floor is not something any homeowner wants to experience, so taking steps to prevent flooding in your basement is essential. Here are some important precautions to avoid this scenario.

Home Spring Preparation

Preparing Your Home for Spring, Part 2

As spring blossoms around us, there are many home maintenance steps you can take to prepare your home for the warmer seasons. Last month we covered several of these steps, which included checking your roof and ensuring gutters and downspouts are clear. Below are some additional tips for important maintenance tasks inside your home.

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