How to Clean Your Deck or Patio

Nothing is better in the summer than hanging out with family and friends in your backyard, sipping cold drinks and eating food hot off the grill. But it’s harder to relax and unwind when you’re looking at a grimy deck or patio and sitting on dirty furniture.

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 […]

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). 

Save Energy & Cut Costs With a Retractable Awning

Did you know heat entering your home through window glass is responsible for an estimated 20% of the load on your air conditioner? An excellent way to combat unwanted solar heat gain is by installing a retractable awning. It’s more effective at preventing solar radiation from penetrating glass than window films and tinted glass. 

6 Steps to Prepare Your Home for Wintry Weather

Cooler nights are a timely reminder for homeowners who have yet to prepare for the frigid temperatures and massive amounts of snowfall that are always a possibility in many regions of the country. Gutter Helmet suggests you begin by having a professional clean out your gutters and downspouts and install rain gutter covers to prevent […]

The Snowbird’s Guide to Winterizing a Home

Before flying south for the winter, all “snowbirds” must take the time to ensure their homes are properly winterized. If you’re new to this migrating lifestyle, you should know that it will be much easier to enjoy your time in the sun knowing that your home will be safe while you’re away. As such, it’s […]

7 Items to Leave Out of the Compost Bin

While many households throw everything in the trash, those that are more environmentally conscious often sort their waste into three categories: trash, recycling and compost. Recycling and composting are great activities for reclaiming materials that can be transitioned back into the production chain. Most homeowners don’t realize that up to 30% of household waste can […]

Should You Clean Your Roof or Not?

At Gutter Helmet, we frequently remind homeowners of the importance of keeping gutters clean and clear. This is essential to the long-term protection of a home against water damage. When gutters are cleaned regularly (at least twice a year), this simple maintenance step prevents debris from building up inside and causing clogs, which lead to so […]

5 Home Issues That Should Be Addressed Immediately

5 Home Issues That Should Be Addressed Immediately

Most homeowners know that owning a home comes with a certain amount of regular maintenance. However, unless you’re a jack of all trades, you’re likely going to have to pay a professional for some of the work. While you may be able to put off some repair and maintenance needs, there are others that should […]

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. […]

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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 […]

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Growing a Green Thumb: 4 Tips for the Beginning Gardener

Gardening is for everyone, so don’t let your inexperience hold you back from dabbling in this fun and rewarding activity this spring. Whether you’ve tried and failed at gardening in the past, or you’ve never attempted to grow a plant in your life, it’s not too late to pick up the hobby and cultivate your […]

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Declutter Your Home by Getting Rid of These 4 Things

Are you itching to declutter your life, but are overwhelmed by the thought of attempting it? Do you feel a pang of anxiety every time you walk through your jam-packed garage or open your overflowing kitchen cabinets, but have no idea where to even begin to get organized? In today’s post, Gutter Helmet®, provider of […]

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, […]