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Do Gutter Covers Work? It Depends

It may be easy and cheap to go to your local home improvement store and buy a gutter cover, but you might be surprised when it doesn’t really work. Many of the products available for self-installation, like mesh screens, quickly become clogged with debris, or the debris filters right through and causes gutters to fill […]

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Is Your Gutter Cleaner Ripping You Off?

The leaves have started falling in many places around the country. That means it’s nearly time to clean your gutters or call someone to clean them. If you prefer to call a gutter cleaner rather than get on a ladder yourself, how do you know the job is complete? Have you ever paid up and […]

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Early Signs of Gutter Problems

You may not initially think that improperly functioning gutters are a big deal, but they can be. If your gutters are failing, clogged or both, your entire home may be impacted. There are many ways to remedy gutter issues; one is installing rain gutter shields to avoid clogged gutters – which you may not even […]

8 Essential Home Maintenance Tasks to Keep Pests Away

There are times when we hope for rain so we don’t have to water our grass and garden, and then it comes in abundance! However, if you have standing water around your home, lots of issues can occur. Some include water making its way into your basement or under your foundation, mildew growth and, even […]

7 Ways to Mosquito-Proof Your Yard This Summer

Your backyard can be a great place for kids to play and to entertain, except when there are mosquitoes. Nothing ruins time outside faster than being bitten by these pests. Of course, you can spray repellent on yourself, but a better solution is to do what you can to deter mosquitoes from making your yard […]

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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 […]

Gutter Cleaning Problems

10 Problems That Result From Not Cleaning Gutters

Your gutters are an important part of your roofing system. They benefit your home in many ways and when they’re not clean, your home can sustain damage from your roof to your foundation. Here are 10 problems that can result from clogged and dirty gutters.

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When Do You Need a Building Permit?

The world of home improvement can be a confusing place. While you would think that owning a home would give you the right to do whatever you want with it, that’s not always true. There are many areas where certain home improvement projects or additions require a residential building permit before any major changes can […]

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How to Inspect the Exterior of Your Home

Proper preventive maintenance is essential in extending the life of any of your possessions; this is especially true when it comes to homeownership. People who neglect this task and fail to regularly maintain their homes usually end up having to pay for expensive emergency repairs. For the most part, spending a little money now will […]

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Use Rain Gutter Guards to Avoid the Dangers of a Flooded Basement

Like a car, your home is a complex system with multiple components that work together to perform a certain task. When any one of these components is neglected or broken, over the long term your home will not be able to do its job – protecting you and your family from the elements. Take the […]

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5 Home Issues That Should be Addressed Immediately

Most homeowners expect a certain amount of maintenance to accompany homeownership, but the need for repairs can pop up at unexpected and unwelcome times. Some repair items can be delayed for a time, but others are signs that should not be ignored if you want to avoid costly problems in the future. Here are five […]

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What Causes Gutters to Clog?

Why is the sky blue? Why do birds fly in formation? Why do leaves turn from green to brown in the fall? Why do fools fall in love? “WHY do they fall in luh-huvvv?” It’s not practical to solve all of these mysteries here. But since this is a blog about gutter protection, it is […]

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What Is Your Gutter Cover Made Out Of? (And Why It Matters)

Gutter covers are a smart investment for the homeowner who wants to prevent clogs and water overflow. If left unchecked, the pooling water in unprotected gutters could erode landscaping, flood basements, and even compromise a home’s foundation. But not all gutter covers are alike. In fact, gutter covers are available in a wide range of […]

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The 5 Most Common Spring Gutter Problems (and Solutions)

There are a lot of things to like about spring: mild weather, flowers blooming, longer days, and outdoor gatherings. On the other side of the ledger, spring also brings allergy flare-ups, more rain, and gutter problems. You can’t do much about allergens or rainfall, but you can address the gutter issues that go hand-in-hand with […]

Choosing The Best Rain Gutters

6 Tips for Choosing the Best Rain Gutters for Your Home

As a homeowner, you probably spend an inordinate amount of time choosing paint colors, carpeting, and furniture for your home’s interior. But you may not realize that you may have to also put some thought into which type of rain gutters you will put up outside your home. Here are some suggestions to assist you […]

Expert Advice on Cleaning the Exterior of Your Home

Most people have a pretty good handle on how to clean a residential gutter. But what about an industrial gutter or the exterior of a home? Should these cleaning tasks be handled differently? One approach is to use a pressure-washing system. For more information about this method, we asked Craig Schuster of Equipment Trade Service […]

The 8 Most Frequently-Asked Gutter Questions (and Answers)

The concept of gutters is pretty simple. These troughs gather runoff water from your roof and channel it away from your home’s foundation. But when you start asking questions about gutters and how to install and maintain them, you sometimes get different responses from various sources.

Is That Kevin Durant Cleaning Gutters?

Is That Kevin Durant Cleaning Gutters?

When you think about cleaning out your gutters, a few different images come to mind. If you’re like most Americans, you probably envision part of a wasted weekend morning or afternoon up on the roof scooping out leaves, pine needles, and other debris. If you’re an optimist and/or a realist, you may view gutter cleaning […]

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