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Infographic: Your Fall Gutter Cleaning Checklist

Fall season is gutter cleaning season! If the thought of mucking out your gutters feels a little intimidating, we’ve got a handy infographic to help you get ready for the task. If you’re still not looking forward to it, never fear—your local Gutter Helmet® dealer has your back!

[INFOGRAPHIC] Your Exterior Home Inspection Checklist

While nothing beats an annual home inspection done by a professional, every homeowner needs to know some inspection basics. Being able to perform a quick check of the condition of your home’s exterior will allow you to spot small problems and make repairs before they become big headaches. This infographic sums up the main things […]

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Downspouts 101: Understanding How Downspouts Work

Gutter systems operate on a basic concept of gravity and water flow, where the sloped gutter channel directs rainwater to the downspout and moves it away from the home. Understanding the purpose and importance of the downspout can ensure that you pay proper attention to this component to keep your gutter system operating at peak […]

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Gutters, Downspouts and Gutter Guards

As summer draws to a close, many of us are climbing up on our roofs to clean out gutters. Taking care of this job does more than protect your gutters – your home’s #1 enemy is water, and gutters that are not working properly will compromise the structural integrity of your home and even endanger […]

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.

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The History of Gutters: A Timeline

Since you are interested in keeping your gutters clean of debris, it’s possible that you may be wondering how gutters came to be in the first place. Believe it or not, gutters have a long and storied existence that spans several millennia. So unless you already learned all about the history of gutters in your […]

6 Common Causes of Gutter Leaks (and How to Fix Them)

Here’s a riddle: how are gutters like the CIA? Because unwanted “leaks” can do some serious damage. While plugging intelligence leaks can be complicated, repairing gutter leaks is not nearly as difficult. Here are six common types of gutter leaks and guidelines on how to fix them. 1. Clogs. Your gutters themselves could be perfect […]

What You Need to Know About Gutter Care in Drought Conditions

What You Need to Know About Gutter Care in Drought Conditions

Homeowners know that a properly-working gutter system channels runoff water from the roof into the downspouts and away from the home’s foundation. This is especially important during the rainy season, when heavy rainfall can cause pooling or overflowing if gutters are clogged or not functioning correctly. But what about during a drought? When it comes […]

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