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hail damage

When Hail Meets Gutters

On average, hail causes around $1 billion in property damage each year. A significant amount of that damage is to our homes, primarily a roofing system which includes home gutter systems. In the U.S., hail most commonly occurs in the central region stretching from North Dakota through Texas, Wyoming and Colorado. Areas around the Chesapeake […]

wildfire risk

The Homeowner’s Guide to Reducing Wildfire Risk

Did you know that thousands of homes are destroyed by wildfires every year? Fortunately, as a homeowner you can take many steps to boost your home’s protection against this threat. In today’s post, Gutter Helmet®, the leading manufacturer of rain gutter shields in the industry, explains what you can do to defend your home against […]

mold and mildew growth

The Link Between Gutters and Your Health

Do you or a member of your household often feel unwell? Do you have allergies that just don’t seem to go away, no matter what you do? Environmental factors are among the leading causes of chronic illnesses. Many people live in homes that have mold and mildew infestations they’re not even aware of, and experience […]

Gutter Helmet VS Stepped Vinyl Gutter Guard

Gutter Guard Comparisons: Gutter Helmet® vs. The Stepped Vinyl Gutter Guard

There are many gutter protection products on the market today and it can be confusing to decide which set of gutter covers is right for you and your home. However, knowing the strengths and weaknesses of different products can help you make effective purchasing decisions. Let’s compare Gutter Helmet to the stepped vinyl gutter guard. […]

Another Reason Gutter Helmet® Tops Gutter Guards from Home Depot & Lowe’s

Another Reason Gutter Helmet® Tops Gutter Guards from Home Depot & Lowe’s

You’ve decided to go with a gutter cover for your gutters – great choice! You will appreciate the convenience of not having to clean dirty gutters at least twice per year, and the peace of mind that comes from staying safely on the ground while your gutter covers keep out leaves and debris. However, these […]


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 […]

Are Professional-Grade Gutter Covers Only Available to Professionals?

A few decades ago, people who wanted to improve their homes had to make a choice. If they wanted to complete the project themselves, they could go to a store and purchase consumer-grade materials and products. But if they wanted something stronger, fancier, or longer-lasting, they could choose the professional-grade option; but that meant they […]

The 8 Stupidest Things Homeowners Do to Their Gutters

You have to admit: gutters are a pretty smart way to channel roof runoff water away from a building’s foundation; which makes it all the more mystifying why some people do stupid things with their gutters. Here are nine of the most dimwitted gutter-related stories you’ll find anywhere 1. Thaw gutter ice with a blowtorch. […]

Broken Gutter

11 Gutters That Really Need to Be Replaced

Have you ever stood outside your back door, hands on hips, looking up at the gutters on your home, and trying to figure out whether or not it’s time to replace them? There are certainly some telltale signs to look for, like holes, cracks, buckling, and separation. But if you’re a more visual person, feast […]