Gutter Helmet Blog

The 5 Most Common Spring Gutter Problems (& Solutions)

There are a lot of things to like about spring: mild weather, beautiful blooms, longer days and outdoor gatherings. On the other side of the coin, however, spring also brings allergy flare-ups, abundant rain and gutter problems. While there’s not much you can do about allergens or rainfall, you can address the gutter issues that […]

6 Tips for Choosing the Best Rain Gutters for Your Home

If you’re having trouble choosing rain gutters, don’t worry; you’re not alone! Figuring out the right fit involves a series of decisions that most people will really only have to deal with or twice in their lifetime. This guide will help put you on track toward finding the best gutters for your home.

Ways That Ice Can Damage Your Home

5 Ways That Ice Can Damage Your Home

One of the most damaging forces in winter is ice. Ice can result from a freeze-thaw cycle after snowfall or from falling temperatures. You may end up with ice-coated trees, icicles hanging from your home or even ice in your pipes. If you’ve looked into the cost of gutter guard systems and thought they were […]

Landlord Or Tenant: Who's Responsible For Gutter Maintenance?

Landlord or Tenant: Who’s Responsible for Gutter Maintenance?

When you rent a home, you enjoy many benefits. From more privacy to more space, for some, a rental property is better than an apartment. However, with these benefits come more responsibilities. In most rental situations, you’re responsible for regular upkeep like mopping floors and shoveling snow. Sometimes you’re also expected to maintain the yard […]

All About Rainwater Harvesting

The practice of harvesting rainwater is increasing among homeowners across the U.S. as more cities put watering restrictions in place and families become more environmentally conscious. This eco-friendly practice is actually quite affordable and can be simple to implement at your home. If you’re wondering what’s involved in setting up a harvesting system, we have […]

Gutter Cleaning Tips

8 Ways to Save Money on Gutter Cleaning

Fall is here and it’s time to start thinking about your gutters and how you’re going to get them clean before winter. If you haven’t budgeted for a cleaning and don’t want to spend a lot of money, here are eight ideas to help you save.

Gutter Covers Work

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 […]

Gutter Cleaner Solution

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 […]

Mosquito Prevention

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 […]

Gutter Rot Prevention

Ways to Prevent Rot Around Your Home

Home maintenance is something you must undertake regularly if you own a home. It’s not necessarily fun, but when done regularly, it saves you on costly repairs. One expensive repair stems from wood rot. Wood rot can happen anywhere there is wood on your home. This includes wooden decks, wood siding, window frames, shutters, fascia […]

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 […]

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.

Building Permit

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 […]

House Exterior Inspection

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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