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5 Things to Look For in Your Gutter Protection System

If you’ve decided that you never want to clean your gutters again, you have two choices: either plan on paying someone to do it regularly, or invest in gutter guards. In the end, most homeowners decide that gutter guards are the most economical and effective option. Whether you’re looking for the best gutter guards for […]

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 […]

Gutter Early Problems

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 […]

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 […]

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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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 […]

Gutter Overflows

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 […]

Does a Homeowner Really Need Gutters?

You may have heard someone complain incessantly about the problems they are having with their gutters. (Maybe that someone is the person in the mirror.) You hear tales of woe that include aesthetically-displeasing rust spots or holes, misshapen or separated gutter sections, ice dams, unwanted animal habitats, and runoff water that trickles, pours, and gushes […]

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. […]

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 […]

5 Ways that Ice Can Damage Your Home

When low temperatures overrun your neighborhood, they can bring potential difficulties with them. Outdoors, the extreme cold can harm pets, freeze pipes, and cause frostbite. Any snowfall can block driveways and entryways, break tree branches, and cover cars. Don’t Forget the Ice

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Landlord vs. Tenant: Who’s Responsible for the Gutter?

While some people feel that home ownership is preferable, there are a lot of advantages to renting a single-family house from an individual or property management company. Not only are the residents spared the massive down payment that is required for buying a home, but the responsibility (and the cost) for much of the home’s […]

Friend This Funny Rain Gutter Facebook Page

Everyone seems to be on Facebook these days. Young adults, teens, tweens, and even senior citizens keep in touch with their “Friends” via the global social media site. And it’s not just individuals — businesses, organizations, schools, churches, and even pets now have their own dedicated Facebook pages. Including rain gutters. No, really. Here it […]

Landscape/Exterior Home Design

Expert Advice on Landscape/Exterior Home Design

It’s common for homeowners to try and spruce up the front of their home. But there are so many options available that it’s difficult to know where to begin. And the last thing you want to do is make a landscaping mistake that actually decreases your home’s value instead of increasing it. So we turned […]

Gutter Cleaning Expert

Get Gutter Helmet and Reclaim 250 Hours of Your Life

It’s practically a universal truth about homeownership: nobody likes having to clean out their gutters. You have to balance precariously on a ladder, scrape out slimy debris, and get all wet and dirty in the process. But perhaps the biggest downside to cleaning your gutters is the amount of time spent performing a thankless chore […]

The 5 Most Creative Gutter Company Features

Gutter installation is a fairly straightforward process … most of the time. So you wouldn’t necessarily expect to associate creativity with the company that you contract with to put up new gutters. However, there are a few companies thinking outside the box when it comes to creative tools, add-ons, and other features. Here are five […]

5 Weird Stories About Gutters and Roofs

There are two things about buildings that many people take for granted: gutters and roofs. That’s largely because folks tend to focus more on the visual elements of a structure like its facade, exterior paint, or overall architecture. However, there are quite a few weird stories out there involving roofs and gutters. Here are five […]

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