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Gutter Protection System

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 […]

Fire Hazard Gutter

Are Your Gutters a Fire Hazard?

As many parts of the country head into the dry summer season, you may begin seeing reminders about fire prevention around the home. Common precautions include removing dried yard waste, trimming tree limbs that hang over your home and cutting back any shrubs around your air conditioning unit. Something many homeowners forget to include on […]

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 […]

[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 […]

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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4 Exterior Improvements to Make Your Home Sell Faster

If you need to sell your home quickly, nothing does more to speed things along than improving your home’s curb appeal. While it may be a showplace inside, if potential buyers aren’t drawn to its exterior appearance first, they may never step foot inside your house. Here, Gutter Helmet® has laid out four exterior home […]

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 […]

Should You Salt your Gutters

Should You Salt Your Gutters?

For many homeowners in cold regions, unsightly and damaging ice dams are a problem throughout the winter. If you have them, you may have heard of the practice of “salting” gutters. This involves stuffing stockings or socks with rock salt, then laying the salt in the gutter or on the dam to help melt the […]

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