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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 […]

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Why Gutter Helmet® Is a Better Option Than Gutter Screens

Some homeowners think having something on their gutters is better than nothing at all. Others think all types of gutter covers are the same, except for the brand name. When you really compare gutter guard systems, you’ll find that Gutter Helmet® is a better option than gutter screens. It’s not just about the superior Gutter […]

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 […]

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 […]

Gutter Installation Tools

Getting Your Money’s Worth: Which Home Improvements Add the Most Value

Every year, Remodeling magazine ranks the return on investment for more than 20 common remodeling projects. In this year’s Cost vs. Value Report, ROI ranged from 47.6% all the way up to 98.3% when you look at national averages. The winner for the highest ROI was an upscale garage door replacement, costing about $3,500 and […]

[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.

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 […]

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 […]

How Much Do Gutters Costs?

How Much Do Gutters Cost?

There are a few reasons you may need new gutters. Perhaps your home doesn’t have them and you notice that your landscaping takes a beating during heavy rains. Perhaps your home is older and the existing gutters are rusting, sagging or just look ugly. Don’t let the unknowns keep you from installing the best rain […]

Ice Dam Gutter Helmet System

[INFOGRAPHIC] How Helmet Heat® Reduces Ice Damming on Your Home

If you live in an area with snowy winters, you probably know how much trouble ice dams can cause. The good news: you can double up your home’s protection from ice and snow buildup with the help of Gutter Helmet® and Helmet Heat®! Together, they form an energy-efficient, self-regulating twin system that effectively guards against […]

Home Maintenance

New Year, Better Home: How Gutter Helmet® Can Help with Resolutions

The new year offers a clean slate and a chance to accomplish those pesky goals that got away from you the previous year – like home improvement projects. If your New Year’s resolutions include doing a better job of taking care of your home, Gutter Helmet® can help. We’re known for our top-rated gutter guards […]

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