Early Fall Is a Great Time to Invest in the Best Gutter Protection

Rain gutter covers are a type of gutter protection that works to keep water flowing freely through the gutter system by preventing leaves and debris from getting into the gutter. Gutter protection has grown increasingly popular in recent years and for good reason: it greatly reduces the occurrence of water damage to structures due to […]

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

So you’ve decided to invest in gutter covers for your gutters – you’ve made a great choice! You’ll appreciate the convenience of not having to clean dirty gutters several times a year, as well as the peace of mind that comes from staying safely on the ground while your gutter covers do the job of […]

How Professionals Clean Your Gutters

Gutter cleaning is one of those tasks most homeowners dread. Many avoid it and end up with clogged gutters that overflow every time it rains. Those who understand the importance of clean gutters but don’t yet have rain gutter guards often call professional gutter cleaning companies. If you have a gutter cleaning company come to […]

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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.

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 […]

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

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

What will a home improvement project add to the value of your home? Many factors influence how much return on investment a homeowner can expect from a project. In this infographic, we list some of the best remodeling projects to increase your home’s value and enhance its beauty and function.

Exterior Home Inspection Checklist

[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 […]

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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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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 […]

5 Outdoor Storage Spaces You Didn’t Know You Had

5 Outdoor Storage Spaces You Didn’t Know You Had

As the days get shorter and summer draws to a close, you might be starting to think about the things you need to do to get your home ready to winter. For most homeowners, getting ready for the cold months involves putting many items in storage, from patio furniture to sporting equipment to the grill. […]

Roofs and Gutters Gone Wild: The 5 Coolest Videos of Holiday Decorations

Roofs and Gutters Gone Wild: The 5 Coolest Videos of Holiday Decorations

Eleven months out of the year, the roofs and gutters on a home are completely utilitarian — and usually quite boring. But during the month of December, some homes are strung with elaborate light displays and are turned into incredible works of art. Here are five videos of some of the coolest holiday decorations to […]

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Is This a Gutter or a … ?

There are some parts of a home in which people tend to focus their creative talents, like landscaping, windows, or front doors. But usually, gutters are home elements that folks just take for granted as utilitarian components of the structure’s drainage system. But as these pictures demonstrate, there are plenty of artistic and imaginative ways […]

Gutter Helmet vs. Gutter Guardian

vs. Gutter protection systems are designed to repel solid debris like leaves, pine needles, and particulates, while still allowing runoff water to drain into the gutter troughs and flow toward the downspouts. To this end, several different types of gutter protection products have been created. One of the newest entries into the gutter protection marketplace […]

Inspecting Your Home After Hurricane Sandy

Inspecting Your Home After Hurricane Sandy

There are rain showers, thunderstorms, and heavy storms. And then there are catastrophic weather events like the rare October hurricane which recently struck much of the East Coast. You may have seen photos of some of the homes which were heavily damaged or even totally destroyed. But the damage doesn’t end there. Even though lots […]

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Expert Advice on Interior Design

We talk a lot about home improvement on the Gutter Helmet® blog, but when it comes time to hire an interior designer, how do you find a great one? A new website, DesignShuffle.com, brings together interior designers from around the world and lets them share designs, ideas, and advice. We sat down with the DesignShuffle.com […]

Interview with Stagetecture.com

Some people who are selling their home want more information about how to “stage” it in order to increase its appeal to potential buyers. Others just want ideas and suggestions on how to design a home that they will be living in for a long time. Thankfully, there is a website called Stagetecture.com, which serves […]

9 Photos of Homes Hit by Lightning

9 Photos of Homes Hit by Lightning

There are plenty of steps that homeowners can take to protect their homes from the elements. They can do everything from putting up gutters to installing storm windows to mounting snow guards. But one aspect of Mother Nature that’s difficult to guard against is lightning strikes. Even homes with lightning protection systems aren’t guaranteed to […]

Q&A With Robert Robillard from AConcordCarpenter.com

Q&A With Robert Robillard from AConcordCarpenter.com

Many people want to remodel their home in some way. It could be anything from installing energy-efficient windows and putting up new gutters to redoing the kitchen or building a new master suite. Some want to do the projects themselves, while others opt for finding a professional to handle the job. But they all have […]