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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 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 […]

Keeping Pest Away

Infographic: 8 Essential Home Maintenance Tasks to Keep Pests Away

There are two keys to preventing and controlling the presence of bugs, rodents and other pests: blocking possible entry points and eliminating sources of food, water and shelter. In the infographic below, we’ve listed eight essential home maintenance tasks that will help to keep pests away.

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Infographic: Your Fall Gutter Cleaning Checklist

Fall season is gutter cleaning season! If the thought of mucking out your gutters feels a little intimidating, we’ve got a handy infographic to help you get ready for the task. If you’re still not looking forward to it, never fear—your local Gutter Helmet® dealer has your back!

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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

Gutter Ice Dam Removal

Frozen Gutters? Ice Dams? With Helmet Heat®, Not This Year

For more than 35 years, Gutter Helmet® has been America’s most trusted brand of gutter guard. Our innovative gutter protection system is designed to not only keep leaves out of gutters, it blocks all debris – so you’ll never have to worry about cleaning your gutters again! It’s a better choice than gutter screens because […]

Why You Shouldn’t Prune Trees and Bushes in the Fall

Why You Shouldn’t Prune Trees and Bushes in the Fall

There is a popular myth about pruning that, if followed, can leave your plants weaker instead of strengthening them. Too many gardeners end up pruning bushes and trees in the fall, unaware that fall pruning stimulates new growth that weakens the plants going into winter. While raking and mulching are essential, pruning is not. You […]

9 Handy Tips to Winterize Your Garden

9 Handy Tips to Winterize Your Garden

As the seasons change, it is important to winterize your garden in preparation for harsh weather. Just like a great lawn, what you do now can have a huge impact on the health and success of next year’s garden. Some steps to take include measures to keep your plants hydrated, clean up debris, add mulch […]

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How to Put Fall Leaves to Work Around Your Yard

As the gardening season comes to a close, you have probably considered what to do with the leaves accumulating in your yard. In addition to putting fall leaves to work by making compost, there are other methods of using leaves, such as insulating plants, improving soil and mulching. As part of your home maintenance for […]

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Gutter Guard Reviews: What Our Customers are Saying

It’s no secret that at Gutter Helmet®, we take pride in our products. We know that for many homeowners, installation of the Gutter Helmet system is life-changing because it means they never have to clean their gutters again! We are careful to include only the best installers in our extensive nationwide dealer network, those who […]

Falls Prevention Awareness Day is September 22

Falls Prevention Awareness Day is September 22

If you are a senior or have older adults in your life, take note that the 9th annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day (FPAD) will be observed on September 22, 2016 (the first day of fall). FPAD is sponsored by the National Council on Aging in an effort to raise awareness about ways to prevent fall-related […]

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

Gutter covers are a type of leaf protection with the purpose of keeping water flowing freely through the gutter system by preventing debris from getting into the gutter. Gutter protection has grown increasingly popular in recent years, and for good reason. It greatly reduces the chance of water damage to a structure due to overflowing […]

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5 Home Issues That Should be Addressed Immediately

Most homeowners expect a certain amount of maintenance to accompany homeownership, but the need for repairs can pop up at unexpected and unwelcome times. Some repair items can be delayed for a time, but others are signs that should not be ignored if you want to avoid costly problems in the future. Here are five […]

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