Climbing a ladder is an easy feat, but it’s the “not losing your balance and falling” part that’s a bit difficult. To prevent accidents and possible injuries, you’ll need to practice basic ladder safety. And the first step is to determine if what you’re hearing about is an actual ladder safety tip or a misconception. […]
Making sure that your gutter replacement quote has everything in the right order can help keep delays and potential problems to a minimum. In today’s post, Gutter Helmet® of Eastern Shore, your local provider of the best gutter guards Gutter Helmet®, discusses the things you should expect from a professional gutter replacement quote.
Few people check their gutters first when inspecting their roof for wind damage. Yet gutters perform an essential role, and can be damaged under the same conditions roofs can be. In today’s post, local Gutter Helmet® dealers Gutter Helmet® of Eastern Shore discusses how gutters can be damaged by wind.
Screws are so commonplace in all manner of building projects that they tend to get overlooked. In gutter installation, the choice of gutter screws is important. In today’s post, your provider of the best gutter covers, Gutter Helmet® of Eastern Shore, discusses why your contractor’s choice of gutter screws is important.
Gutters come in two styles or profiles: half-round and K-style. While both styles are practically interchangeable, there are certain conditions that make K-style gutters the ideal choice. In today’s post, your local provider of the best gutter guard systems, Gutter Helmet® of Eastern Shore, shares the conditions that make K-style gutters the ideal gutter style.
A Homeowner’s Association (or better known as HOA) is responsible for the management of a residential community. It’s usually run by an elected board of directors, with monthly, quarterly or annual fees paid to the HOA to manage the day-to-day operations of the community. That means they’re responsible for establishing and enforcing rules and regulations […]
Keeping your home clean and tidy can be tedious at times. However, you can change that with the right upgrades that automate your household chores. Less time spent on cleaning and maintenance means more time to be productive on other activities, so to help you out, Gutter Helmet of Eastern Shore shares some insight:
Every time the spring and summer months arrive, we expect pests such as ants, flies, termites and mosquitoes to emerge from winter hibernation to breed, multiply and form colonies. Potential sites around your home where they thrive include abandoned tires and piles of leaves or debris. While pest control methods help eradicate these unwanted guests, […]
Gutter protection systems prevent leaves, twigs and other debris from clogging the inside of your gutters. However, they’re not created equally, which means they function differently. Mesh screens, for example, filter debris carried by the rainwater runoff. Ones with solid covers divert debris away while water flows freely toward the gutters.
Home upgrades don’t always have to be expensive. Believe it or not, there are simple modifications that you can do to your home without burning a hole in your pocket. Furthermore, these projects can even give you a big payoff when they are done right. Below are some minor home upgrades that you might want […]
Spring is a good time to do some upgrades and carry out home maintenance. At the same time, it also offers a great opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and have fun with some spring activities — especially after the cold season and a year of sheltering in place. So don’t get yourself stuck with a […]
Insulation loses up to 40% of its R-value (or ability to prevent heat transfer) when exposed to water. Not to mention mold—which can cause allergy flare-ups—can form on wet insulation and affect other parts of the building. What are the usual culprits behind damp insulation? And how do you keep your insulation dry? Find out today!
Whether you are using your basement as a functional space or not, flooding in this part of your home can be a major headache. Apart from the inconvenience of mopping up water, you also have to ready your pockets for costly repairs. That said, you should keep a close eye on some of the most […]
Rock salt is hard on roads, driveways and even vehicles, so it only makes sense that it would be damaging to your roofing as well. However, it is a common mistake among homeowners to use rock salt to cut through snow and ice.
Frozen downspouts are a cause for concern. If ice blockages in the downspouts are preventing water from flowing to the drains, it might spill onto your roof and exterior, increasing the risk of leaks. What should you do if your downspouts are frozen?
Ice dams are problematic because they can cause leaks. The ice deposited at the edge of your roof prevents water from draining and causes it to back up onto the roof. How are they formed? If there isn’t enough insulation in your attic, the heat that escapes through gaps in the roof insulation will melt […]
Rust forms on your gutters because of a chemical reaction occurring between iron and oxygen when it meets water or moisture in the air. You’ll probably see the results in the form of reddish-brown patches on the gutter material. If overlooked, rust can severely affect your gutters’ performance and service life. Read on as the […]
Keeping a sturdy and well-maintained gutter system should be your top priority this fall and winter. Otherwise, you’ll be facing a number of issues that can seriously hamper its draining performance and leave your home vulnerable to water damage. The trusted rain gutter guard company in the area, Gutter Helmet® of Eastern Shore, discusses some of these […]