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3 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Company for Gutter Replacement

July 14, 2021

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woman asking questions to choose the right company for gutter replacement

After cleaning out your old, failing gutters, you vow that you’ll never go through that again. Clearing away the sopping wet gunk and debris took a lot of time, so you decide that you want to replace your gutters and include leaf guards. But how do you know which company you should work with?

You do what you always do when you have a question—Google it. But in this situation, Google may not be as helpful as you’d like. A quick search finds lots of companies in the area claiming to be experts in gutter replacement. It can be difficult to pinpoint one you can trust. Before you settle on a sub-par company, interview each one you’re considering and ask them these important questions.

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4 Critters That Could Be Living in Your Clogged Gutters

June 11, 2021

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birds on house gutters

As an animal lover, you enjoy hearing the chirping of birds and seeing little squirrels scurrying in the trees outside. But are you willing to make your home their home too? Probably not. If you don’t pay attention to your gutters, little animals could be infesting this area, which spells trouble for you and your house. Read on to learn how this happens and what you can do about it!

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Is it Best to Paint Your Home While You’re Getting Your Gutters Replaced?

May 12, 2021

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brand new gutters on a house that has just been painted

Has it been longer than you can count on two hands since you last repainted the exterior of your home? It’s likely time for a fresh, revitalizing new coat of paint to brighten up the exterior, but there’s something else that could be beneficial doing at the same time—replacing your gutters. The gutters on your house are responsible for preventing water damage that could cost countless thousands of dollars to repair. If they aren’t functioning properly, are rusting, or it’s just time to have them replaced, you can paint your home’s exterior and replace the gutters in one convenient project. Read on to learn why this is the most advantageous way to tackle these tasks.

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4 Signs Your Gutters Need to Be Repaired or Replaced

April 15, 2021

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a homeowner inspecting the gutters on their house

Gutters aren’t a feature of a home that many people stop to consider their condition, even though they’re incredibly important. Without the proper protection, your roof, foundation, and walls could be subject to expensive and costly damage, like mold and infrastructure issues. That’s why professionals recommend examining your gutters at least twice a year when you clean them out. Read on to learn about four signs that will let you know that your gutters need to be repaired or replaced during your inspection.

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3 Options for Making Gutter Cleaning Easier

March 19, 2021

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homeowner cleaning out the gutters

As you climb the ladder and put on your gloves, you remember just how much you hate cleaning the gutters. It takes hours out of your weekend, and handling that gunk grosses you out. You know this needs to be done, but there has to be an easier way to approach gutter cleaning than this, right? Read on to learn how you can make this home maintenance chore easier.

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How Do You Know if You Need Gutter Flashing?

February 18, 2021

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a person bending gutter flashing to install it

The exterior of your home is crucial to its maintenance because it’s responsible for standing up against harsh elements, like hail, rain storms, scorching sun, and ice. Flashing is a small but important key to fully waterproofing your roof and making sure that no moisture sneaks beneath the shingles, causing thousands of dollars in damage. Read on to learn more about gutter flashing and whether you need it.

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Why Are Gutters Important?

January 14, 2021

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a house with gutters

Each component of the outside of your house serves an important purpose to protect it from weather, like the shingles on your roof, windows, siding, and even though you may not think about them very often, your gutters. Sometimes, it can be easy to neglect your gutters because you never really consider them until they’re overflowing with wet leaves or damaged. However, that’s all likely going to change after you read this blog post. Read on to learn why gutters are important and what you should do to help them keep doing their job.

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5 Winter Gutter Maintenance Tips

December 31, 2020

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ice forming over gutters

Just like a car that needs routine oil changes and filter replacements, your gutters also require regular maintenance. During the winter, your gutters are at risk of being affected by snow, ice, and debris, which is why it’s important to do some gutter prep before the bad weather settles on your home. It’s always easier to prevent problems than to have to repair damage that has already been done. Read on for five winter gutter maintenance tips to complete to keep your gutters functional and prevent issues from developing.

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5 Tips to Keep Your Gutters from Freezing During Winter

November 30, 2020

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frozen gutters on a house with a roof rake next to them

Taking care of the gutters on your home is incredibly important, especially during the winter. Although all of the icicles that dangle from your gutters may look pretty, they can actually cause major damage to your home. When ice clogs up your gutters, it can lead to water damage on your roof when it begins to melt, which is a costly problem to fix. To prevent frozen gutters and water damage come spring, here are five tips to make sure ice dams don’t form in them.

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The Trusted 6-Step Process to Hang Christmas Lights

October 31, 2020

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Christmas lights hanging on the gutters of a home

The holiday season is quickly approaching, which means that you’ve most likely started pulling all of your Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations down from the attic and out of the garage. Before you start setting everything up, it’s a good idea to have a plan to make sure that you don’t accidentally damage the gutters while you’re putting up your Christmas lights. Read on for a simple six-step process to help you safely hang up your holiday lights without any complications.

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