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4 Reasons Your Home Needs Gutter Guards

July 2, 2023

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a closeup of an installed gutter guard

Your gutters play an integral role in protecting your home from the forces of nature and other types of wear and tear—but gutters themselves are also vulnerable! This is where gutter guards come in handy; they’re positioned over the gutter troughs to prevent leaves, other types of debris, or even critters from creating blockage or causing damage. As practical as these guards might seem, many homeowners haven’t taken the time to install them yet and unlock access to all of their remarkable advantages. Here are four reasons you shouldn’t delay outfitting your home with gutter guards!

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4 Essential Questions to Choose Your Gutter Company

June 6, 2023

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white question mark with a blue background

After the long winter months and a vibrant spring, you realize that your gutters aren’t in the best shape. Perhaps they need to be replaced entirely; otherwise, they could allow water to permeate into the house or into the foundation.

However, deciding amongst all the companies out there for gutter repair or replacement can be intimidating. How can you identify and choose the right one? You start by asking the right questions! Read on to learn what some of these important questions are.

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Are There Critters Living in Your Gutters?

May 5, 2023

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a squirrel peeking out from a gutter

Gutters are often an unsung hero when it comes to protecting our homes from the elements, and they’ve been helping homeowners since they were invented early in the 20th century. However, as useful as they may be, they can still experience problems that might compromise their integrity—and one issue that’s often ignored or overlooked is when they’re inhabited by wild animals and pests! Here’s more about a few of the most common critters that you might find living in your gutters and how you should go about removing them to keep your gutters clean, clear, and intact.

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Why You Should Paint Your Exterior When You Replace Your Gutters

April 3, 2023

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a person painting their home

There are a lot of home-improvement projects out there that go hand-in-hand, and one noteworthy combination that several homeowners these days are considering is exterior painting following gutter replacement. By efficiently tackling both of these tasks together, you’ll find yourself saving a great deal of time, effort, and potential inconvenience—which matters greatly concerning any type of project or undertaking! Keep reading to learn a little more about some of the awesome advantages of pairing up these projects!

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How to Tell Your Gutters Need to Be Replaced

March 6, 2023

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rusted gutters that need to be replaced

When you’re a homeowner, you have many concerns on your mind regarding your property. In addition to keeping it clean, you have to keep a keen eye out for necessary repairs before they lead to expensive projects. Between maintaining your home inside and out, it can be easy to forget or overlook the gutters, but they are important to protect your home from water and foundation damage.

If you’re not paying attention, you can miss the signs that your gutters need professional replacement. Read on to learn what these signs are so you can keep your home safe and dry.

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Tighten It Up! 3 Signs Your Gutters Are Loose

February 6, 2023

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a person tightening loose gutters

Before you know it, spring will be here, marking the start of outdoor chores and maintenance, including clearing the gutters. However, there’s one thing you may see before climbing on the ladder—whether your gutters are loose. How can you tell when the gutters need to be fixed or replaced? What are signs to watch out for? Keep reading to learn three things to look for!

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What Is Gutter Flashing & Why Is It Necessary?

January 4, 2023

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a closeup image of gutter flashing

You probably don’t think or discuss all of the details and parts of your home’s roof and siding very often. However, your roof is an important part of your house, and it’s wise to be sure that it has all of the features it needs to last well and withstand everything that Mother Nature throws its way. This includes gutter flashing, one of the best-kept secrets for water-proofing a roof. Keep reading to learn a little more about what gutter flashing is and why it’s worth it.

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Winter Checklist: How to Prepare Your Gutters for Cold Weather

December 14, 2022

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melting icicles on a gutter

We’re officially in the thick of the Winter season! Although many people look forward to this cold weather, it can wreak havoc on your gutters if you fail to prepare properly. Fortunately, you can stay ahead of the game and prevent these problems from happening in the first place. The good news is there are plenty of things you can do to stop freezing temperatures from destroying your gutters. Read on for a winter checklist that’ll help prepare your home for the cold season.

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5 Ways to Keep Your Gutters from Freezing

November 18, 2022

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closeup of frozen gutters

The temperature is dropping, the days are getting shorter, and stores are lining their shelves with holiday decorations. We’ve officially hit the winter season! Many people look forward to bundling up in the cold weather, but it can actually cause major damage to your home. Since water expands when it freezes, icicles can cause your rain gutters to warp and crack under additional pressure. Plus, gutters clogged with ice can lead to the formation of ice dams on your roof, creating serious water damage inside your home. Read on to learn how you can prevent frozen gutters and keep your home safe!

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Decorating for Christmas? Check Out These Tips!

October 5, 2022

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Christmas lights hanging on gutters

The end of the year is slowly approaching, which means the holiday season is officially in full swing! In celebration of this magical time, families across the country are decorating their homes with Christmas decorations. If you’re hanging lights on your own, the last thing on your mind is likely your gutters. However, they should be a priority. Read along to learn a few helpful tips to avoid damaging your gutters this season.

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