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Common Signs and Possible Causes of Loose Gutters

March 8, 2022

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man checking gutters

We’ve officially made it to Spring! Now that the weather is getting warmer, you may start working through your list of outdoor projects. Make sure you prioritize checking your gutters! They’re responsible for directing water away from the foundation of your home, preventing multiple water-related issues like soil erosion and basement flooding. If your gutters are loose, they won’t be able to function and protect your home properly. That said, here are possible causes and common signs of loose gutters.


Everything You Need to Know About Gutter Flashing

February 9, 2022

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man installing gutter flashing

Have you ever heard of gutter flashing? Most people haven’t. Even though it may not seem like a big deal, it’s a significant part of a durable, long-lasting roofing system. It’s incredibly important that you understand the role of flashing on your home as it can help you identify gutter issues in the future, saving you plenty of money on more complex roofing inspections and repairs. Read on to find out what gutter flashing does, why it’s important, and how it can help protect your roof.


Gutters: How They Work & Why They’re Important

January 11, 2022

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closeup of gutters on home

What’s one part of your house that usually remains “out of sight, out of mind”? That’s right – gutters! Although many people don’t think about it, they play a crucial role in keeping your home in its very best shape. They direct rainwater away from your house, helping you avoid water damage and costly repairs. However, since rain gutters are not required by law, you may be wondering if they’re even necessary. After all, they’re prone to clogging, attract nesting birds, and can only handle a limited volume of water. Read on to learn how gutters work, why they’re so essential, and what you can do to make sure yours do the best job possible.


Winter Checklist: Prepare Your Gutters for the Cold Weather

December 16, 2021

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man cleaning gutters

As you can imagine, one of the best ways to solve problems is to prevent them from happening in the first place. When it comes to your gutters, there are plenty of things you can do to stop the freezing temperatures from wreaking havoc. Now that the winter season is upon us, you need to start preparing your gutters for the cold weather. For your convenience, we’ve created a winter checklist you can use for your gutter prep.


How to Keep Your Gutters from Freezing

November 10, 2021

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frozen gutters

During the winter months, your gutters can freeze if you don’t take the proper preventive measures. Most people may not realize it, but frozen gutters can lead to some costly repairs. They can also cause backups that lead to water infiltration and roof leaks. Luckily, you can avoid these incidents by taking all steps necessary to keep your gutters free of ice. To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of ways you can keep your gutters from freezing in the first place.


5 Tips for Hanging Outdoor Christmas Lights

October 27, 2021

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man hanging Christmas lights on gutters

The temperature is dropping, the leaves are changing colors, and the sun is setting much earlier. It’s that magical time of year everyone looks forward to – the holiday season! Now that Christmas is right around the corner, you’re probably getting ready to hang your decorations. While putting up your Christmas lights, the last thing on your mind may be your gutters, even though it should be a priority. Here are a few tips to keep in mind so you can avoid damaging your gutters.


The Benefits of Gutter Guards

September 9, 2021

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leaf on gutter guards

Gutter guards. They’re a topic of debate among homeowners because not everyone agrees they’re worth the time, cost, and effort to have installed. However, what most people don’t realize is that they have several benefits beyond just preventing clogs. They drastically reduce the amount of maintenance you have to perform on your home and keep you from handling what could be a dangerous task. With that in mind, continue reading to learn more about the benefits of gutter guards.


Are Your Gutters Leaking? Here’s What You Should Do

August 26, 2021

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gutters that are leaking at the joint of the downspout

Your gutters may not sound like a vital part of your home maintenance, but they are! In fact, without them, you may find yourself dealing with thousands of dollars in repairs having to do with water damage and foundation problems. Since fall is just around the corner, it’s a good idea to start routine gutter maintenance, checking to see if they may be leaking or damaged. If you do find a leaky gutter, here’s what you should do to keep it from further damaging your home.


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.


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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