Archive for the ‘Fall’ Category

Gutter Repairs – Do I Need Them & How Can I Do Them for Cheap?

April 22nd, 2016

Gutter repairs, when done right, will prolong the life of your gutters. A well-maintained gutter can last decades, happily carrying water away from your home and foundation with little fuss.

But what about the opposite scenario? What about when gutters fail? When gutters fail to keep water away from your home, expensive foundation damage results. Water rots fascia, cracks foundation, warps siding, and heaves driveways. Water damage can also encourage mold growth, as well as provide an access point from termites and other pests. Terrible stuff, right?

So what better way to show your home your love than by repairing your rain gutters and downspouts? Below we offer our best (and simplest!) solutions to all the types of damage your gutters will sustain.
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Stop Ice Dams – Start this Fall

November 3rd, 2014

Who wants a redo of last winter?  Can’t see many hands being raised given it was rough and people wound up with home problems they never dealt with before, like ice dams.  You can, however, take steps to stop ice dams from forming as severely just in case we have another harsh winter.  The key is not to wait to stop ice dams when the problem starts, but use the temperate weather of the fall to eliminate as much of the problem as you can now. Read the rest of this entry »

Best Gutter Guards for Oak Trees

February 26th, 2013

Oak trees are dirty. Choosing the best gutter protection for oak trees should be about keeping out everything they shed. Yet, that’s not typically what people wind up buying.

Towering up to four stories over your home with broad canopies, oaks drop lots of messy debris. People will argue oak debris is worse than cottonwood or pine. We won’t step into this debate other than to say any tree that causes your gutters to fill with leaves, seeds, debris or anything that you have to clean out falls into our category of the worst trees for your home.

If you have oaks, however, you are dealing with specific debris, so let’s help make choosing the best gutter guards for oak trees hassle-free.
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Gutter Cleaning and Repair – 5 Super Fixes Under $13

February 18th, 2013
Gutter Cleaning and Repair

Gutter cleaning and repair needed here. Spikes couldn’t keep the gutter attached to the home. A few hangers can help.

After a harsh winter or a turbulent summer, gutter cleaning and repair work should be addressed.  We’ve covered gutter cleaning in many posts and even have a free cleaning guide you’re welcome to download.

But how many people consider repairing their gutters while they’re cleaning?  Probably very few.  And yet with a few fixes that will cost you less than $13, you can keep your gutters in prime working order.
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Address Your Gutters Before a Hurricane: Quick Tips to Be Prepared

October 28th, 2012

So, we’ve got you ready for the impending hurricane, now we’ve got to make sure you’ve addressed your gutters before a hurricane, too. While you’ve still got a few hours before the storm hits, here’s what you should do.
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Common Leaf Guard Issues: Trapped Roof Debris

September 17th, 2012
Gutter Valleys and Slopes Can Lead to Leaf Guard Issues

This home has inside valleys, low sloped roofs and gutter that end next to a tall wall, many of the common places for leaf guard issues to develop.

Leaf guard issues start with the very thing that each and every one of us wants to address: keeping any and all debris from getting into our gutters.  Whether you live in the Pacific Northwest and are dealing with tiny fir needles, in the deep south trying to address long pine needles, up North getting frustrated cleaning around maples and oaks, trees are beautiful but dirty things to have around your home.

Trapped roof debris is an leaf guard issue whether it sits over, on or in your gutter guard.  Let’s start by explaining what we mean by presenting the roof problems:
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Our innovative microfiltration technology saves homeowners time, effort and money from cleaning out, repairing and replacing unprotected gutters.
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