Is That Rust on Your Gutter? Use These Tips to Keep it from Spreading

Over the life of your gutters, there’s a very good chance you will need to clean them (more than once) and perhaps even perform a few repairs. Of all the things that could possibly go wrong, rust is one of the most common — and unfortunately, it is also one of the worst things to go wrong. When left unchecked, rust can take over and render your gutters virtually useless. The tips below will help you keep rust in check and prevent unnecessary replacement.   What Causes Rust in the First Place?   Rust is the result of a chemical reaction between iron and oxygen when it meets water or moisture in the air. This combination results in the reddish-colored… Continue reading »

How Often Should You Clean and Inspect Your Gutters?

If you are like most homeowners, cleaning and inspecting your gutters is one of the dreaded tasks you put on your spring-cleaning list each year. Though it’s a good idea to do it during the spring, depending on your unique situation, it may not be enough. Below, you will learn more about how often you should be cleaning and inspecting your gutters based on your unique needs — and how to make it simpler and easier, too.   Not All Homes are the Same   Before falling into the same routine as your friends and family when it comes to gutter cleaning and inspection, there’s one very important thing to keep in mind — not all home landscapes are the… Continue reading »

Why a Good Gutter Machine Can Bring You a Solid Revenue Stream

Part of being a successful contractor involves anticipating your clients’ and customers’ needs and proactively offering them solutions. You can build a home or an addition, and you can renovate homes all day, but what if you could add other services to your repertoire and save people money at the same time? That’s exactly what a gutter machine can do for your business. Here’s how.   Bringing More Value and Less Headache to Your Customers   Whether you’re building a house or an addition or you’re simply renovating a home exterior, there are likely several services that your customers will need that you don’t already provide. For example, if your customers need a new roof, they may have to call… Continue reading »

How Do You Know When Your Gutters Need to be Updated or Replaced?

Most homeowners spend very little time thinking about their gutters until something goes terribly wrong. Fortunately, with a little bit of knowledge, some regular maintenance, and some planning, it’s possible to know exactly when to update or replace your gutters to prevent expensive repairs. Here are some things to consider.   They’re Cracked, Rusty, or Filled with Holes   Small cracks, holes, and rust spots can be treated with things like flashing or sealant, but if things look pretty bad, it may be in your best interest to just replace your gutters. Once materials start to rust, the rust spreads quickly and will eventually lead to leaks and further damage.   They Gutters Have Begun to Separate   Your gutter… Continue reading »

5 Questions to Ask When Buying Gutter Guards

For many people, gutter guards are an important tool in reducing maintenance and doing their part to help their gutter systems work as intended. However, it is important to remember that not all gutter guards are created equal. Below, you’ll discover five important questions to ask yourself and the seller when buying gutter guards to ensure you make the right purchase for your needs.   #1 – What Kind of Gutter Covers Do I Need?   The first thing to think about is your unique situation and the type of gutter covers that will serve you best. For example, some gutter covers are excellent at keeping out debris like leaves and acorns but tend to under perform when it comes… Continue reading »

Why Micro Mesh Gutter Guards Might Be Your Best Friend This Fall

Fall is in the air and, for many people, watching the leaves change from green to lovely hues of orange, yellow, and red is truly a welcome sight. Finding those leaves in their gutters, however, can be an uninvited hassle. Rather than spend these beautiful fall days scooping leaves out of your gutters, consider a micro mesh gutter guard instead. It’ll make maintenance simple without interfering with your gutters’ proper operation – often, in fact, improving it.   What Gutter Guards are Designed to Do   Gutter guards do precisely what their name implies: they fit over your existing gutter system to prevent the unwanted entry of debris that can cause clogs, overflows, and significant damage over time. There are… Continue reading »

Why Leaf Guards Might Make Your Life Easier

Being a homeowner certainly has its perks. You can paint your walls any color you’d like, renovate rooms any way you see fit, and choose the improvements you make to build equity over time. But it also requires work – ongoing maintenance and upkeep to keep it in shape and avoid future, expensive repairs. Cleaning your gutters may be one of those chores on your seemingly endless to-do list.  But simple things like installing leaf guards can lighten your workload, make your life easier and, over time, save you money, too. Here are some benefits leaf guards provide:   Simpler Cleaning   For your gutters to provide your home with the proper protection they need to be kept clean –… Continue reading »

With the Autumn Leaves Starting to Fall, Now Is the Time to Have Your Gutters Inspected

With temperatures across the country beginning to drop, colorful fall foliage paints the landscape. And as the crisp fall winds start to blow, they’ll take some of those leaves with them. If you haven’t inspected your gutters this season, now is the time to do so. Here’s what you need to know about cleaning and inspecting your gutters this fall.   Why Is a Gutter Inspection So Important?   Your gutters serve one major purpose: to collect the rainwater falling from your roof and move it away from your home. Homeowners usually don’t spend much time thinking about their gutters until there’s an issue – and by that time, the damage can be substantial. As can the cost of repair…. Continue reading »

Why Now Might be the Time to Inspect Your Gutter Guards

Gutter guards can certainly save homeowners plenty of headaches, particularly in autumn as the leaves start falling from the trees. These simple devices are designed to keep large debris out while allowing rainwater to flow in, thus extending the life and functionality of a gutter system. But gutter guards, like most things, are not infallible. it is always a good idea to inspect them from time to time. Learning how and when to inspect them could save you bigger hassles, time and money in the long run.   What Gutter Guards Do A gutter guard is a device that is designed to keep debris out of your gutters while still allowing rain and meltwater to flow freely. During the fall… Continue reading »

With the Autumn Leaves Starting to Fall, Now Is the Time to Have Your Gutters Inspected

With temperatures across the country beginning to drop, colorful fall foliage paints the landscape. And as the crisp fall winds start to blow, they’ll take some of those leaves with them. If you haven’t inspected your gutters this season, now is the time to do so. Here’s what you need to know about cleaning and inspecting your gutters this fall.   Why Is a Gutter Inspection So Important? Your gutters serve one major purpose: to collect the rainwater falling from your roof and move it away from your home. Homeowners usually don’t spend much time thinking about their gutters until there’s an issue – and by that time, the damage can be substantial. As can the cost of repair. Regular… Continue reading »