How to Keep Nesting Critters Out of Your Gutters This Fall

When you think about things that can get into gutters and cause clogs or problems, you probably think about leaves, pine needles, acorns, pinecones – all the usual culprits. However, depending on where you live (and depending on your local environment), nesting animals can also be a concern. Here are some tips and tricks for keeping birds, squirrels, and other nesting critters out of your gutters throughout the fall months.   Provide Other Living Spaces   In some situations, if you’re struggling to keep squirrels and birds out of your gutters, your best option might be to simply provide them with other habitats rather than trying various repellants. Strategically-placed birdhouses all across your property can do wonders to keep them… Continue reading »

Smart Solutions for Common Gutter Problems

A home’s gutter system performs the important function of funneling rainwater away from the home’s foundation and leading it safely to the surrounding ground for absorption.  A home without a proper gutter system can sustain many issues including cracked and damaged foundations, flooding into the home or basement, mold growth, and more.  Many homeowners will experience gutter problems at some point during the ownership of their home.  Some may be easily fixed by the homeowner themselves while others may require professional help.   Here are some of the most common gutter problems and smart solutions to remedy them. 1. Sagging Gutters – Sagging gutters are not only a nuisance to the home but also unsightly.  The cause of this problem… Continue reading »

The Basics of Ladder Safety

As professional gutter contractor, climbing up and down a ladder hundreds of times a day is just part of the job.   It can be an exhausting and treacherous task and one of the main reasons why homeowners hire a professional to do the work.  In fact, the Center for Disease Control reported that 43% of all fall fatalities in the last decade involved a ladder.*  The height at which the fall may occur only makes the risks of this jobsite hazard even more dangerous.  For this reason, it is important that all contractors keep ladder safety in mind each and every time they climb. Follow these guidelines for proper ladder safety:Before you begin working: Prior to setting up your ladder,… Continue reading »