Now Is a Good Time to Visually Inspect Your Gutters

Full-fledged gutter inspections are usually best put off until the warmer months when it’s safer to climb a ladder and get a closer look. However, even the winter can be a great time for simple visual inspections from the ground – and you might just spot something that could prevent a disaster from occurring, too. Here’s what you should look for during your wintertime visual inspection.   Things to Check During Your Basic Inspection   If there’s snow on the ground, you’ll likely want to conduct your inspection from the ground. The good news is that you can spot most of the serious issues that can cause problems in this way. When walking around your home, be sure to check… Continue reading »

Why Now Might be a Good Time to Remove the Snow from Your Gutters

Though there are plenty of tools and accessories available today that are designed to prevent the formation of ice dams and the build-up of snow in your gutters, in some cases, it’s a good idea to manually remove that snow yourself. Here, you will learn more about the reasons why built-up snow can be dangerous as well as a few tips for its safe removal.   The Dangers of Snow in Your Gutters   Though it may seem that the snow will simply melt and flow through your gutters as intended, this is not always the case. When it is very cold outside, the sun reflecting from your roof and even heating your gutters may begin to melt some of… Continue reading »

Winter is Coming: Things You Should Know About Snow Guards

The first day of winter is December 21. Are you ready? As we unpack our boots and parkas, tune-up the snow blowers and turn on the furnaces, it is important to also consider how we can better protect the outside of our building. Snow guards are one of the easiest and most affordable solutions to the common problems created by snow and ice. Here are 10 things you should know about Snow Guards: 1. Snow guards are an affordable solution to a common problem. Many roofs experience excess snow and ice buildup. Snow guards offer an affordable way to manage this dangerous hazard. With options available for any budget, they are an economical solution for those with snow and ice… Continue reading »

Everything You Need to Know About Snow Guards

For the last 300 years, people from around the world have found creative ways to prevent snow avalanches from falling off their home’s roofs.  In 1976, Jack McMullen introduced the first clear polycarbonate snow guard marking the beginning of today’s version of the modern snow guard.  Regardless of its design, a guard serves one main purpose – preventing the avalanche of snow and ice from falling off the roof surface.  By evenly distributing the accumulation, these guards can be very effective at reducing heavy loads of wet, heavy snow from damaging what lies below the eaves and gutters.  Useful for both residential and commercial applications, snow guards can be a welcome addition to any building located where large snowfalls can… Continue reading »

5 Tasks to Get Your Gutters Ready for Winter

If your customers live in the northern regions of the US, they are accustomed to yearly prepping’s for the dreaded winter months.  These chores may include completing a chimney cleaning, adding insulation to the windows, and getting the snow blower gassed and ready to go.  During this time of preparation, it is also important to remember to get our gutters ready for the snow and ice that winter brings.  Helping your customers complete just a few simple tasks will ensure the gutter system keeps their home safe and dry all season long. Here are 5 tasks to help get your customer’s gutters ready for winter: Clean out the Gutters – The number one task that should be completed before winter… Continue reading »

Everything You Need to Know About Snow Guards

The winter season is quickly upon us.  Before we know it snow will be piling up on our sidewalks, streets, and roofs.  There is no time better than now for homeowner’s to install snow guards on their roof.  Dating back to 1874, snow guards have provided both security and protection from huge avalanches of snow falling off the roof and damaging the surrounding property.  These easy to install, unobtrusive roof accessories are helpful for the both the everyday homeowner and the small business looking to guard both property and people from massive amounts of heavy falling sheets of snow and ice.   Read on to learn everything you need to know about snow guards. Snow Guard Advantages  Snow guards provide a… Continue reading »