6 Essential Ways a Gutter System Protects Your Home

Most homeowners don’t spend much time thinking about their gutters. In fact, they may not even put much effort into maintaining them like they should be. But when water starts to cause problems around the property, they soon realize the important role gutters play in protecting their home. Unfortunately this can be a tough lesson to learn. By the time moisture is able to penetrate the home, you are already in the grips of what could lead to a major home disaster costing you thousands of dollars in repairs and countless hours of time and energy.   Put quite simply, gutters prevent water damage. When we don’t take precautionary steps to properly maintain the gutter system we risk the chance… Continue reading »

5 Reasons to Start your Gutter Research During the Winter

Gutters are an integral part of any home’s construction and as such, they need to be in the best possible condition at all times. However, there are a few reasons why you should perform your research pertaining to which gutters to buy during winter.   1. The Early Bird Could Get Discount Gutter contractors often don’t have much work scheduled during winter because most home owners prefer having maintenance performed in spring and summer. This leaves many gutter installers with a lot less work than they’d like to have – and still having their overheads to cover. As a result, they may be willing to offer some form of discount in order to get the work from you at this… Continue reading »

Heated Gutters: How They Can Save Your Home During Winter

  Intricate snowflakes. Glistening blankets of white. Winter can offer some of nature’s most stunning backdrops. With the snowy season though also comes the three-letter word many homeowners dread – I-C-E. While icicles can be beautiful to observe hanging from trees or in nature, they are nuisance when they begin to accumulate on your home hanging from gutters and making your walkways slick. Ice can wreak havoc on the home as it weighs it down and then melts into a watery mess. Ice damming within the gutter system is one of the most troublesome (and frequent) problems homeowners experience. It can lead to many potential threats to the home’s integrity including foundational problems, hanging or sagging gutters and loosened shingles…. Continue reading »