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copper gutters

Gutter Showdown: Aluminum Gutters Vs. Copper Gutters

When looking at buying gutters for your home, it can sometimes be hard to choose between the different types of gutters. Even the types of material can be difficult to differentiate between. When it comes to gutters, it is important to have the types of gutters that best suit your needs and will provide the…

protect your home from winter

4 Ways to Protect Your Home From Winter

Winter can be a difficult time for homes with all of the rain battering your home, snow building up on your roof, or ice forming all-around your house. Water will find any weak spot in your house that it can leak through, leak into your house, and can cause quite a bit of damage in…

gutter damage

How to Prevent Gutter Damage From Ice This Winter

Gutter damage can be some of the most costly repairs that have to be done after the winter season. Gutter repair often requires professional local gutter repair because the damage is so extensive. Gutter damage can range from minor cracks and leaks to burst downspouts and gutters that have entirely broken away from your home….

ice damming

6 Ways Ice Can Damage Your Home

One of the biggest seasonal threats to your home is the ice that comes with the winter season. Ice tends to form during the coldest parts of the season, particularly after a heavy snowfall that leaves snowmelt on the roof of your house. The most common thing that you see during this is icicles forming…

kick-out flashing

Why Kick-Out Flashing Is Crucial to Preventing Water Damage

One of the most important, yet under-used ways to prevent water damage to a home’s roof and interior is kick-out flashing. It’s an absolutely necessary part of a complete roofing install or repair project. Not sure what kick-out flashing is. Here’s a short primer on kick-out flashing, what it does. the water damage it prevents,…

galvalume gutters

Gutter Showdown: Galvalume Gutters Vs. Aluminum Gutters

There are plenty of options for gutters out there to choose from. You could copper, vinyl, steel, and all kinds of variations on those as well. However, for this post, we’ll be focusing on the showdown between galvalume and aluminum gutters. They share some similarities, but to figure out which one is right for you…

vinyl gutters

Why Contractors Won’t Recommend Vinyl Gutters

Vinyl gutters are seen fairly commonly on homes and you may think that the ones on yours have done well over the years and are perfectly fine. However, contractors will usually tell you that there are better options out there because there absolutely are. For the few benefits that vinyl gutters give you, there are…

oversized gutters

Why Use Oversized Gutters?

You would think that oversized gutters would be a bad idea but it is really the opposite. When it comes to gutters, size matters, and bigger is almost always better. Oversized gutters are popular on commercial properties and can give them better protection and functionality especially in the wetter and colder months of the year….

cleaning gutters

5 Ramifications of Not Cleaning Gutters

Do you ever wonder what would happen if you just decided to stop cleaning your gutter system? Maybe you imagine it would be just fine, or maybe you think it would break down entirely. Cleaning gutters keeps your system working properly and draining smoothly, but if you stopped cleaning them altogether, you could face some…

rain gutters covers

Are Rain Gutter Covers Worth It?

Cleaning out gutters can be tedious and time-consuming. It can also be dangerous. You can easily slip and fall off a ladder, or the ladder can lose its hold in the ground and tip over with you on it. Rain gutter covers are advertised to make your life a whole lot easier. Some advertise that…

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