If you live in a state that regularly gets freezing temperatures, you are likely accustomed to seeing icicles. These unique formations can be nice to look at in nature, but if you start to see them around your home you may be wondering if they indicate problems with your insulation. Having a few icicles around your home is common and …Read More
Does Gutter Downspout Placement Matter?
If you are undertaking a gutter replacement project for your home, you may be wondering if the placement of your downspouts matter. The answer is a resounding yes! Here are a few reasons why downspout placement matters: Proper Downspout Placement Protects Your Home Your gutter system’s downspout determines where precipitation is directed. If your downspout is placed in a bad …Read More
Reasons Not to DIY Gutter Replacement
If you are contemplating a gutter replacement project, you may be considering handling it yourself. However, there are many reasons that you may want to avoid this DIY project. Here are a few of those reasons: It Can Be Dangerous Using a ladder can be extremely dangerous, even if you have used one hundreds of times. Things get even more …Read More
How to Winterize Your Gutters
It is that time of year again. The leaves are changing, the weather is crisp, and everyone is starting to think about the holidays. However, around this time homeowners in Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina should also be thinking about making plans to protect their homes for the winter months. One big area that needs attention in the winter is …Read More
How Long Do LeafGuard Gutters Last?
Just as with any exterior product, you hope your gutters will last a lifetime. Unfortunately, that’s rarely the case. Falling debris, hail, strong winds, snow, and more can all damage your gutters over time. The best way to ensure your gutters last is to choose advanced gutter protection for your home. LeafGuard gutters are made from seamless aluminum that is …Read More
What Gutter Guards Work Best for Pine Needles?
When thinking about the functional aspects of your home, gutters may not be the first to come to mind. However, your gutters are responsible for whisking rain away from the house, helping to keep your siding and foundation dry. Unfortunately, gutters must handle more than just rain. If you live in an area surrounded by pine trees, you’ve likely …Read More
Can Gutter Guards Add Value to Your Home?
There are plenty of ways to upgrade your home to increase its value before putting it on the market. You might consider some larger exterior improvements or perhaps some interior projects, but one area that might slip your mind is your gutter system. Properly functioning gutters are a must for any home, so yours may not fetch the value you …Read More
Should You Remove Gutter Guards in the Winter?
Having gutter guards installed on your home certainly has its benefits, as it means protection for your home’s roof, soffit, fascia, and landscaping against potential water damage. However, are they safe to keep attached to your roofline year-round, or should you remove your gutter guards in the winter? In some cases, removing them will be the smart choice. If your …Read More
Tips for Keeping Your Gutters From Clogging
There are plenty of hazards that come with gutter clogs. Think about it: If debris is causing a backup in the troughs, rainwater isn’t being carried through the system and away from your home as effectively as it should be. And the result can be damaging. If water is spilling over the edges of your gutters rather than getting carried …Read More
Why Does Water Run Over Your Gutters?
The purpose of your home’s gutters is to funnel rainwater out and away from your home, preventing risk of water damage to your roof, soffit, fascia, and landscaping. When they’re not properly performing their function, your gutters are essentially useless. But what causes malfunctioning gutters? Why does water run over your gutters? How can you avoid the problems that your …Read More