Category: Gutters

Guide to Keeping Pine Needles Out of Gutters

Dealing with gutter-related issues can be one of the most frustrating parts of owning a home. Gutter clogs can be an especially irritating (and dangerous) issue to address, and the culprit of these troublesome blockages is typically pine needles. But how do you avoid keeping these small pieces of brush out of your gutters? Just read this guide from Exterior 

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Gutter Screens Versus Gutter Covers

When looking for gutter protection, you have likely come across two options: gutter screens and gutter covers But what are the differences between these products and which one is right for your home? Exterior Source has all the info you need here: What Are Gutter Screens? Gutter screens are coverings that are placed on top of your gutters. They are 

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Guide to Squirrel Proofing Your Gutters

Squirrels are cute, but when they start chewing on your gutters or building nests inside them, it can be a serious problem. To prevent this from happening to your gutters, try some of these squirrel-proofing strategies: Trim Your Trees Squirrels spend a lot of their time in trees, and they often use overhanging branches as a means of entering gutters. 

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Do Icicles Mean Poor Insulation?

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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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