Category: Gutters

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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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 

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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 

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