Exotic hardwood is one of the most beautiful decking materials available. But owning a wooden deck means you have to commit to vigilant care and maintenance. With Zuri® Premium Decking, you can have the best of both worlds. Read on as decking and gutter installation contractor Exterior Source shares an overview of the features and benefits of Zuri® Premium Decking.
K-style gutters are a classic choice among American homes accounting for nearly 80% of all gutter installations. Now, there’s nothing wrong with choosing the classic route when it comes to your gutters; however, you should know that there is now a gutter system that’s superior to the K-style and that’s the LeafGuard seamless gutters.
Everyone’s life is busy. Whether you’re a young homeowner tackling a career, a parent taking care of children, or a retiree enjoying your free time, no one wants to spend tons of time and money on their home’s upkeep. After all, homeownership should be about enjoying your home – no matter what stage of life you are in. Luckily, there are numerous materials and products on the market today that make caring for your home extremely easy.
Here are some of our favorite products that will give your home beautiful curb appeal, while cutting down on costly maintenance:
The groundhog’s prediction and the unseasonably warm weather lately have us thinking about spring! Spring is a great time to get started on home improvement projects, both inside and out. Here are some
of the best projects to tackle this upcoming season:
It’s time to prepare your home for cold weather. Following these home improvement steps will help make your home cozier and more affordable when the temperatures drop.
A gutter system is an important part of any home! With LeafGuard gutters, you’re getting the best rain protection system around, keeping water damage at bay to preserve your home’s foundation and exterior. The infographic below explains the advantages of a LeafGuard gutter system for your home!
After a long winter, spring is a welcome sight for most homeowners. Make sure your home is prepared for the new season by knocking a few spring cleaning chores off your list early!
Replacing your home’s windows can be overwhelming, but it’s a vital part of your home-maintenance routine. Since windows play a critical role in ventilating, insulating and regulating your home’s comfort levels, keep a few things in mind to ensure the success of your window replacement.
The state of Virginia has had an unusual amount of freezing weather in the past few months. As
temperatures drop, icicles are prone to form along the eaves and gutters of your home. While they may add to the winter wonderland ambiance, they can also do serious damage to your home, if left alone.
You can’t possibly squeeze all home improvement projects into one project, financially and logistically. Homeowners have to learn to prioritize to best utilize time and resources. Exterior Source, your premier home improvement contractor, shares some tips to guide you through the process:
As a homeowner, there are a lot of things that require your attention or regular maintenance. Most of these items, like mowing the yard, taking out the trash, or cleaning off the sidewalks, may seem obvious. Others can be a little easier to ignore. But sometimes the maintenance tasks that are the easiest to overlook are the most important. Here are a few home maintenance items that shouldn’t be overlooked to prevent more serious problems in the future. [Read more…]
For many homeowners, cleaning gutters is an important part of maintaining the curb appeal and functionality of their homes. This is especially true during the fall months when leaves are steadily dropping onto their roofs and into the gutters.
What makes this home maintenance chore different from regular maintenance tasks, however, is the potential risk of serious injury. Cleaning gutters requires climbing a ladder, sometimes to rather scary heights, although you don’t have to be very high off the ground to risk falling from a ladder. Before you think that this would never happen to you, it’s important to realize that ladder accidents can be caused by several different reasons, including:
1. Older ladders that become weak and unstable
2. Contact with electrical wiring
3. Snagging clothing on the roof or ladder
4. Uneven ground below the ladder
Regardless of the cause, ladder accidents can lead to severe injury. According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, 500,000 people are treated every year for ladder-related accidents. Out of that number, 300 of those accidents are fatal. While cleaning your gutters may seem important, falling from a ladder is just not worth the risk.
At Exterior Source, we advocate for a solution that not only removes ladders from the equation but also improves the curb appeal and overall look of your home: LeafGuard Gutter Systems. This seamless gutter system comes with a built-in hood that covers the top of the gutter to keep leaves out. The hood is designed with a specific curve to help rainwater slide into the gutter while debris, such as leaves and pine needles, roll right off. This keeps your gutters clog-free and functioning properly. Unlike add-on gutter hoods that can be attached to your existing gutters, LeafGuard gutters are roll-formed from one continuous piece of aluminum, so there are no seams and cracks.
LeafGuard is so confident of their product that they offer a clog-free guarantee, meaning if your gutters clog we’ll come out to clean them ourselves. Stop risking injury with rickety ladders and get LeafGuard!