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!
Fall foliage is one of the most beautiful things about the autumn season. Colorful leaves speckle the ground and make great piles for the kids to play in. But, while they may be pretty to look at, leaves can cause a number of problems for your home. Here are some leaf-related concerns you should look out for this fall.
Leaves are the number one problem when it comes to gutters. Falling leaves can accumulate quickly in open gutters, causing water to back up and water damage issues to escalate. Be sure to inspect your gutters regularly to ensure water is flowing freely and being directed away from your house.
If clogged gutters are a regular occurrence for you, consider having a LeafGuard® gutter system installed. Thanks to its built-in hood which covers the top of the gutter, it keeps leaves out while letting water pass through, making gutter cleaning a distant memory. Plus, LeafGuard is guaranteed not to clog, or they’ll be cleaned for free!
Leaves that do make it to the ground can pose a slipping hazard, especially if they are wet. Be cautious of leaf-covered sidewalks or pavement. Raking or blowing these areas regularly will help prevent any unnecessary accidents from occurring.
As you’re raking and collecting leaves this fall, be sure not to leave the piles sitting around. Pests, like beetles, mites, and termites, are attracted to leaf litter and often make their homes in piles of dead leaves. These are not animals you want taking up residence near your home! Properly disposing of leaf piles will help prevent possible headaches for you down the road.
With a LeafGuard gutter system, you’re getting the best rain protection system around, keeping water damage at bay to preserve your home’s foundation and exterior. LeafGuard gutters are set apart due to their seamless design.
What does seamless mean?
LeafGuard gutters are roll-formed from one continuous piece of aluminum. We create your LeafGuard gutter system on site thanks to our factory on wheels. This allows us to cut aluminum into custom lengths that are a perfect fit for your home. The on-site machine forms a single sheet of flat metal into an extra wide gutter that is perfectly arched. The cover is actually part of the gutter itself and not an add-on. This particular feature is important to the gutter as it produces an effect called liquid adhesion. Liquids, like water, cling to the surfaces they
This particular feature is important to the gutter as it produces an effect called liquid adhesion. Liquids, like water, cling to the surfaces they travel across, passing along the curved hood into the gutter. Debris such as leaves and pine needles are solid and do not cling to the surfaces they travel across. This means debris rolls right off the gutter system, keeping your gutters clog free.
These durable gutters are made from aluminum that is 20% thicker than the industry standard for gutters. Your seamless gutters also come with ScratchGuard paint finish for gutters that will never crack, chip or peel. On top of that, ScratchGuard finish is backed by a warranty for the life of your gutter.
LeafGuard is the only seamless, one-piece leaf protection system available on the market today. It’s custom-fit not only improves function for your property but also aesthetics and curb appeal.
The exterior of your home is arguably just as important as the interior. It sets the first impression of your home since it is the first thing friends, neighbors, and guests see. It’s also one of the leading contributors to curb appeal when it comes to the value of your home.
There are many ways that you can transform your home’s exterior, but the good news is that remodeling doesn’t have to be outrageously expensive. A few minor improvements like the ones we’ve listed below can go a long ways towards the value, look, and appeal of your home.
1. New siding is one of the best ways to improve home value.
The National Association of Realtor’s website, Houselogic, reported that the best choices for improving home value are through exterior projects, like siding replacement. As the outer shell of your home, siding not only adds to your property’s curb appeal but it also helps to improve energy costs.
2. LeafGuard gutters remove the headaches of maintenance.
Cleaning gutters twice a year is assumed to be one of the unavoidable chores of homeownership. Thanks to LeafGuard, you’ll never have to clean gutters again! Their one-piece gutter solution offers the best rain protection system around, keeping your home’s foundation and exterior safe from water damage. They also incorporate a seamless design that will boost curb appeal for your home, allowing you to enjoy both improved aesthetics and function for your property.
3. Replacement roofing is appealing to buyers.
If you’re thinking of selling your home, a replacement roof will up your home’s curb appeal factor tremendously and make it much more appealing to potential buyers. Is your roof missing shingles, streaked with stains, or leaking? Replacement roofing not only protects your home, but can also improve the aesthetic appeal.
4. Replacement windows improve energy efficiency of your home.
New windows may not be on the top of your home improvement list, but they are one of the single most important factors when it comes to making your home more energy efficient. On top of that, they can yield up to a 73% return on investment if you ever choose to sell your home!
5. A new front door instantly transforms the look of your home.
A replacement door is one of the quickest, easiest ways to give your home’s exterior a major boost. They offer timeless style and incredible energy savings to improve the function and look of your home.
The temperatures are rising, daylight is lasting longer, and we’re all anxious to get outside more. Spring is just around the corner, which means there’s no better time to start home maintenance chores than right now!
Too often, homeowners wait until a problem can no longer be ignored before addressing it. Unfortunately, with hot weather on the way, many home contractors are already booked by that time. We recommend getting a jump-start on inspecting your home for spring so you can make the necessary changes and repairs now and enjoy your free time later!
Take some time to inspect these aspects of your home this spring:
Your gutters and downspouts work hard during the spring. If they’re clogged with leaves and debris, they can cause rainwater to back up, potentially leading to wood rot and pest infestation. Instead of spending hours cleaning out your gutters this spring, install LeafGuard gutters that come with a debris-shielding hood and never have to be cleaned. At Exterior Source, we custom make each LeafGuard gutter system to fit the look and feel of your home. Not only will your home look better, but also you’ll never have to worry about clogged gutters again!
Termites get busy in the spring! It’s always a good idea to inspect the woodwork around your home for any existing damage or signs of termites at work. By spotting them quickly and having it professionally treated, you’ll save yourself lots of money and headache in the long run.
Winter can have a heavy toll on your roof. As spring approaches, take some time to visually inspect your home’s roof for missing shingles, storm damage, or anything that simply doesn’t look right. If you’d prefer to have a more in-depth inspection done, call a certified roofer to take a closer look.
The start of summer is when many homeowners switch on their air conditioning only to realize there’s a problem. Schedule your air conditioning maintenance in the spring and beat the rush! Once the hot Virginia weather arrives, you’ll be glad you did.
Inspect your siding for any signs of damage or water stains that emerged over the winter. Damaged siding can greatly affect the efficiency of your home and shouldn’t be ignored. The good news is it can easily be fixed through vinyl siding replacement or repair.
The seals around your window are the first line of defense against air infiltration. Check the windows of your home for air leakage and seal damage. You may want to consider vinyl replacement windows to increase your home’s energy efficiency factor.
Nothing says spring like a fresh, new entry or patio door. Spruce up your home’s exterior this spring with stunning replacement doors by ProVia and greet your guests with the finest craftsmanship available. Best of all, ProVia doors are Energy Star compliant and NFRC certified, which means they not only offer security and performance, but they also come with expert installations and lifetime warranties.