No doubt the challenges of the last 12-14 months have main all of us keenly aware of things we’ve needed to address in our homes for some time. Among the list of chores we probably should have tackled was having to clean the gutters. It’s one of the more thankless, grimy, and altogether less pleasant experiences the casual homeowner will have to deal with from time to time.
That’s just it, though. Exactly what constitutes ‘time to time’? In other words, how ...
Everyone who owns a home can tell you that when it comes to average cost, gutters can be more costly than just about most things involved with home upkeep. These uninspiring, unimpressive additions to your home’s exterior can actually carry a hefty price tag.
Why Gutters Cost So Much
The question really becomes, well, why? Gutters do nothing more than channel water from the roofline to your yard in an organized way, right? Actually, gutters, when properly installed, are an inherent part of ...
Few people will ever admit that they like to clean out gutters. The reason? No one likes to do it. Unfortunately, it’s a necessary task that needs to be done at least twice a year. Not only does it help maintain the visual appeal of your home, but keeping standing water & yucky debris from your home helps keep its structural integrity intact.
So, yes, cleaning out your gutters is a thing you should plan on doing at some point. That said, ...
You may not know this, but protecting your home from leaves is a monumental task that, when left unchecked, can cause thousands of dollars in damage. It’s for this reason alone that leaf protection should rank high in consideration for home improvement projects.
How exactly do leaves cause such big problems? As more leaves collect in your gutters, they cause clogs. Without a way for water to be efficiently directed away from your home, it pours over the edge. This can destroy ...
The weather is getting nicer, so the last thing you want to do is clean out gutters. You want to experience life, go on some adventures, and maybe even grab a bite to eat that isn’t whatever you could cobble together from things in your pantry!
You Trust Your Gutters, Right?
In the grand scheme of things, your gutters are meant to do one job. So long as they were installed correctly & have been maintained over their lifetime, they should be solid. ...
The idea of leaf protection may sound a little odd to some. After all, what kind of bodily harm could a leaf cause that would warrant some kind of protective service or device, right? Well, it turns out that while a leaf might not physically impose its will on you, they can cause a lot of damage to your home. And for the majority of homeowners out there, the financial devastation that would cause is more than enough pain with which ...
Do you remember being asked to clean out gutters when you were a kid? Yuck! The chore came off as more like a punishment, causing us to detest the very mention of gutters in the first place.
But as we became homeowners ourselves, we began to understand just how important clean gutters really were. Blockages leave water standing. As water spills over, it causes severe damage to the structure of your home, leading to significant repair costs down the line.
No More Gutter ...
Leaf protection may seem a little extreme seeing as how few, if any, of us have ever been afraid of falling leaves. The thing is that while they may not pose bodily harm to us, leaves can clog up your gutters & wreak havoc on your home.
Why Leaf Protection Matters
For many, the idea of a gutter protection system comes off as a bit of a niche gimmick. These systems tend to be categorized as aesthetic choices, used for the sole purpose ...
Keeping your gutters clear of debris is essential to maintaining their function. If you allow clogs to develop, it can lead to your gutters overflowing since rainwater will have nowhere to go. This can cause damage to your roof, siding, windows, and foundation, not to mention to your gutters. Because of how important it is to keep your gutter system clear, you should consider installing gutter protection. There are several types to choose from, including leaf screens. Here are five common ...
For most people, the presence of birds on your property is a good thing. Who doesn't enjoy the tune of a few birds fluttering around in your trees? Unfortunately, they can end up becoming a problem if they decide to begin building nests in your home's gutter system. (more…)