Are you thinking about getting gutter guards installed on your home? There are more types of gutter guards than you think. Here is a quick list of the different kinds offered today. 1. Reverse Curve – Directs water downward into gutter through small slit but encourages leaves to fall to ground. www.gutterhelmet.com source 2. Mesh – Piece of metal filled with tiny holes that cover gutter & attach to roof shingles. The smaller the hole the less debris to get into gutter and cause a clog. www.mastershield.com This brand is what has one of the best no clog warranties. source 3. Bottle brush – simluar to pokey bristles that prevent birds from landing. Debris rests on top while water flows into gutter. www.gutterbrush.com source 4. Nylon – great for preventing snow and ice accumulation. Fit without attching to shingles. www.dciproducts.com source 5. Non-Gutters cover- replace gutters with thin louves that divert rain off of roof. www.rainhandler.com source 6. Foam type- made from a plastic that fits directly into gutters and blocks all debris. www.gutterstuff.com source Give us a call or leave us a message and we can give you an estimate on getting one installed on your home today! For a free estimate on gutter cleaning, repairs or adding gutter guards, call us today! Our experienced team will take the guess-work out of the process, and ensure that your home is protected. Connect with us for daily inspiration, updates and information: Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram
Monthly Archives: October 2013
Are you planning on replacing your gutters soon? Instead of chucking them into the garbage, Reusing Old Gutters! There are a lot of ways that you can reuse them. We’ve compiled a list of the most interesting or useful ways to reuse them. 1. Planters – One of the more common ways to reuse them. Whether your want to plant flowers, fruit or herbs. It’s a fantastic was to lift it off the ground or if you have limited backyard (or no backyard) space. Learn how to make a hanging planter with this. Or on a wall from Lowes. 2. Shelves – So many possibilities with this one! A book shelf, Crafts, shoes, cleaning supplies, and it’s a really simple installation. You could use it as a reading nook, craft supplies, to dry off wet shoes, or to hold cleaning supplies in a closet or cabinet. Get the step-by-step guide. 3. Easel – if your kids love to paint and you hate the mess that comes along with it. Why not try this handy idea? Using plexiglass as the canvas and the gutters to hold all of the tools. Great Ideas. 4. Picnic Drink Container – This is a great idea that you can either buy or DIY. Perfect for family BBQ. You could also add individual cup holders so you can put your opened drinks there too. Add some cool to your table. 5. Sandbox – If you have a sand box attaching your gutter to it would be a great idea so your children could either build castles or have matchbox car races. Their possibilities are as endless as their imagination. Here’s a cute idea for your kids. Who knew that there were so many ways to reuse your gutters! If reusing your gutters isn’t your style then we do offer to recycle them after we replace them. Just give us a call at (855) 2 -NO CLOG or send us a message. All photos courtesy of Pinterest. Follow links to see tutorials of each item.
Are you someone who likes to add that little bit of flair to whatever they do? Or maybe you just enjoy having your personal touch in whatever you do. Give your home a downspout a makeover that can increase your curb appeal and help you take care of your garden in the spring and get rid of blockage in the winter. You’re probably wondering what could do all of these things. Well let me tell you about Rain Chains. What are they you ask? Rain Chains are chains that hang from your gutters where the downspout is, instead of the downspout. Rain Chains originated in Japanese culture more than a 100 years ago. They were used for the practice of Feng Shui and to conserve water for gardening. They have in recent years become more popular with homeowners, they are not the most common product that you see on houses but they sure do get noticed. We’re going to give you 5 reasons that you should try them out and you can be the judge on whether or not you want to give them a try. Adds a lot of curb appeal to your home. Every one wants their home to have curb appeal. It’s almost guaranteed with a rain chain. There are so many possibilities with them. You can go from stones to buckets to specificity made ones. Personal Enjoyment. This is mainly for the nice sound they give off when it rains. If you enjoy sitting on your porch during a summer rain storm. It also moves in the wind and is like a wind chime. Reuse rain water for garden. This is what it was originally created for. You can get a basin and collect the water to reuse for your garden or place your plants underneath it during a rain shower. Easy to Install. The installation of this product is simple. If you buy it online it usually comes with an installation kit. But you can buy the supplies you need at any home improvement store. No blockage in gutters. Since the space is not enclosed the blockage that you’d get with traditional downspout is eliminated. Also ice blockage isn’t possible, and the ice that does freeze on your rain chain is frozen into beautiful intricate designs. Source Things to remember: Rain Chains are not like a downspout which lead the water to a certain spot. You need to put a basin or some kind of water catcher so your foundation won’t receive any damage. Also it’s smarter to leave some of your downspout on the house. Either opt for the front of the house or backyard downspout to be replaced. That way you and/or neighbors ( depending where you choose to place them) can enjoy their beauty. No matter if this is your style or not. Gutters are important for our home. It is a question of what you want your home to look like.
Tips For Cleaning Gutters In our last post we talked about the importance of cleaning your gutters. We’ve created this quick tip guide on what to check and repair on your gutters before winter gets here, and after winter is gone. Tips For Cleaning Gutters: Again if you do not have to time or supplies to get those gutters clean, give the professionals a call. We at Gutters & Guards offer a maintenance program that allows you to forget about cleaning your gutters all together. You can always give us a call at (855) 2 – NOCLOG to schedule any kind of repair, or cleaning. For a free estimate on gutter cleaning, repairs or adding gutter guards, call us today! Our experienced team will take the guess-work out of the process, and ensure that your home is protected. Connect with us for daily inspiration, updates and information: Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram
Don’t Forget The Gutters! – Gutter Cleaning Service Gutters are one of the most important and most forgotten about part of your home. They are important to keep maintained and while some of us think in the back of our mind “Oh I need to get that done,” the end scenario often is forgotten. There are two times a year when it’s ideal for you to clean your gutters. Those times being spring and fall. With fall here and winter knocking at the door, the to-do list of winterizing your home becomes large and smaller things slip through the cracks. Things like cleaning out your gutters. The fall cleaning is a bit more important than the spring cleaning mostly because of the rapid and messy leaf and needle fall. You don’t want to do it too early or too late. The ideal time is when the trees are almost finished losing their leaves or needles. You are probably wondering what will it hurt if I forget once. No big right? Well there are a number of things that can go wrong if you neglect those helpful gutters, such as problems with your home, ice dams, vermin and even to those gutters. Possible problems that may arise if you do not clean those gutters to your home could be: A water overflow that could cause – Paint on house to crack or bubble up Siding on home to crack Wet wood to rot behind siding Flooding in your basement a crack your foundation soil erosion moisture can damage the fascia boards Your gutters could Loosen from home Fall off completely Become damaged beyond repair leaving it more expensive to fix It could become a nest to vermin such as: Carpenter ant Mosquitoes Rodents In the winter ice damming could occur, Ice damming is when frozen water becomes stuck in the gutters from freezing that occurs. This can lead to problems like: Frozen water can back up water because it pushes it against roof structure Can rip the gutter right off of your home because of weight All of the place you end up can lead to more expensive routes for something as small as forgetting to clean your gutters. Maintain your beautiful home: make sure not to forget about this crucial part of it. If you simply cannot find the time to get it done, we do offer an Long-Term Maintenance Program that you can enroll online or by giving us a call at (434) 2 – NO CLOG. We also do a one-time cleaning as well. Just make sure that this isn’t something that slips your mind. For a free estimate on gutter cleaning, repairs or adding gutter guards, call us today! Our experienced team will take the guess-work out of the process, and ensure that your home is protected. Connect with us for daily inspiration, updates and information: Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram