Monthly Archives: November 2015

Gutter Maintenance Tip #40 – Inspect Seams And Anchors


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Inspect Seams And Anchors Inspect Seams And Anchors on your gutters to ensure that your gutters are free of leaks, and not pulling away from your home.  They could be pulling away from your home because of heavy gutter debris sitting in your gutters or from rotten fascia board on your home.  If you notice water dripping from your gutters it could be from your seams needing a fresh coat of caulking. This is a simple fix by buying some waterproof caulking from a hardware store and re-sealing the seams. If you are not comfortable with DIY, please call a professional to do the work for you. It will not only save you lots of time but it will be a lot safer as well. For a free estimate on gutter cleaning, repairs or adding gutter guards, call us today! Gutters & Guards 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

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Hanging Holiday Lights Pt 3


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Hanging Holiday Lights Pt 3 We have discussed this subjects over the past few years and this is out third installment on hanging holiday lights to explain crucial key points to help you have a safe and easy time hanging lights. A few that are crucial when preparing to hang Christmas lights. 1. Always untangle and check the lights on the strand. This is so you won’t have to untangle them while on your ladder or so they won’t short and become a potential hazard for a fire to start. 2. It’s best to not do this alone if possible.  Having someone help you by handing you supplies will not only make it go by a little faster but also they will be there for your safety. 3. Ladder safety is very important.  Make sure that the ground is even, step on the pail shelf or reach further than you can, and that someone holds the ladder for you. 38% of ladder falls happen while hanging Christmas lights. ( source ) 4. Use a timer. This can save you from having a super expensive electric bill or being the Clark Griswald of the neighborhood. (You probably shouldn’t hang your lights like him either, very dangerous.) 5. Don’t over do it. Remember that you do have an electric bill and that could ruin your holiday spirit.   To read more about the subject, please view our first blog and our second blog about it. 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

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Gutter Maintenance Tip #39 – Preventing Gutter Overflow


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Preventing Gutter Overflow Preventing gutter overflow by cleaning out your gutters at least twice a year or investing in some gutter guards for your home. This can not only cut back on the terrible overflow issues but it can save your foundation from costly damages. When you gutters overflow, it can cause issues with wood rot, foundation cracks, and soil erosion around your home. If you gutters are overflow every time it rains, you have a problem. Sometimes your gutters will overflow if the rainfall is great all at once, and your home can take that. When it becomes more frequent, it is an issue. It can be caused from clogged gutters or improperly pitched gutters or not enough downspout outlets. Call a professional to get your gutter assessed and fix the problem 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

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Winterizing The Outside Of Your Home


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Winterizing The Outside Of Your Home Winter is fast approaching. Time to make sure our homes are ready to handle the cold weather. There are a few steps you can take to winterize the outside of your home. Clean The Gutters We always like to stress the importance of cleaning your gutters at least twice a year, one of the most important times being in the fall. Once all the leaves have fallen ( which should be around this time) that is the perfect time to clean out your gutters. It ensure that they won’t be clogged during those winter months when wet snow is sitting and melting from the roof. You may also want to consider installing gutter guards to help keep your gutters debris free. Call a professional or DIY, just get it done. Finish Up All Yard Work And Store Equipment Most of the grass has stopped growing so that means it’s time to pack up the lawn mower, weedeater and other lawn work equipment. You may also want to consider storing your patio furniture as well. This will help prevent premature aging of your lawn furniture as well. Store And Close Your Outside Faucets Making sure that you properly store and winterize your outdoor faucets can be important to ensure that not damage happens to them during those cold winter months. Check And Repair Your Sidewalks And Driveway Survey your walkways and driveway for any cracks or inconsistency that could be hazardous or troublesome to your family or guests. 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

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5 Things To Add To Your Fall To Do List


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5 Things To Add To Your Fall To Do List This fall comes with many different tasks to take care of before winter hits. Here are 5 more things to add to your fall to do list. Clean And Service Your Chimney Before you go and start up the fireplace. Make sure your chimney is free of all debris and birds nests. These can really be hazardous to your home. Install Gutter Guards Installing gutter guards is always a big help when you find yourself cleaning out gutters more than twice a year or if your are just not up for the task. Having a gutter guards does not mean that you never have to clean your gutters; it just means that you will have to do it only once a year and you’ll spend a lot less time doing it. Repair Your Driveway Inspect your driveway looking for cracks or other problem areas that could be hazardous to not only your family but guests. Wrap Indoor Pipes If your home has exposed indoor pipes, it would be best practice to wrap them during those cold winter months. This is help keep them from bursting. There are many different options to choose from. Visit your local hardware store and get an opinion from a professional if you are not sure which material will work best. Check Fire Detectors, Carbon Monoxide Detectors and Extinguishers This is always a must. We suggest that you do this every couple months to ensure that no batteries are dead or malfunctioning. Don’t forget to clean your gutters, which in our opinion is the most important task in the fall! It keeps your home in working order! 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

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Gutter Maintenance Tip #38 – Trapped Water In Gutter


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Trapped Water In Gutter Trapped Water In Gutter. Have you noticed that a gutter has been trapping water? The cause could be a couple different issues. We going to explain what to look for and how to fix it. If you’re gutter is trapping water, there are a couple different issues that could be causing it. The first is a clogged gutter. We suggest that you clean out your gutters two times a year and more if you live in an area where there are a lot of trees. Leaves can cover the opening to the downspout and trap water in your gutter. So make sure to keep your gutters free to debris and if it becomes too much of a job hire a professional and install gutter guards. The second issue is your gutters being improperly pitched. We suggest that you give this one to the professionals. It may seem easy but this one is best left to the professionals. Gutters do not sit straight at a 90 degree angle. A professional can get the right angle and you won’t have to climb a ladder and balance at the same time. 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

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