April showers bring more than just May flowers—they can also bring leaks and water damage to your home if you’re not careful! Spring is an important season for gutter care. Spring storms can clog your gutters with debris and cause water damage to your fascia, soffit, and siding if the water overflows from your gutters. Water leaking from your gutters can even cause damage to your foundation if it’s not taken care of quickly. Follow our Spring gutter maintenance tips to protect your gutters and home this Spring! Clean Your Gutters This tip may seem obvious, but it’s an aspect of Spring cleaning a lot of homeowners overlook. It’s important to clean your gutters at least twice a year, usually in Spring and again in the Fall. Clearing your gutters of any leaves or debris will create a clear pathway for the rain to flow and direct away from your home. This protects your home from any possible water damage. Check For Damage It’s important to take care of your gutter system and that includes more than just cleaning out debris. Check your gutters and downspouts for any damage—rust, loose screws, sagging or pulling away from the home. These types of damage to your gutters and downspouts can create bigger issues in the future if not taken care of. Giving your gutters a quick once-over can save you a lot of pain in the future! Repair The Damage Make sure to repair any damage to your gutters and downspouts after you’ve located it. A loose screw may not seem important but could cause your gutter to come loose and overflow later. If the repairs are larger than a loose screw, such as your gutters sagging or pulling away from the home, call a professional. A gutter professional may also be able to identify any problems you didn’t notice. Gutter Guards The best way to protect your gutters this Spring is to install gutter guards. There are different types of gutter guards, including screen mesh, drop in, and the MasterShield Gutter Guard system. No matter which kind of gutter guards you install, their goal is to keep leaves and debris out while allowing water to run through and away from your home. 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
Winter weather can be rough on your gutter system. If you followed our fall gutter maintenance tips, your gutters should be in good shape going into winter, but there’s still a few steps you can take to protect your gutters during the chilly winter months. Clean Gutters If you didn’t clean your gutters during the fall, don’t wait any longer. As snow and ice accumulates in your gutters and freezes the existing debris, the added weight can stress your gutters. This can cause your gutters to sag or detach from your home. Cleaning your gutters can help avoid the overwhelming weight. Gutter Guards Gutter guards produce a shield between your gutter and the falling debris. They can help prevent the debris from collecting in your gutters and causing damage to your home. Especially in the winter, gutter guards can protect your gutters and home from harmful debris. Improve Insulation Improving the insulation in your attic can help prevent ice dams on your roof and in your gutters. Ice dams form due to the temperature differential between your attic and the outside, causing ice and snow to melt and refreeze. Add extra insulation to your attic to prevent heat from escaping. This will reduce the temperature differential and help prevent ice dams. Follow these tips this winter to protect your gutters, and all us at (434) 239-8440 or head to our contact page to set up a free appointment 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
Do you have old gutters lying around that you’re not sure what to do with? If you’ve recently had your gutters replaced and still have the old ones lying around, what better way to make use of them than a Do-It-Yourself project! Gutter planters, using rain gutters to plant herbs and flowers, is a creative way to make use of your old gutters. Not only does it create a beautiful addition to your home or garden, but it’s also a space and cost saver. To get you started, we’ve compiled a list of different DIY gutter planters so you can choose one (or more than one!) that works for you and get to planting. Hanging Gutter Planter Stand by Her Tool Belt Learn how to make a hanging gutter planter stand for a fresh herb garden with this DIY tutorial from Her Tool Belt. Make it your own by choosing a paint color to match your home or garden, and planting whatever herbs you use most often. Hanging Gutter Planter by The Creative Mom This gutter planter by The Creative Mom offers a wonderful way to save space and add instant curb appeal to your home. If you’ve been wanting to add flowers to your front porch and don’t have the room, or want a beautiful and easy addition for your garden, this DIY is for you. Rain Gutter Planter by A Girl & A Glue Gun A Girl & A Glue Gun offers another option for a hanging gutter planter. This tutorial allows you to make the planter your own with by adding labels and words of inspiration. It also mixes in traditional pots in case you don’t have enough gutter to make a full hanging planter! How to Use Gutters to Dress Up Your Fence by Instructables If you’re working with a small yard, this DIY will be the choice for you. By attaching the gutter planters to your fence, this DIY will allow you to save space in your yard and garden while still adding the beauty and convenience of the previous planters. How To Make A Hanging Gutter Garden by Goods Home Design This hanging planter from Goods Home Design uses half round gutters instead of K-Style, creating a distinctive look from the previous DIYs. Add style and color to your home by planting colorful flowers and hanging them up. These are just a few of the gutter planter DIYs that exist, but they’re a great start if you’re interested in making something out of your leftover gutter material. If you try any of these ideas, make sure to share it with us on Facebook or Twitter. 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
Welcome To Gutters & Guards, Inc! Gutters & Guards, Inc. is a family owned and operated full service gutter company business. We provide services throughout the greater Lynchburg, Virginia area including Bedford, Roanoke, Salem, Smith Mountain Lake, Altavista, Charlottesville, Danvillle and Amherst. Our company understands that any home improvement investment, regardless of the size or value, is an important decision for the homeowner. Quality products and installation are paramount during the decision making process. Gutters & Guards, Inc. uses the highest quality materials with professionally trained installers. Our experienced professionals will give you a custom fit that will ensure beauty, equity and most importantly, a level of protection that you can trust. We provide custom seamless rain gutters in aluminum, steel and copper. Services include installation, cleaning and repair. We also offer reliable gutter guard systems, which includes our premium quality line of Mastershield Gutter Guard products. Click here for our contact information so that we can set up your free estimate today.
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