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When To Replace Fascia


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Fascia boards sit up under the eaves and behind the gutters on a home so they’re out of the way and often ignored or forgotten. However, besides just filling in the hole under the eaves, fascia has a couple of important roles to play. Fascia helps support the rain gutters that channel rainwater away from your foundation. Working in combination with the soffits, fascia is part of the attic ventilation system that helps keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Finally, because it does fill the hole under the eaves, fascia helps keep wandering animals such as squirrels or raccoons from climbing into your attic and making it their home. So, for all these reasons, it’s important the fascia boards on your home be in good condition. Unfortunately, because the fascia is so exposed, over time the wood will weather and could rot. It needs to be replaced. Simply painting over the damaged fascia may look like a good repair from the ground. For a proper, long lasting repair, the damaged boards should be removed and replaced. There are a few tell-tale signs of when to replace fascia on your home. Check out each board to make sure that they are still sound.  Grab a screwdriver or awl and probe at each piece. Make sure that the wood has not become spongy or crumbles under the pressure of your test. Look for peeling paint, stains, crumbling wood and loose gutters. If fascia does any of this,  it’s time to replace them.  Damage happens, such as your gutters falling off of your home.  If you are unsure contact a professional to come take a look at it.  Best to get these replaced before you get a brand new roof. Feel free to give our office a call for a free estimate on investing in gutter guards or just for gutter cleaning or repairs , 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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7 Ladder Safety Steps


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Ladder safety is a very important part of DIY gutter work. 7 Ladder safety steps. For the homeowner it can be a huge risk, especially when you are getting to the height of your roof or gutter.  Please make sure that if at any time you feel uncomfortable on top of a ladder, to stop what you are doing and call a professional.  It will cost much less to pay a professional than it would to pay hospital bill.   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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Why A Clean Gutter Matters


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Why is it important to keep your gutters clean is probably a big question on all the minds of homeowners. Most of you should have your gutter cleaned or at least have it planned to clean your gutters by now, but as you are cleaning or if you have a company come to clean them your mind is probably thinking “Why?”. There are a few great and important reason to have a clean gutter. If we don’t think about them until we have a problem it’s often much more costly to fix it instead of paying the smaller fee of getting them clean ( or if you do it yourself no fee). If you neglect cleaning your gutters it can cause problems such as: Preventing water damage is the most important because if your gutters are spurting out water on your home it can lead to mold, and make your home less stable. Thus costing you way more money to replace siding or fascia boards or anything, which is a pain in the neck.   If you forget or keep putting cleaning your gutters off it will eventually lead to your gutters being full and all of the drains plugged which causes water overflow. Plus a few icky gutter debris. This damages your foundation and home. Gutters are not invincible so they will bend, break and eventually fall off your home taking out whatever lies in its path. Talk about expensive repairs.   Another nasty and expensive repair that overflowing gutters can cause is wood rot.  The areas that are affected first are the fascia boards then because of the splash effect will cause doorways, garage doors, and low to the ground siding/decking to rot.  Big expensive mess.   With all of the stale water and rotting wood that attracts mosquitoes and other rodents to your home. Which will nest and raise more of their kind in your gutters and places that are perfect for intruders to get into. Issues like rotting wood can exposing people and things you love to disease and harmful things.   Finally for all of you home owners who get snow and ice. Gutters that are clogged and full before winter, it’s going to be an issue.  Taking a huge risk on damage to your home because that time of year causes ice dams.  Ice starts to build up in your gutters and builds up on your roof. Slow melt of warm days and freezing nights this will allow water to seep through your ceiling and walls. Snow destroys any type of finishing you have and if you don’t attend to it. It can lead to mold and your floors can be destroyed. source All of these things will make the value of your home go down as well. If you plan on moving fixing these issues will help.  So avoid all these possible problems by cleaning your gutters out at least twice a year to avoid a headache. 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

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Lynchburg Business Magazine : Business Under 10 Years


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We’re pleased to have an article about our company in the Lynchburg Business Magazine ‘s November/December 2013 issue.  This article highlights our business along with our other business, Rempfer Construction, Inc. and a few of our products/services. The photos showcase the work that the crew were doing that day at the Braxton Park Apartments in Lynchburg, Va. You can see the example of how our crew does the job and even a peak of the machinery that they use to create seamless aluminum gutters. Enjoy the Lynchburg Business Magazine article as much as we did! To read the full article read it below or here. A big thank you to Lynchburg Business Magazine for including our business in the Business Under 10 Year section of their magazine. We really appreciate it and enjoyed 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

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Do I need To Replace Gutters Or Repair Them?


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Maintaining your gutters is vital for keeping your home safe from water damage and other things that might threaten the safety of your home. So what do you do when your gutters reach the end of their lifespan or if you buy a new home and are not sure how long or how well maintained those gutter are. You could call a professional, which is usually the easiest ( we do offer FREE estimates) or if you are would rather check it out for yourself first then get a second opinion, that’s another way to check them. But how do you even start or know what to look for?  We’ve listed a few guidelines that will help you decide if you need to repair them or replace them.   source  First of all you need to find out if there are any leaks or spots that look like problem areas. Go out on a dry day and look at all of your gutters. Things to look for: Rust spots (especially at the bottom of gutters) Look for sagging and/or splitting Extending at least 10 ft from the foundation Then go out on a rainy day ( don’t forget to dress appropriately) Make sure that the rain is smoothly running out of your downspouts Not leaking out of the top Top 4 Problems that can be repaired Need cleaned Clogged Leaking – check for disconnected joints, holes, and cracks (small holes and cracks are easily repairable with clear, water-resistant glue) Broken or loose hangers   source Top 8 Problems that need to be replaced Nails popping out Floppy gutters Loose or missing gutter sections Landscape is washed away after a good storm Large puddles of water appear by your home after a storm Evidence of water staining and mold on building fascia Exterior post damage Lack of water flow Make sure to check and fix any problems with your gutters and downspouts regularly.  The best way to do all of this is when you clean out your gutters at least twice a year.  If you are too busy we do have a Long-Term Maintenance program when we would check for problems each time we visit. 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

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