Bad Things Happen to Good Gutters

A bright shiny new gutter system, unfortunately, doesn’t stay that way without being properly maintained. Gutters control water flow, directing it to the downspouts. When gutters aren’t cleaned regularly, other parts of your home’s exterior like the soffit, fascia, and… Read More »

How Neglected Gutters Harm Your Home

While it’s summer, the last thing you probably want to do is think about preparing your home’s exterior for fall, including cleaning the gutters. If they are still attached to your house, a little bit of dirt is obviously not… Read More »

Damaged Gutters and What You can do about Them

Gutters are designed to withstand the elements, protect your home and be strong and durable. But as they age, they become vulnerable. Fortunately, the signs are easy to identify. If your gutter system is damaged, here is what you can… Read More »

Other Reasons to Call a Gutter Contractor

You’re in the habit of waiting until the gutters “really” need cleaning. Or you’ve noticed a couple of sagging gutter sections at the front of the house, but don’t think it’s worth calling a professional just yet. Waiting until a… Read More »

Should You Remove Gutter Guards?

Leaf screens, gutter guards or other types of gutter protectors are designed to filter rainwater, keep debris out of the gutter channel, and to reduce the amount of time spent in maintaining the gutters. In most cases, leaf screens or… Read More »

What to Look for When Inspecting a Roof

Inspecting the roof of your home before you clean the gutters will give you a better idea of how well it survived winter and if it’s in need of repairs, minor or otherwise. It can be done from the ground… Read More »

Top 5 Reasons to Maintain Your Gutters

Ideally, gutters and downpipes should be inspected twice a year, once in spring before the season “officially” begins, and once in fall, after the leaves have fallen. You can time the inspections with the task of cleaning the gutters. It’s… Read More »

Evaluating Your Roof

You know it’s not going to last forever, but how do you know when it’s time to have your roof replaced? The average lifespan of a roof is 20 years. A quick roof assessment you do yourself or a more… Read More »

How to Tell if Good Fascia is going Bad

Since vinyl and aluminum fascia rarely need replacing, this discussion deals mainly with wood fascia and how rot can compromise its ability to protect your home. Fascia boards cover the roof ends, keeping the elements from entering and resulting in… Read More »

Soffits and Your Home

While often overlooked, soffits are an important element of your home exterior. A roof typically extends several inches past the walls of a house: soffits cover the gap between the roofline and the walls. Properly installed soffits play an important… Read More »