Keep Wildlife out of Your Gutters With These Helpful Tips

Did you know that residential gutter systems can become havens for local wildlife if they’re not properly cleaned and maintained? From birds to squirrels and even disease-carrying mosquitoes, we’ve seen all kinds of critters in residential gutters over the years. The good news is, there are steps you can take to prevent small animals from… Read more »

How Does the Helmet Heat System Prevent Snow and Ice Damage?

The GH Helmet Heat system from Keystone Gutter Helmet is a highly-effective way to protect the structural integrity of your roof and help it withstand harsh winter weather conditions. How does the helmet heat system do its job and prevent snow and ice damage? Let’s take a closer look. Your roof was not designed to… Read more »

Are Your Home’s Downspouts Properly Positioned?

The best gutter system in the world can’t protect your home from water damage without the help of its downspouts. Downspouts are the components that channel the water from your gutters away from your home’s foundation. When downspouts do not work correctly, your home can become vulnerable to roof rot, landscape erosion, basement seepage and… Read more »

Designing a Gym in Your Basement

We always support an effort to stay in shape and lead a healthy lifestyle. But the prices some of those gym memberships go for can sometimes deter people from getting in their daily workouts. If you’re big into fitness but not that big into expensive gym prices, why not bring the equipment to you and… Read more »

Is My Landlord Responsible for My Gutters?

One of the perks of renting versus buying a home is that you typically have some everyday maintenance chores taken care of for you, rather than having to do that yourself. While these tasks can range from cutting the lawn to shoveling the sidewalk, there’s another important task that needs to be handled — your… Read more »

Staying Safe While Cleaning Snow Off Your Roof

With the intense winters we get in Pennsylvania, it’s no wonder you’d want to get rid of all the snow that will inevitably block your driveway and walkways. It’s important to remember that all that snow is pretty heavy (which we’re sure you feel when you’re shoveling) so it shouldn’t sit atop your roof too… Read more »

Why You Shouldn’t Salt Your Gutters

As our Pennsylvania winter rages on,  you may start getting annoyed with the amount of snow and ice that is building up on your property. While some homeowners immediately reach for salt to melt all of that ice, not everyone knows the spots where it should and shouldn’t be used. When it comes to your… Read more »

Signs Your Foundation Suffers from Water Damage

As the saying goes, “you can’t build a great building on a weak foundation.” Your home’s foundation literally keep your home steady and solid, so you should take great care to ensure it’s in good shape. One of the most common issues homeowners can face with their foundation is water damage. Since some cases are… Read more »

How to Floodproof Your Basement

No matter the time of year, flooding can happen. In the spring, April showers bring plenty of rainwater, and in the winter, our heavy Pennsylvania snowfall eventually melts to sit at the foot of your home. All of that water can seep into the ground and make its way into your basement, leaving you with… Read more »