Here’s Why It’s so Important to Clean Your Gutters in the Fall

Next Monday marks the first day of fall. It’s time for crisp air, pumpkin spice everything and—you guessed it—falling leaves. While the leaves may be pretty, they also clog up your gutters. This is just one reason why it’s so important to thoroughly clean your gutter system in the fall. While dry leaves typically won’t… Read more »

How to Keep Squirrels and Other Rodents Out of Your Gutter System

Squirrels and other small rodents love finding warm places to hide in our homes, but the feeling is far from mutual. These critters’ teeth continually grow, so they often gnaw on windowsills, siding, fascia and even electrical wiring. What’s more, female squirrels may think your gutters are the perfect spot for a nest, leading to… Read more »

How to Clean and Maintain Your SolarShield Retractable Awning

If you’ve purchased a SolarShield retractable awning for your home, you already know that this unique product can protect your furniture from sun damage, reduce your energy consumption and make being outside a whole lot more comfortable on hot days. Like other outdoor home upgrades, your SolarShield retractable awning will need some periodic cleaning and… Read more »

Clean Your Gutters to Keep Mosquitoes at Bay

Summer may be winding down, but it’s still mosquito season. If you’re one of the many homeowners who put off cleaning their gutters, you may be unwittingly creating the perfect habitat for these pesky creatures. Here’s what happens: As twigs and leaves fall from trees onto your roof, they get washed into your downspouts and… Read more »

Prevent Sun Damage to Outdoor Patio Furniture With These Tips

You already know that the sun can damage your skin, but did you know that it can also damage your outdoor patio furniture by bleaching fabrics and making plastics turn weak and brittle? The good news is, you can prevent sun damage to your furniture and keep enjoying it for many years to come with… Read more »

Enjoy the Benefits of a SolarShield Retractable Awning This Summer

Picture this: it’s a bright summer day, and you’d like to spend some time outside on your patio. The problem is, it’s too darn hot! What’s more, your outdoor furniture is fading in the sun. Fortunately, there’s an easy solution to these problems—the SolarShield retractable awning by Toff Industries, Inc. This fantastic product offers several… Read more »

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 »