Category: Gutter Maintenance

Drainage Problems Due to Gutters

Gutter Damage on home

There are many things that can cause damage to your home, but one thing people don’t think about is what sort of drainage problems can occur to your home. Gutters play a major role in transporting rainwater from your roof back to the ground. If you’re not careful, your gutters can actually cause drainage problems around your… Read more »

How to Protect Your Home Against Severe Storms

Heavy rainstorm pouring down on gutters

There are many ways a severe storm can cause damages to your home. A storm can knock out your power, cause leaks in your roof, and take down tree branches in your yard. All of these things are hazardous to you and your family, but there are ways to prevent a storm from doing damage…. Read more »

Signs You Shouldn’t Ignore When It Comes to Your Gutters

Man Cleaning Gutters in the fall

When it comes to taking care of your gutters, you have to make sure you’re paying attention to specific signs that cause issues. There are a few warning signs you should be looking out for with your gutters, and we want you to be aware of them.  Gutter Warning Signs You Shouldn’t Ignore Water Pooling… Read more »

How to Fix a Noisy Downspout

Keystone Gutter Helmet

A noisy downspout can be very annoying, especially in the middle of the night when get woken up to the sound. Luckily, there are quick ways to combat this noise problem you’re having with your downspout, so you won’t be awake in the middle of the night from the rainstorm.  You can Switch the Angle… Read more »

Is it Safe to Powerwash Your Gutters?

Cleaning out gutters isn’t the most fun job to do, but if neglected, you may find yourself with a basement flood or rotted siding. While the material of you gutter can handle a powerwash, it doesn’t mean power washing won’t cause damage. Since the powerwasher is pressure-heavy, the force can remove your gutters from the… Read more »

How Dirty Gutters Attract Pests

Do you notice that after a heavy rainstorm, there is sometimes a surge in how many bugs are around your home? They may be there because of the build-up of your gutters. If you have dirty or clogged gutters, you are inviting bugs and other pests to call your gutters their new home. Several pests… Read more »

Ways to Prevent Nesting in Your Gutters

Bird nesting in gutter

While we all want to be kind to our furry and feathery friends, we also want to protect our homes. Birds and other animals often seek out gutters as their perfect place to build their nests. So, how can you prevent nesting in your gutters? Here are some ways you can send these nesting critters… 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 »

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 »