November 2, 2015

Winter Weather Report: Cold and Snowy!

 As we move closer to winter, home owners need to consider approaches for snow removal.  The Old Farmer’s Almanac suggests that this season, like last season, this winter will be cold and snowy.  Specifically, the Almanac suggests:
  • Super cold temperatures will be especially significant along most of the Atlantic coast and in the Great Lakes, Ohio Valley, Southwestern States and the Pacific Northwest.
  • The Pacific Northwest, Northeast, Northern Plains and Ohio Valley should brace for a great deal of snow.
  • “Super cold is coming,” says editor of the Almanac Janice Stillman, “but also the good news is that areas with record-shattering snow last winter—like Boston—won’t have to deal with quite so many flakes.”  Whatever that means!
How does The Old Farmer’s Almanac come up with these predictions, when local weather reports can’t seem to get a good forecast for the next 24-hours?  According to Time Magazine, The Old Farmer’s Almanac’s predictions are based on a top-secret formula, involving a complicated mathematical formula devised by founder Robert B. Thomas in 1792 that takes sun spots, planetary positions and tidal patterns into account.

For those who be wondering about feedback from other sources, the Weather Channel also works to put together a seasonal forecast.   They predict a colder than average winter may be in store for sections of the country, including: the Southwest, Southern Plains, Southeast and East Coast. 

Despite these dire predictions, no one really knows what the actual weather will bring.  What we do know is that if you don’t make the investment in gutter protection, you may regret it.  Fall leaves and debris, covered by snow, are a recipe for home owner disaster.  Make sure you don’t get caught this season!  Plan ahead. 

October 20, 2015

Back Up Power For A Safe & Secure Home

The potentially disastrous effects of a power outage can go unnoticed until you experience a disruption firsthand, during the most unexpected and inconvenient time. Unlike food, water, clothing and shelter, energy is among the basic requirements of impacted by an emergency that is often overlooked.

Hence, the importance of getting a reliable backup generator in case of emergency. Having one installed by a licensed electrician forms an integral part of preparedness, whether for short or long-term power loss. It provides you with comfort, and more importantly, ensures your family's safety when you need it most.

Even the smallest generator can make a huge difference in your daily activities during power outages. Ample power is supplied for keeping a few lights on, powering your refrigerator as well as frequently used appliances, running a TV or computer and other electronic entertainment devices, maintaining HVAC, and ensuring security systems remain engaged. 

Larger generators provide enough voltage for a substantial amount of load for the continuous operation of electric hot water heaters, electric stoves, air-conditioning units, and are sensibly necessary for bigger homes. They can go beyond serving as a source of occasional backup power, but can perform multipurpose use with its capability of powering up a sizable load for longer periods of time.

While backup generators provide enhanced security to any home, installing a gutter guard system is likewise essential towards protecting your property. It keeps debris out and lets water seamlessly run through, channeling it away from your walls and seeping in to cause destruction in other areas of your house. You can rely on it to prevent clogs, overflows, basement or home flooding, and preparedness too in case of calamities or disaster.

Rather than a faulty gutter being an added burden to your worries, it should be durable and reliable in giving you the safe, clean, beautiful home you have worked for. The best gutter guard system ensures all these protective measures while entailing less maintenance and making life easier for every homeowner.

September 9, 2015

The Official “End of Summer!”

The Fall or Autumnal equinox in the Northern Hemisphere (U.S, Canada) occurs every year on September 22, 23 or 24. In 2015, the Fall Equinox or the first day of Fall/Autumn will occur on Wednesday, September 23. With its sparkling colors and bright days, Fall is a favorite season for most people. 

But how do these seasons change? Each solstice and equinox is an astronomical event caused by the Earth’s rotation on its axis and its ceaseless revolution (orbit) around the sun. 
Seasons (summer, fall, winter and spring) are defined according to the position of the sun in relation to the winter and summer solstices. According to astronomers, the sun rises along the horizon in the Northern and Southern hemispheres in June and December respectively, regardless of your location on earth. 
Astronomers use solstice points to define the start of winter and summer seasons. For instance, June marks the start of winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere while it marks the start of summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere.
Equinoxes and Seasons
The equinoxes fall almost halfway between the winter and summer solstices. This is the reason why fall and spring are defined in terms of equinoxes. However, the Earth’s orbit is not really circular but elliptical because it tilts on its axis by 23.5 degrees. As a result, the fall and spring equinoxes do not fall exactly halfway between the summer and winter solstices. 
This means that during the two equinoxes (March and September), the sun shines directly on the equator because the Earth’s tilt and orbit is perpendicular to the sun. On other days of the year, either the Northern or the Southern hemisphere tilts more towards the sun. 
Day and night have almost the same length (12hours) during the equinox. This is why it is known as equinox, a Latin word meaning “equal night”. In reality, equinoxes don’t have precisely 12 hours of daylight. 

Fall is the perfect time to enjoy the cool temperatures and watch the colorful leaves fall. However, these leaves can damage your roof and lead to costly roof replacements or repairs. That’s why you should install rain gutter guards before the end of Fall.

September 3, 2015

Brief History of Labor Day

Labor Day in the United States was created to celebrate the American Labor Movement and has been dedicated to the workers, the social and economic achievements of the workers and unions. This movement started the effort to reduce the workload from 12-16 hour days to the standard eight-hour working days which are now more common.  The objective was to leave more time for leisure forms of recreation, and eight hours for rest time. 

While Labor Day is celebrated in various countries around the world, for Canada and United States, it is celebrated the first Monday of September.  It is often viewed as the “unofficial” end of summer and beginning of the new school year. 

In the United States, Labor Day is a Federal holiday. In Canada, it has been celebrated since it began as a small parade in Toronto in the 1880s. The co-founder of American Federation of Labor, Peter J. McGuire, spoke at a Labor Festival in Toronto Canada in July 1882. McGuire started the United States Labor Day parades in New York City on July 1894.

Labor Day was started by workers and unions concerned about being taken for granted and made to work long, hard hours. The holiday shows respect for all hard-working employees and organizations. 

Now that Labor Day has passed, you should be thinking about getting your home ready for fall rainstorms and perhaps snowy weather. Getting in touch with a local business, such as gutter companies, is very important for installing gutter guards. Gutter guards are important for almost all types of buildings, and fall is a great time to review your home for repairs and upgrades.  Gutter guards can be an important addition to that effort.  

August 14, 2015

My Clogged Gutter Problem

What a frustrating situation it was when I came home from work on a heavy rainy day and saw water spilling over the edge of my gutter on the front of my house. It was almost spraying like a water fountain from the gutter. On further examination, I noticed that there was no water flowing out the bottom of the downspout at all that lead me to believe that something must be blocking the water flow. It was amazing how much water was spraying and just spilling over the gutter all over the place.

When the rain finally ended and I was able to climb up on the ladder to peek at the gutter, it turned out that the downspout cage on the gutter was completely missing. Without a downspout cage in place leaves, twigs, and anything at all is able to get trapped in the gutter since the wire strainer is not present to trap the debris while allowing the water to flow through the downspout. Apparently, I had so many leaves and other debris that had gotten trapped in the gutter that they clogged the gutter system completely. With this clogging the rainwater was not able to flow through the gutter at all and therefore the water was just accumulating and flowing over the edges of the gutter as well as spraying all over the place as I had witnessed when I got home.
The Fix
In order to fix this problem I had to climb up on the ladder to clean out all the debris that had accumulated in the gutter. Since my downspout cage was missing altogether, once I completed the cleanup I had to go out and buy another downspout cage that I firmly reseated into the downspout hole to keep this same scenario from happening again.
From what I understand there are new no-clog rain gutter systems on the market today that will alleviate these types of problems from ever happening again. Just think - no more climbing ladders, cleaning out yucky debris, or unsuspecting problems with gutters. Now that would be a system well worth looking into. I plan to research and find the best gutter guard system on the market today and, once I do, there is no doubt in my mind that I will definitely purchase it!!

Story shared by Gerry Adcock, Michigan

July 28, 2015

Fun Summer Activities for the Family

Summer is the best time to travel with the family to a new destination that will keep the children engaged and active. The most interesting summer fun could comprise a balance of exercise and fun outdoor activities. Family activities don’t need in-depth planning nor do they require to be expensive, particularly during the summer. Here are a number of fun summer activities for the family.
Explore Nature 
Every ecosystem is unique with hidden secrets and fun. Identify both plants and animals in the habitat and their unique qualities. At night, find the most captivating sights such as the stars, moon, and constellations are very vital in navigation lessons. You and your family could keep a diary, so that you can record your findings or observations, which can be used for future reference. 
Make and Fly Kites
Making a kite is easy and simple. It is one of the fun summer activities for the family that allow your little ones to design and make a kite that will be used for fun while discovering the forces of nature. The most crucial aspect of this activity is to boost connection with the children, whereas providing everyone a breath of fresh air.
Hit the Water 
During summer, the afternoon is very hot and cool water can help alleviate the situation. Just take some time to do some research about the available beaches, lakes or even pools in your location. Remember to bring along your family’s water gear and enjoy cool water as you swim with the children.
Playing any ball activity can be thrilling since it is enjoyed by people of all ages. It is worth noting that it promotes social, emotional and physical development. This will help the children to relate well with the outside world and thus foster family ties.
Enjoy It While It Lasts!
Fun summer activities will conclude before you know it, especially as fall approaches. For this reason, it is important to install gutter leaf guard to protect your home during autumn and winter. A good gutter guard system, installed by a savvy professionally, will help make sure that your summer fun isn’t ruined by a work-filled fall!

June 24, 2015

Gutter Protection Reviews: How Some Gutters on the Market Are Tested

The gutter protection reviews being done by the NC Review Consumer Advocacy Group is dedicated to testing the different gutter guards on the market today, and looking for the best and most reliable system that can ensure that your gutters remain unclogged by any debris. Their testing goes through three phases: strength, water throughput and durability. For the strength test, weights of 2, 3, and 5 pounds are dropped on the gutter guards to simulate the scenario of a tree branch falling on the gutters. This test is important because it can determine the safety of your gutters from accidents.

June 22, 2015

Rain Gutter Covers Should Filter Leaves and Tiny Environmental Debris

Rain gutter covers help solve one of the most vexing problems for any homeowner: leaky gutters that threaten the whole house with water damage. Gutter clogging involves having to climb the roof, which can prove quite dangerous. For this reason, it makes sense to have preventive measures in place. Has it ever occurred to you, though, that having to clean the accumulated debris on a gutter cover sort of defeats the very purpose of installing one? Here are things you should know about how gutter covers function.

June 20, 2015

Is Your Basement Drenched? Gutter Covers Solution Will Go a Long Way

Of all the problems homeowners have to deal with regularly, basement flooding is one of the most exasperating. As this happens on heavily wet days, some homeowners believe they can wait the problem out, hoping it’ll ebb away on its own, like the flood. This attitude, however, can cause potentially perilous health problems for you and your family—and quite expensive structural issues—down the line. Cleaning up or fixing the damages in the wake of a basement flooding can seriously put a dent on your budget. Even a minor flood with only a few inches of water can easily cost about $10,000 to repair, while bigger floods can go well over the $25,000 mark—at times even as much as $50,000, according to Angie’s List.

June 19, 2015

Is Your Home’s Foundation Ailing? Install a Gutter Guard to Save It

Gutters are the long channels of (mostly) metal which sit along the lower edge of your roof. They’re primarily designed to catch water that hits your roof when it rains or when snow melts, to ensure that water travels safely to the ground away from the foundation. Gutters are angled slightly so they could direct water to downspouts, which then carry the water well away from your home’s understructure, which should never accumulate moisture. If the gutters are clogged in any way, the water will simply overflow to the ground and pool around the foundation where moisture can unduly stress your foundation material (and the soil around it) by continuous contraction and expansion. With cracks and leaks starting to show around the house, that’s when you should know that it’s time to install a state-of-the-art gutter guard real soon.

June 9, 2015

How Good Gutter Protection Helps Prevent Costly and Bothersome Damage

Left alone, clogged gutters can lead to costly damage. In an Angie’s List feature, four main consequences of clogging were listed: • Ice dams. For areas with a colder than average climate, clogs can raise the chance for ice dams to form on the roof’s lower edge or the gutters. These obstructions cause the water to pool and later on seep inside the house. • Foundation damage. A clogged gutter will cause water to overflow to the sides and gather into a pool around the house’s foundation. If this remains unattended, the water’s erosive action will cause cracks in the foundation, thus risking a collapse. • Wood damage. Water can wreak havoc on wooden parts of the house, which is why gutters are designed to direct the rainwater away from these components. A clogged gutter can’t perform that job well and leaves wood vulnerable to rainwater.

June 7, 2015

Rain Gutter Covers Save You from Troublesome and Risky Cleaning Work

The gutter is meant to direct rainwater. Without it, the water will flow to the siding of the house, wreaking havoc to the walls, the landscaping below, the foundations, and even the basement. This will also happen if you have clogged gutters. With a gutter’s wide opening, it can let in different kinds of debris like leaves, twigs, small branches, organic material from small animals and birds, and many others. Birds are also known to nest on gutters, especially on installations that already accumulated a lot of debris. When the rain comes, the debris gets caught in the downspouts and water overflows; thus, water goes to the side of the house or other places it’s not supposed to go.

June 5, 2015

Prepping for the Hot Season: Gutter Covers Keep out Fire Hazard Leaves

Woodsmen and rangers alike know well that dry leaves can ignite with a single spark and are sufficient in creating wildfires big enough to set surrounding million dollars-worth of properties ablaze. Dried leaves and twigs from nearby trees can accumulate inside gutters that aren’t protected with leaf gutter guards; upon ignition, a fire will expose the fascia or the roof sheathing. Depending on the wood condition or the presence of a metal flashing, it can enter the attic and ultimately consume the entire property.

June 3, 2015

Installing Gutter Guards Can Protect Your Foundation from Water Damage

The gutter channels all water that flows down the roof into downspouts to keep it from pooling near your home and damaging your home’s foundation. According to Angie’s List, pooling water saturates the soil surrounding the basement, exerting enormous pressure on its walls. Over time, water infiltrates the basement through wall cracks caused by pooling pressure. As the water drains off, the change in soil state (from wet to dry) can cause the foundation to settle, which can lead to unleveled flooring and wall cracks above it. Eventually, mold begins to accumulate, which, aside from creating an unpleasant smell, can also compromise indoor air quality and lead to serious health issues.

June 1, 2015

Benefits from Gutter Guards that Work

More and more homeowners are installing rain guards for gutters, and for good reason. They offer a number of benefits that are best appreciated after a storm, or a particularly windy or rainy day. They also help homeowners feel more secure about their roofs in the winter, knowing the melting snow will drain off properly to the ground, and not accumulate on the roof and wreak havoc in the form of ice dams.
If you choose well-designed and high-quality rain gutter guards, you can get the following benefits:

The Best Material for Gutter Protection Systems

There are several kinds of gutter protection systems, including those made of vinyl, plastic, and copper, but many experts say aluminum gutter guards are the way to go if you want optimum gutter protection. Here’s why:

Gutters Guards: No Vacancy for Nesting Birds

The melodious chirping of birds can certainly brighten your day, and seeing them tend to their young can be heartwarming—but not when they do it in your gutters. Come nesting time, many bird species find the open, narrow spaces of rain gutters very inviting. With all the leaves, twigs, and other debris present in there, and the warm temperature from the attic, gutters can indeed make a suitable habitat for birds. 

Protect Your Beach House from Rainwater Damage

Nothing beats being able to spend the summer at your very own beach home. Yet you should also keep in mind that your beachfront property is under threat of rapid deterioration due to constant exposure to the elements, specifically rainfall. The question now is: How can you prolong your investment’s useful service life and keep costly water damage at bay? 

May 12, 2015

Eliminate Cleaning with Gutter Guards

When gutters don’t work as intended, they mess with a lot of things outside your home. You risk foundation damage, and plant beds get ruined. The function of gutters can be compromised by clogs – debris like leaves and twigs, as well as organic matter from birds and small animals get into the gutters.  Unprotected gutters are open channels that allow all these things to easily enter them.

May 9, 2015

How Optimal Gutter Protection Can Preserve Your House’s Foundation

If you protect your gutters from clogs, they will also protect your home. Doing so needs regular cleaning and maintenance, which will require your time and effort. This can be tedious especially during the fall season and your house is surrounded by a lot of foliage. You may also need to do it twice a week or even daily. What if you simply don’t have the time? For that, your best option is to install reliable gutter protection. Gutter guards are devices that cover your roof gutters, filtering out debris such as leaves, twigs and animal matter while letting rainwater through. These devices will eliminate the need for frequent cleaning by a significant margin, if not eliminate it entirely.

May 7, 2015

Rain Gutter Covers Keep Your Gutters Unclogged for Optimal Performance

Cleaning your gutters can be tedious work more often than not. Depending on the level of foliage surrounding your home, you might need to clear your gutters every day or at least twice a week during the fall or summer. If not, they could fill up with leaves, twigs, animal waste and other kinds of debris. Your gutters will be clogged and won’t be able to direct rainwater to where you want it to go; it will overflow and pool around the foundation of your house or, depending on the design of your house, may even leak inside. Don’t forget that you’ll have to clean the roof as well because any debris on your roof will be washed off by the next rain shower and clog your gutters all over again.

May 5, 2015

Total Protection: Sturdy Gutter Covers Safeguard More Than Gutters

According to home experts, homeowners should clean out their gutters twice a year (during spring and fall) if they want their gutters to dispose rainwater efficiently. If cleaning out your gutters yourself isn’t an option, experts advise that you install a gutter leaf guard system to keep debris from accumulating in your gutters. Gutter guards are often touted as a way to prevent gutters from clogging due to debris accumulation, and that is exactly how many people perceive these systems to be. What many people do not realize, however, is that sturdy gutter covers like GutterDome can protect more than just your gutters.

May 4, 2015

Installing Gutter Guards Helps in Saving You from Tedious Cleaning

If you have gutters installed in your house, you most likely already know their importance. Of course, you also have to do maintenance to ensure they perform their job. Perhaps the most tedious of tasks in maintaining gutters is cleaning off debris. This is especially true if you have a good deal of foliage surrounding your house. Leaves and twigs frequently fall on roofs; sometimes even branches, for areas with strong winds. Birds and small mammals also love to reside on those trees, dropping food leftovers and other organic matter on the roof.

Common Problems Solved By Gutter Protection System

Gutter problems might prove catastrophic to your home. From time to time, gutters get clogged up.  To resolve, you can either clean them regularly or get a professional to install a gutter protection system. When evaluating thes two choices, installing a gutter protection system is the more ideal. Here’s a look at some common problems that can be solved by installing a gutter guard:

April 25, 2015

Tips to Avoid Gutter Accidents

Gutter cleaning may be a tedious task but safety is not something you should take for granted. A single slip can land you a spot in the emergency room. Below are some tips for you to avoid gutter cleaning risks:

April 16, 2015

Benefits of Mesh-Type Gutter Guards

There are several types of gutter guards, and one of the most extensively-developed is the mesh type system. This uses a filtering mechanism to keep debris out, and is a better version than the large-holed gutter types. For the most part, this updated system only lets water through, more effectively filtering out environmental debris, and thus clogging the channels less.

April 14, 2015

The Benefits of Rain Gutter Guards

Rain gutters are useful enough on their own, and gutter guards add even more functionality. These guards are special materials that are fitted into the existing gutters with the primary purpose of keeping leaves and other debris from entering, and possibly blocking, the gutter and downpipes. Aside from keeping debris off, gutter guards also discourage birds and rodents from building their homes in the gutters.

April 7, 2015

Different Ways Clogged Gutters Can Damage a Home

Clogged gutters are just that—clogged. Right? They’re not exactly a big deal, you can just let them slide since the water will wash off the clogs in time. Not so fast. The moment you start ignoring your gutters is the moment you put your home in danger. Here are a few ways your failing gutters can put your home (and your family) at risk.

March 25, 2015

Ensuring the Quality of Your Gutter Guards

Every product has its limitations, including gutter guards. That doesn’t mean, however, that you can’t find a particular gutter guard model that would work well for your particular situation. Since gutter guards will be installed in your home by a contractor, it’s important to assess the quality of both product and service to ensure your gutter guard system will serve you for many years to come. Below are the considerations to keep in mind when selecting the right gutter guard system for your home:

March 21, 2015

Patented Rain Gutter Covers Manufacturer Reminds Clients to Follow Up

GutterDome, Inc., a leading manufacturer of patented rain gutter covers, reminds its customers to follow up with their local distributor during or after an area home and garden show. This is to ensure the continued functionality and reliability of gutters and other associated fixtures which may be more apparent after they have been to a show. GutterDome has made a name for itself as one of the industry leaders in rain gutter protection. This is because of their patented product that blocks debris—such as seed pods, pine needles, leaves, roof grit, whirly birds, and small organic matter—from entering the rain gutter system. This eliminates the need for frequent cleaning.

March 20, 2015

Gutter Covers Manufacturer CEO Thrilled for Company’s Success in 2014

Jeffrey McCoy, CEO of gutter covers manufacturing company GutterDome, Inc., is proud to announce the new highs that his firm has reached over the past year. This success represents the company’s commitment towards providing products and services of unparalleled quality

March 19, 2015

Adequate Gutter Protection Ensure Your House is Safe from Snow Damage

Heavy snowfall has been hitting different parts of the U.S. lately. While there’s no telling if this will continue in the upcoming months, it is best to have your house prepared just in case. Having adequate gutter protection is a good place to start to ensure that your house and its roof is protected from snow and ice damage.

March 18, 2015

Gutter Guards Designed for De-Icing Can Help Prevent Deadly Icicles

There’s always an unspoken beauty to ice and snow that people all over the world love looking at. In some cases, however, it’s only a matter of time before something beautiful turns disastrous. In the beginning of March, a winter storm aptly named “Winter Storm Sparta” by The Weather Channel has swept many parts of the country, carrying a massive combination of snow, ice, and rain and moving from the Plains to the Northeast. It was expected to continuously pummel the region in the following weeks, after dropping its load of snowfall and freezing rain in portions of Texas and Oklahoma.

March 17, 2015

Gutter Spring Cleaning Tips

Spring is now in full swing, which means it’s time to get some gutter cleaning done. If you haven’t done so yet, then it’s high time to get on that ladder with your broom and get those leaves and debris off from your gutter.

March 13, 2015

Causes of Clogged Gutters: Prevention Tips

Clogged gutters can cause problems for homeowners. Overflowing water can cause water damage to the walls and foundations of the house, as well as encourage insect breeding and infestations. This is why anti-clogging measures should be taken. Here are a few control efforts to consider:

March 9, 2015

The Best Gutter Guard System Can Help an Overburdened Sewage System

Enhancing your rain harvesting capabilities is GutterDome, the best gutter guard system brand on the market. Made out of 6063 aluminum alloy and stainless steel mesh, these gutter guards will make sure only rainwater comes in. Tests have shown that fine mesh-type guards are the best in keeping debris out while holding their own under relentless rain. By keeping debris out, your gutter can be protected from clogging, which is a leading cause of roofing and gutter damage. More rainwater can make its way to the rain barrels or gardens and alleviate the burden of Largo's sewage system. Adding more rain barrels increases your home's contribution in relieving the city's sewage.

March 7, 2015

Rain Gutter Covers Make the Most Out of Sporadic Rains in California

In extended droughts, every drop counts. Gutters, as an indispensable part of the system, must be free of debris that can hinder the flow of rainwater. Thanks to modern rain gutter covers like GutterDome, no falling leaves or branches will get through. If the rain doesn't fill up your rain barrel, at least gutter guards get you more water. Made out of 6063 extruded aluminum, these sturdy rain gutter guards offer more corrosion resistance than standard aluminum; ideal for outdoor applications. The alloy frame is tempered to the T5 standard, giving it a max tensile strength of 20,000 psi. The stainless steel mesh prevents even the smallest visible objects from intruding into your gutter.

March 6, 2015

Four Issues Caused By Problematic Gutters

Gutters are often out of sight, out of mind—you don’t worry about them until their overflow has caused noticeable damage to your home. When gutters fail, you could end up with major headache-causing issues such as a flooded basement, rotted soffits, foundation damage, and even soil erosion.

Flooded basement

Excess rainwater finding its way into the basement is enough to cause a homeowner to panic. After all, that’s where most people store much of their valuables. If there’s flooding, water will find its way to cracks in the foundation or wall.

March 5, 2015

Protect Your Entire Gutter System with Gutter Leaf Guard Installation

Cleaning clogged and debris-filled gutters is a time-consuming task. Fortunately, you can do away with cleaning the entire gutter system—including your underground gutter drains—when you have gutter covers installed. The beauty of these devices is that they can effectively filter out debris from your gutters and only let rainwater in, and with no solid matter entering your gutter, you may never have to clean any part of your gutter system ever again.

March 3, 2015

Wire Mesh Gutter Guard Installation: A Good Move for the Spring Season

This may surprise you, but spring debris is a very troublesome roof problem that causes gutters to clog and most gutter guards to fail. That’s why you need a plain weave surgical grade stainless steel wire mesh gutter guard like GutterDome that prevents clogged rain gutters and virtually eliminates the need for gutter cleaning completely.

February 28, 2015

New Dealers to Distribute Premium Grade Gutter Protection Systems

Trusted developer and manufacturer of rain gutter protection systems, GutterDome, has proudly announced the addition of four new dealers to their network that will be distributing their products. With this development, clients from or nearby Anchorage, Alaska; Toledo, Ohio; Baltimore, Maryland; and Akron, Ohio can now rest easy having easier access to the brand. With gutter problems affecting houses no matter what the season is, clogging due to the accumulation of debris and dead vegetation becomes a real concern for homeowners. Gutter obstructions—such as leaves, twigs, insects, leaves, seed pods, fine needles and other sort of debris—can result to wayward water flow and weight that weakens the gutter’s anchor. These also make homes prone to fires in areas with arid temperatures. As such, it is ideal that homeowners put in different gutter protection types to avoid these problems.

February 27, 2015

Tips on Proper Gutter Guard Installation

The efficiency of a gutter guard system hinges on its installation. Comparable to other home equipment and other components, installation of gutter guards must adhere to specific steps for the system to achieve its maximum performance level. The installation process begins with getting rid of unnecessary materials or debris in the gutters.

Upon removal of such, it is important to examine the gutters’ function by testing them with a hose such that water is able to easily pass through them. Observe the water’s flow as well by looking for leaks, which may bring about damages to the home (e.g. flooding). After these inspections, measure the gutters’ length prior to making an order. Make sure that you measure them accurately to avoid adjustments, as these may add up to the expenses and with the labor as well.

February 26, 2015

Trusted Home Improvement Site Recommends GutterDome Gutter Covers

Trusted go-to website for home improvement tips and guides,, recommends using reliable leaf gutter guards such as those from GutterDome. With the very important role that gutters serve in protecting homes from water damage by channeling water on the roof to its proper drainage route, it is only right that homeowners pay attention to their home’s gutters. Accumulated leaves and twigs may end up clogging gutter systems, not only blocking the water from flowing smoothly, but also risking detaching the gutter from the roof. Further problems also tend to develop from this, including basement flooding and mold damage. With water not being properly drained to where it should, the house’s foundation is weakened, paint is damaged, as well as windows, doors, and sidings.

February 20, 2015

Choosing the Best Gutter Guard for Your Home

Having gutter guards on your roof is beneficial as these aid in preventing leaves and other debris from clogging the roof’s drainage, thereby allowing rainwater to easily pass through. Clogged gutters are a nuisance and may result in damages to the house’s windows, doors, and other related components.

Prior to installing a gutter guard system, it is essential to be familiar with its different types so you can choose the most suitable one for your needs. Gutter guard systems differ according to their screens, covers, and inserts. In relation to their screens, there are fine-mesh gutter guards, also called the micro-mesh gutter guards, which are very efficient in keeping out debris and at the same time allows water to pass through because of its fine filter at 50 microns.

February 4, 2015

Covering up the Old House’s Gutters

Many houses in the country are throwbacks to an older era. You may even know some friends whose homes date back decades but have been well-maintained the whole time. In some parts of the country, there are some houses that were actually built before the United States came into existence! While these homes may have period charm, a perennial problem of dated houses is during inclement weather is manifested on its roof. The surrounding yard may even exacerbate it, especially if there are trees. That’s when you need rain guard gutters to protect the value of the home.

January 28, 2015

Signs Your Gutter is in Bad Condition

When unattended for a long period of time, a broken gutter can cause severe water damage to your home. Effects range from ugly paint peeling to mold infestation and weakened foundation. Before it can wreak serious havoc to your abode, it makes sense to look for the signs of initial gutter damage:

1. Collapsing gutter
The heavy weight of leaves and water accumulating in the gutter can weaken the system’s connections with the roof. This development is usually characterized by sagging, popping nails, and raised roof shingles.

January 24, 2015

Top Mistakes in Rain Gutter Maintenance

As a homeowner, you have to be cautious about maintaining your gutters. Here are the top mistakes to avoid:

Not doing it, or doing it infrequently

Obviously, the biggest mistake is NOT maintaining your rain gutters or doing it on an irregular schedule. Not making it part of your regular plans can make the gutters more prone to corrosion and other damage. Debris, pests, and other clogs may not be noticeable until they cause problems in the drainage of rainwater, so you have to inspect and clear your gutters regularly (every few months, after rains or heavy winds, etc.)

January 22, 2015

GutterDome 2014 Year in Reviews Show Higher Rain Gutter Covers Sales

GutterDome’s rain gutter appliances are made of an ecologically-friendly, premium grade extruded aluminum tempered for ultimate tensile strength and coated with clear anodizing finish to protect from corrosion. Highly effective at filtering insects, leaves, twigs, seed pods, fine needles, and other sort of debris out of the gutter with its fine mesh top, it is therefore no surprise that your #1 brand for gutter guards’ sales has skyrocketed, as reported by our 2014 year in review. After decades of experience in major and award-winning micro mesh gutter guard companies, our founder decided to venture out and create rain guard for gutters of superior quality with the use of his personal experiences, knowledge of engineering principles, trade relationship building and his keen sense of customer needs. Today, we are devoted as a company to continuously develop home solutions that will help you protect an investment as big as your own property.

January 21, 2015

Gutter Dome Offers High Quality Gutter Guard Products with Warranties

When it comes to your roof and its related systems, such as the gutters, you will want only the very best protecting your home from the elements. That is why Gutter Dome offers its quality gutter guard products with a limited warranty, to ensure that you get the most out of the protection they afford. If you have yet to have gutter guards installed, seek a dealer of our products and take advantage of the warranty we are offering. Gutter guards are extremely durable and will protect your roof’s gutters from debris such as leaves, twigs, pine needles, and so on. The protective covers, however, need to be properly installed and maintained to ensure that they work accordingly and last for a very long time. A poor installation job could render the gutter protection system useless, and would waste the homeowner’s precious time and funds.

January 20, 2015

Things that Might Clog your Gutters

Your gutters may seem incidental, but they’re vital in keeping your home’s structural integrity intact. In particular, they prevent water from damaging your home’s underlying framework, like the wooden beams that hold the roof up and the foundation that keeps the entire building stable. In the event that they might not be doing well, here are a few culprits you might find lurking within them, causing major clogs in your gutters and downspouts:

January 15, 2015

Keep Your Gutters Clean With a Little Help

One ritual that almost all homeowners have to go through every year is gutter cleaning. After all, leaves have a tendency to fall into gutters, causing clogs that may lead to leaking roofs in the future. All too often, this will necessitate frequent cleaning of your gutters.

If you’d like to reduce all that cleaning time, however, why not opt for a gutter guard? Although some dirt will still manage to enter your gutters, you’ll be keeping out the worst of any potential obstructions. Having a professional install a set of guards will ensure that you won’t be spending a lot of time on your ladder and roof checking on your gutters.

January 5, 2015

Worry Less with Effective Gutter Protection

Rain gutter protection systems are roof accessories that can enhance your roof’s performance. The practicality of using gutter protection systems is evident in the years of fortification and maintenance benefits that they can provide. Here are some of the most important ones:

Cleaner water runoff
Gutter protection systems can filter out a lot of the debris that fall on your roof. As a result, less runoff from your roof will mean less water pollution for your community.