Many homeowners are looking for a miracle product that will free them from ever having to clean their gutters again. Some companies are actually claiming they have this miracle product! There are some good gutter cover designs; however, every gutter guard system we have tested (and we have tested a lot of them!) has pluses Read More
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The Benefits Of A Good Window
If you’re shopping for replacement windows, you may be wondering what type of impact a good window will truly have on your home. Replacement windows vary in price depending on their size, style and energy efficiency level. A good replacement window will provide the following benefits: Reduce your heating and cooling bills Eliminate 99.9% of Read More
When Installing Gutters… Don’t Mix Metals!
The selection of gutter material must account for the potential of Galvanic or Electrolytic Corrosion at contact points with other metals and at supports. Also, special selection is required for corrosive environments such as coastal or polluted industrial atmospheres. Galvanic or Electrolytic Corrosion can occur when dissimilar metals are in contact in the presence of Read More
Why Do Gutters Fall Down In Snow Storms?
…and how can you prevent it from happening again! The biggest contributor to gutter damage during winter snow storms is avalanching snow. Even the best gutter system will not be able to withstand the tremendous force created by avalanching snow. So the trick is to prevent the avalanche! Most people think the ice dams are Read More
The Origin of North American Roofing Slates
“These minerals constituting slate were deposited in bodies of water and erosion and deposition accounts for the different composition in successive beds. Other materials may have been deposited over the clays, and the pressure of the superimposed material may have gradually united the clays in shale. Shale has been described as ‘a laminated rock consisting Read More
What Are Ice Dams?
In our last article we discussed how an insufficient or worn out snow retention system (snow guards) can prevent snow from avalanching down your roof creating havoc to your roof and gutters. This article will discuss ice dams and ventilation. What Are Ice Dams? The number two contributor to gutter damage is ice dams. Anyone Read More
How to Prevent Ice Dams and Icicles
What Are Ice Dams? Ice dams are formed when heat from the inside of a home escapes into the attic and warms the roof decking during the winter. This heat, combined with heat from the sun, can melt snow on the roof. Melting snow on the upper roof and in the valleys then runs down Read More
“You guys are the double the price!”
So, you’re ready to buy a new flat screen TV. You’ve measured the space, done some online research, read over Consumer Reports, and now you’re going out to shop for the right one. You know you want a 55-inch TV, but the store has six different 55” TV’s ranging from $450 all the way up Read More
The Importance of Counterflashing on Masonry Walls
Counterflashing, also referred to as “cap” flashing, is the first line of defense against water infiltrating your building. Counterflashing is the piece of metal that is applied to the masonry wall designed to shed water off of the wall and down onto the roof surface. So, it’s critical that you choose the best counterflashing system Read More
What size Gutter do I need?
The roof is one of the most essential parts of a building as it protects, occupants, contents, and the interior of the structure from the elements. The roof drainage system (gutters) is equally important. Factors that must be considered in the design of roof drainage systems are the area to be drained, size of the Read More
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