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Spring is only weeks away……are your gutters ready?

Posted by on Mar 15, 2017 in Blog, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Spring is only weeks away……are your gutters ready?

Spring is only weeks away……are your gutters ready? Stay on top of gutter problems that are common in the spring. Most gutters don’t have gutter guards, so twice a year cleaning is ideal for our midwest climate. Buildup of leaves and other debris restrict water from flowing properly through gutters. Winter freezing and refreezing of ice can cause gutters seams to pull apart. Cleaning gutters is simply climbing a ladder and manually removing the debris. Extra care is always needed when doing any work at high heights. If you find that...

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Summer Gutter Issues

Posted by on Jul 14, 2016 in Blog, Guttering | Comments Off on Summer Gutter Issues

In Missouri and Kansas, the climate changes unexpectedly and reaches all types of extremes. During summers, there can be floods and rainy patterns, but now we are facing a dry spell. The heat can affect houses and the trees surrounding them as well. In these hot months, trees are not getting enough moisture in the soil to strengthen them. This weakening of the trees can cause them to lose branches and leaves during a season they are not regularly doing so, therefore clogging gutters and downspouts. With the debris just sitting in the gutters,...

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Spring Maintenance for Your Home

Posted by on Apr 8, 2016 in Blog, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Spring Maintenance for Your Home

Spring is a good time to assess your home’s exterior. Start with any potential gutter damage. The winter months can result in gutter damage from heavy snow, ice or wind. Combine any possible damage, with lingering fall leaves and debris, and this can lead to clogged gutters. Make sure to perform these routine checks on your gutter system before the rainy spring months. Rainwater needs to be able to flow easily through the gutters. Also, be sure to fix any loose nails that are preventing the gutters from being properly positioned. Inspection...

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Why Choose Professional Gutter Installation

Posted by on Sep 28, 2015 in Blog, Guttering | 5 comments

Why Choose Professional Gutter Installation

In today’s do-it-yourself age and economic climate, many homeowners take maintenance upon themselves rather than calling in professionals. While we’re not opposed to all types of DIY work, when it comes to installing guttering, we do recommend you leave the hard work to our team. Here’s why. Why to Leave Gutter Installation to the Pros Custom Guttering Gutter installation is better left to the professionals for several reasons. Professional gutter installers make the fit of the seamless gutters custom to your home. With the...

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What is LeafX Gutter Cover?

Posted by on Mar 10, 2015 in Blog, Uncategorized | Comments Off on What is LeafX Gutter Cover?

LeafX is a premium clog free gutter cover that keeps water flowing where it should, while keeping all leaves and debris out. The nose forward shape of LeafX is designed to extend past the gutter lip, which will allow for rain water to follow the curve of the hood and flow into the gutter, effectively washing leaves and debris away. Additionally, the flex drain collects some water through the vertical perforations and bends to allow the system to accommodate almost any roof pitch. LeafX has a series of ridges on the top of the cover...

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Is My Roof Hail Damaged?

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014 in Blog, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Is My Roof Hail Damaged?

How do you know if your roof hail is damaged? If you have experienced a storm with hail, especially large hail,  you should have a professional  inspect your roof for you. The three main areas to check that are susceptible to hail damage are: Soft Metal: Any soft metal on the roof should be checked first. Metal roof components include pieces such as vents, skylights, flashing, metal valleys and even guttering. Damage may be hard to find to an inexperienced person with no frame of reference, but it could be obvious depending on the size of...

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Common Gutter Problems

Posted by on Feb 27, 2014 in Blog, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Common Gutter Problems

Clogged gutters are the most common problem for most homeowners. Over time, gutters and downspouts get so clogged with debris that they no longer function properly. When full, the excess weight of leaves and debris can make them sag and pull away from the fascia.  Clogged gutters are responsible for other home repairs, some costly, such as rotting fascia, water damage to the interior, erosion around the home, wet basements, and cracked foundations. Sagging gutters or gutters pulling away from the house is another very common issue. Usually...

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Roof Wind Damage

Posted by on Jan 24, 2014 in Blog, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Roof Wind Damage

A common cause of roof damage is excessively high winds. Wind can be damaging in most parts of the country, especially in areas with extreme weather such as tornadoes or hurricanes. The midwest is especially susceptible to the damage from frequent strong storms and occasional tornadoes. Storms or other weather occurrences with strong wind gusts can effect roofs because it doesn’t always hit the roof evenly. Certain areas will experience much greater force and “peel” the shingle(s) up exposing the underlayment or possibly the...

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Ice Damming

Posted by on Jan 3, 2014 in Blog, Guttering, Roofing | Comments Off on Ice Damming

The term “ice dam” is the act of snow and ice melting off of pitched or sloped roofs, running down the roof, and then freezing leading to ice roofing. Freezing commonly occurs on the eaves, or toward the edge of the roof, where the water ends up as it is a cooler temperature. As more snow/ice melts and freezes, it builds up what is called the “dam” along the edge of the roof. As a result, the remaining snow/ice located higher on the roof cannot drain properly through and around the dam as it melts away.  Ice dams can then cause the...

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Leading Cause of Roof Leaks

Posted by on Dec 3, 2013 in Blog, Roofing | 10 comments

Pictured below is an example of a cracked pipe boot which is the leading cause of leaks in a roofing system.  Your roof may have anywhere from 2-5 pipe boots on it. To prevent roof leaks, checking for damage or cracks of all your pipe boots once every 10 years or so is vital.  By having a professional check them this can help prevent roof leaks and possible interior water damage. If you don’t acknowledge and maintain your roofing system and its components, it can lead to leaks or other possible issues. The time it takes to have a...

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