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Why Gutters are So Important to Protect Your Kansas City Home

Your home’s gutters play an important role in protecting your home from rainwater. Water needs to be directed away from your home to avoid pooling that can damage your home’s foundation. Your foundation is the base of your home and very vulnerable to water penetration due to its location. When it rains, water should drain down and away from your home, or your foundation can become eroded and collect moisture. As a result, your basement…

8 Ways to Enhance the Exterior of Your Kansas City Home

The curb appeal of your Kansas City home says a lot about who you are. As a homeowner, you spend a majority of your time inside of your home, but the rest of the world spends most of its time observing the exterior. As an exterior contractor, we know the feeling of not being satisfied with the way your home looks. Sometimes, the solution is a simple tweak in the landscaping, and other times, it…

How Often Should My Gutters Be Cleaned?

When it comes to home maintenance, it’s easy to overlook cleaning your gutters. It makes sense:  Your gutters are mostly out of sight, so you usually don’t think about them until there’s a problem. Add in the fact that cleaning your gutters can be unpleasant, and it’s easy to understand why some homeowners put off gutter cleaning. 1734

Why You Need to Keep Your Gutters Free from Debris

Let’s face it...no one likes cleaning gutters. While it is a simple task, it can be messy and even a little frustrating, especially in the colder months. But neglecting this chore can lead to more than just a little pooling of water along the edge of your house. In fact, clogged gutters can cost you a small fortune in repairs if they’re left unattended for too long. 1699

Do I Need 5” or 6” Gutters?

In recent years, more and more homeowners are making the switch from the standard 5-inch gutter to the oversize or commercially-sized 6-inch gutter. With that in mind, you may be wondering if the larger gutter size would benefit your home or if you would be better off sticking with the industry standard. 1688

Hazards of Frozen Debris in Your Gutters

Climbing up on a ladder to clean your gutters may not be your favorite task, but it is necessary to avoid a potentially hazardous situation. It's especially important during the winter season when accumulated debris can freeze and prevent your gutters from draining properly. To avoid having a major problem on your hands, you should remove debris from your gutters "before" it has a chance to freeze and cause damage. Otherwise, frozen debris in your…

How to Choose the Right Gutter Style for Your Home

There was a time when a home's rain gutters offered little in the way of style. This isn't surprising, given that rain gutters have always been about functionality rather than the style of the gutter. As long as they operated as intended, no one cared about how they looked. Needless to say, times have changed. Now, people expect their rain gutters to perform well and enhance their home's curb appeal. Today, there are tons of…

5 Helpful Tips for Rain Gutter Maintenance

Most of us look forward to the fall weather, but the change of season also means that we can expect an increase in rainy weather. One of the most important parts of your home’s roofing structure is your rain gutters. They keep rainwater on your roof from leaking onto your home and foundation. Missing, damaged, or clogged gutters are not effective at protecting your exterior walls from water damage. In fact, too much water can…

What to Do When Your Gutters are Frozen Solid


When it comes to the cold weather months, there are many things you may have to keep in mind as a homeowner. If you live in an area of the country that gets a lot of rain, sleet, or snow, one common problem you may face is frozen gutters. Frozen gutters refer to gutter systems that are filled with water or snow that freezes, turning into ice. This subsequently prevents the gutters from functioning correctly…