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Seamless Gutters: What Benefits Do They Provide?
September 21st, 2017 6:56 pm
K Guard leaf free gutters on a house from a ground view

The term "seamless" is common in the gutter industry. If you are looking for a new gutter system, you are probably researching different types of gutters. One important factor to consider is whether seamless gutters or sectional gutters are right for you. This post will define seamless and sectional gutters and describe the differences between them.  
Seamless vs. Sectional Gutters 
As the name suggests, sectional gutters are sold in sections and pieces. Sectional gutters are designed to be strung together over the length of the roof, using sealant to attach the pieces. This process allows for mass production of gutter pieces.
Seamless gutters are molded to the correct length and installed as one piece. These gutters are not entirely seamless, as seams are required where the gutters go around corners, but they provide a seamless design throughout most of the gutter system.

Benefits of Going Seamless 
Seamless gutters minimize leaks. Even well-constructed seams can wear away ov...
Choose a Trusted Roofing Contractor to Ensure That Your New Roof Won't Fail
September 20th, 2017 7:26 pm
Backyard view of a home with a new roof

There are multiple warning signals that your roof may be failing, including attic leakage, peeling of interior or exterior paint, stains or mildew growth on interior walls, exterior decay, cracked or missing shingles, and excessive energy costs from improper insulation. If you notice any of these issues with your home or roof, it may be wise to have it inspected. If you have decided that it is time to make the investment in a new roof, it is important that the roof system is properly installed. Consider these four reasons why a new roof could fail:
Poor installation 
Even if a roofing contractor installs the best shingle on the market, the roof can fail without proper installation. It’s important to choose a contractor who has plenty of experience installing a particular manufacturer’s products. An experienced contractor will know how the manufacturer’s roof deck protection, leak barriers, and ventilation work together to protect the home.
 
Inadequate ventilation 
Proper atti...
Is Your Gutter System Struggling with Pine Needles?
September 19th, 2017 6:27 pm
K Guard leaf free gutters with a pine tree overhead

No one enjoys cleaning gutters. Climbing a ladder to clean gutters is
 time-consuming, messy, and even potentially dangerous. Standing on a ladder to lean over and clean out gutters leaves you vulnerable to injury. Accidents can happen even when the most careful ladder precautions are taken. Don’t leave yourself susceptible to injury by staying off the ladder for good.

If you are looking for a new gutter system, or simply want to stop cleaning your otherwise functional gutters, then you are probably looking at several gutter protection products, from new systems to add-on gutter covers. When people think of clogged gutters, leaves are often the first thing that comes to mind
. While it is important to find a gutter system that prevents leaves from entering and clogging your gutters, leaves are not the only annoying form of debris to consider. Pine needles can also cause problems for gutters. With that in mind, how do various gutter protection products handle pine needles?

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Follow These Helpful Safety Guidelines When Using a Ladder
September 18th, 2017 8:56 pm
Ladder leaning against an apartment building

Clogged, overflowing gutters can cause costly water damage to the roof, surrounding landscaping, and foundation of the home. If you have a traditional uncovered gutter system, you will most likely be required to either have someone clean out your gutter system or climb a ladder to clean it yourself from time to time to prevent clogs. Not only is climbing up on a ladder to clean gutters time consuming and annoying, it is also potentially dangerous. Unfortunately, ladder injuries are somewhat common. Below are some guidelines and tips for ladder safety from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration:

Portable Ladder Safety
  • Read and follow all labels and markings on the ladder: It is important to be aware of any safety warnings and instructions that come with the ladder.
  • Avoid electrical hazards: Look for overhead power lines before setting up the ladder. Avoid using a metal ladder near power lines.
  • Inspect the ladder prior to use: A quick inspection can prevent poten...
Simple Tips to Help Unclog Your Downspouts
September 15th, 2017 8:42 pm
House with K Guard leaf free gutters and visible downspouts

For homeowners who do not own a leaf free gutter system, proper maintenance is important to prevent costly damage due to clogged gutters. Clogged gutters can lead to water damage to the foundation, roof, siding, and landscaping. Clogs can form not only in the gutters themselves, but in the downspouts as well. While you can generally clean out the gutters themselves by climbing a ladder and picking the debris out, the downspout cleaning process is not exactly the same. Clogs can form in areas that are out of reach. Below are a few tips to remove downspout clogs.

Clear Large Debris 
The first thing to do is clear the large debris such as piles of leaves and twigs that may be visible in the downspout and the surrounding area. Proper water flow is important even after the water leaves the downspout, so the surrounding area should be clear of large piles of debris.
 
Remove Other Debris and Clogs
After you remove the large debris, check for clogs in areas that you cannot see. Pat...

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  • Removed old gutters and replaced with K-Guard system. K-Guard arrived on 6/23. Removed old gutters and once painters finished appropriate areas, K-Guard came back and very professionally and neatly installed new gutter system. Clean up was impressive.

    Maria Jessica Turner, Rittman OH

  • K-Guard gutter system was installed on our home. The workers arrived early, however, before completing the job, it rained. They returned the next morning and finished. They apologized for taking longer, but it wasn't their fault. They were very courteous and professional. We are highly satisfied.

    Mr & Mrs Bernard Taylor, Ravenna, OH

  • We used the services of K Guard Leaf Free Gutter Systems. They put on new gutters. They did good work and they were thorough when they came to look at our gutters in terms of asking questions for downspouts and that kind of thing.

    David Anderson, North Canton, OH

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