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What are Rain Chains?

September 11th, 2020 | No Comments »

Downspouts are essential to most gutter systems, transporting rainwater a safe distance away from a home’s foundation. However, downspouts are not the most attractive part of your home. That’s why more and more homeowners are installing rain chains to replace their traditional downspouts. Read on to learn more:

What are rain chains? What Are Rain Chains?

They originated in Japan, but they have become increasingly popular here in the United States. Attached to the gutters in the same fashion as downspouts, they use a series of chain links and cups to gradually guide rainwater toward the ground. These days, you can find them at your local hardware store in a variety of attractive styles and configurations.

They’re an aesthetically pleasing alternative

Rain chains are ideal for people who want to have a gutter system that is every bit as attractive as it is functional. Simply choose a set of chains that best suits your home’s aesthetic, and you can turn a rainy day into a peaceful spectacle to enjoy from a window or front porch.

They’re ideal for rainwater collection systems

Positioning your rain collection bins beneath the chains will provide an eco-friendly supply of water to use in your lawn and garden all year round. You can even use a vase that matches the appearance of your rain chains to capture and store rainwater.

Interested in learning more about the services we offer at Bell Seamless Gutters? Feel free to give us a call at our toll-free number or contact us online today!

How to Prepare Your Gutters for Fall

August 28th, 2020 | No Comments »

As much as we may not want to admit it, summer is almost over. As such, it’s time to prepare ourselves for fall. Fall can be a beautiful time of the year, but it can also wreak havoc on our gutters.

Here are a few ways you can prepare your gutters for fall this year:

Give them a good cleaningHow to Prepare Your Gutters for Fall

Before the leaves start to fall, give your gutters a good, thorough cleaning. Get up on the ladder and remove any debris that has collected over the summer months, and then hose them down with a high-pressure spray. For a better clean, pour some mild, soapy water down your gutters to wash away more stubborn dirt and grime.

Check for leaks and damages

While you’re up on your ladder, cleaning your gutters, take this as an opportunity to check for any leaks or other forms of damage. The colder months can make cracks, holes, and leaks even worse, so it’s a good idea to find and fix these problem areas before the temperature begins to drop.

Trim nearby trees and branches

Autumn is notorious for falling leaves. As beautiful as these leaves may be, they are not as beautiful when they’re clogging up your gutter. You can’t stop the leaves from falling, but you can control where they fall by trimming any nearby trees and branches in the late summer months.

With these few steps, your house and your gutters should be well-prepared for the autumn months. However, cleaning and maintaining your gutters can be hard work on your own. For a helping hand, contact Bell Seamless Gutters today to learn more about our gutter repair services.

Summer Gutter Cleaning

June 24th, 2020 | No Comments »

Summer is finally here, which means warmer weather, fun in the sun, and summer chores! While this may not be the most exciting task, it is crucial for the longevity of your home. During the summer you may have to clean up leaves, debris, and bird nests from your gutters. Gutters help keep your home from flooding and protect the foundation by sending precipitation away from your home.

With erratic weather and the amount of rainfall happening in all parts of the country, it’s wise to make sure your gutters are up to snuff and working properly, and that means making sure they’re not clogged up with even the smallest backup.

Summer Gutter Cleaning

That being the case, you might not want to think of yard work or other activities that might result in sweating and hurt backs. After all, summer should be relaxing, and we get that, but summer should be a time of rejuvenation and self-improvement, taking that rebirth feeling from spring and multiplying it by ten. Consider cleaning your gutters, especially if you didn’t do it the season before.

Here are a few tips for flushing your gutters:

Use a Proper Ladder 

When cleaning gutters be sure to use a sturdy ladder, and have a spotter if possible. This will ensure your safety. While on the ladder, remove any large debris that can be thrown away. 

Rinse Them Out 

 

Use a hose to spray any remaining twigs, branches, and other debris. 

Things smaller than leaves will wreak havoc on your gutter system if it’s not properly maintained. You don’t have to do a complete overhaul, just make sure there’s nothing obvious going wrong.

Or you can rely on the professionals at Bell Seamless Gutters to make sure everything is okay! Remember, summer is a time of self-improvement, feeling healthy and refreshed, in cleaning out the gutters of your life. We think it’s time to remove the stuff that’s backing you up. Contact us today for all your gutter cleaning and installation services!

Choosing The Right Color For Your Home’s Gutters 

May 20th, 2020 | 1 Comment »

Choosing The Right Color For Your Home's Gutters There are many different types of gutters to choose from, the ones that will be right for your home depend on your property’s specifics. However, one thing that many people overlook is the color of their gutters.

 

Here are a few things to consider before purchasing new gutters:

 

The Color Of Your Home 

Before you spend too much time thinking about it, first ask yourself if your gutters will even be visible. If they are on an area of your house that can’t be seen from the curb, you can choose just about any color. Of course, you may still want something that is appealing to you and your family.

 

Nearby Gutter Colors 

Next, you will want to consider the color of a few other areas of your house. Your gutters will be seen alongside your roof and exterior walls. You may also want to check with your Homeowners Association, to be sure there are no regulations on the specific color you choose.

 

Roofing Color

 In many cases, people choose either the same color as their roof or walls for their gutters. This allows the gutters to blend in and seamlessly match the rest of the home, which is ideal for anyone who doesn’t want them to be overly noticeable.

 

Accent Colors

Alternatively, you could choose a color that matches the trim around your windows or doors. You could even choose a color to match window shutters or some other aspect of your home’s exterior. This will make your gutters stand out more while still ensuring they match the overall aesthetics of your property. 

 

Choosing gutters doesn’t have to be a complicated process, but their color is just one of the many things you need to consider. Bell Seamless Gutters offers a wide range of colors for your gutters. For more help finding the right gutters for your home, contact the team at Bell Seamless Gutters today!

Spring Exterior Home Maintenance 

May 4th, 2020 | No Comments »

Now that spring is here, it is a good time to do some maintenance on your home’s exterior. Debris and dirt that accumulated over the winter should be removed to prepare for the upcoming warmer months. 

 

Here is a quick checklist for maintaining your home this spring: 

 

Tend to The Lawn 

Mow your lawn and check for any dry or sparse patches. Be sure to mow your lawn in multiple directions to ensure an even cut on all sides. After the lawn is mowed you can tend to areas that need attention with water, fertilizer, and seeds if necessary. 

 

Clean the Porch/ Deck 

Remove any leaves, stray grass, and overgrown weeds surrounding your porch or deck. If you have furniture remove them and wash down the porch and deck with your garden hose. If possible, use the highest water setting to blast away any stuck-on dirt. Wash the furniture before putting them back on the porch . 

 

Wash Windows 

You probably haven’t noticed how dirty the exterior of your windows have become. In addition to washing the inside it is important to maintain them on the outside as well. There are a few different ways to wash your outside windows, here is a list of five easy ways to clean them

 

This is a very important step to maintaining your home. Gutters help protect your home’s roof and foundation by directing precipitation off and away from your home. Gutters that have not been properly cleaned put your home at risk for flooding, roof damage, and foundation cracking. It is best to clean your gutters at least twice a year- once in spring and again in the fall. . 

Here is how to clean your gutters: 

Supplies: 

  • Extendable Ladder
  • Heavy Duty Gloves
  • Tarp 
  • Gutter Scoop or Small Shovel 
  • Helper/ Spotter 
  1. Start by placing the ladder against your home. Be sure the ladder is on even ground. Have someone stand at the base of the ladder to hold it steady and ensure your safety. 
  2. Slowly climb the ladder and take your time scooping any gunk out of your gutters. Drop it on the tarp so it doesn’t create a larger mess on your driveway and lawn. Cover as much gutter as you can without reaching. Move the ladder as you clean around the gutters so you don’t have to stretch. 
  3. Once you have completed the whole perimeter of your house, rinse your gutters with the hose to flush out any remaining debris.

Bell Seamless Gutters provides quality gutters, maintenance services, and rainwater collection in New Jersey. Our skilled professionals can help with all of your gutter needs.  Contact us online to learn more about having your home’s gutter system updated or serviced at your Central New Jersey home or business.