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Prepare Your Gutters for Winter Months

October 26th, 2016 | No Comments »

The cooler seasons can be so breathtaking, with colorful leaves scattering in the fall and sparkling flakes of white showering city streets in the winter. However, harsh weather takes a toll on our homes, especially our gutters. As temperatures drop, it is important to prepare your gutters for winter months. You must be aware of what steps you can take to ensure your gutters keep up with severe weather.

In order to prepare your home for winter, you must prepare your gutters to handle rain, snow, and sleet as it comes. As the leaves begin to fall, try to periodically clean them out of th60249119 - a wooden roof with rain gutter and drainpipe in wintere gutters. For the east coast, early fall is considered hurricane season. You’ll want to make sure you gutters are clear for significant rainfalls. When all the leaves have fallen, clean the leaves out of your gutters. This will make sure that water will have a clear passage way out of the gutter and away from your home.

Cleaning the gutters out before freezing temperatures settle in will help you to prepare for next spring. It will also  make the job easier when the warm temperatures return. Gutters coated in water and ice may freeze over the winter months. It is vital to keep gutters clear of debris before it happens. Otherwise, you’ll be putting your gutter at risk for ice dams.

Make sure gutters are securely attached to the house as well as the downspouts. If gutters are loose, you could risk the gutter blowing off the roof in severe storms  Point all gutter extenders in the opposite direction of your home’s foundation. This will prevent water from seeping into basements, first floors, and crawlspaces.

Cleaning your gutters on a regular basis will save you both time and money. By preforming preventive maintenance, you can rest assured that your gutters are always in good shape. If you need help preparing your gutters for winter months, contact Bell Seamless Gutters today.

Fall Cleaning Is Just as Important as Spring Cleaning

September 28th, 2015 | 1 Comment »

107_inspection20Last week marked the official start of fall and, unfortunately (for some), the official end of summer. Now we know that many of you aren’t looking forward to the change in weather, to the dark days ahead, but we assure you that fall is one of the best seasons. But you probably don’t need any convincing. We mean, who hates the fall? Not many.

 

Whether you enjoy the smell of pumpkin pie or enjoy the taste of apple cider, there really is something for everyone in the fall. We have to simply say one word and people, young and old alike, get all into a tizzy: Halloween. That being said, you shouldn’t dress up your home in a costume; you have to face the reality of it and that means making sure it is in top working order. You shouldn’t things around the house, such as your gutters. Fall cleaning is just as important as spring cleaning, according to this article in the Pocono Record.

 

Amy Leap writes, “Although it is a job most homeowners wish they could ignore, cleaning out the gutters is crucial to your [sic] the health of your house. If the gutters are not cleaned out properly, drain outlets will dam up and rainwater will fill the gutters and then spill over and puddle on the ground around your foundation. If it does, it can seep into your basement or crawlspace.”

 

If you’re a homeowner, it would be wise to consider the seasonal effects on your house. This might include everything from extra rain or even frost in some parts of the country. Fall isn’t as bad as winter of course, but it’s best to prepare in advance for what is sure to be a strange season of weather. Contact Bell Seamless Gutters with any questions you might have.

Cleaning Your Gutters in the Summer

June 9th, 2015 | No Comments »

5240886_SWe hope you had a relaxing and fun Memorial Day weekend. Now that that holiday has come and gone, it means that summer is right around the corner. For some, Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer. Regardless of where you stand on the unofficial and official start of summer, the season is here whether you like it or not.

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.

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. 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 ok! 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.

Choosing Gutters for Your Home

November 24th, 2014 | No Comments »

107_inspection20There are many different types of gutters to choose from, the ones that will be right for your home depend on the specifics of your property. However, one thing that many people overlook is the color of their gutters. Just what color should your gutters be? Well, there are a few things to consider before finalizing your purchase.

Before you spend too much time thinking about it, first ask yourself if your gutters will even be visible. If they will be 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.

Next, you will want to consider the color of a few others areas of your house. Your gutters will be seen alongside your roof and exterior walls. 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.

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 standout 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. For more help finding the right gutters for your home, contact the team at Bell Seamless Gutters today!