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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.

Enhancing Your Home’s Curb Appeal

April 20th, 2020 | No Comments »

Since spring has begun, now is a great time to head outside to evaluate your home’s curb appeal. There are many ways to change your home’s exterior to improve the overall look and feel. Enhancing Your Home’s Curb Appeal

 

Here are a few ways to improve your home’s curb appeal: 

 

Change Your Mailbox

This is a simple and inexpensive improvement that can aid in improving your home’s curb appeal. You can swap out your old mailbox for a new one or improve your old one by giving it a new coat of paint. 

 

Plant a Tree/ Shrubs

Greenery can go a long way in improving your home’s curb appeal. It can also add value to your home. Try installing a few bushes or trees around the perimeter of your home. This will also help create privacy.  Evergreen foliage is a popular option because the bushes grow long and look great with most homes. 

 

Redesign Your Walkway

Whether you have a long walkway or just a few steps leading up to your front door, you can create a beautiful scenery for entering guests. Use landscape rocks to help create a more established walkway design. You can also add small plants around the perimeter and garden lights to illuminate your walkway during the night. 

 

Add Furniture

Outdoor furniture is another simple way to improve your home’s curb appeal. Be sure to check the measurements of your furniture and your front/back porch to ensure that it will fit. A small table and a couple of
chairs can help provide a place to relax and enjoy your home while getting some fresh air! 

Install New Gutters

Imagine your home is a picture and the gutters are the frame. Gutters can either add to your home’s curb appeal or take away from it. Gutters also help guard your home from flooding by guiding water, snow, and other precipitation away from your home. 

Bell Seamless Gutters provides quality seamless gutters, maintenance services, and rainwater collection in New Jersey. To learn more, feel free to give the team at Bell Seamless Gutters a call at our toll-free number or contact us online today!

Why Gutter Maintenance is So Important

December 31st, 2019 | No Comments »

As a homeowner, there are many different responsibilities that have to be taken care of in order to

maintain your home. One of the often-overlooked aspects

of your home is the gutters. You may not understand how important the gutter system is, but it plays a major role in the upkeep of your home. It is best to routinely clean your gutters 3-4 times a year or every time the seasons change.

 

Here are some of the potential dangers that can occur when the gutters are not properly maintained:

Sidewalk Hazards

If your gutters are not draining properly, this can cause flooding which can travel to your front yard and sidewalk. If this flooded water freezes it can become extremely dangerous.

Leaking Basement

With inadequately functioning gutters water builds up around the foundation that can cause leaks into your basement.

Foundation Cracking

If you have a leaky basement you have cracks in your foundation. This can become extremely dangerous in the winter due to frost heave. Water gets into the cracks that have already formed and then it freezes when cold enough. The frozen water will swell and expand, causing even more damage.

Washed out landscape

 An overflowing gutter system can ruin your landscaping, and garden by flooding.

Damaged driveways

Aside from the obvious annoyance of having to step out of your car directly into a large puddle, flooded driveways can become significantly damaging to your property. A flooded driveway can lead to mildew, mold, and root rot.

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. Call us at 800-597-1616 or contact us online to learn more about having your home’s gutter system installed or

serviced at your Central New Jersey home or business.

 

 

How to Pick the Right Gutter Color for your Home

September 26th, 2017 | No Comments »

How to Pick the Right Gutter Color for your HomeGutter color is usually an afterthought for many homeowners when they’re deciding on what kind of repairs or remodels they want to make. The truth is that gutter color matters! A carefully-selected gutter color can accentuate certain features on your home’s exterior and veil the ones you aren’t particularly fond of.

Decide on what to accentuate.

Most design experts recommend matching the color of your gutters to the roof or the trim of your house. If the trim of your house is wide, it’s suggested that you match the color to the trim. If the trim is skinny, match your gutter color to the roof.

If you’re looking to accentuate your home’s base, try picking a color that’s similar in color to your front door. This creates clean lines and highlights the front of your home, including the landscaping.

Choose a workable color palette.

Red-colored gutters typically work with brick exteriors and red-tiled roofing. For a more earthy tone, brown and beige colors work extremely well. These neutral tones match any roof, and are often paired with rustic architecture.   

Light gray gutters complement homes fashioned in the style of Cape Cod architecture. These American cottage styles look sleek with gray, and choosing this gutter color may provide a small but modern update to your classic-looking home.

Look beyond basic white.

Most people choose white or off-white gutters because it’s the standard factory color choice and to be honest, most people don’t know they have an option in gutter color! They may think they have to match their trim to their gutter system, but you can do the opposite.

Looking for a modern update? Check out our selection of gutter colors and find one that suits your home’s style.

Preparing Gutters for Spring

February 24th, 2017 | No Comments »

You should be preparing youPreparing Gutters for Spring r home for spring, not just inside but outside as well. One part of your home that needs special attention as seasons shift: your gutters. Your gutters prevent your home from water damage and it’s important to maintain them as snow melts and rain starts.

To get ready for spring and the rainy weather that comes with it, you should clear out debris in your gutter from the winter months.

Things such as leaves, twigs, branches, and otherwise should be cleared out completely from your gutters.

In order to clean out your gutters, it’s important to have the necessary tools and equipment.

You should have a drill and bits, towels, a bucket, and a ladder. You should also have someone watching or nearby when you clean out your gutters because it can be a dangerous job.

As spring progresses, you’ll want to make sure that you are cleaning out your gutters every few months. Spring will put a lot of pollen, flower petals, leaves, maple “helicopters” and dirt into your gutters.

You will want to start with cleaning the gutter near the downspout first and remove the largest debris first.

For getting rid of any built-up dirt, flush the gutter lengths with a hose starting at the end opposite the downspout. If the water doesn’t drain out of the downspout, check the downspout strainer.

For standing water in the gutters, the gutter might not be sloped right and will require adjustment to get rid of the water.

There should be a slight decline of at least ¼ inch every 10 feet toward the downspout.

If you notice any leaks in the gutter, you may need to run a bead of gutter sealant on both sides of all joints.

You can also use gutter touch-up paint to cover any blemishes.

Bell Seamless Gutters provides a full range of gutter services including installation, gutter guards, and rainwater collection. For assistance with cleaning and maintaining your gutters, give us a call.