How to Deal with and Prevent Ice Dams

Winter – whether you love it or aren’t a fan and are anticipating spring’s arrival, it’s here until the March equinox takes place on March 19. This means we have another few weeks of possible sleet, ice storms, and snow. With this winter weather comes the chance of extensive and costly damage to your home, especially your gutters, if you’re not prepared. What’s one of the worst winter weather culprits that cause damage to your gutters? Ice dams. What are Ice Dams? Ice dams are thick pieces of ice that collect around the edges of sloped roofs. They form when

Your Winter Rain Gutter Checklist

But snow, sleet, and ice are just around the corner — and homeowners need to be prepared. While the season brings the promise of cozy evenings inside and fireside family time, nothing takes away from the joy of the holidays like an unexpected home problem. Before icy temps hit, it’s time to evaluate: Is your home ready? Get ready, because winter is on its way. Take advantage of the milder fall temperatures to prepare the exterior of your home. Here’s your checklist to prepare the exterior of your home for winter. How to Get Your Home Ready For Winter Clean

Preparing Your Home and Gutters for Fall

  Fall is upon us! The kids are back in school, football season is off and running, and the leaves will create a canopy of color. But if you don’t have a K-Guard gutter system, now is the time to prepare your home and your gutters for fall. With the unpredictability of Chicago weather, take advantage of the time you have now because chilly days are on their way. As the days get shorter and the weather gets cooler, this is an ideal time to start preparing your home and gutters for fall. Great news for K-Guard owners: since the

Your Gutter Cover Options — And How To Pick The Best Gutter Guards

On the hunt for gutter covers? You’ll find no shortage of gutter guards, gutter covers and gutter hoods on the market. Gutter protection systems each have their unique advantages and disadvantages. Let’s explore the choices you have when selecting the right system for your home.   Gutter Brush Do you remember using pipe cleaners for craft projects in elementary? Brush gutter guards are similar. This option consists of many cylinder-shaped brushes with bristles that stand upright in your gutters. The tops of the bristles create a ledge that catches large debris, allowing the water to pass through. While this is

The K-Guard Leaf Free Gutter Solution

From the rain storms of spring and summer, to the leaves and pine needles of fall, winter’s heaviest snow storms, you need a gutter system that can stand up to all weather. For the best leaf-free gutter guard and pine needle-proof gutter system, we recommend K-Guard’s full gutter protection. You may be wondering, “Will K-Guard work on my home?” And the answer is a resounding YES. K-Guard’s gutter solution is ideal for homes of all styles, shapes and sizes. When you choose K-Guard, you’re choosing a smooth and integrated gutter system that is solidly constructed, with parts that all work

Protect Your Gutters This Winter: What to Do and Why

What will winter weather do to your gutter system? Is it protected from ice damage? Can it survive ice damage? How will you protect your gutters this winter? As you anticipate the rough winter ahead, make sure your home is fully and adequately prepared to handle winter weather. Gutter ice protection is vital to a safe and happy home. The Ice Impact: How Ice Can Damage Your Gutter Systems Ice Causes Too Much Pressure on Your Gutters Heavy ice can add undue weight to your gutters. As ice continues to build-up on and around your gutters and roof, your gutters