Pacific Sheet Metal Blog

How Often Should I Have My Gutters Cleaned?

Posted by Joey Haack on Mar 23, 2020 3:30:00 PM

Climbing up on a ladder and getting your hands dirty in cold, muddy leaves and debris isn’t fun, which is why many of us put it or skip it altogether sometimes. Clogged gutters can cause all sorts of problems, sometimes resulting in thousands of dollars in damage. So, how often should you clean your gutters? Read on to find out.

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Topics: gutters, maintenance

What Tools Do I Need to Clean My Gutters?

Posted by Joey Haack on Dec 17, 2019 3:00:00 PM

It’s easy to take your gutters for granted when they’re working properly. Gutters prevent water from streaming down your home’s siding and pooling near its foundation. If your gutters don’t guide the rain safely away from your home, however, you could experience a myriad of problems. Clogged or damaged gutters can lead to siding discoloration, ice dams, foundation damage, basement and crawlspace flooding, landscape erosion, and other serious issues.

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Topics: gutters

How Often Should My Gutters be Cleaned and Tuned?

Posted by Joey Haack on Mar 20, 2019 2:30:00 PM

As a homeowner, you’re familiar with your property’s need for regular maintenance. Your gutter system is no exception! Gutters are needed to safely direct water away from your home. Neglecting your system can cause them to fail, causing trouble down the road. Here’s how often your gutters need to be cleaned and tuned—and why it’s important. 

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Topics: gutters

Tips for Using Heat Tape in the Winter

Posted by Joey Haack on Feb 12, 2019 2:20:00 PM

Heat tape is an effective way to keep water from freezing in your pipes and on your roof. If you haven’t used heat tape before, here are a few quick tips to get you started. Remember, your local roofing professional can install tape for you! 

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Topics: roofing, gutters, ice dam prevention

Why Should I Have Heat Tape in My Gutters and Downspout?

Posted by Joey Haack on Jan 9, 2019 2:18:00 PM

Winter has officially started, and with it comes snow, ice, and sleet. Frozen condensation on your roof and in your gutter system can cause major problems, but fortunately, there is an effective way to combat the threat of ice dams. Here's why you should have heat tape on your gutters and downspout.

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Topics: gutters

What Does it Mean to Have My Gutters Tuned?

Posted by Joey Haack on Dec 8, 2018 9:29:00 AM

They do a thankless job, but every once in a while, your gutters need some attention, too. Just like your car needs its oil changed or you need your annual checkup, your gutters need to be tuned. A trained professional can do this for you, or you may be able to do it yourself. Here’s what it means to have your gutters professionally tuned. 

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Topics: gutters

Why is it Important to Have My Gutters Tuned?

Posted by Joey Haack on Oct 15, 2018 2:24:00 PM

Your gutters play a vital role in protecting your property from serious water damage. If your gutters are properly taken care of, they will channel rainwater and melted ice and snow safely off your roof and away from your home.

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Topics: gutters

What to Do Before Hiring a Gutter Installation or Repair Contractor

Posted by Joey Haack on Aug 23, 2018 12:27:00 PM

When your gutters spring a leak or rain starts leaking into your home and flooding your basement, you know something needs to be fixed FAST. But how do you know whether you need a simple repair or entirely new gutters? What should you look for when hiring someone to get the job done right? We’ve addressed the following questions so you know exactly what you need to do before hiring someone to repair or install your gutters.

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Topics: gutters

Which Type of Gutters Are Best for My Home?

Posted by Joey Haack on Jul 5, 2018 5:33:00 PM

Is it time for new gutters? Whether you’re about to install gutters for the first time or replace old leaky ones, this guide will help point you in the right direction. Installing the right type for your home and location will help protect against serious water damage.

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Topics: gutters

What’s Hiding in Your Gutters?

Posted by Joey Haack on Jun 15, 2018 7:59:00 AM

As the rainy season approaches, it's important to have fully functioning gutters. In order for your gutter system to work properly, it must be free from any obstructions, and you might be surprised what that might include. Step aside, “The Price Is Right!” It’s time to play “What’s Hiding in Your Gutters?”

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Topics: gutters