Pacific Sheet Metal Blog

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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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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How to Fix the Most Common Gutter Problems

Posted by Joey Haack on May 7, 2018 7:09:00 PM

As the rainy spring and summer months approach, it’s more important than ever that your gutters are working at full capacity. Check out our guide to the most common gutter problems and how to fix them so your home is prepared.

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Topics: gutters

How to Clean Your Rain Gutters

Posted by Joey Haack on Apr 2, 2018 6:02:00 PM

They do their job quietly, without expectation of praise or spotlight, but when the time comes, your rain gutters require attention and care. It may seem unnecessary or overwhelming at first to clean out your gutters, but this is a mandatory task that should become a regular part of your home maintenance routine.

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How to Tell If It’s Time for New Gutters

Posted by Joey Haack on Feb 26, 2018 7:17:00 PM

Your gutters are an important part of your home’s exterior. They divert rain away from your home and prevent water-related damage. But, just like every other aspect of your home, your gutters need to be maintained and replaced over time. If you’re beginning to notice some of the following changes on the outside of your home, it may be time to replace your gutters. For a more in-depth look at why gutters are important, check out our article, Why Does My Home Need Gutters?

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Topics: gutters