Top Considerations to go Local or National for Your Home Improvement Project

Home improvement, instead of purchasing a new residence, continues to keep vacancy levels at an all-time low in Kansas City and across the country. According to the site Fixr, the estimated cost of home improvement in 2018 reached close to $200 billion. Kansas and Missouri represented approximately $6 billion of that cost. Some of the renovation investments came from individuals handling improvements on their own. The rest were comprised of home owners who reached out to contractors for their upgrades. They look for the right organization or individual that performs the task within the budget and in a short period

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Half Round Gutters: Top Reasons to Avoid Them

There’s a specific reason why our leaf free system is named K-Guard. In the industry, the angled, aluminum units we use are called K-style gutters. The idea for this seamless gutter concept was created nearly four decades ago. Today, they account for over 80% of units installed on homes. What are Half Round Gutters? Prior to the arrival of the seamless gutter machine in the late 1960s, other types of systems were utilized to catch and drain rainwater. On older homes, much of this was done by half round gutters. The system is as its named. It features a smooth,

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Gutters Can Cause Water Damage to Your Home

If you live in an area where rain and snow occur (Let’s face it– that’s almost everywhere!), you need to be concerned with water entering your home from outdoors. This unwanted water can cause a lot of damage within your home. Causes of Water Damage There are several reasons why your home can sustain water damage. These include having a flat roof on your house, leaky pipes, faulty appliances, clogged drains, etc. But a significant cause of water damage can be from broken or faulty gutters. Additionally, if open gutters aren’t cleaned regularly, they won’t do the job they should,

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Hail Damage and Gutter Claims

Today, we narrow our focus on homeowner’s insurance claims to focus on your gutters. Regardless if it’s a K-Guard Leaf Free Gutter System or one of our competitors, damage can occur during severe weather conditions. The worst can take place in unforeseen hailstorms that take place in the spring, summer, and early fall. Who is Affected by a Hailstorm? Although the majority of these events take place in Florida, Colorado, Nebraska, and Wyoming, they can happen anywhere when the right conditions are met. This includes all of Kansas and Missouri, both of which are no stranger to hail storms. In

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Hail Damage and Insurance Claims

Insurance Claims for Home Owners Five Questions to ask Your Insurance Company Before Filing a Hail Damage Claim   Today, our focus turns to home insurance claims when your property is damaged by a hailstorm. Our K-Guard Leaf Free Gutter System is the strongest and most durable in today’s market. It is also resilient to most weather conditions. However, when it comes to larger hailstorms, even our system may take on some damage. How Does Hail Form? In Kansas City and other areas of the U.S., hail forms during the thunderstorms of the spring, summer, and early fall. When their

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Four Ways K-Guard Differs from other Enclosed Systems

Why our Patented System is Better than our Competitors   Today, we’re going to look at the differences between the K-Guard leaf free gutter system and those sold by our competitors. Because, while they state their covered gutters are the same, if not better than ours, we tend to disagree. If we were similar, then we wouldn’t have installed 32 million linear feet of gutters in the Kansas City area and across the United States. Or, we wouldn’t have been praised by HGTV experts. Or, we wouldn’t be in business anymore. This isn’t a simple boast. Time and again, our

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The Six Keys to a Safe Gutter Installation

You already know how the strong and durable K-Guard leaf free gutter system prevents normal drainage issues. We’ve installed 32 million linear feet of gutters and drainage spouts in Kansas City and across the United States. Thus, we know a bit about the safety and materials required. However, if you’re a first-time property owner, home flipper, or a Do-It-Yourself aficionado, you may not know the necessary precautions. Therefore, today we’re going to step you through the six keys for a safe gutter installation. Ready Your Materials The Boy Scout motto “Be Prepared” must be your mantra before the first foot

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Four Ways to Prepare Your Gutters for the Fall Season

Get Your System Ready for Fall Foliage and Winter’s Weather   The nip in the air and the re-introduction of pumpkin-spiced everything means one thing:  fall has arrived. It’s a time for cozy sweaters, walks along tree-lined, multi-colored paths, and evenings around the fire pit drinking warm apple cider. It’s also a prime season to check your gutters. If you own a K-Guard leaf free gutter system, then nothing needs to be done. The enclosed system prevents leaves and other debris from clogging up lines and downspouts. However, if you have another system on your property, especially one that’s not

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How Faulty Gutters Lead To Basement Leaks

Today, we’re going to look at the potential damage faulty gutters can cause for a portion of your home. But surprisingly and unknown to many, it’s not on the exterior. There are at least three ways, if not more, you can incur water damage in your basement. One is a faulty sump pump or other drainage equipment. Two is a leaky pipe. Three is, believe it or not, clogged or poorly protected gutters causing foundation cracks or leaks. Water From Above Not all water damage starts at or below ground level. Much of it comes from higher elevations. Either it’s

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The Importance of Gutters to Your Home’s Resale Value

Today, we’re discussing the K-Guard leaf filter gutter system and how it can maintain and even increase your home’s resale value. Home prices continue to rise in Kansas City and across the country. The current environment is encouraging many owners to put their homes up for sale. However, they may be in for an unfortunate surprise when the home inspector provides their report. There could be numerous issues they were never aware of. For instance, the fascia boards (the roofline) and soffit (layer under the fascia) are rotted. The report can point out water stains and peeling paint around the

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